£2.49£10.83 per kg
Country of Origin
Product life guaranteed for 1 month.
|Typical Values||per 100g|
|of which saturates (g)||2|
|of which sugars (g)||12|
Herring pieces [fish], water, sugar, vegetable oil (rapeseed) whole and ground mustard seeds, salt, vinegar, thickener (Xanthan gum E415) spices, preservative (E211, E202) food colours (E150c betacarotene)
Ratings and reviews
Customer reviews (14)
My favourite type of herring
My favourite type of herring since I was a kid in Sweden, very happy to see them available at Ocado and other outlets
Usually purchase Elsinore Herring in Mustard Sauce in store, but tried these on a whim. Such a disappointment by comparison. Though by no means vile or inedible, the sauce really lets these down. Not particularly mustardy, just strangely sweet, sour and salty all at once. The fish itself isn't bad quality, but the sauce is really unpalatable and we just scraped it away. The sauce in our usual brand we actually use as a dip on other meals, it's so good. 4 stars for the fish, 1 for sauce.
It is delicious
Better than I expected!
I braved the reviews, thinking that they must have some merit, or they wouldn't still exist - and they're actually not that bad! The herring pieces are meaty, but soft enough to cut with a spoon. The sauce seems more sour and salty than mustardy, but I removed some pieces, with only the sauce that clung to them, put them inside a wholemeal pitta with fresh cucumber, and enjoyed them. Next time, I'll try them with things other reviewers suggested, like rye bread, apple, hard-boiled eggs and potatoes. And I'll probably buy them again.
I bought this not knowing how it would taste. I didn't really like it, but I mixed it with capers, which made it more palatable. Nonetheless, I would not consider buying it again.
Sadly I have to agree with earlier reviews about the texture of the sauce. Whilst the herring was nice (and there was a decent quantity), the sauce was gelatinous and gloopy. It was inauthentic and not very pleasant. Having scraped the sauce off, the flavour was ok but I wont be buying this again.