Best Packaged Pickled Herrings in 2020



Ruegenfisch Smoked Herring Fillets, 6.7-Ounce Tins (Pack of 16) Review:


...large and meaty with a perfect filet. Beautifully prepared and packed. To my taste I wish they were just a bit smokier but I still like them very much and bought 16 of them based on price and availability too.
My favorite are the Trader Joe's branded kippers. I find them just a bit more flavorful. However, they have been unavailable for quite some time and bought these as a substitute and will do so again if I can't get the TJ brand.



BRUNSWICK Golden Smoked Boneless Herring Fillet Seafood Snacks, High Protein Food, Keto Food, Gluten Free Food, High Protein Snacks, Canned Food, Bulk Herring Fillets, 3.25-Ounce Cans (Pack of 18) Review:


I love this canned herring. It's super meaty and perfect smoke flavor. I first found it at a Walmart in Canada while on vacation. I have a lot of different food restrictions due to being celiac, lactose intolerant and I follow a low fodmap diet (if you haven't heard of the last one, Google it, it may interest you). I don't get to eat many "ready to eat" products found in grocery stores. So, I decided to try this when I saw the ingredients list was it safe for me and I was already wishing I could try new foods while in Canada; plus I love seafood. I ate it plain the first time in my hotel room and loved it. Since then I've had it mixed with mayo, etc like you would make tuna salad on GF toast or crackers. Add thinly sliced tomatoes to really bring it up a level. Or I just add a little lemon juice and pepper sometimes. Being canned is a huge plus for me too because I am a long haul truck driver and having shelf stable meat that's actually tasty is great. It's convenient and doesn't take up room in my fridge. 18 cans seemed like a lot, but the batch I got is good til March 2019 (today is December 15 2016), plus the price is only about 20 cents more per can than buying in person at a Walmart... and most Walmarts in the US don't have them anyway. Get these, you'll love it if you like fish and smoked meats. I've had people try these who see me grab it from the cupboard and say negative things and they can't believe they like it.



MW Polar Herring, Kipper Snacks, 3.53-Ounce (Pack of 18) Review:


I've been buying these for years now and received my first low-salt case by mistake. I used the exact same product page with the same nutrition facts. The low salt cans look almost exactly the same except for a tiny image of a heart on the front left of the can with some words and different nutrition facts. It contains only 100mg of salt per can vs the 500mg per can of the original.

It looks like it may have been a mistake of the manufacturer, as the item number (located on a sticker on the side of the cardboard case) for the low-salt case of cans is the same for the regular cans (190).

You can also buy them from the wallymart website at a cheaper price, but those seem to be the low-salt only version, and my first purchase did not have the freshest taste, and the expiration date was 2019 instead of the 2021 cans I've been getting recently.

I highly recommend you add salt to the low-salt version of this delicious fish, unless you're using it in something that has plenty of salt already.

My current favorite way to enjoy these are with Ritz crackers (actually the version from trader joe's. tastes almost identical), a little bit of mayo and some asian, spicy rice-crackers on top. I want to try more combos and dishes, but I am content with what I got now.

Update 10-28-2018:

I have been sent 3 90% less sodium cases in a row now and havent had the pleasure of having the original cans that have a noticeably better taste with the perfect amount of salt. If this continues to happen, I may have to find a different way to get them or stop getting them altogether. I noticed one of the photos on this page with the nutrition facts show the 90% less sodium, but the rest of the pics and the product name and description do not indicate this. Obviously there is a mix-up somewhere.



Roland Herring Fillets, Tomato Sauce, 7 Ounce (Pack of 6) Review:


When I moved from New Jersey to North Carolina I wasn't able to buy this product any longer. My father and both of my brothers used to add onion, vinegar, lemon juice and sweet relish to the herring filets and mixed it thoroughly. It doesn't look all that appetizing but we had it on bagels every Sunday. I suppose it's an acquired taste. I still enjoy this. I've been enjoying it for 57 years.



MW Polar Herring, Smoked/Peppered, 7.05-Ounce Review:


These are excellent!!!
I love the peppered ones also, in fact better.
I started out with trial run and now get monthly delivery; yes, MONTHLY.
Not greasy, these are in their own juice, but barely juices.
Not too salty at all.
Very delicate.
I am very very picky about kippers.
These are excellent.



Appel Kipper Fillets (Appel Smoked Herring Fillets), 6.7-Ounce Tin (Pack of 6) Review:


I was first introduced to this brand when I was stationed in Germany. It wasn't my first choice over going to the Metzgerei (Meat Market/Butcher Shop) but it served well as excellent pantry food.

I give it five stars here because, for me, it is the best I've every found in a can. It is not that expensive, since you get double the amount of fish contained in some other brands for more than half the price. I have a source for great spicy German mustard, and I like to serve this up with that, sliced pickle, sliced onion and rye or pumpernickel bread. The oil doesn't bother me, as it drains off easily and quickly. I have tried it in the morning with eggs (on the side, not mixed in) and it's a great combination for me.

FYI, I just received a shipment of six packs of 6. In two packages (heavy plastic wrap) two of the cans were badly bent/almost crushed, and one can was actually leaking. I called Amazon and since this is sold as packages of six, they are sending me one package as a replacement, with no need for me to return the leaking can to them.

Anyone reading this might consider ordering this item all by itself, as it does not ship well with other items in Amazon packaging. I'm not even sure it ships well by itself.

Wish I knew how many plastic wrap sets of six cans are in a case. I'd just order them that way. Most things I get from Amazon in original container AND Amazon packaging survive transit.



Polar Kipper Snacks - Smoked & Boneless Herring Fillets, 3.53 oz can (Pack of 3) Review:


Wow! I'd never had kippers before, and have been looking to find a substitute for bacon and sausage at breakfast. I was surprised how much I like these! Fantastic smoky flavor and aroma, and not at all "fishy". Really enjoy them on top of a bagel with cream cheese, or in eggs. The fact they're actually healthy is blowing my mind.