San Jacinto Sardines Review

Sardines is one of the most staple items in every Filipino home. It is one of the healthiest and most sustainable fish in our resources. It’s packed with amino acids and proteins that is essential in human growth. It is also a rich source of Omega-3 that strengthens the heart. Enriched with calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus, it ensures healthy skeletal structure.

I happened to stumble upon a new sardines brand from Ticao, Masbate. San Jacinto Sardines is prepared from fresh omega-rich tamban, bottled from the source – San Jacinto, Island of Ticao in Masbate, Philippines.

San Jacinto Sardines has spent several years on improving and innovating a world class product that would represent the local trade and compete with international competitors It was founded and grown exponentially since March 2012. The distributorship opened to expand the demanding market and contribute to the growing local market in the region. The product goes thru a rigorous quality check to ensure that the consumers are provided with the best quality of products.

Ticao Masbate Products, the company behind San Jacinto Sardines, was established in year 2008. It was duly registered in 2016 (FDA LTO No.: CFRR-RV-FM-3255). The sardines are mainly bottled in corn oil and olive oil with three distinct variants:

1) Original – This has to be my favorite. You can taste the creamy and natural flavor of the sardines. It’s perfect as sandwich filling or with garlic fried rice. I’ll give it an ACE.

Original Flavor

2) Mild Hot
– This is my least favorite although I love the spicy kick on each bite with this flavor. It’s perfect for pasta and pizza. My verdict? It’s a HIT.

Mild Hot Flavor

3) Hot
– This is my second favorite among the three. If your palette is adventurous enough, you should try this flavor. It’s perfect for fried rice, pasta or eaten as it is. You’ll definitely ask for more. My score? Of course, an ACE.

Hot Flavor

San Jacinto Sardines (SJS) is the number one bottled sardines brand in the Bicol Region. SJS is assisted by DTI, DOST, and FDA. They have successfully passed through commercial sterility, pH tests and certified by DOST. SJS is in compliance with Halal, HACCP and Nutrition Facts/ RENI and USFDA.

For orders, you may contact them at

To know more about the brand, please check their official social media sites:

Instagram: sjs_sardines
Facebook: San Jacinto Sardines

31 thoughts on “San Jacinto Sardines Review”

  1. mukhang masarap si orig at mild hot😍 pang mild hot lang ako. Will check their fb and ig😉 Thanks po!

  2. Oh wow! I wish those are also made available in Manila! I would definitely try to find it in Bicol soon!

  3. Sardines are such a healthy food, this is so true! This brand looks great, love it makes 3 different flavors, will definitely check it out, really curious to try them now!

  4. I am always super fascinated by the food trends that you see in different areas of the world. While you talk about sardines being a staple item for a Filipino home, I can honestly say I have never tried them. I don’t think I have ever, even as a child, been given the opportunity to… It’s just not a product that we see that often. That being said, I live to try everything once and blogs like this help bring foods to my attention that I may not otherwise consider, so thank you!

  5. Great post I’ve never had Sardines, but I’m willing to give it a try. I’d probably try the Hot flavor.

  6. Sardines is a staple in Filipino homes. This therefore explains the presence of so many different brands of sardines you offer. Growing up fish was a staple not necessarily sardines. Any sardines we ate came from tins. I would like to try some of your sauces

  7. I’ve never eaten sardines before and didn’t even know you could get them in flavors! If I’m ever feeling adventurous, I’ll definitely give this brand a try.

  8. My dad loooves sardines. I bet he would be keen on trying flavored ones, too.. particularly the spiciest one!

  9. I’m not a big fan of sardines – the smell puts me off a little bit but after reading how healthy they are for you I might have to reconsider. I would have to stick to the original flavour though I think!

  10. My dad used to love sardines (from a can). I never did develop a taste for them, but he would have loved these spicy ones!

  11. Sounds like a very nice brand when it comes to sardines. It’s not a staple in the homes of Americans but I can see why they would be a good staple to have!

  12. I’m not a sardine fan but maybe I need to try them in different flavors. I didn’t even know they made sardines in different flavors. Strangely enough this post did make me want some Olives.

  13. Wow, who knew there were so many sardine options out there! I am not a big fish fan but I am glad you enjoy these. 🙂

  14. I’ve never seen this brand but will keep an eye out. I love the nutrition you get from sardines, but need to be in the mood to actually eat them. In those times, they are pretty good =).

  15. I’m don’t like fish that much, but when made correctly (with onions) I love sardines. In Holland where I’m from, they eat them on sandwiches. It’s a delicacy and now I’m craving them thanks ha ha

  16. I remember growing up with sardines. I used to have them all the time. But at some point we stopped getting them and I don’t know why. I am really curious about the hot sardines here as I always love spicy food. I will have to see if I can find a place near me that sells them.

  17. I’ve never tried sardines, but your description makes them sound very healthy. Maybe that’s why people from countries that eat a lot of them tend to be less obese than us fat Americans!

  18. Sounds like a good brand of sardines! I like that there are different flavors to try. I’ll definitely enjoy the mild hot one, it’s good to have a little spice in your food!

  19. My family loves sardines and we never ran out of it in our kitchen. It is my first time to learn about San Jacinto Sardines but it looks so good and I love its variants. Will definitely check them out in stores.

  20. Interesting to know you can get creative with sardines! I would personally like to try one of the flavours on pizza!

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