guess the product

As our local supermarket has expanded both in square footage and merchandise, K and I have stumbled across many products that mystify us.
And so, I'd like to introduce what I hope is a somewhat regular feature:

Guess The Product

There are no prizes save for your own smug satisfaction.

Today's product -


sprats

Sprats.

unda

Riga sprats. In oil.

No googling allowed.

What are they?

Comments

alice c said…
Tiny fish with an abnormally large amount of bones. You eat them when you are worried that your Omega oil levels are low (i.e. you are forgetting stuff)- it is punishment food.
eliane said…
Easy. Sprats = sprotjes!
blackbird said…
I seem to have underestimated my vast international audience.

Don't count on a second post today.

Talk amongst yourselves.
witchypoo said…
I thought it was some kind of anchovy, but alice described anchovies perfectly, including eating them as punishment.
Carol said…
As a life long land locked American, all I could think of was Jack Sprat.
Badger said…
I was going to guess something in the garlic/shallot/spring onion family, but then I realized I was thinking of RAMPS. Heh.
Poppy Buxom said…
It's some kind of small fish. Maybe even a baby fish.

Possibly the origin of the term "prat?"

All I know is that it sounds like an insult.
MsCellania said…
My experience with stores suddenly offering stuff like riga sprats is that the ruta bagas are going to cost more. Along with the milk and eggs.
I would say some kind of little fish a la anchovyish
gabe said…
Sprats are a popular Russian item. My equivalent is the fabulous anchovy. We Italians eat them packed in the oil. I love their salty fishiness(?) My Nono (not my Nana), he made zeppole studded with them. A Calabrese dish much loved.
Mangia!
Angela said…
It's the finest of anagrams. You're looking at 99 cents for a can of Par Ass Grit. (Sub-par is a lot cheaper.)
Jennifer said…
LOL.. well I was going to guess something like a sardine, but read the comments above. I like this.. guess that product.. you're so neat!

Now may I google it to see what a riga sprat looks like?
Heather said…
they are really good on arugula/rocket. I put the oil on too, doubles up as a dressing.

Oops. they're fish.
Melissa said…
I can't imagine, other than to imagine that it must be disgusting to some and delectable to others (like pickled herring).
telfair said…
I was going to say "sprouts," but I was CLEARLY way off base and out of my league...
Amy A. said…
I was going to say fish or sprouts. The packaging doesn't make me want to buy a can to figure it out, so it's something I would probably never eat.
Julie said…
Whatever they are, I'm not eating them.
margalit said…
tiny boney fish they eat a lot in holland.
paola said…
I am just going to say that UNDA is our homeopathic remedy brand out here.
I am intrigued by Gabe, an Italian with memories of the famous and VERY typical zeppole con le alici.
Your nonno was a true calabrese!
Olga said…
poison. on sale.
ssheers said…
I just came home from teaching two Geography classes to let you know that Riga is the capital of Latvia.

Latviansonline.com has a Sprats Index. They want you to report where you found your Riga Sprats and how much they cost.
Sarah O. said…
Like carol, the first thing that came to mind was Jack Sprat in full Riga-mortis.
whitneybee said…
I was going to guess some sort of fish, but it appears I am late to the sprat party.
kmkat said…
Good thing there were no prizes. I would be crying because I was late to the party. Trivia is my forte.
Forget what they are, I'm just loving the idea of punishment food.
Alice said…
Is that from our favorite grocer?
Rose said…
Brussel sprouts?

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