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      10.03.2014 12:12
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      Not for me, but probably a great buy for families

      At the moment with moving to a new house I am currently running down my freezers. Its shocking all the different foods I have in there from a variety of different places all due to the fact that I don't drive so whenever I can I buy food lol.

      I was in Iceland a couple of weeks ago and bought a few bits and pieces. It really isn't a store that I frequent but I was impressed by some of the prices so did end up buying a few bits.

      Now I love fish fingers. I usually eat fish finger sandwiches of a cold evening covered in salad cream so when I saw a pack of 40 of them for just £2.00 I did for a moment feel hesitant at the quality but felt they had to be worth a go at that price so bought them.

      The Packaging:

      These come in blue coloured plastic bag on the front of the bag we are told that they are indeed Iceland 40 Breaded Fish Fingers and the price is displayed along with a photograph of some fish fingers and then on the back of the bag other information listed includes the ingredients and allergy advice being given along with a nutritional chart and cooking instructions, the weight is listed which is 1kg and contact details for Iceland are clearly stated. There is no reseal option to this plastic bag however I own freezer clips anyway and you could easily enough knot the bag and of course these are suitable for home freezing:

      the Fish Fingers:

      Yup I counted mine as I split them into freezer bags portioned up and I got dead on 40 of them. Each one is a small oblong in shape with orange breadcrumbs thickly covering each and they aren't very thick.

      To cook them is simple and you can shallow or deep fry them, grill them or oven cook them all from frozen, me I grilled mine and they didn't take above a few minutes and didn't omit to much stink (a thing I hate in my home after cooking anything fishy!).

      They didn't fall apart either and went nicely golden when cooked and all we are told that these contain is minced fish so what fish it is....well we don't know which is something I have to admit to find off putting and would rather know so I assume its pollock mixed with other bits.

      Taste wise these were ok and you get what you pay for with them and nothing more. I found the breadcrumbs to be a bit too hard for my liking and rather flavourless with no taste of any seasoning to them and the fish tasted fishy but like I have already mentioned I did find it offputting to not know what I was eating and the fish was an off white colour with some bits looking rather grey.

      However these were ok in a sandwich albeit a bit small in their size and the breadcrumbs being a bit too hard on my sensitive teeth and personally in the future I'd rather buy a much smaller pack or box of something like these and pay about the same or a bit more because I did feel that they lacked a little flavour and would prefer to know what exactly I am eating.

      The upside of these though is that for four of these grilled you are only consuming 174 calories and just 0.8g of saturated fat however two of these in size are more like say a Birds Eye regular sized fish finger!

      Not awful but I wont be buying these again even though they are cheap!

      Only available from Iceland.

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        02.03.2012 01:33
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        Tasty fish fingers at a bargain price.

        Since becoming a student at University, I have had to learn how to cook (if throwing something in the oven counts), and having to hold the responsibility of a budget when it comes to food shopping. I try to pick up some cheap freezer food where I can because it makes a decent meal when you are on such a budget. When visiting Iceland recently, I did a stock up of food and these fish fingers were part of purchases.

        As many things in Iceland, these were extremely well priced for the quantity in which you received. I only paid £2.00 for these, and as you can see you get 35 fish fingers in a pack. Currently there are 40 in a packet which is fantastic and works out extremely cheap when you figure out how many meals you can get from that. Iceland really do offer a good range of frozen food for fantastic prices, but I know that sometimes things can be hit or miss...

        These are really simple to cook, and I personally like to just place them on a baking tray and pop them in the oven. These only need around fifteen or so minutes in the oven and they're done. Easy meal for a student like me. Alternatively these can be grilled or even popped in the microwave if you are in a hurry. I do get lazy when it comes to making meals sometimes, particularly as I work and study so something like fish fingers are a great way of filling yourself up quickly as well as gaining good nutrition and proteins. Before popping them in the oven, I had a sniff and a little look at them, and to be quite honest they looked no different than those offered by much bigger brands, therefore I was hoping they would turn out just as good.

        As they cooked through, you have to make sure to turn them in the oven so they cooked evenly on both sides. I have to admit that whilst they were cooking they smelt absolutely delicious. When I dished them up, they looked and smelled lovely, and I have to say that as far as taste goes these are fantastic. I actually feel that the quality of these almost matches some of the bigger and better fish brands and I don't think others would be able to tell the difference. The fish itself was lovely and soft and broke off easily. It is absolutely delicious, as is the breadcrumbs that coat the fish. When they are cooked, they are not hard, yet not soft and messy. I find these the perfect consistency and a really tasty treat. As far as taste goes, these are great!

        This bag of fish fingers has lasted me ages considering I live on my own, and I don't have a particularly large appetite. Normally three or four suits me, but my boyfriend prefers to have almost double that when he visits therefore the time these will last depends on how frequently you use them. These are especially good for families who have children to feed as this pack is much more convenient than buying the regular Birds Eye ten packs as these can go in one go easily.

        I personally like to combine my fish fingers with some chips or curly fries and then add some vegetables, as this is quite a balanced meal and you are getting good nutrition from it. Obviously these could be combined with many different foods depending on your tastes. I have to admit that I am a sucker for fish finger sandwiches so these make a great lunch snack if you are in a hurry!

        Overall, I have to admit that these are my new favourite fish fingers. Never again will I be wasting money on 'better' brands of fish fingers, as you get 40 fish fingers for £2.00 here and they taste wonderful! Will happily recommend that you pick these up if you are ever visiting Iceland. Thanks for reading.

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          17.04.2010 13:05
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          I'll always get these over the Birds Eye ones

          I've always loved fish fingers and I think most people are probably a fan of them. And although Birds Eye's fish fingers are very delicious and good for you, they're also very expensive. So these fish fingers from Iceland are a perfect cheaper replacement.

          They come in a large pack which contains 35 fish fingers so you get an awful lot in the one plastic bag. As there are only two of us in our house and we're both adults, we don't eat fish fingers that often so the pack lasts us ages. For a household with children in though, this bag goes really far, whereas a Birds Eye box of 10 fish fingers, will only last for about three meals.

          These take about 15 minutes to cook in the oven and a few minutes less under the grill so not long at all. Once cooked, the outside coating of the fingers, which is made from breadcrumbs, is a bright orange colour and it turns slightly crispy when cooked, and even crispier if you cook them under the grill. The inside of the finger, the fish, is a bright white colour and is extremely soft to both cut into and eat.

          These probably aren't quite as good quality as the Birds Eye ones which do look and taste very high quality. Saying that though, there is nothing wrong with these ones at all - they look and taste delicious and I really don't think that anyone would be able to tell the difference between these and the Birds Eye ones.

          A huge pack of these 35 fish fingers costs only £2 which is such good value. When you compare the price of these to a tiny box of 10 Birds Eye fish fingers for almost £2, you're getting so much more for your money with these ones.

          I love these myself and I've fed them to my little cousins quite a few times and they love them to. Although the Birds Eye ones are delicious, so are these, and you get a lot more for your money if you buy them from Iceland.

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            19.02.2010 19:53
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            Another great value product from Iceland

            Its the last weekday of half term and I was close to pulling out my own hair.... I decided we would walk the dog down to the coast this afternoon, mainly to get the children out and about and away from sitting in front of a computer, games console or tv.

            Upon arriving home, I was more tired than the children and really did not feel like spending too much time in the kitchen preparing their evening meal. I decided to so something simple and choose these Fish Fingers from Iceland with veg and mash.

            We had never tried this brand of Fish Finger and at the cost of just £2 for 35 i was apprehensive about the quality but I am a firm believer in trying something out before you knock it...... and am i glad I tried these.

            I would not normally buy Fish Fingers, only when they were on offer as i have always felt they are over priced and normally we go for a fish which is slightly healthier, such as the boil in the bag type which comes in a sauce. However seeing the cost of these I brought them as I know the children eat Fish fingers at school. The fingers were easy to cook by simply placing in the oven for 20 minutes. I always cook anything in batter or breadcrumbs on a glass pyrex dish/tray which is actually meant for lasagna as it aids in the food not sticking to the tray.

            Upon removing the fingers from the oven and serving, i was pleasently surprised that they had not all fallen apart and that they appeared just like the birdseye fish fingers which cost around £2 for 10 but slightly darker in colour.

            I found the fingers to taste quite fishes but not overly so, however they were slightly rubbery, not excessively and my cooking might be to blame but they did not sit in the breadcrumbs in flakes which i have found the more expensive fingers do. The breadcrumb coating was crispy without being dry and overall I feel these fish fingers are well worth the £2 i spent.

            Ideal for anyone on a budget and who have a lot of hungry kids to feed, perfect as a snack (try them in a sandwich with butter and tomato sauce) or as a meal. I certainly will be buying again and again and again! I am rating 5 stars for value for money, should these have cost more the star rating would have fallen.

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              21.01.2010 21:02
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              A new take on the humble fish finger

              It was on a recent trip to Iceland that I happened to spot these fish fingers and as they were such a good price and so much cheaper than the leading brands I decided to give them a go. I am lucky as my boys all love salmon so that was not going to be a problem hen trying to get them to try them.

              ~~THE PACKAGING~~

              The salmon fish fingers come in a blue rectangular box which has the Iceland logo down the left hand side and a plate of chips, peas and fish fingers on the right hand side. The product name is at the top in white and salmon coloured lettering. The back of the box has the same picture and design but the other ay around. The product information and cooking instructions can be found around the sides of the box.

              ~~COOKING~~

              For me the easiest and best way to cook them is in the oven on gas mark 7 (22 deg. Celsius) for 10-12 minutes. I did however find that they took closer to 20 minutes to cook. I did turn them over half way through cooking to make sure that they were fully cooked and to prevent one side from going to hard.

              They can be grilled for approximately 10 minutes or shallow fried for approximately 6-8 minutes. It is always best to cook these from frozen.

              ~~TASTE AND APPEARANCE~~

              When I opened the packet I noticed how similar they were to standard cod fingers, they were the same shape and size and the bread crumb coating looked exactly the same. I did not notice any smell from them when they were still frozen.

              As they cooked I still did not notice any difference from the standard ones and the breadcrumb just turned a slightly darker colour. There was a pleasant slight aroma which came from them during the cooking process and this did actually smell more like salmon than the bread crumb coating.

              Once cooked and placed out on the plates there still was no difference in the appearance of the finger, it was only when I cut one that the difference was apparent. The inside were actually pink which is due to the colour of the salmon. I noticed how it was a good colour and looked quite good. I made a point of not cutting my bigger boys so they were not able to see the inside. It was Daddy who encouraged the boys to put the whole finger onto the fork and take a bite from the end of it before seeing the inside and I have to say I was so surprised that they instantly noticed the difference in taste.

              They did taste really good and the breadcrumbs did not go hard, they stayed a nice consistency which complimented the soft inside. The salmon did actually taste as it should, of salmon and it was a good blend. I enjoyed the fact that they tasted how they should. They were not overly strong in flavour but just the right amount of salmon taste. There was no nasty aftertaste from eating them either.

              On bonus for me from using these was there was no lingering salmon smell noticeable in my kitchen as this really is a factor which puts me off cooking fresh salmon and fish.

              ~~INFO~~

              The fish fingers come in a pack size of 10 and for me this is enough to feed my family of 5 as I personally don't usually sit down for a meal with hubby and the boys as I am usually too busy, (I will say we do all sit together at the weekend and make a point of doing so).

              The ingredients of the fingers for those wishing to know are:-

              Pink Salmon (58%), Breadcrumbs, Wheat Flour (Gluten), Palm oil, Water, Salt,
              Breadcrumbs contain: Wheat Flour (Gluten), Yeast, Salt, Turmeric, Colours, Paprika Extract, Curcumin.

              The nutritional values per finger when grilled are:-

              Energy - 51 cal
              Protein - 3.7g
              Carbohydrate - 4.2g
              Of which sugars - 0.3g
              Fat -2.2g
              Of which saturates - 1.1g
              Fibre - 0.2g
              Sodium - Trace
              Salt - 0.1g

              The fish fingers do contain Fish and Gluten so are not recommended for people who have allergies from these two products. They do not contain hydrogenated fat or any artificial colours, flavour or preservatives.

              ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~

              As there are an Iceland product then they are only available in their stores. They have the bargain price tag of £1 and I think this is excellent as I have seen the named brands of these coming close to the £3 mark.

              ~~OVERALL~~

              After a very successful meal using these then I have to recommend then to all fans of salmon as they taste great, are very cheap and are loved by my whole family. What more could you ask for £1!

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