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      16.06.2013 17:20
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      average cheap fish fingers

      Fish Fingers are just something I always have in the house just for snacks or emergency dinners. I buy them because they are simple and easy to cook and the basics from Sainsburys are very cheap so I can't really go wrong. Plus it helps me save a bit of money. Ingredients MSC Certified Alaska Pollock (58%); SignatureTM Breadcrumb (33%); Sunflower Oil.SignatureTM Breadcrumb contains: Country GroundTM Wheat Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast, Turmeric, Colour: Capsanthin. Cooking These fish fingers are very fast to cook taking just 10-12 minutes. You can tell they are done when they are a golden orange colour. They don't have a strong smell so you have to remember that they are in the oven. Whereas other fish fingers I have had the smell reminds me that they are in the oven and I get a bit hungry from it. Taste & Quality Sainsburys Basics fish fingers are just like they are labelled very basic fish fingers. The fish fingers are coated in bread crumbs but almost comes unnoticeable when cooked.The fish fingers don't taste very crispy when you eat them as the coating is quite thin. I find that the fish fingers themselves lack taste and are very plain. Most times I find myself dipping them in sauce and I'm not really to keen on sauce. I noticed with these fish fingers that when they come straight out the oven and eat them they are soft but wait half an hour plus to eat them then the coating gets a bit crunchy like they have been burnt and the fish fingers to me are less desirable to eat as I like them soft. I usually eat mine in a sandwich or with beans and chips. I do prefer eating them with beans and chips because that fills me up more. The quality of the fish fingers are a little inconsistent because sometimes when I cook them and need to turn the over in the tray they just fall apart because they are that soft but then other times I don't have this problem. The fish fingers inside have quite a lot of dark bit of fish and the fish is an off grey colour rather than white. This is a little bit of a put of when eating. The quality of the fish inside looks a lot poorer than more expensive brands such as birds eye and youngs. The fish fingers are very thin and barely even touch the surface when I eat them so I find myself having at least 5 when I do have them because they are not filling. Having said all this I don't think the fish fingers are terrible because after all they cost just 60p for 10 and you can't expect 5 star quality for that price. I eat them but I am not really sure if I would recommend them after all I only eat these to save money. Overall The fish fingers are OK but nothing special. They are good if you are on a budget but if not then I wouldn't waste you time on these. The packaging in the regular orange and white cardboard box like all the other basics products. I think the main thing that is appealing about these fish fingers are the price and since they are only 60p you can't really ask for better than these.

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      29.05.2013 21:22
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      great for saving a few pennies!

      If you have been reading my reviews often I am going to start off with the usual themed introduction. I absolutely love fish and it wasn't before moving out and cooking for myself at university I realised the true cost of food. I love the convenience of throwing some fish fingers in the oven to have on a sandwich or with some oven chips. It is brilliant comfort food but I never realised it was around £2 for branded fish fingers which I was used to having at home. Personally I couldn't bring myself to spend that much and I noticed these going for 60p. I think they may have gone up to 65p now but they are really cheap compared to the other names on the shelf. I then wondered why they were so cheap. I looked at the ingredient and it all clicked. These are not cod they are Pollock which isn't demanded as much as the cod and haddock, so is therefore cheaper. I see that there is nothing wrong with it, it is just a cheap fish. But it is still plain old white fish to me! I was worried about how they would taste compared to the more expensive ones I am used to having at home but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised! I was expecting them to be brown inside which you can get with fish fingers, but these were white to me! They are a lot thinner than premium ones so there is less fish per finger as it were. The only noticeable difference in flavour is that these are blander and less fattier tasting in my opinion. However with a dollop of red sauce I can't really tell the difference. I am not particularly fussy when it comes to food and I would say that it is not longer worth me paying the price for birds eye for a marginally better product, when I can get these for a third of the price. I also feel a bit better for the fact that I am eating a fish that isn't threatened as much as cod and haddock for overfishing. Therefore from an ethical point of view this is a great choice and I feel much less guilty for it. This experience has also persuaded me to give other basics and value products a try since this was a really good product in my opinion. Often I would be snobby about basics products and imagine how awful the products must taste however I can safely say this isn't one of them. If you are looking to cut the cost of your food bill I would recommend this is one products you should take a look at. I will give the product 4 stars based on the fact that if you combine the quality of the product with the price, I think it is fantastic!

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        11.01.2013 17:32
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        Thankfully replaced with a better product

        Throughout my time at University, I've gone through various stages of buying food. The first was "buy all the rubbish I love but mum never bought", then there was the inevitable Super Noodles phase, then there has been the buy all the cheap brand stuff, which I'm kind of in now. I fancied some fish fingers, as who can argue with that classic fish finger sandwich? These were miles cheaper than the regular brand names (Young's, BE etc) so I thought heck, for 65p I'd be silly not to at least try them. How wrong I was. Typically of the Basics range, it's a no nonsense packaging, with the white and orange as usual, and a brief description of the product along with a picture. Handily, it still maintains Sainsbury's usual health wheel as I call it, a pie chart showing the levels of calories, fat etc and a traffic light system, where green=healthy, and red=bad. It's mostly orange, with about 1/3 green, so they're not that bad on the health front. When you take them out of the box, they appear to be like any other frozen fish fingers. Breadcrumbs cover the fish inside, so you don't know at this point what they'll be like. You cook them, as with any other type of fish finger, and wait. Now, once they're on the plate, this is when things seem a bit 'fishy' (no pun intended). I don't know if I got a bad batch, but when I cut them open, expecting to see white fish goodness like with any fish finger, nope. It was all grey. I do have a cooking thermometer, and a cafe I used to work at suggested that 'cooked' can be described as anything over 75 degrees. This was in the mid-high 80s, so it was cooked. So I thought I'd try them, despite the grey not looking very appealing. It isn't that it tastes horrible, it's that it doesn't actually taste of anything. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting fish worthy of the Ritz at this price point, but at least something should have tickled my taste buds. Furthermore, it didn't have the consistency of any other fish finger I've had before; it was all mushy, including the breadcrumbs, which should have a bit of crunch to them; that's what fish fingers are all about isn't it? I threw it away in the end in disgust. More recently, Sainsbury's have allegedly changed their range, and now they have replaced the old grey mush with "Responsibly Sourced White Alaskan Pollock". I tried this new and improved variant, and while it isn't quite on par with Young's and BE, it is much better than the grey mush they used to use, and is worth a lot more than the 65p retail price

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        12.10.2011 00:19
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        Delicious own branded fish fingers.

        Ever since I was a young child, I have always loved fish fingers, whether they be with chips, in a sandwich or just as a snack. Since becoming a student and having to start cooking my own meals; this essentially means that I buy some bargain frozen goods and just stick them in the oven as I please. My local supermarket is a Sainsburys, and I have heard many good things about their basics range which is their own branded products. I thought I would pick up their fish fingers and give them a whirl to see how they tasted. The first thing that attracted me to these was the price. I believe I paid around 90p for these, but according to Sainsburys website they are now 60p which is a complete bargain, meaning essentially you are paying 6p per fish finger and that is a fantastic bargain when you are on a tight budget. One of the reasons I opted for these was that other branded products were up to three times as much, and I am not willing to pay that for a few fish fingers. The packaging of the product is fairly simple which is no surprise as it is their basics range. I was a little bit dubious at first as to whether I should purchase fish products from this range in case they were low in quality, however I thought I would give them a go. When I opened up the packet, you get ten fish fingers inside which are all a standard size, and they looked pretty normal to me so I had no problems! You simply have to put them in the oven, but ensure you flip them over so that they are cooked properly, and when I pulled them out of the oven I was pleasantly surprised. They smelt absolutely delicious and they looked lovely and crispy. One thing I was a little worried about was that the fish inside them is not cod and is instead Alaskan pollock which is something I had never heard of before. Thankfully, it tasted no different to cod at all and I found these fish fingers delicious for the price which they were. They were bursting with flavour and filled me up for a good few hours! Although purchasing from a more upmarket brand would give you a better quality, I do feel that you really get good value for money if you purchase these ones! One thing you must take care of is that there could be bones within these fish fingers. Even though it is unlikely that there will be any inside, there is a warning located on their website. One thing I am also happy with these fish fingers is that they are all responsibly sourced which I know is quite an important factor when buying foods for some people, so that is always a plus. As far as the nutritional values go, each fish finger contains 49 calories and 2.1 grams of fat. Personally, I feel this is a fairly good nutritional level to have as part of a main meal, and I think these fish fingers are excellent for all types of people, particularly children and students who are on a budget. Overall, I would definitely recommend these fish fingers to everybody as they are filled with flavour for a bargain price of 60p, who could say no? Thanks for reading.

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          12.09.2011 13:42
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          A great Tasting Fish Finger

          Whenever my son has his friend round for tea, his friend always leaves most of his food. I always make sure that he likes what I am making prior to cooking but it really makes no difference. With this in mind and with my son mentioning that he had eaten fish fingers at his friends the week before I thought I would buy a packet for this weeks feast! Most of the fish fingers in the frozen aisle were around the £2 mark, some a little more. Fortunately in the 'specials' freezer at the end of the aisle I spotted the basics fish fingers - normally I have to seek out basics products, it is very rare to find them so readily on display! Ten fish fingers are sold in a cardboard box. Simply packaged as with all other basics products. Plain white with the trade mark orange basics logo. At 99p, I didn't expect too much from the fish fingers - but as they would be likely to be left on the plate anyway, I wasn't too bothered. The fingers are covered in bread crumbs and and look pretty much the same as any branded fish finger. They are perhaps a little thinner but this is negligible. I cooked all ten at once - in the oven on a baking tray. They take 15 minutes to cook from frozen. They can also be grilled for 10-12 minutes, or fried for 5-6 minutes. What went in to the oven a pale-ish orangey colour, came out a nice warm autumnal brown/orange. There isn't a horrible fishy smell as they cook, or when they are removed from the oven which is good as I find these smells tend to linger in the kitchen. It would be rude not to try one of the fingers so I did. In the past I have found breaded fingers to be a little crispy for my liking, however long I cook them for. Not so in this case, the fingers are easily cut with a knife, they almost fall apart on cutting. The fish inside is extremely moist and I have to say very tasty. So tasty that my sampling of the product resulted in my consuming 3 of the fingers one after the other! The third with tomato sauce! I would liken the fish to that bought from a fish and chip shop (a whole fish, not fingers), light, chunky and moist. They didn't taste as if bits of fish had been mushed up and re-formed. The packaging states that the fingers are not made from cod but from Alaskan pollock which has been responsibly soured. I don't know if this means my local chippy is indeed serving pollock but it tastes very similar. Two fish fingers contain 98 calories, 4.2g of fat - of which saturates 0.54g. Salt 0.34g and sugars 0.4g. For further nutritional information visit www.sainsburys.co.uk Amazingly, the boys ate everything on their plates. Completely unheard of - so these fish fingers are an absolute hit with me. I will certainly be buying again. Another basics best buy!

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            15.07.2011 16:30
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            Not for me these!

            I absolutely love fish fingers! I love em in a buttie in the main much to friends and family's disgust and the other night I simply really fancied some and decided to give these a go as they were so cheap compared to what I usually pay out! The Packaging: The box the fish fingers come in is white and orange in colour and is the same on both sides with being told that they are Sainsbury's Basics 10 Responsibly Sourced Fish Fingers and that they are 100% fillet - just pollock not cod and that they cook from frozen in 12 minutes and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as well as a photograph of the fish fingers. Other information listed on the sides of the box includes ingredients and allergy advice being given as well as a full nutritional chart being shown and being told how to cook them and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Cheap looking packaging this is but it informative enough however. The Fish Fingers: Well as we are told on the box you can shallow fry them in about 5-6 minutes or pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes, personally I always flash fry mine as it is quicker and when I decide to eat I wanna eat there and then with as little messing about as possible lol! Appearance wise well these are Orangy coloured standard sort of sized fish fingers with pollock being the fish within them of course and you get a thickish slab of that with no bones or skin within it and the breadcrumbs are thickly coated on though even when cooked don't go too hard and feel like they could snap your teeth off. However although these look ok and certainly not inferior in appearance to other fish fingers for me I simply am not keen on them. I find them a bit too fishy! That pollock smells strong, is greyish in colour and just tastes cheap really. The breadcrumbs are messy and not very flavoursome at all and for me these are simply rather bland and boring fish fingers that are very obviously not great quality. A basic product in every sense of the word they simply fail to excite me sadly! Nutritional Information Per 2 Fish Fingers: Calories: 78 Fat: 2.2g Sat Fat: 0.4g Salt: 0.36g Total Sugars: 0.3g Only available in Sainsbury's stores costing 60p for a box of ten of them.

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              17.06.2011 07:34
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              Okay if you don't mind bland food!

              I'm not a big fan of Fish fingers but last weekend as my boyfriends son was visiting, i decided to get some as a quick, easy meal for him to enjoy (and actually eat, as he's one of those kids who screams at the sight of a vegetable), and did end up trying a couple myself. The only fish finger brand i was really aware of before discovering the sainsburys basic ones is Young's as i remember them bein around from when i was younger as my mum would shove them in the oven for a quick meal, and i was quite shocked at how expensive they are now, as i remember them been relatively cheap, but my local sainsburys had a box of the youngs fish fingers (20) priced at £3.99! I know 20 is sounds alot but in reality it will only serve a family of 4, if they were to have 5 each, so won't last long and £3.99 seemed pretty steep in my opinion, as i can buy a whole chicken for £4 and have 3 or 4 meals out of it (off topic i know). On a plus side though i have seen the young's brand fish fingers slightly reduced in the past for anyone who would prefer a better brand of fish fingers than the sainsburys basic. So anyway, as Tay (my boyfriends little one) was only staying for the weekend, i figured i wouldn't need a huge amount of fish fingers, and set off in search for a small, cheap box, which lead me to the frozen section of Sainsburys, analyzing the different boxes of finger-shaped fish in bread crumbs. Trying to concentrate while shopping with a screaming 3 year old in tow is slightly more difficult than i'd of ever imagined so in the end i decided to give up analyzing the ingredients and simply picked the cheapest box i could see; the 250 gram box of ten sainsburys basic fish fingers, which was priced at a very reasonable 69p, which works out at around 6p per fish finger. The packaging is very basic and instantly recogniseable as a sainsburys basic product due to the white and orange box. It makes it clear what the box contains with a plate of fish fingers, and orange font which reads '10 fish fingers' and in smaller writing underneath (also orange) 'tasty fish, can't keep your fingers off them.' Next to the picture it has a picture of a lemon slice, so i was half expecting the fish fingers to taste a bit lemony, but they didn't and there was no suggestion of lemon in the ingredients so i'm guessing that it's merely a serving suggestion. Opening the box is easy and i just ripped open the top. The box is cardboard and not very strong so there was no struggle. The fish fingers are loose inside the box and i tipped them all onto a pre-heated tray. They looked pretty much like other fish fingers, no huge difference in appearence although they were quite light in colour (a dark yellow, compared with orangey coloured Young's fish fingers) and also a tiny, tiny bit thinner, but this didn't bother me. Cooking was simple and easy and they're fine to be cooked from frozen. While they were cooking i had a read of the ingredients, and saw that the fish wasn't cod like most other brands, but actually Alaskan Pollock. I've never heard of pollock before so been the geek i am i had a quick nose on google and discovered that it's described as fairly strongly flavoured and has 'been largely consumed as a cheaper and versatile alternative to cod and haddock' (taken from wiki.) Other ingredients were pretty basic; nothing sinister. My fish fingers took around 12 mins to cook and by time i'd served them up were a lovely golden orange colour. They definetly aren't as solid as other fish fingers and the breadcrumbs fell off easily, but apart from that they looked just like more expensive versions; not alot difference in shape/size apart from the slightly smaller width. I served mine with salt, ketchup and vinegar and had 3. Tay had 2 with ketchup served with chips and a salad (which went untouched.) My boyfriend gobbled his 3 down within seconds and rushed off to work so i can't comment on his opinion, but Tay seemed to enjoy them although seemed to be dipping them in huge blobs of ketchup which he doesn't usually do. He finished them and asked for seconds which is a good sign! I gave him 2 more and he ate them too, which for a food-fussy 3 year old is pretty amazing, but i understand why; they're not very filling! He didn't struggle eating them as the texture was so soft, and i chopped them into finger-sized chunks which he enjoyed although alot of the chunks fell apart which noticeably frustrated him. My personal view of them was that the breadcrumbs were very bland and not crispy in the slightest, the fish wasn't very dry and was isntead soggy and mushed up easily. Eating them with my fingers was near impossible as they fell apart. The fish although described on the internet as fairly strongly flavoured, it was anything but. Watery, weird pulpy texture (barely needed to chew!) and streaks of blacky brown in them, which i know is normal in fish fingers but the amount of blacky brown in them was slightly excessive making me think the fish was from less desireable parts of the fish rather than the usual filletts. I did eat them but like Tay took to dunking them in ketchup to add a bit of flavour! All in all, they were edible, however i can understand why they're so cheap, as they're quite obviously bulked up with water and flour. No complaints from the little one though and at 92 calories per fish finger with omega 3 it wasn't too unhealthy, they're obviously not ideal as a daily diet staple though!

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                06.06.2011 06:03
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                Great value, probably the best of the value fish finger ranges.

                Sometimes I wonder if consistent quality is the issue when I see such a range of reviews as this product has. I can only sing praises for these fish fingers! Okay so as a helpful guide to you the reader as I write this, over the past month I have bought Tesco's Omega-3 Fish Finger, Sainsbury's Value Fish Fingers and Young's Fish Fingers (100% fillet). So my review is in comparison to a mid-range and higher-range (branded) fish finger. Appearance: The fish fingers have the same colouring as other fish fingers; I would have expected a more artificial orange from the breadcrumb coating but there is no difference between these and the other brands. The fish fingers are perfectly coated with no chips or missing areas of crumbs. 5/5 Cooking: The fish fingers were grilled. They gave off a nice aroma whilst cooking, were not dry enough to blacken under the grill nor wet enough to become soggy and gungey on the underside; they were easy to turn midway through cooking and there was very little oil residue left on the grill pan. Some liquid came out towards the end of cooking, as expected. The breadcrumb coating and overall shape was maintained well with just a little shrinkage, so top marks there! 5/5 Cooked appearance including inside the fish finger: I cut all ten fish fingers across midway and lengthways to inspect the fish content. There was a good filling of fish within them (it isn't cod, I think it was Coley but I've thrown the box away now! It tells you clearly on the box front). I couldn't see anything that looked like low quality fish in any of them, and the fish was firm and flaky. 5/5 Taste: Surprisingly good! I used to buy Asda value fish fingers and these have a much better quality fish content. There were no overly fishy flavours, despite not being cod, they taste very cod-like and have a great texture. The crumb coating is very nice indeed and they are not oily. Every bit as good as more expensive fish fingers, but obviously not as good as a pure cod fillet fish finger! Overall flavour gets a 5/5 when compared to other value ranges and compared to mid range as well. Overall I simply cannot fault these fish fingers at all; out of all the value brands and mid range brands these would be my choice at a mere 69p for ten. Spot on, Sainsbury's!

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                11.06.2010 08:05
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                Cheap product.

                I was shopping at Sainsbury's recently and saw these fish fingers and I thought I would give them a try for myself to see if I liked them as they were only 69p for 10 fish fingers and sometimes the packaging is very basic but the contents can be quite tasty and so I thought I would not be put off by the box and see for myself how the inside tasted. They come in a basic box from the Sainsbury's basic range of products and the usual colours of Orange and White and inside there are 10 rectangle shaped fingers and they are covered in breadcrumbs and looked quite thin in my opinion, and so I grilled them and placed them on a plate to eat and they did not keep their shape very well, they were all sunken in the middle and not at all raised and they did not look very appetising in my opinion. In my opinion they are too soft and are very bland and they are just mush and the fish or supposed fish was a thin layer of rubbery fish, the fish inside is supposed to be minced Pollock as it states on the box but I do not think it was minced of any fish at all and was just a very thin slice, I prefer my fish fingers with nice soft flakes of fish but with these they are just a slice of dark coloured fish with no taste at all. They are very dry in my opinion, I although I tried one, I just could not eat anymore as they were not to my taste at all, they are very cheaply made and very poor quality but that is just my opinion. The thickness is very thin and the colour is not attractive, although the breadcrumbs are orange in colour they look a little dirty orange in my opinion. Per finger they contain, 92 calories, 3.8g fat, and 0.36g of salt. I would not recommend these fish fingers as I think they are very bland and have no taste of fish at all and I will not be buying them again but lots of other basic branded foods can be very nice tasting but with this one, it was not but that is just in my opinion, other people may find them fine and it is always best to try out different products as we all have different taste buds and what suits one person, may not suit another. I rate them a 1 star. Thank you for reading my review.

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                  A cheap and cheerful winner!

                  There is no doubt that I have saved a small fortune since deciding to switch to the Sainsburys Basics range where possible. So far it has been a bit of a mixed bag with some real quality bargains as well as a few cheap and cheerful but naff alternatives. Happily, Sainsburys Basics Fish Fingers are definitely in the 'bargain' column. At just 69p for 10, you really cant argue about the price! They also taste great, and pretty close to the same quality as the branded varieties. Made using Alaskan Pollock, they have a very nice fishy taste. The breadcrumbs are also nice and crispy and don't fall off the fish in the oven. My favourite trick with fish fingers is to make them into a sandwich. I usually put 3 fish fingers between 2 slices of white bread and add baked beans and chips. Not the healthiest sounding sandwich in the world but Sainsburys Basics Fish Fingers worked just as well as the Birds Eye variety in my sandwich! At 93 calories and 3.2g of fat per fish finger they compare favourably with their competitors. The packaging is decidedly no frills but is functional and contains all the necessary nutritional information you would require. All in all I would definitely recommend these fish fingers as a real money saver. Try them in a fish finger sandwich, I promise, you'll never look back! 3 out of 5.

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                    Cheap but not cheerful.

                    My wife was shopping at Sainsbury's recently and bought these fish fingers for me to give a try to see if I liked them as we are on a budget and we are now trying lots of different products to try and save some money. They come in a basic box of the Sainsbury's basic range of products and the usual colours and inside there are 10 fish fingers for 69p, I thought they looked quite nice when I first set eyes on them and I grilled them and when I tasted them, they were all mushy and not at all to my taste and I can eat most things as I am not a picky eater usually but these had no taste in my opinion. I found that they break very easily, and they are too soft and they do not have any taste of fish at all, the fish inside is minced Pollock and is quite a dark colour and just a very mushy thin slice, they did not appear to be minced at all, they tended to be just a slice and not like the branded kind as they are nice flakes of fish, with these they are just so bland without any taste and the texture is too soft, I prefer to have nice flakes of fish and I like the colour to be nice and white. They are too dry and for my liking, I did not eat more than one and that is so not like me lol, I think if you are on a budget and looking for a cheap brand, this may be too your liking, but only if on a super low budget would I recommend these fish fingers. The thickness is very thin and they look a little lost on a plate as they are too thin, they do not look at all appetising when cooked, but uncooked they did not look so bad. Per finger they contain, 92 calories, 3.8g fat, and 0.36g of salt. I would not recommend these fish fingers as I think they have no taste at all and I will not be trying them again but if you do not try these cheaper products you never know if they are to your taste or not and this one was not for my taste buds. I rate them a 2 stars.

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                      Overall a great snack or as a part of a main meal.

                      Recently I have been purchasing Sainsbury's basic's products and it has saved me a huge sum of money. Walking round Sainsbury's and my trolley is just white and orange. Some people are ashamed and won't tell people that they purchase the value products. I have no idea why though, honestly you should be proud if you purchase the cheaper version. You're the ones with more money in your pockets. Anyway onto the product, Sainsbury's basics fish fingers. They come in a box of 10 and priced at only 69 pence. This is brilliant value for money. They are great served with Sainsbury's basic chips and beans. My daughter loves them. They only take around 18 minutes to cook. So it's a great quick and easy meal or as a snack. Each fish finger contains 92 calories and 3.8grams of fat. I wouldn't recommend eating these all the time as the calorie count is very high. The fish fingers are covered in breadcrumbs and taste fantastic. For the price you would assume that they wouldn't taste very good, kind of like cardboard. But they don't. They taste great, the fish inside is of a much higher quality that I would have expected. If you haven't yet tried the fish fingers from the Sainsbury's basic range then I'd definitely say there worth giving them a go. My partner on the other hand didn't like them, but he's never been a huge fan of fish. So I suppose these aren't for everyone. Don't forget the product comes in a cardboard box which is 100% recyclable.

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                        A Packet Of Reasonably Priced Fish Fingers That Will Do The Whole Family.

                        Sadly our shopping budget is tighter than ever at the moment what with paying off the last of my debt (yay!) and having just had Christmas, New Year & 4 baby birthdays in the family/immediate friends circle so we have been resorting back to lots of really basic meals and the kind of things that I haven't had since my school days when my Mother was working hard to feed four of us while being a single parent. I have been quite surprised by how much all this reminiscing has been making me think of lots of meals that I surprisingly enjoyed and fish fingers, chips (or mash) & beans is definitely one of these meals. These basic fish fingers are nothing special to look at and come provided in a white cardboard box with a picture of fish fingers on the front on a cartoon plate with a cartoon wedge of lemon (a little random) and it tells you that these fish fingers are made from pollock and are ideal for little fingers (true enough!). Ingredients: MSC Certified Alaskan Pollock (58%); Batter; SignatureTM Breadcrumb; Palm Oil.Batter contains: Country GroundTM Wheat Flour, Water, Salt.SignatureTM Breadcrumb contains: Country GroundTM Wheat Flour, Yeast, Salt, Turmeric, Colour: Capsanthin. Each fish finger contains 92 calories, 6.2g protein, 8.2g carbohydrates (of which 0.3g sugars), 7.9g starch, 3.8g fat (2g of which saturates), 0.36g of salt so if you are giving these to little ones then they really are quite reasonable and it would be best to give them one or two cut up in to smaller finger sized pieces or just a couple on a plate if they are big enough to cut things up themselves. The fish fingers take around 15-20 minutes to cook in the oven and I usually cook mine whilst boiling potatoes for mash or something like that turning a couple of times during the cooking process to ensure they are evenly cooked. These do break up a little if you turn them over too much as some of the outer coating of the fish fingers will break away but this only affects their looks not their taste to be honest. The fish fingers are made with pollock and this is in nice flakes that is shaped and then coated in breadcrumbs which have quite an orange, slightly toxic, apperance to them but I've always found this with fish fingers anyway. They brown a little upon cooking and take on a deeper colour so it is always evident that these are fully cooked when you remove them from the oven. They go lovely and crunchy in the oven and have a nice bite to them and a satisfying sound when you slice in to them. The fish has a fairly good flavour to it and is lovely and soft and supple and flakes away well when sliced in to. The breadcrumbs are a nice crunchy addition to the fish and overall the quality of these fish fingers is quite surprisingly considering 10 are just 69p. The whole fish finger has a lovely crisp yet soft, flaky texture to it and it really is a nice fish finger and basically as good as any branded one that I've had in the past. I would definitely recommend these fish fingers as the price is very reasonable and they are not overloaded with salt or other rubbish so you can have a tasty, fairly healthy meal at a very reasonable price which is unusual from some of the basics/value products. I will be purchasing these again as the product quality is very pleasing as is the price. They are a nice part of a dinner and it's nice to have something different to the usual things we have in our household.

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                        20.11.2009 12:17
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                        Well worth trying

                        Sainsbury's Basics 10 Frozen Fish Fingers Description: Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Fish Anyone who reads my reviews will know that I am a recent convert to the whole "no frills" packaging that supermarkets are offering. I love the idea of not having to pay extra for post wrappings that only get put in the bin anyway. I will admit that for a while, I had been put off by cheap packaging, assuming that the goods might also be a little cheap and nasty. In actual fact, I have been pleasantly surprised by many different things being loads better that I had assumed. I am now happy to try different things on this basis. These fish fingers cost me just £0.49 for a box of 10, which is a definite bargain! They come in a white cardboard box with the "Basics" logo on the front in orange (as with all of the "Basics" range) and a picture of the fish fingers. Inside, they are bright orange and look pretty similar to other brands. You can grill, fry or over cook. I put them in the oven (check packs for cooking times as these may vary) and they were ready in 20 minutes. All in all, these fish fingers were pretty good. They are not of the same standard as pure cod fish fingers of course, but for what they are, they did the job nicely! They didn't fall apart when being cooked and looked quite appetising when they were ready. Each fish finger contains the following; 92 calories 3.8grams of fat 0.3gs of sugar I ate these in a fish finger sandwich and while they were not the best fish fingers I had ever tasted, they certainly weren't the worst either and were quite tasty. I would certainly buy these again, espcecially at that price!

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                          01.11.2009 11:22
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                          Buy these, they are good!

                          Sainsbury's Basics 10 Frozen Fish Fingers Description: Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Fish I love fish fingers and actually prefer the cheaper ones rather than the "posh" ones (which tend to be mini fillets of fish in breadcrumbs rather than minced fish, which is what I like! These are not cod, they are marked as being white fish). Although I normally buy the cheaper versions, I was surprised at just how cheap these were. They cost me less than £0.50 for a box of 10 which seemed a fantastic deal, so I bought them and looked forward to trying them. The box is simple, no frills cardboard with the "Basics" logo in orange and a picture of the fish fingers. Yes this looks cheap but that is the whole point, you are not paying for fancy packaging, so this was fine by me. The pack comes with instructions as to how to cook, I put them in the oven for around 15 minutes (check times as this may vary according to the way that you cook them and the type of oven that you have). and they were ready to serve. They stayed together (I find that some fishfingers fall apart and lose some of their coating while being cooked) and were a nice colour which wasn't too artificial looking. We had them with potato wedges and baked beans and I was impressed. Because the price is so low, I had wondered if they would be worth eating, in fact they were good and certainly no worse than the usual brands that I buy. Each fish finger contains 92 calories, 3.8grams of fat, and 0.3gs of sugar - this information is listed on the packet which makes it easy to check before buying. I will definitely buy these again. If you are a fish finger snob then you may prefer to go for a slightly higher prices cod fish finger, but for me, these were just right and at a bargain price too - stash them!

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