“ Brand: Young's / Type: Fish „
I, at the moment eat fish as a main meal most days due to the fact I am currently staying with my mate who won't touch meat but will make a compromise with fishy foods!
I bought these actually thinking they were cod but on closer inspection of the ingredients realised they were a fish called pollock. I don't know about you but if I'd of known they contained that fish I'd of been of put from the very beginning and not have purchased them...I mean it's not exactly a very attractive sounding fish after all lol!
Slightly different to the photograph shown on the top of this review though all the information on my box is the same! It must have changed recently! It is now a light blue small box and on the front of it I am told that it is Young's 'EST. 1805' Chip Shop 'The Nation's Favourite' 2 Fish Fillet Steaks 'In a crisp bubbly batter' and that they are made with a sunflower blend and that they contain less than 3% saturated fat, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and a photograph of the fish all cooked looking rather appetising. On the back of the box other information listed includes being told a bit about the fish, and how to cook and store it (it is freezable), a full nutritional chart is shown, ingredients and allergy advice is stated and contact details for Young's are given. Nice informative box this is!
The Fish Itself:
Well in this box I got two fish and they were a sort of triangular shape and they were rather small in my opinion. To cook these you simply can oven bake them in 25 minutes or grill them for that same amount of time (ish), the choice is yours of course.
When cooked the batter takes on a golden brown and slightly bubbly texture though like I said just said, these are not big slabs of fish and are not that thick either and you do need to be careful when serving them as they are rather delicate and prone to falling apart.
Taste wise these are simply ok. The batter wasn't that thick or bubbly as promised on the box, only contained a slight amount of grease but didn't really taste all that much really. The fish inside wasn't fluffy or all that textured but flat really and although white fish was within it with no skin and/or bones on it simply lacked flavour and seasoning too!
At about a pound a box these are an economy offering from the Young's brand. You get a small amount of fish and batter and they really are nothing special apart from the fact that you get no skin and bones in it. It's ok but I wouldn't personally go out of my way to purchase them again sadly and I had high hopes for it too!
Nutritional Information Per Baked Fish:
Available in all good supermarkets etc at around a pound a box.