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Asda Smart Price Fish Cakes

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Brand: Asda / Type: Frozen Food

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      12.08.2010 17:42
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      Not bad!

      Me and my flatmate both like fish cakes. Usually we buy food for ourselves of course, but we are mates so I will occasionally buy things of which I know she will eat with me and cook her a bit of tea up from time to time.

      I spotted these costing only 78p for 10 of them and when I checked on the ingredient list, not only do they cost that little but they do contain salmon so I thought we'd give them a go!

      The Packaging:

      See-through plastic bag and on the front of it, it has a white and green section of colour on it with green and black writing on there. I am told that they are Asda 'Smart-Price' Fish Cakes and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, the weight is stated which is 420g (and the only size I have seen them available to purchase them in) and there is an at a glance nutritional chart stated. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredient and allergy advice being given, storage details and a full nutritional chart is stated, the best before date is clearly stated, cooking instructions are given and contact details for Asda are listed.

      The Fish Cakes:

      Small and round and relatively thick, these are covered in light brown breadcrumbs really evenly. To cook them you are simply told to oven cook them and they cook in 18 minutes (ish).

      They come out looking golden and slightly crunchy. Taste wise they are not bad...if you like really fishy things. Cut into the fish cake and past the crunchy, slightly hard breadcrumbs you are met with a moist sort of browny coloured mixture. This is a mix of salmon and trout and dried potato. It is well seasoned, smells of fish and really does taste of it too.

      My only problem with these is that they were too fishy for me personally. I couldn't see fish skin or anything and there were certainly no bones within them to be fair but they tasted so, so fishy like skin was hidden off fish in there. My flatmate loved them though but for me I think that the trout within these spoilt them.

      Easy to cook though, look nice and don't taste foul they are simply not bad for fish fans!

      Nutritional Information Per 3 Fish Cakes:

      Energy: 360kcal
      Protein: 11.5g
      Carbohydrate: 37.3g
      of which sugars: 3.9g
      Fat 14.5g 18.3g
      of which saturates: 2.9g
      Fibre: 2.0g
      Sodium: 0.28g
      equivalent as salt: 0.7g

      Only available in Asda stores costing 78p a bag of 10 and to be found in the freezer section of the store.

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