Product Type: Birds Eye Ready Meals
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CAPTAIN BIRDSEYE HAS KEPT ALL THE LEMONS IN HIS TREASURE CHEST!
Birds Eye Fish Fingers Hint of Lemon
Member Name: nayland
Birds Eye Fish Fingers Hint of Lemon
Advantages: With these ones not much, maybe the kids will like them!
Disadvantages: The shrinkage and colour of the fish!! No lemon taste!!
Now I know that Fish Fingers are intially thought of as a kids food, which you tend to give them to make sure they are getting their fish intake. Although all mine were partial to a bit of fish done in the steamer when they were younger, but they now seem to have reverted back to liking Fish Fingers!!
So while out the other day I saw another Limited Edition in the food line , so I must try before it's to late and never get the chance again, to taste Birds Eye fish Fingers with a Hint of Lemon mmmm!! Sounds good.
Now in a rather eyecatching colourful box with it's clear blue sky, rough waves at sea heading towards a sandy beach with of course Captain Birdseye greeting you with a huge fish finger on a fork with a wedge of lemon beneath the fork. Well that sums up the front of the box, with the back full information about ingredients, how to cook, allergens and of course a warning to watch out for any bones that might have slipped through the net!
Now each box has 10 fingers in, so I was looking forward to opening these as it has been some time since I bought these ( not the lemon ones!). I tip them out onto the plate as I might as well cook them all up as someone will eat they rest later on. Out they tumble and the first thing I notice is that the breadcrumb coating seems to be rather bright in colour, a rather bit to orangey for my liking. These are roughly three and a half inches long and about half an inch deep.
Now to cook there are two ways, one is under the grill which is to Pre- heat to medium, cook for 15 minutes turning occasionally until golden and crispy. The other way is to pop them in the oven which if you have read my other reviews you will know that is what I like to cook. So Pre- heat oven to 230c/Gas Mark 8 pop onto baking tray and place in the middle of the oven for 13-15 minutes turning once again until golden and crispy.
Well after waiting for what seemed a lifetime I pulled the tray out of the oven and put it down on the board, now I don't know if I imagined it, but I'm sure they had shrunk and instead of looking all firm and solid like before, they now looked like the coating had cracked and they looked much smaller than before.
Well I can cope with a shrinkage I suppose, as it is all in the taste, so with taste buds at the ready for the lemony fish finger so here goes!!!
I was really dissappointed as I couldn't taste a bit of lemon anywhere ( I tried 3 but not even a squeeze!)I know it say's with a hint but there was no hint in my ones!!
Another thing was that when cutting up I noticed that the fish inside looked a bit on the grey side and not all white like the front of the box show's. Maybe it was me as I might have just got used to cooking real fish and not frozen, but the box does say that it is made from 100% fish fillet!
Well to confirm my thoughts later that day when hubby come in, he said are those fish fingers anybody's which I answered "No" so he had them in a sandwich, which he went on to say to me " I didn't think you bought cheap fish fingers" and when I said that they were Birds Eye he was a bit suprised and took some convincing that they were!!
So maybe it is good that they are a limited edition as I for one will not be buying these again, any other Birds Eye products I have had in the past have been excellant, so what went wrong with these I don't know or prehaps my ones were from a dodgy batch!!!
Each 3 fish fingers contains;
The ingredients are;
~~~Alaska Pollock Fillett (64%)~~~
~~~Lemon Batter; (10%) Wheat flour, starch, water, lemon extract(1.2%)~~~
~~~Breadcrumb; Wheat flour, Paprika, salt, yeast, Turmeric~~~
I suppose the colouring is from the Paprika and Turmeric, but it doesn't change the lack of lemon taste or grey looking fish!!!
I'll give these a 2 star I'm afraid!!
Summary: I won't be buying these again!!
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