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Young's Chip Shop Jumbo Specials 2 Extra Large Bubbly Batter Fish Cakes

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      02.11.2009 12:40
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      I used to eat a lot of Fish when I was younger, but over the years i've went off eating it so much. Now and again I do like a bit though, but prefer to cook my own at home as I find the stuff from the Chippy is often pastry and greasy.

      I found this is the freezer section of Tesco the other week. I know from the name that Young's is a good quality Fish brand, and the picture on the front looked lovely.

      The box is mainly white in colour and has a large picture of a Fish Cake on it. You can see the Fluffy filling of Fish on the inside. It has the Young's branding and looks pretty nice.

      These take approx 25 minutes in a 220o Oven. They were crisp enough after that time.

      Each Fishcake has 221 calories and 9.6g fat.

      Although the Fishcakes say they are Extra Large, I would say they are just a good size. The pack weight is 210g, so each Fishcake is 105g. The Cakes are quite thick as well, and a nice proper round shape.

      The Batter is thick enough, but I guess it is quite thin compared to the Fish filling. The Batter is nice and Crisp, and it has a Breadcrumb type texture even through there isn't any Breadcrumbs in it. The Fish is White Fish mixed with some Potato and it is nice. It doesn't have a strong Fish taste, and the Fish has all been Flaked into large enough Chunks.

      This made a nice meal with Chips and Peas. It tasted fresh, Healthy and just pretty tasty.

      I paid £1.69 for these, not sure they were on offer through. Something I will buy again.

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      09.09.2009 16:52
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      Not my favourite fish cakes!

      I love fish and I eat alot of it but from time to time I get fed up of eating just simple fish and occasionally I do dabble in buying fishcakes and fishfingers and fish generally with a twist! I saw these in my local Sainsbury's store the other day and decided to give them a go for that change I so wanted! lol.

      The Packaging:

      Light blue oblong box and on the front of it there is a picture of a cut open fishcake and I'm told they are Youngs 'Est 1805' Chip Shop 'Made with a blend rich in sunflower oil' Jumbo Specials 2 Extra Large Bubbly Batter Fish Cakes, I'm told they are now made with 5% less saturated fat and I'm told it is sourced responsibly and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the back of the back of the box includes telling me a bit about the product and how to cook them, nutritional information is listed fully, ingredients and allergy advice is given, weight is stated (210g) and contact details for Youngs are given.

      A Bit About The Product According To The Box:

      Perfectly combined the succulent flakes of fish and maris piper potato in our fish cakes. What's more our batter is now made with a blend rich in sunflower oil, which means that our Chip Shop range now contains less than 5% saturated fat. So it still has the same great taste, it's just better for you.

      How To Prepare:

      25 minutes from frozen (for best results) in the oven (longer for two).

      The Fishcakes:

      Round and light beige in colour they are slightly rough in texture. They are not that big but they are rather thick. I cooked mine as directed (giving a few minutes longer as I cooked the two at once). They cooked through well and when I brought them out of the oven they were golden in colour though not as bubbly as I expected but still slightly rough in texture.

      Taste wise these were ok. Nothing special though.The batter clung to the filling and didn't have lots of taste to it and was pretty plain in flavour really but seasoned well enough and not one bit greasy or too thick and when cut into it made a slight crispy noise and the fishcake itself then sort of crumbled and fell apart on me.

      The filling is pollock which is a white fish which is flaked and blended very well with smooth and moist mash potato and parsly flakes. It's quite flavoursome, it is as I said well blended but it lacks something for me I just can't put my finger on what that is. They're good quality, simple to cook and look pleasant enough and don't stink the house out during cooking but really it's just a mash and fish and that is that really.

      Allergy Advice:

      Contains:
      Fish, gluten, milk, mustard, wheat and yeast.

      Nutritional Information Per Cooked Fishcake:

      Calories: 221
      Sugar: 1.5g
      Fat: 9.6g
      Saturates: 2.9g
      Salt: 1.2g

      Available in all good supermarkets priced at about £1.89 for a box of two.

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