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Best Value Fish Fingers?

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Having made the mistake of buying Young's Omega 3 Fish Fingers  for the last time, can you suggest which are good value, please?


  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Value, taste & quality are not synonymous. What are you after?
    Taste is relative, I always buy the ones made from fillet not "minced white fish" and the Iceland ones are fine for fillet value
  • A._BadgerA._Badger Forumite
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    Avoid anything that says 'white fish' - it could be anything. Likewise, the Omega 3 tag is just a way of using cheap fish and making it sound special. Personally, I find Aldi's cod fish fingers very good value.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    I only buy cod or haddock fish fingers.
    If I can't get Birds Eye on offer, I buy Aldi cod fish fingers.
    Birds Eye aren't cheap at £6.50 for 30 (current Tesco price) but I'd rather eat decent ones than the cheap mush alternative.
    We don't have them very often, usually for lunch as a fish finger sandwich so has to be on good quality bread too.

  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    Im happy with the Lidl cod ones

    Like everyone else has said, avoid those that just say white fish
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Board Guide
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    nothing beats homemade ones, I do them with Panko crumbs. 
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  • DebranDebran Forumite
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    June issue of Which?
    They've just tested "Everyday Food Favourites" including cod fish fingers.  Top two were:
    1  M&S Chunky
    2  Birds Eye
    Lidl came out bottom of the table and Iceland only one per cent better.
    NB  The Birds Eye cod fish fingers contained the least fish among those tested.
  • jaytin69jaytin69 Forumite
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    I always liked Lidl ones but I've not had them for months. My family are big fans of the new Iceland fish strips in salt and vinegar batter, my son loved them and he won't eat vinegar!
  • BacmanBacman Forumite
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    Easy to make your own.

    Pat dry fish fillets/chunks; roll in flour, roll in egg, roll in breadcrumbs (inc pre-made); that's it. 
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    avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    edited 26 May at 10:08AM
    Thanks a lot for the replies.  These !!!!!! are apparently 'Alaskan Pollock' -- if that's where they were caught, it seems an awful long way to go for unpleasant fish!  And to the celebrity chefs telling us we should be eating more no-name fish, I'd suggest there are sound reasons why they are not popular  :s

    Will follow the advice to stick with cod and haddock going forward.  Will have a go at making my own too, cheers.
  • mimi1234mimi1234 Forumite
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    Don't a lot of them have pollock in them?  I am sure a few of the Birds Eye ones have pollock in them.  I was looking at the packages not too long ago.  

    Does anyone ever get of any of those huge bags from Jack Fulton or Heron foods?  They are not branded and are in a see through pack.  They are extremely cheap so doubt they would be that good but who knows?

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