2/14/2013 03:13:00 PM

Taste-Test: McDonald's Fish McBites

They're heeere. McDonald's officially unleashed its Lent-friendly new item Fish McBites onto menus nationwide sometime last week (after a brief test run last February). Before we get into how they taste, let's take a minute to discuss just how much attention fast food chains are devoting to fishy items this time of year. As you might recall from the Super Bowl commercial, Hardee's has a sexy charbroiled Atlantic Cod sandwich on offer (hawked by a bikini-clad Nina Agdal pounding one on the beach), Wendy's has been advertising its premium fish fillet sandwich and Time magazine wonders if fish is the new chicken (more on this topic coming Saturday). There's been a marked movement on the part of fast food chains to sell people on the fact that they're using high quality fish products and the McBites are no exception.

Mickey D's announced recently that all its eateries would serve MSC-certified sustainable fish and the side of the McBites carton stipulates that they contain "white, flaky Alaskan pollock." How does it serve them taste-wise? Well we can say, from what we can gander that these are in fact made with actual fish. They look and taste like it. Check out a close-up below...

We'll save you the suspense - these things taste basically like frozen fish sticks. The texture is actually soft and flaky and the crust is crumbly and crisp and seasoned with a ton of what tastes like black pepper. One co-worker remarked: "I actually like these because it tastes like what it's supposed to taste like, unlike with a McNugget where you have no idea what meat you're actually eating." The location we visited was out of the tartar dipping sauce, but these things were tasty enough on their own. You also get a fair amount of the little suckers for a measly $1, there were about eight in the container. Although, like the many other low-priced items at Mickey D's, you've gotta wonder about the level of food quality reflected in the bargain-basement price tag.

9 comments :

  1. YOU PAY $4.00 AND ONLY GET 4 MCBITES. PAY $8.00 AND GET 6. WHAT A RIP OFF. STICK IT TO US WHY DONTCHA

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  2. ANYONE WANT TO PLAY FUCK THE CUSTOMER OVER????? THAT IS WHAT FAST FOOD PLACES DO. THEY MAKE YOU THINK YOU ARE GETTING A GOOD DEAL. WHILE THEY RIP THE SHIT OUT OF YOU.... GO TO HELL MCDONALD'S AND HARDEES TOO. YOU MONEY HUNGRY SON OF A BITCHES.

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  4. I've tasted these fish bites and I think they're awful tasting. Their regular fish sandwich is not any better.

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  5. If it sucks or you get f'd over, try not going. They are pretty terrible, like fish sticks. Friggin bad. Wendy's was damn good but a billion calories. ( like fast food ought to be, right?)

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  6. Three words...frezzer burnt gross.

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  7. YOU KNOW WHAT EVERYBODY...THEY ARE GREAT! MCDONALDS ISNT JIPPING YOU OF YOUR MONEY...YOU PAY A DOLLAR, YOULL GET A MEAL WORTHY OF A DOLLAR. GOD PEOPLE MICKY DS CANT AFFORD TO BUY $25 MEAT FOR FIVE HAMBURGERS WHEN THEY SELL THEM TO YOU FOR A DOLLAR....DONT HATE, APPRECIATE.

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  8. They taste awsome, don't knock it till you try it...flaky crispy and its totally real fish! Oh the Tartar is creamy and delicious too.

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