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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers are still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market in 1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss." They were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These days, the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought them to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of us get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood

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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:04:30 AM UTC-10, wrote:
A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers are still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market in 1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss." They were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These days, the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought them to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of us get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood


It's the same way in the states. It's a brilliant way to get people to eat fish and a lot of kids grew up eating the stuff during the 60s and 70s.

I don't like messing around with those stinky, slimy, fishes either. OTOH, I suspect that we'll be eating more fish because it's cheaper. Last night I had salt-grilled saba broiled in a toaster oven. It was just a buck per piece. Hoo boy!
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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers are
still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they
haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about
seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market in
1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss." They
were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These days,
the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought them
to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of us
get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood


Nahh unless it was in areas that didn't have fish and chip shops) I can't
actually think of any.

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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:13:50 PM UTC-6, Ophelia wrote:
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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers are
still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they
haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about
seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market in
1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss." They
were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These days,
the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought them
to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of us
get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood


Nahh unless it was in areas that didn't have fish and chip shops) I can't
actually think of any.

Fish fingers are an abomination unto the Lord. Ground up processed fish trimmings
lovingly smashed and trashed and coated with whatever is at hand.
Then they are heated until they are half-burned and then frozen and packaged.
Yuck!!!
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:28:02 AM UTC-10, Roy wrote:
On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:13:50 PM UTC-6, Ophelia wrote:
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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers are
still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they
haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about
seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market in
1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss." They
were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These days,
the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought them
to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of us
get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood


Nahh unless it was in areas that didn't have fish and chip shops) I can't
actually think of any.

Fish fingers are an abomination unto the Lord. Ground up processed fish trimmings
lovingly smashed and trashed and coated with whatever is at hand.
Then they are heated until they are half-burned and then frozen and packaged.
Yuck!!!
=====


This is true. They're also a brilliant way to get people to eat fish. The ways of the Lord is a mystery to us.
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On Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:27:52 -0700 (PDT), Roy
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Fish fingers are an abomination unto the Lord. Ground up processed fish trimmings
lovingly smashed and trashed and coated with whatever is at hand.
Then they are heated until they are half-burned and then frozen and packaged.
Yuck!!!


It figures that you think fish fingers can only be highly processed
cheap crap. They don't have to be, you know.
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"Roy" wrote in message
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:13:50 PM UTC-6, Ophelia wrote:
wrote in message
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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers
are
still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they
haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about
seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market
in
1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss."
They
were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These
days,
the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought
them
to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of
us
get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood


Nahh unless it was in areas that didn't have fish and chip shops) I
can't
actually think of any.

Fish fingers are an abomination unto the Lord. Ground up processed fish
trimmings
lovingly smashed and trashed and coated with whatever is at hand.
Then they are heated until they are half-burned and then frozen and
packaged.
Yuck!!!
=====


I can only remember trying them once! It was enough.



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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:01:26 AM UTC-10, Ophelia wrote:
"Roy" wrote in message
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On Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:13:50 PM UTC-6, Ophelia wrote:
wrote in message
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A good read from one Felicity Cloake:

"But whether they are served with hot sauce or ketchup, fish fingers
are
still fish in its least-threatening form, which may explain why they
haven't caught on to the same extent in countries less squeamish about
seafood, such as Spain or France. They were introduced to the UK market
in
1955 with the sales pitch: "No bones, no waste, no smell, no fuss."
They
were an immediate hit, selling 600 tonnes in the first year. These
days,
the figure is closer to 28,000 tonnes, and Birds Eye, which brought
them
to this country from the United States, claims that three-quarters of
us
get their first taste of fish from a fish finger."

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...e-of-childhood

Nahh unless it was in areas that didn't have fish and chip shops) I
can't
actually think of any.

Fish fingers are an abomination unto the Lord. Ground up processed fish
trimmings
lovingly smashed and trashed and coated with whatever is at hand.
Then they are heated until they are half-burned and then frozen and
packaged.
Yuck!!!
=====


I can only remember trying them once! It was enough.



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The thing is, if you put a put a fish on a plate and set that before a little kid, he's liable to start bawling. Put some fish sticks in front of the same kid and the outcome is certain - happy kid.
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On 2015-10-05 5:32 PM, dsi1 wrote:

The thing is, if you put a put a fish on a plate and set that before
a little kid, he's liable to start bawling. Put some fish sticks in
front of the same kid and the outcome is certain - happy kid.


I don't remember ever buying or serving fish sticks, but when our son
was young he loved fish of any kind. When he balked at some foods I
would fib and tell him it was fish and he would eat it.
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On 2015-10-05 5:48 PM, jmcquown wrote:


"Sadly, the early name €ścod pieces€ť failed to stick, though perhaps its
for the best"


LOL. Sadly, only drama or history buffs would know what a cod piece is.

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On 10/5/2015 11:51 AM, Dave Smith wrote:
On 2015-10-05 5:32 PM, dsi1 wrote:

The thing is, if you put a put a fish on a plate and set that before
a little kid, he's liable to start bawling. Put some fish sticks in
front of the same kid and the outcome is certain - happy kid.


I don't remember ever buying or serving fish sticks, but when our son
was young he loved fish of any kind. When he balked at some foods I
would fib and tell him it was fish and he would eat it.


Well he sounds like a good lad and that's good.
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On 10/5/2015 5:55 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
On 2015-10-05 5:48 PM, jmcquown wrote:


"Sadly, the early name €ścod pieces€ť failed to stick, though perhaps its
for the best"


LOL. Sadly, only drama or history buffs would know what a cod piece is.

Or historical drama buffs.

Jill


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