The day I heard about Fish McBites, I thought my late night, post-bar hopping eating was going to change forever. If you’ve been keeping up with Fast Food Friday, you know McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish is one of my all-time favorite fast food meals. The bread, the warm, soft and processed “fish” and the tartar sauce are enough to make my stress melt away for at least two hours before the walls start to close in again.
After playing a few hours of Tomb Raider and having a Bud Light Lime, the munchies set in. I knew it was finally time to try Fish McBites. I got them home, and I opened the box to see what looked like mini mozzarella sticks. These were not the mini clones of the McDonald’s fish I know. But, hey, that’s OK. I like to see some fast food innovation.
After I ate all of the McBites, I felt… nothing. The fish tasted like nothing, and they are just weird. I don’t understand what McDonald’s was trying to do with the McBites, but there are plenty of better choices on the menu. The french fries were a big upgrade from the fish. The simple verdict of Fish McBites is that I wouldn’t call them gross, but they’re a pale imitation of the Filet-O-Fish.
I do have to give McBites some credit; Their Weight Watchers PointsPlus value is borderline magical. Seven McBites are only five Points, which is a lot less than I thought. Why is underwhelming food always so low in Points values? Such is life.
Fish McBites (kids order): 170 calories, 9g fat, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 8g protein (5 WW PointsPlus)
French fries (kids order): 100 calories, 5g fat, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein (3 WW PointsPlus)
Total: 270 calories, 14g fat, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g protein (8 WW PointsPlus)