As I mentioned in another review, I decided to make fish for dinner this past Friday. We didn’t have a big selection in our freezer. But, I was able to find a box of fish sticks from the brand Sea Queen. Since it had been a while since we had fish sticks, I decided to give those a try.
We have purchased other Sea Queen fish products in the past and have had some mixed reviews of them. Some were fantastic while others offered much lower quality than other brands. So, when I made the fish sticks, I did have quite a few questions about what I was getting.
However, after having them, I do have to say they exceeded my expectations.
One of the biggest surprises for me was just how crunchy these fish sticks were after I baked them in our oven. I have had quite a few other brands, including some that were much more expensive than these were, and, with most, I’m lucky if they aren’t floppy to the point they are falling apart when you pick them up. These had a crisp coating on them that was as good as a couple of my favorite brands.
Another thing I noticed while baking these was the lack of grease coming from the fish sticks. I decided to bake some French fries with them. With many other brands, this would result in the fries being covered in fish stick grease. But, the Sea Queen brand didn’t have this issue at all.
When it came to taste, there was some drop off in quality. It’s a little hard to describe it exactly, but my wife and I both noticed the fish sticks tasted a bit funny (I think it might have had more to do with the breading on them than the fish itself). But, the flavor wasn’t anything overly terrible either and we were used to the difference in taste after the first few bites. I still wouldn’t confuse these with some of my favorite brands. However, there wasn’t anything in terms of flavor that would prevent me from eating these again either.
Needless to say, I was very happy with this purchase. As I said before, they aren’t quite as good as the top brands. But, they are an affordable brand that offers quite a bit more quality than you might expect from something with such a low price. If you are looking for a box of fish sticks and don’t want to spend too much, I would recommend this brand.