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Old Time Fishsticks

I used to love fishsticks and mac and cheese as a kid (eons ago!). Anyone remember those "good" fishsticks? Solid fish, not minced and filled with filler? Can they be bought anywhere anymore? Schwann's are not bad but not the same.

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  1. Fish sticks are one of my comfort foods from childhood. Once or twice a year I get a craving for them (with tater tots of all things!). Trader Joes does nice ones - in a box in their frozen seafood section. Dr. Praegers is also good, I can find those at Whole Foods or the "regular" grocery store (Stop & Shop as well as Shaws/Star Market here in New England), usually in the frozen "natural foods" section.

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    1. re: mels

      dr. praeger's does an awesome potato crusted fish stick, I love em. I get them in the natural foods frozen section of my stop and shop

    2. My husband has been on a fishstick "kick" lately - and tater tots! He says it is such a comfort food for him

      Sunday afternoon - fishsticks sandys - today is Sunday - guess what is for lunch!

      1. Stumbled upon this thread. Yes TJ has non-minced fish sticks and very good. Also found Van De Camp's at a big supermarket that are pollock, non-minced, also very good for what they are. The funny/ironic thing is pollock provides decent amount of omega 3s...so they're good for you.

        1. I was raised on 'Gorton's" fishsticks.
          I think the company's been around for about 100 years.

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          1. re: latindancer

            latindancer, I think Groton's is minced fish also. I get the craving once in awhile my self but am always so disappointed. Mrs. Pauls is minced also. Same thing when buying onion rings.

            1. re: HotMelly

              Didn't Mrs. Paul's use real fish way back? I'm talking the 60's.

          2. And here I thought I was the only one who ate such white trash things as fish sticks with mac-n-cheese or tater tots. Glad to know I am not alone.

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            1. re: vafarmwife

              Just tell yourself that the omega3s are good for you.

            2. I too remember fish sticks fondly from childhood. I have found that there is a difference between the quality of the sticks in the smallest package and the biggest, economy one (where the quality takes a steep drop). Perhaps Gorton's was the brand? Anyway, I found the 18 or whatever sticks to be quite recognizable as fish, and the 40-pack to be quite recognizable as filler.

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              1. re: foiegras

                I have no idea....all I know is Gorton's tasted good as a child and I admit it still tastes as good as an adult (on the rare occasions I eat it).
                Some things, no matter how crappy the quality, taste good.