It’s no coincidence that McDonald’s has picked Lent to introduce their newest seafood item. These little round popable bites of Alaskan pollock fried up in a crispy, crunchy batter.
Available through March 2013 in Miami Valley area restaurants, we’re told they are responsibly-sourced from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fishery.
Available in three sizes, the snack size is 3 ounces or about 10 pieces, the regular which is 5 ounces comes in at 370 calories and the Sharable size which is 10 ounces or about 30 pieces. There is also a Happy Meal option, “we want to help introduce fish to the pallets of our youngest guests and offer parents an option they can feel good about serving their kids,” said Dan Coudreaut, Senior Director of Culinary Innovation, McDonald’s USA. The packaging has also been carefully considered and they will actually fit in your car’s cupholder and the carton even holds the dipping sauce.
Nutrition information for all sizes of McBites can be found here; the snack and regular sizes are part of the Favorites Under 400menu (snack has 250 calories, regular has 370 calories). The Happy Meal nutrition information is here, too.
Want to try some Fish McBites? We’ve got four awesome McBite Prize Packs to give away, courtesy of McDonald’s of the Miami Valley Co-Op. Just like this post, share it and fill out the form below. We’ll post the winner on Friday on our DaytonDining facebook page.