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Published March 04, 2013, 11:34 PM

Benshoof: Fish sandwiches pretty much all the same

When it comes to fish sandwiches at fast food chains, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference.

When it comes to fish sandwiches at fast food chains, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference.

In appearance and taste, they’re mostly pretty similar – a standard fried patty made of “cod” or “Pollock” or “whitefish,” whatever that means.

It’s served in a bun with lettuce and the occasional pickle and given a good covering of tartar sauce, since the fish itself is likely to be pretty bland.

The new Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich at Hardee’s, which is charbroiled, is definitely an improvement over the rest. It actually tastes and smells like fish, and looks more appealing than the standard fried patty you’d get elsewhere.

Hardee’s sandwich is the most expensive of fast food fish options at $3.99, but it’s worth it. I don’t eat fish at fast food chains, but if I did it’d be this one.

Alternatively, another option is the new Fish McBites ranging in price from $2.49 to $5.49 at McDonalds, which I was also pleasantly surprised by. The McBites are small, tasty little morsels that melt in your mouth. With a side of tartar sauce, it’s not a bad option for an afternoon snack.

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