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Are they organic, I only like the organic fish fingers?

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nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:36:19

DS's friend round for tea a while back.

Me ,"Do you like fishfingers?"
"Are they organic, I only like the organic fish fingers?"
Me, "Sure!" Before popping my non organic fish fingers in the oven.

He ate them up just fine.

Anyway, it made me chuckle at the time but it's obviously bothered me a bit that I lied, and didn't tell his mum, as it pops into my mind from time to time. Is there any reason why a child would HAVE to have organic fish fingers?

GoodKingQuintless Mon 17-Nov-14 10:38:28

Please tell me more about organically reared fish.

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:42:14

I honestly know nothing. Are you telling me it's not even a thing?!

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 10:42:36


ArcheryAnnie Mon 17-Nov-14 10:44:54

Nope. Organic is broadly better for the environment and for wildlife, etc, but not for the person eating it.

My DS won't eat cod, though he likes it, because he read somewhere about it being endangered. I support him in this because coley and pollock are so much cheaper.

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 10:45:15

Waitrose sell organic chips, but fishfingers are a new one on me.

ArcheryAnnie Mon 17-Nov-14 10:45:54

(And I suppose the "organic" element on a fish finger made from sea fish would be the breadcrumbs, etc.)

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:48:23

So he was probably just being an arse?

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 10:51:20

Do you think it's possible to make parts of the oceans organic? Free from pesticides, antibiotics etc? His mum's probably an organic nut and he doesn't understand that you can't get organic fishfingers.

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 10:52:17

Sorry, 'nut' was the wrong word. I should have said 'enthusiast'. I didn't mean to offend anyone sad

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:53:48

You might be onto something. DS was horrified to hear that the same kid is only allowed chocolate one day a week.

unsupervised at a kids party he ate 15 chocolate mini rolls for lunch.grin

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 10:57:06

Oh, poor kid! Rationing chocolate will not end well. Does he have a packed lunch at school with organic quinoa and organic fish sticks with a bottle of water and an organic apple? sad

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:57:56

not my DS, he seems more able to exercise some self control, I meant the organic fish finger kid.

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 10:59:34

it sounds quite likely doesn't it. sad

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 11:03:28

so organic fish fingers aren't even a thing. you're right, how would that even work? blush

StrangeGlue Mon 17-Nov-14 11:10:56

Aw how old is he? Is it possible he thinks 'organic' is a brand name? Like he was saying 'I only like birds eye'?

MindReader Mon 17-Nov-14 11:11:20


Is he the brother of the lovely little girl who came for tea here whose mum said she was 'a very fussy eater and would only touch "restaurant quality" meals'?
I tried to divine what "restaurant quality" might be and it turned out to be chicken goujons and chips' grin
So I offered goujons, chips, peas and sweetcorn followed by strawberries and choc icecream for tea. Plus chicken nuggets for the other visiting kid who is a bit fussy and prefers 'nuggets from Iceland' (which she likes at home and I wanted her to feel at home so I got them. they were okay).

'Goujon girl' ate chips, (handfuls of) nuggets and icecream.
No goujons (M&S) grin

Sounds like his mum has informed him he only likes 'organic fishfingers'?

(and don't start me on TunaPastaBake kid....)

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 11:15:16

Oh dear grin Some children do believe everything. Looks like he's been fed a line (badum!)

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 11:18:45

oh please tell me about tunapastabake kid!

my kids are fussy at other peoples houses too but I don't expect other parents to buy stuff in specially. they won't starve.

kiki0202 Mon 17-Nov-14 11:19:42

So organic fish fingers are a thing please see link

but they never caught on smile

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 11:19:48

he must have been 8 at the time. the organic being a brand name in his mind is a possibility.

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 11:20:12

There was a thread a few months ago about a kid who didn't want to go to Pizza Hut as it was cheap and common.

BiscuitMillionaire Mon 17-Nov-14 11:20:42

Maybe he's had a bad-fishfinger-experience at someone else's house? I'm only half-joking, as my DS refuses to eat fishfingers at all since having some really vile Asda value fish-in-breadcrumbs at a friend's (I was there, it really was vile). That makes me sound like a food snob - but I shop at Asda! This bore very little resemblance to actual fish.

nevercackle Mon 17-Nov-14 11:21:26

on Saturday afternoon another kid requested I make his boiled egg green???

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 17-Nov-14 11:23:08

Cheap fishfingers are nasty. Little bits of the fish which would have otherwise ended up in the bin <boak> I'm not an organic fishfinger expert, but there's a line (not a fishing line).

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