I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Fish Snacks mark April 2, 2013 I Try It So You Don't Have To I attended an event this past weekend at an Asian market that featured the flavors of Laos and Thailand. All of the food they served was incredible and the cultural background they offered throughout the event, from the staff in traditional clothing to the history of Laos in maps and stories, added great depth. Of course I took the opportunity to scour the shelves for some things that might not be so delicious. Enter fish snacks. More properly Fish Snack, as the package says. I opened up the package and was just assaulted by a strong fish smell. I got my nose right in there and took a whiff, of course. WOW is all I have to say. Overwhelming is about the only way to describe it. I pulled one out of the package and was oddly shocked by the inclusion of a tail. I don’t know why that got to me at all; I regularly eat sardines, smelt and other whole fish. I think it was just the difference between my expectations of a fish-jerky-like product and what I actually found, which was a dried fish. Tail and skin included. Maybe the taste would make up for the smell. I bit off a hunk, which took some effort, and gave it a try. It was very strong with fish flavor up front, though it finished with some good sweetness and sesame flavor. It had a very odd, almost metallic, aftertaste which was not a good way to end. I tried a few more bites to see if I could save this tasting and I only made it this far. As much as I was hoping to add fish snacks to my repertoire of “healthy but odd” snacks, I just didn’t like them at all. I’m disappointed, but I have to give them a “you don’t have to.” The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts mark Latest posts by mark (see all) Pizzeria Bianco Review: Is it really the best pizza in America? - December 10, 2013 Truffle Fries Review - December 5, 2013 Breaking News! Jack In The Box to Release Fajita Ranch Melt Sourdough Sandwich - December 3, 2013 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.