McDonald’s new Fish McBites have opened the chain’s offerings up for pescatarians (as well as Catholics coming up on the Lenten season), and the menu item is popping up on drive-through boards across the land.
McDonald’s Fish McBites are also, we learned this week, the newest option for the fast-food chain on the kids menu — again, preserving Friday sales to a degree for a portion of Americans abstaining from meat and poultry consumption for religious reasons.
But are Fish McBites any good? Coastal folk can be a bit touchy about their seafood sources, and by and large, it seems social media is skeptical of the new addition. One tweeter gave it a stamp of approval:
Just tried Fish McBites — with an AK pollock exec, no less. Verdict? Great McD’s fare. Make it permanent #fishmcbites twitter.com/drewcherry/sta…
— Drew Cherry (@drewcherry) January 31, 2013
But overwhelmingly, Twitter was unapproving of Fish McBites and Fish McBites Happy Meals, with some tweets indicating extreme distaste for the concept:
i can’t believe fish mcbites are a thing. fast food fish in general should be illegal.
— Alyssa (@awyssaaa) February 5, 2013
This is a hate crime RT @zap2it: Fish McBites arrive at McDonald’s and infiltrate Happy Meals everywhere bit.ly/Uq969U
— Sunny Jacob (@jacobjunior7) February 5, 2013
Fish McBites? #WTMcF
— Chef John (@foodwishes) February 5, 2013
“@mcdonalds: What are you more excited for this month: #FishMcBites or #ShamrockShake?”Not getting diabetes.
— L. Rodegwhatever (@hellolioness) February 5, 2013
Fish mcbites sound so gross. #throwup
— Jordan Seavy (@jordanseavy23) February 5, 2013
Fish McBites from mcds seem really gross and sketchy to me #maybethatsjustme
— Julie Shae Boggs (@jshae6) February 4, 2013
McDonald’s new happy meal is called “Fish Mcbites” that’s disgusting and if you even think about getting it you should be shunned
— Dylan DiNatale (@Dyligans_Island) February 4, 2013
Fish McBites sounds like a smalltown fish detective.
— Emmy Blotnick (@emmyblotnick) February 4, 2013
Besides electing Obama as president, Fish McBites at McDonalds are the worst idea in human history.
— Austen Black(@austen_marie) February 4, 2013
McDonald’s now sells FISH MCBITES…..I can’t be the only person that finds this repulsive
— Taryn Carey (@taryn_carey) January 31, 2013
Do you plan to bravely try Fish McBites, or is Twitter’s unease enough to put you off?