Why I Love These Fish Finger Happy Meals By McDonald’s

I still remember how excited I was when I heard the launching news of A new meal by McDonald’s and my excitement doubled when I came to know that it is Fish finger happy meal that is being inaugurated.

Fish finger happy meal

I am an avid fan of seafood and love to try new food items that have incorporated seafood into it. And I would not hesitate to mention that there is nobody of my age group who can love McDonald’s happy meal as much as I do. 

What else could be more fun and exciting than the combination of two of my most favorite food items, i.e seafood and mcdonald’s. I was among the first one’s who went and tried these crispy chunky fish fingers along with my favorite orange juice and a bag of McD’s signature fries.

Before my introduction with fish fingers, their alluring  veggie dippers were my love. While my brother always wanted to have something from McDonald’s big flavor wraps.

My association with McDonald’s has been long. I remember being in love with the beautiful arch of McD, since I was young.

Magic Elements That Build Up The Meal

The secret for the taste and fame of every food item lies in its condiments and ingredients. Same is the case with Fish Finger happy meal UK. The  exciting taste and flavorful aroma is created with the special condiments. Let’s explore together what I have found out about all the things that we would get in a fish finger meal by McDonald’s.

  • Fish Fingers (3 Pieces): Made from Alaska Pollock Fillet, these fish fingers are coated in crunchy bread crumbs to make them crispier and tastier. They come in 3 pieces, because as they say “Good Things always comes in three”.
  • Cucumber Sticks OR Fries: You may either get a bag of veggies of your choice or you may simply opt for their signature fries small serving.
  • Beverage of your choice: You may select from one of the choices given, for instance, organic milk, fresh juice, a fruit shoot or plain water. It all depends on your child’s selection and preferences.

Nutritional Information

We are living in an era where everyone is extremely health conscious, so am I. Therefore, I inquire about the nutritional information of everything that I consume. Below is the nutritional table that I have compiled by gathering and digging all the information. Let’s take a look:

Nutritional InformationCalorie count% RI Adult
Energy (KJ)122715% RI*
Energy (KCAL)29215% RI*
Fat (g)11.016% RI*
Of which saturated (g)3.417% RI*
Carbohydrates (g)27.011% RI*
Of which sugar (g)13.214% RI*
Fibre (g)1.2 
Protein (g)20.842% RI*
Salt (g)1.0518% RI*

*RI stands for Reference Intake for an average adult (8400 KJ/2000 KCAL)

Allergen Information

It may contain allergens that are enlisted below:

  • Wheat gluten.
  • Fish.

How Important It Is To Give Your Kids Fish

Introducing fish into your children’s diet has significant benefits. As we all know, fish meat is packed with healthy nutrients and vitamins that play a pivotal role in the growth and development of your kid’s brain and developmental skills.

Fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial for brain development, thus incorporating fish meat may help in your kids academic development and cognitive skills. 

Also fish are rich in vitamin D which could aid in strengthening their bone health and immune system. They lower the risk of developing certain illnesses in children.

Early introduction to the fish would be helpful in developing clean and healthy eating habits in your kids. You can incorporate fish in their routine diet to get them familiar with the taste of the fish. 

DIY Recipe Of Fish Fingers At Home

As a die hard fan of fish fingers meal by McDonald’s I have tried many recipes to replicate these fish fingers at home. With some recipes I got the taste but not the crunchy texture while some might give you texture and not the flavor. But the recipe I am mentioning below is the recipe that would help you make finger fish that taste and look almost the same as McDonald’s.

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Have a look and do give it a try:


  • Vinegar 3 Tbsp
  • Fish boneless 800 gm
  • Water As required
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli Powder 1 Tsp
  • Black pepper powder 1 Tsp
  • Orange food color (optional)
  • Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar 2 Tbsp
  • Flour 3 Tbsp
  • CornFlour 1 and ½ Tbsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Bread Crumbs As Required
  • Oil for frying


  • Soak fish filet for 5 minutes in water and vinegar.
  • Drain all the excess water.
  • Sprinkle some salt, pinch of food color and lemon juice onto the fish.
  • Rub and Mix all the spices evenly onto it.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and cornflour, add salt and red chilli water, now add eggs into it to make a smooth batter.
  • Dip all the pieces into the batter.
  • Leave for ½ an hour.
  • Coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry in preheated oil, till golden brown.

Serving suggestion

You may serve it with condiments like ketchup or hot sauce , tag some fresh fruits or a plate full of fries to go with it.

Enjoy with any soft drink of your choice. 

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Samantha, an IT expert states that She and her kid, both love to enjoy the finger fish meal at McDonald’s and they often visit their nearest McD to have these delicious and healthy meals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The finger fish happy meal includes 3 pieces of fish fingers made with freshly sourced fish, a drink of your choice and a portion of fries or a small bag of veggies of your choice. The star of the happy meal is a fun toy that would come along with the meal in the box.

Although the amount of carbohydrates may vary depending on the factors such as the portion and serving size. Also it could vary with the specific ingredients used. But according to an average estimate the approximate amount of carbs are 40-50 grams in a usual fish finger meal. For accurate information you might inquire at the restaurant while ordering.

At McDonald’s, their motto is to serve their customers as per their needs and demands, but in fish meal you might choose beverage of your choice and side add-ons, for instance, you might swap the bag of veggies with a small bag of fries. But, the main ingredient which is fish fingers might not get any changes. 

 No, the fish finger happy meal is not a suitable meal option for people who prefer to have vegan or vegetarian meals. But, there are many other options that are available for people who follow a particular diet regime.


If I conclude my journey with a fish finger happy meal then it can be summarized as a journey full of happiness, joy and fun. Even now, sometimes I prefer to order their fish finger meal to reminisce about my old times.

The crunchiness of the fish and the freshness both were far beyond my expectations. It is not necessary that you are a fan of seafood or you want to try something new in your meal that is both tasty and healthy, then I would recommend that you try the fish fingers happy meal for once and I am sure that you would fall in love with it.    

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