I found FISH EGGS inside my child’s Asda fish fingers – NEVER buying them again
A British mum was horrified after eggs were discovered inside her Asda fish fingers – but “caviar” some shoppers said.
Chelsea Freer, from Middlesbrough, spotted the roe as she served it to her two-year-old son.
She had bought 75p fish fingers from Asda’s “Just Essentials” range, which only launched last year in line with the cost-of-living crisis.
Chelsea claims she went to the store to complain and was given a £5 gift voucher for her next store, Asda.
But some fellow shoppers joked that she had gotten some cheap caviar—however, for roe to be caviar, it would have to come to sturgeon and not pollock like fish fingers.
Chelsea Freer, from Middlesbrough, was horrified after discovering eggs inside Asda fish fingers – but some shoppers said ‘her caviar’
Roe’s mum spotted serving 75p dish, which was from Asda’s Just Essentials range, to her two-year-old
One of the children’s mother said: ‘I will never buy Asda fish fingers again. Good job I didn’t let my son eat them.
‘Full of fish eggs. It’s a good job I just saw them otherwise I wouldn’t even know. I will never buy it again.
After I posted about fish eggs online, other Facebook users responded with shock.
“Kaffir fish fingers should be £75, not 75p,” said shopper Vicki Sole.
Another, Martin, said: “It’s Roo.
“I brought you some baked caviar.”
And one of them added: “Now this is some kind of cheap caviar.”
But Lauren Schermi said, “I’m going to have to call the police.”
“Rotten, they’re the ones I bought for my little girl, too,” Meg Woodhouse added.
“Chelsea, take them to Trade Standards,” said Sharon Holland.
The mother of one said she would ‘never buy Asda fish fingers again’ (pictured, the box is from Asda)
Chelsea claims she went to the store to complain and was given a £5 gift voucher for her next Asda store
Meanwhile, the mother of one of the children said it was “good work” that her son could not eat fish eggs
An Asda spokesperson said: ‘Unfortunately, the nature of using fish means there is always a small risk of roe making its way into the final product.
We have processes in place throughout our supply chain from catch to processing, including avoiding the times of the year when this is most likely to happen and have not received any similar complaints about this issue.
“We understand that Ms. Freer returned the product to the store and received a full refund plus a gesture of goodwill, and we apologize again for any inconvenience this may have caused her.”
After Chelsea posted about the discovery on Facebook, other users said they would “never eat fish fingers again.”
Shoppers slammed Asda last year for the “embarrassing” bright yellow packaging of its rebranded budget range, claiming it let the “whole world know you’re broke.”
The supermarket chain’s Just Essentials value set was launched with a brightly colored design, a change from the white packaging of Smart Price products.
Asda called Just Essentials their “biggest budget-friendly range ever” but some shoppers claimed the products “embarrass poor families”.
One shopper said the products scream “we are poor” while another said the bright color indicated low-income people should have “a basket full of signs of poverty,” The Sun reported.