Mrs. Paul’s 90 Calorie Crunchy Fish Fillets Review

These Mrs. Paul’s 90 Calorie Crunchy Fish Fillets  appear to be similar to their other crunchy fillets product.  They’re indeed breaded and crunchy, but perhaps a little smaller in size, and a little less breaded than the full-calorie product.  They sport the same golden color, the same white fish texture, and bake up in essentially the same way.  In short, this is a nearly identical product to the other “crunchy fish fillets” products from Mrs. Paul’s.  This one however, features fewer calories per serving, at just 90 calories per fillet.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • These breaded, crunchy fish fillets from Mrs. Paul’s have a pleasant, not-too-fishy flavor.
  • Their box can be re closed with built-in tabs that fit into slots on the top flap.
  • An inner and air tight plastic pouch is provided, to prevent freezer burn of the product during long periods of cold storage.
  • The crunchy fish fillets themselves are packed in a re close-able plastic bag for freshness.
  • These Mrs. Paul’s fillets are composed of 100% Alaska Pollock fish, and no fillers.  Alaska Pollock is a meek-tasting yet full-bodied fish (at least, as full-bodied as whitefish can be anyhow).  So it accepts flavoring spices well, and does not dominate the dish.
  • This breaded fish has lots of good-for-the-heart omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Absorb lots of Frank’s hot sauce; my favorite topping to drench over them.
  • I follow the twenty-eight to thirty minutes in the oven at 425 degrees instructions on the box.  This always yields very hot, quite crunchy, and golden brown fish fillets.
  • While baking, the fish fillets give off a mouth-watering aroma, so that when they’re finally ready to eat, I’m really anxious to devour them.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • This fish features added sugar and preservatives.  So this I’d consider a processed food.
  • Found no evidence of testing for mercury conducted on this seafood product.
  • Microwaving is not recommended.


Cooking Directions

Conventional Oven

  1. Position a rack in the middle set of holders in the oven.
  2. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. While waiting for the oven to warm, removed the desired number of pollock fillets from the inner plastic freshness protector bag.
  4. Line a shallow baking pan or tray with foil, and lightly coat it lightly with a no-stick cooking spray.
  5. Position the desired number of the fillets on this tray, evenly distributed.
  6. Then, once the oven reaches 425 degrees, place pan, uncovered, in oven, in the center of the middle rack.
  7. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes total time.
  8. Flip the fillets when halfway through baking time.
  9. Once baking is done, remove the fillet from oven.  Note that fish is not completely cooked until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. or higher.
  10. Turn off the oven.
  11. Let the fish stand for three minutes, or until the sizzling stops.
  12. Finally, serve, and enjoy.

Do not re freeze raw, thawed fish, and promptly refrigerate any unused cooked fish.


Ingredients List

Alaska pollock (fish sodium tripolyphosphate to retain fish moisture), bread crumbs (wheat flour, sugar, salt, yeast), water, vegetable oil (cottonseed and/or canola, and/or sunflower, and/or soybean with TBHQ and citric acid as preservatives), wheat flour.  Contains 2% or less of: wheat flour (enriched with niacin, ferrous sulphate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), salt, soybean oil, modified wheat starch, modiried food starch, dextrin, wheat starch, sodium caseinate (from milk with monoglycerides), modified cellulose, modified food starch, salt, sugar, extractives of paprika (color), dextrin, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), garlic powder, onion powder, spice.

Contains fish (pollock), wheat, milk.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 2 fillets (99 grams).  Servings per container: 4.
  • Calories: 180.  Calories from fat: 70.
  • Total fat: 7.5 grams, 12% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 1 gram, 5% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5 grams.
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 15 milligrams, 5% DV.
  • Sodium: 440 milligrams, 14% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 25 grams, 8% DV.
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 grams, 8% DV.
  • Sugars: 1 gram.
  • Protein: 8 grams, 16% DV.
  • Vitamin A: 0% DV.
  • Vitamin C: 0% DV.
  • Calcium: 0% DV.
  • Iron: 4% DV.


Product Rating

While these breaded fillets have some enriched flour, none of it is white flour, which is a step in the right direction, for sure.  The crusts are crunchy, but not too thick.  They brown nicely in the oven.  The flavor is gentle, and the fish aroma during baking that can sometimes put off some folks, is quite weak here.  They were easy to remove from the baking pan (some other products stubbornly stick), and I found them filling and satisfying for several hours after consuming them.  So I’d rate this lunch or supper time 90 calorie seafood treat at 90 out of 100.  I liked them alot.


Where to Buy Mrs. Paul’s 90 Calorie Crunchy Fish Fillets

Find this fish product at most larger grocery outlets. I got mine at Walmart, in the signature avacado green and yellow box with the white letters and a picture of these lightly breaded pollock fillets on the front, alongside a cup of coctail sauce and a couple of slices of lemon.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-10-04: Originally published.