Monday, September 26, 2005

Happy Birthday Fish Fingers

They're a staple at the Webster family’s dinner table (I’m not sure Sally Webster knows how to cook anything else but fish fingers) and you can buy them at Dev’s Corner Shop. (Although I suppose after the firebombing they’d be fried fish.)

On this day in 1955, frozen Bird’s Eye fish fingers first went on sale in Britain. Brits eat about one million fish fingers a day. The Birds Eye company makes enough fish fingers every year to stretch around the equator!

And fish fingers Canadian connection, you ask?



When Fred Whan burned a fish finger under his grill in 2003, he was stunned to discover the scorch mark bore an uncanny resemblance to Jesus. Fred, from Kingston, Ontario, froze the snack for a year, before putting it up for sale on eBay. (It’s stories like this that make me proud to be a Canadian.)

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