Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips

While browsing among the shrimp, fish stick, and salmon options in the Aldi freezer aisle recently, I noticed a meal kit I don’t think I’ve ever spotted before at Aldi. It was a fish and chips meal for one. Curious, I dropped one in my cart to try.

Fish and chips are a classic British meal of fried or breaded fish and French fries — which the British call chips. It’s a meal pairing that dates as far back as the 1860s. It’s a popular meal in the United Kingdom, and it’s one that my husband and I enjoyed during our travels there several years ago.

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips cost $5.49 for a 14-ounce box at the time of publication. The box describes it as “a traditional British style battered cod with golden fries.” It’s nice to note that this is an authentic product of the United Kingdom. This was sold in a mixed case in the freezer alongside some Scottish Beer Battered Haddock Fish & Chips, which are also a product of the U.K. and are also $5.49 for 14 ounces. I have not yet tried the Scottish Beer Battered Haddock. This post focuses on the British Style Cod Fish & Chips.

This is a Regular Buy, which means you should be able to find it at Aldi any time of year.

The meal bears the Marine Stewardship Council sustainability seal. The package states “the cod in this product comes from a fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC’s standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery.” The cod was wild caught in Major Fishing Area 27 in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, an area that includes the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea. The catch method was trawls, seines, hooks, and lines.

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re watching out for allergens, this fish and chips dinner contains fish (cod), milk, and wheat.

This is not a health food. It’s loaded with calories, fat, sodium, and carbs, so you’ll want to enjoy it in moderation. There is one serving per container, and one package (400 grams) has 790 calories, 36 grams of total fat (46% DV), 3.5 grams of saturated fat (18% DV), 50 mg of cholesterol (17% DV), 1,110 mg of sodium (49% DV), 91 grams of total carbohydrates (33% DV), 8 grams of dietary fiber (33% DV), 5 grams of total sugars, no added sugars, and 24 grams of protein.

The package has directions for baking this in a conventional oven, and it states this is not suitable for microwave cooking. This is baked from frozen. Start by removing all packaging. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the frozen fillet and chips on a baking sheet on the middle shelf of the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time. Let the fish and chips stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

The package also notes that although care has been taken to remove bones, some small bones may remain.

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips

Aldi fish and chips after baking.

When you open the package, the fries are packed in a clear plastic bag, while the fish is loose inside the box. This meal baked easily in my oven and turned out quite crisp.

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips

Cod fish after baking, with a good ratio of fish to crispy batter.

This was delicious, and the fish is a huge portion size. The cod fish has plenty of meat, along with lots of crispy, melt-in-your-mouth batter. The fries are thick-cut and, again, they come out of the oven very crispy. This meal for one is so large — with so many calories — that it really could be shared by two people. Unless you’re really hungry, it might be hard to finish this alone in one sitting.

The Verdict:

Fremont Fish Market Traditional British Style Cod Fish & Chips features a giant crispy battered fish fillet and a generous helping of thick-cut French fries. This meal serves one, but portions are large, so you can decide if you want to share. If you like British food, we highly recommend this.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

8 Comments

  1. I tried the scottish version, it was very good. Supposedly haddock is the more traditional fish used with fish and chips, and i thought it was on par with some restaurants takes on the dish. Also, the scottish version has 300mg less sodium and about 10g more protein, which in a generally not-great for you dish, is a big difference.

  2. Christine M Thomas

    I am originally from Scotland, I spotted the fish n’ chips a few months back and grabbed the last few on the shelf. I bought both the English Cod and Scottish Haddock. I found if I put the chips in my air fryer and the fish in the toaster oven it worked out better, the chips were crispier. Also, one of the haddocks had a weird smell and taste even after cooking. Guess I got a bad batch. I did prefer the cod. I find the portions large, enough for two.

  3. Absolutely fabulous fries, the fish is massive and quite tasty. Although its supposed to be 1 serving 1 package served both hubby and I. I preferred the Cod and hubs is a Haddock fan. Definitely something I will purchase again when I see it. I have cooked it in both the air fryer and oven, no real difference in level of crispy. make sure you have malt vinegar on hand for a real tasty treat.

  4. I loved both the British and the Scottish. I would have loved to purchase more of these, but now the Aldi in my town no longer carries them.

  5. Tried the Fremont Scottish-style Fish & Chips recently & it was FABULOUS!! Can’t wait to try this one for comparison.

    Both quality & portion size is excellent.

  6. Has anyone tried them in an Air Fryer?

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