Last Updated on October 16, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally thought this product was a year-round Regular Buy when it first showed up at Aldi, but then it disappeared during the summer months and returned in the fall. We think this might be a seasonal item that Aldi sells for a few months each year, but it isn’t available all year. This seems to be a fall/winter product.
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 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.
I originally thought this was a Regular Buy that Aldi sold all year. However, it disappeared during the summer months and then returned in the fall, so I now believe this is a seasonal item that is sold during the fall and winter months. Seasonal items at Aldi are available for longer than an Aldi Find, but they aren’t sold all 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has anyone tried them in an Air Fryer?
Some of our other commenters have cooked them in the air fryer and with good results.
When will Fremont Fish Chips be restocked? They have not been in the store for over 2 or 3 months. We love the British Traditional Style
Yup – we’ve been checking back since I first posted here back in March & neither the British or the Scottish have been back in stock since.
Please,Please,Please,let’s get Aldi to carry Fremont’s British &Scottish fish &chips all the time!!!😂
I FULLY AGREE!!! We’ve been checking every time we’re in Aldi, but it’s been no dice for many months now. All ours has now are pkgs. of just breaded fish sticks & fish filets. It’s not the same.
I LOVE the Fremont Haddock and Cod dinners that I get at my local Aldi’s. Has anyone else noticed that either the cooking time is too long or the 450 degree oven temp is too high? I follow the directions and my fish and fries always come out overdone. I do not have an air-fryer. My store just got them back in stock which makes me very happy.
Mine turned out pretty crispy. It’s a good idea to set the oven timer for less than the directions indicate so you can pull it from the oven early if needed.
Glad to hear that Aldi is getting them back in, but but have never had any problem with them overcooking in a regular oven via pkg. instructions. But ovens do differ temp wise, & unless you have yours calibrated, I’d just experiment & lower the temperature &/or the cooking time to your liking. Not difficult to do.
I think they are probably a seasonal item at Aldi, meaning they’re in stores for a few months each year but aren’t sold all year. They recently reappeared at my local stores, so I’m guessing they are a fall/winter product.
Bad news folks. I sent Aldi a query about when, if ever, either variety of the “Fish & Chips” would be returning to all of their stores, & they just now replied with this response:
“Our “ALDI Finds” program allows us to provide customers with unique items available for a limited time. With new ALDI Find products coming in every week, we have to sell them quickly to make room for the next exciting offers. Please feel free to visit our website, http://www.aldi.us, to register for our weekly e-mail newsletter that includes information regarding upcoming ALDI Find items. Please note that some advertised items may not be available in all stores.
ALDI Customer Service”
Frankly, I was never made aware that this was an “Aldi Find”, since it was under their own “Fremont Fish Market” brand. How VERY sad & VERY disappointing. I wonder if they remotely realize how very popular this product was, & since it’s under their own brand name, how much it would be worth it to make it a regular item.
It’s back in my store. They also reduced the price by .50 too, picked up one this weekend. Hopefully it sticks around longer because it is fantastic and a very unique item to get at this good quality at a grocery store
As an additional comment, since both versions of the “Fish & Chips” were produced under Aldi’s own brand-name “Fremont Fish Market”, I honestly don’t see any reason why they can’t continue to produce it.
I suggest that everyone who really enjoyed this product contact Aldi as I did & request that they bring it back. It shouldn’t have been designated an “Aldi Find”, but a regular item. Hmpph. Let our voices be heard – lol!!
That’s a pretty generic response from Aldi, and these are definitely not an Aldi Find despite what you were told. Aldi Finds are only stocked once in a local store, and after they sell out, they’re gone, often only lasting in stores for a week or two. I know these fish and chips were initially in stores for longer than that.
As I mentioned in an earlier comment, I think these are seasonal because they’re starting to show back up in stores after a months-long absence. My guess is they’re an item that is only stocked during the fall/winter.
Also, FYI: Aldi does not manufacture any of its own products but instead contracts with various suppliers to produce most of its products. Aldi then places its own private label — in this case, Fremont Fish Market — on those products. Aldi is usually pretty secretive about who its suppliers are, but the link below explains a little more about how it works. Also keep in mind that Aldi sometimes quietly changes suppliers behind the scenes, which could affect product availability as well. https://www.aldireviewer.com/psa-aldi-brands-are-not-separate-companies/
Chris – may I ask at last what state you’re located in?
Hey bonnie – im in northern new jersey. Hopefully they restock it wherever you are at soon!
Thanks! We’re in Virginia, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they ship some of them south.
The Gods must be smiling – lol!!! Hubby was at our local (Culpeper, VA) Aldi when they opened this morning to snag two of their Cheese Advent Calendars, which sell out VERY quickly, & lo & behold they also had both the British & Scottish Fremont Fish Market Fish & Chips!!!! So he picked up one of each for us to enjoy this week.
Hopefully Aldi will continue to carry them, at least through the winter months. If they have to take a hiatus during the summer, so be it. I can live with that – lol!
Hip hip hooray!! I was also in shock and so pleased to find them again .I hope they continue all year through!I am so grateful😊