Yo Feng Food Company produces these North Sea Fish Snacks. Wait, no. North Sea Fishnacks. It’s a snack, er, a nack, made of fish. This particular…nack…is made of saurida filamentosa fish and muraenesox cinereus (which is actually a type of eel). Apparently, humans have already eaten all of the fish with appetizing names, so now we nack on fish with names that sound like something out of a medical school textbook. (“I’m sorry to inform you, but you have a severe case of muraenesox cinereus. The prognosis is not good.”)
The fishnacks look like a tangled mass of straw or some other kind of thin filament. This is oddly appropriate, since it’s made from saurida filamentosa. It’s also made from tapioca starch, sorbitol, salt, sugar, and a multi-amino acid blend. This blend is featured prominently on the package, which explains that it consists of arginine, lysine, histidine, and methoinine. All those fancy-sounding names must mean that this is a very healthy nack.
Once we opened the package, we discovered that the fishnacks were much moister than they appeared. Rather than the crunchy nack we were expecting, they were instead rather soft and chewy. It looked and tasted like fish jerky that had been run through a paper shredder. (Take that, Sovereign Thalassic Hegemony!)
If you find yourself with an insatiable craving for a big pouch of shredded fish, North Sea Fishnacks seem to be your best and only choice. If, on the other hand, you found this page because you’ve just been diagnosed with saurida filamentosa, I’m truly sorry. Perhaps you could try some Traditional Pearl Sago instead. I hear it’s really good for things like that.