CUSTOMERS rekindle enthusiasm for an item that was dropped from the menu after just three months.
Fish McBites are a McDonald’s menu item that for many feels more like a fevered dream than reality.
Not dissimilar to Filet’o’Fish, the product was a nugget form of white fish sold as a bite-sized meal.
They hit the menu in 2013, lasted for three months and were mostly marketed for children’s palettes.
Many children’s television stations have aired commercials with the theme song Fishy Fishy Groove.
Sometimes the Fish McBite could be seen dancing to the tune.
In an X-post formerly known as Twitter, McDonald’s asked customers what to bring back; For many, McBites were the answer.
“I’m crying, no one said the Fish McBites were a treasure for my younger self.” replied one user who has since received dozens of positive reactions to the post.
The user’s post brought back old memories for many, as they were shocked that other people remembered the short-lived product.
“Bro I thought no one remembered those ja-” added another X user.
Some even wondered if they even existed, and if so, when.
A Reddit thread has brought people together to discuss the reality of Fish McBites.
“I was working at McDonald’s when we were selling these. I quite liked them. They existed because I remember selling and eating them many times. But after a while they completely disappeared,” wrote one Redditor.
The original poster also asked the thread if there was an article called Shrimp McBites.
Another user said they contacted McDonald’s directly for an answer.
“I emailed McDonalds asking them about the product. That was the response I received!” wrote the user.
According to them, McDonald stated that they had the article even shorter than Fish McBites, from March 25 to April 29, 2013.
It’s unclear why the product was originally discontinued.
Since it was advertised as a pescatarian-friendly option, many customers liked it.
It is possible that the item was intended as a limited edition and its days were numbered when it was first introduced.