Product Kipper / Herring Snacks
All-natural smoked boneless fillets of herring 85%
Odor Smoked fish
Taste Firm and flaky in texture, salty, smoked flavor, savory
The omega-3 fatty acids in herring help fight a variety of health problems by lowering blood pressure, reducing triglycerides, fight depression and anxiety, and much more.
What is a Kipper snack? According to MW Polar, Kipper / Herring snacks are naturally smoked boneless fillets of herring. These herrings originate from the cold Northeast Atlantic and Norwegian Sea region. The fish is known for its Omega 3 Fatty Acids which help fight a variety of health problems. MW Polar Kipper Snacks is naturally smoked using a variety of beach wood shavings and contains no chemical dyes or imitation smoke flavor. The herrings are naturally smoked, boneless fillets, ready to eat, contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and Koser Parve (made with inherently kosher or kosher certified ingredients that are neither meat nor dairy).
But why is it called "kipper snacks"? The exact origin of kippers is unknown, although the fish has been smoked for centuries. As a verb, to kipper means to preserve by rubbing salt or other spices before drying in the open air or smoke. Naturally, smoked herring is called Kipper snacks because it has been rubbed in salt and spices and smoked, and are easy to eat as a snack.
The Guardian, a popular news and media site in the UK, and Livestrong, a popular health and fitness site, list the benefits of herring:
What are the health benefits of herring?
How do I eat smoked herring? In many cases, the herrings' bones are removed before smoking and most of the skin would have been burnt off. According to popular food site ChowHound, these are the ways to eat smoked herring:
Popular recipe provider, the spruce Eats, provides instructions on how to make the authentic smoked herring recipe:
|Servings: 1 pound herring (4 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 43g||55%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||74%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Steps to Make It
Kipper snacks (smoked herring) is also sold in the can and are easy to eat. The wild-caught, naturally Birchwood-smoked, premium quality herring are delectable to eat.
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A. C. Cleveland
Taste of Home
MW Polar Herring, Kipper Snacks, 3.53-Ounce (Pack of 18) Raised in Scotland kippers and plain herring were a much-loved part of our diet, growing up. Never finding fresh kippers or herring, here, I've tried the tinned kippers but all I ever found were in a mustard or ketchup sauce and they just didn't do it until, recently, I tried a tin of the Polar. FINALLY!!! These kipper snacks are the closest I've come to a "taste of home"....no sauce (other than the natural juices), same smoked flavor. I had to ensure I could keep them in the pantry so I checked Amazon (where else...) and my package was delivered yesterday. I would say this is such a treat but...at this very reasonable price......not so much "treat" (other than the taste) as "now in the budget". My mother used to serve sardines on buttered oatcakes; I checked Amazon (of course!) and found Nairn Oatcakes available. Perfect lunch......tin of kipper fillets on the oatcakes......tasty! Buy both, again.
Bacony, meaty, tasty
I'm new to this canned sardine/canned herring thing and pretty squeamish when it comes to not knowing what's in the can but with these Polar Kipper Snacks, I didn't need to worry. What you get is 2-3 whole fillets, mostly if not completely boneless--any remaining bones are soft enough to smush between your fingers, a little skin you barely notice, and a nice smoked, almost bacony flavored fish that's not "fishy" at all.
Compared to my sardine experiments, this kind of canned fish was a breeze. Very easy to eat right out of the can, no adornments, but it's especially tasty on a Wasa or Triscuit (what isn't?). So far I've only had them this way, but I want to try a pate version with a little cream cheese and onion and spread that on toast or crackers. It even sounds delicious. There's a lot of water in the can so open it over a bowl or the sink and other than that, enjoy! I would buy these again.
Tastes great, reduced-sodium.
I love these! They taste amazing, not fishy although they do smell somewhat fishy. The meat is nice and firm and not too smoky. I also appreciate the reduced sodium. I would give it 5 stars but it says it has 1.5 g of trans fat in it! Trying to figure out where that comes from??
UPDATED REVIEW\ After posting my review and noting the trans fat that was shown on my label, MW Polar responded and said that their kippers "do not, in fact," contain trans fat. Great news! It was a misprint on some of their cans and they are fixing it. I appreciated that they reached out to me. I'm changing my review from 4 stars to 5 stars!
mike in SW.
I love these kippers, especially compared to other brands.
You either love it or don't! this by far is the best kipper snacks available in my opinion. nice firm and well done. NOT like slimy other brands. give me a can of these and about 10 saltine crackers, and I'm in heaven. lol, my girlfriend is not fond of fish odors, so I eat them outside when she is home. excellent price and prepared in Germany.
Amazon does compensate me every time someone buys, but this is at no cost to you.