How Many Calories in a McDonald’s Fish Sandwich and Double Fish Sandwich?

As a fan of battered fish, I confess that I have eaten a boatload of these over the years. so I was curious when I saw a McDonald’s ad for a ‘double’ fish filet sandwich.

This is the single fish sandwich. No double pics available yet.

This is the single fish sandwich. No double pics available yet.

Maybe I am just ignorant, but I had trouble finding a nutritional breakdown for the new double sandwich. So, I will give you what I was able to find for the regular single sandwich which includes a fish filet patty, regular bun, tartar sauce and American cheese slice from the McDonald’s site.

Regular fish filet:

Calories 390
Protein 15 grams
Total Fat 19 grams
Saturated Fat 4 grams
Carbohydrates 19 grams
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Sugar 5 grams

The following is for a double fish filet sandwich:
Calories 540
Protein 25 grams
Total Fat 26 grams
Saturated Fat 5 grams
Carbohydrates 49 grams
Sodium 830 mg
Sugar 5 grams

The new double fish sammy comes out a little on the heavy side for my money and my tummy. The 540 calories amounts to a bulging quarter of the caloric needs for the average person who has a 2000 budget for the entire day. Don’t forget there are no fries included with this, nor beverage which could easily add several hundred more calories. The Sodium total is at least worth looking at. Experts recommend a total of no more than 1500 mg for the entire day. So, this eats up more than half of the Sodium you should have all day.

Here we are back at the portion size and portion control dilemma. Much as I love battered fish, I will be tossing back the double. In this case, I believe you can have too much of a good thing.

Tony

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2 responses to “How Many Calories in a McDonald’s Fish Sandwich and Double Fish Sandwich?

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