On Saturday, the amateur chef was on strike, so we decided to treat ourselves to a fish and chip take away lunch. We popped along to one of our local fish and chip shops for a standard large fish, battered sausage and large chips, more than enough for 3 of us and great value as always.
The interesting thing was, not only were they using food packaging that we hold in stock, but the chippy did something that we occasionally take calls about and that was melt the food packaging with boiling hot oil. The large fish hadn’t been cooked and hence not in the warming shelf drying off, so after waiting a few minutes, the freshly cooked fish was taken directly from the deep fat fryer and after a split second drying off placed into the EPS food packaging. The oil is way too hot for the food packaging and melts it (as below).
As an interesting test of the packaging, we decided to do a little experiment and boil some water and pour it into a take away burger box we had to hand. The view of the office is that this type of take away EPS packaging can take up to 100°C (preferably a maximum of around 80°C) and interestingly, the packaging seemed fine after pouring the boiling water in. The frying oil will of course be close to double this temperature and therefore way too hot.
We are able to supply a range of suitable take away food packaging for fish and chip shops including:
- White polystyrene chip tray
- Fish / burger and chips box
- 9 x 14″ Greaseproof paper
- Handled paper bags
- Wooden chip forks
- Fish and Chips plastic carrier bag
In addition, we have a range of sugarcane based biodegradable products that perform better, are kinder to the environment and more presentable to customers.