Fast Food Review: Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeyes

It’s Friday the 13th, time for another seafood review.  On Fridays, during the season of Lent, GrubGrade will feature and review some tasty fast food ocean options. Today we will spotlight a fan favorite from the “Lousiana Kitchen”.  It’s back and returns with a new packaging.  Introducing the Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeyes.

Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeye's (box)

The Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box (also known as the Seafood Tackle Box) comes packed with a nice combination that is sure to fill you up.  It features eight butterfly shrimp, Cajun fries and a buttermilk biscuit.  You can substitute the fries for a different side item but, on this occasion, I kept it standard.  The Cajun battered fries are spiced just right, so I find no need for added salt or ketchup.  The Cajun spices pack a lot of flavor in each bite.  They are crisped just right and are plentiful.  The fries act as the bed for the fried shrimp and biscuit.  The shrimp is heavily breaded to the point where it may be difficult to determine what exactly it is that you are eating by the looks of them.  You might mistake the shrimp for chicken nuggets they are coated so thick.  This doesn’t take too much away from the shrimp as the breading does provide a nice flavor of sometimes-spicy Louisiana seasonings.  Also notable, of the eight shrimp, some may have tails and some may not.  The biscuit, as always, is crusty on top and soft inside.  Popeye’s biscuits have always been a favorite of mine and they are lightly coated with seasoning.  With your platter you will receive cocktail sauce if you wish to dunk your shrimp.  I would be fine without since there is already a lot of flavor coming out of this loaded box of food.

Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeye's

As the Lent season ends, the Popeyes’ Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box will be taken off the menu.  This limited time offering will be missed.  Like the occasional Cajun Crawfish Platter that makes an appearance from time to time, these shrimp will end up taking a backseat to the chicken.  

Popeyes Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box CollageTaste: /10

Pros: Delicious cajun spices on everything. Plump, flavorful shrimp. A lot of food for $4.99. Nice, sturdy, portable, ventilated box.

Cons: Some shrimp have tails still on. Shrimp can be a tad over-breaded and spicier than others. Very fried, very greasy box of food. 860 calories and 49 grams of fat according to the Popeye's website nutrition facts. A ton of fries, could have been replaced some with a couple extra shrimp although it would have increased the price.

Taste: 9.25/10
Value: 8.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.75/10
Price: $4.99

Overall GrubGrade: 8.75/10

More Info: Popeyes.com
Nutrition Facts:
Butterfly Shrimp (Grams-102)
Calories - 310
Total Fat - 19 grams
Saturated Fat - 8 grams
Trans Fat - 1 gram
Cholesterol - 90 milligrams
Sodium - 800 milligrams
Carbs - 22 grams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 13 grams
Nutrition Facts - Fries (Grams-88)
Calories - 310
Total Fat - 17 grams
Saturated Fat - 7 grams
Trans Fat - 1 gram
Cholesterol - 7 milligrams
Sodium - 660 milligrams
Carbs - 35 grams
Dietary Fiber - 3 grams
Protein - 4 grams
Nutrition Facts - Biscuit (Grams-60)
Calories - 240
Total Fat - 13 grams
Saturated Fat - 7 grams
Trans Fat - 0 grams
Cholesterol - 0 milligrams
Sodium - 490 milligrams
Carbs - 26 grams
Dietary Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 4 grams
Note: The Popeye's Nutrition Page showed portion size as 1 for the shrimp, 1 for fries and 1 for the biscuit. It doesn't seem as precise as some other sites so keep that in mind. This platter contains 8 shrimp, a ton of fries and a biscuit.

9 comments on “Fast Food Review: Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeyes

  1. Cassaendra says:

    WTG Ryan! :)

    I didn’t know this was around, my husband did but he didn’t realize it was for a limited time, so we’re headed there tomorrow. I love Popeye’s Cajun fries! I’ve already had my limited time Shamrock shake from McD.

  2. Adam says:

    Love the hockey mask, dude! Brilliant! Welcome to the blogosphere. Many happy returns!

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    DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is no way shrimp and not even sure there was shrimp in these deep fried balls of breading – I found out you don’t go to a so called chicken place for shrimp!

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