“ Chips. „
I very rarely eat chips with a meal and when I do, my home made healthy attempt of chips is baked potato slices which I make myself. That is more time consuming and on a number of occasions Mr Lools has decided on a Friday night to come home from the pub via the chip shop as he fancied chips. In order to "save money" he asked if I could get in some oven chips for these occasions so he could come straight home from the pub and put some chips in the oven. As I prefer to buy lower fat or "healthy" versions of products.... Asda Good for You Oven chips were the perfect choice. Even more so that I would be eating these chips "for research purposes".
These come in a 1.81Kg bag, packaging wise the same as most oven chip packaging. The Asda logo is visible. As these are branded by Asda as part of the Good For You range, the packaging is yellow and white so stands out as the colours are very bright. On the front of the packaging there is an image of the chips (cooked).
A 1.81kg bag costs 90p from Asda. I think this is excellent value for money as the bag lasts for several large servings and these chips are good quality.
In particular this saves our household a lot of money as Mr Lools no longer has to pop to the chip shop for a portion of chips he can just put these in the oven.
I would recommend giving the oven tray a shake to move the chips around a bit half way through cooking. Otherwise some chips end up extra crispy and others less well cooked. The oven cooking instructions are Gas Mark 7 for 25 minutes. Personally I find this too much and the chips get too burnt and crispy therefore for the chips to be cooked so they are golden I would recommend about 18-20 minutes.
Once the chips are cooked and removed from the oven they have a lovely golden colour and the aroma is very appealing a baked potato type scent. What I particularly like about these chips is that although they are "low fat" chips they do not look overly dry they look moist but the tray isn't covered in grease and the chips do not have speckles grease on them like some oven chips do.
The chips are all a decent size, there are some shorter stubby chips but not an excessive amount. As the chips are all a similar size they cook evenly so all are golden and crispy and you do not end up with some small burnt crispy bits and other soggy under cooked chips.
The taste of these chips are fantastic a baked golden potato taste. The inside of the chips are very light and fluffy and not overly dry which I found with the Weight Watchers oven chips. The outside of the chip is crispy so there is a slight crunch when you bite into the chips,
If vinegar is added to these chips they do go quite soggy. McCain oven chips do not do this and remain firm. Personally I don't mind these chips being quite soft but if like Mr Lools if you prefer crispy chips then holding off on the vinegar might be a good idea.
Per serving (100g uncooked):
I previously was not a fan of oven chips and never really ate chips. However the Good For You Oven chips are very tasty and I think that I might be partially converted to liking oven chips . Even as a "low fat" version these oven chips taste and look no different to any other brand of oven chips, low fat or not Taste wise these are light and crispy and taste like any other oven chip despite being lower fat. These are not something that I would eat regularly but they are a convenient snack and convenient accompaniment to a meal. Plus as a lower fat alternative they are great for those counting calories too.
Asda,a GOOD FOR YOU OVEN CHIPS are just what they say, they have a very low fat content only 3%, and as they are quite a chunky chip, they are healthier than the convenional french fries ot thin cut chips.
I found them quick and easy to cook, they have a lovely golden colour when they taken out, and they smell delicious, I have tried lots of other oven chips, Mcain are extra special but so is the price,and I like weight watchers, but again ounce for ounce they are far more expensive, and to be honest some supermarket own brands leave a lot to be desired in the taste stakes. we all know you get what you pay for, and sometimes needs must, but honestly I personally think for a budget priced supermarket own brand item this product wont leave you disappointed, and your purse will be happy too
I was walking around asda when i noticed the good for you range , the product i am going to do about now is the good for you straight cook oven chips.
The bag caught my eye as its blue and white , with asda good for you on, and a picture of what the chips look like when they are cooked.
Its a 1.81kg bag and good for you is asda's own low fat brand.
The price is 1.16 , which is a resonable price for a low fat food as i find they are normally more expensive.
~ The chips ~
You can either oven or grill these chips .
grill for about 15 minutes but i don,t like grilling them i prefer to put them in the oven , gas mark 7 if i rememeber right , and its says for 25 minutes .
Which is fine if you put in the middle of the oven and i always find they cook better if you turn the tray around half way through cooking .
~ My opinion ~
I have to say i,m not really much of a chip eater i can either take them or leave them , but i did enjoy these chips they were very tasty even on there own before i added sauce.
I always found before when i,ve had low fat foods especially chips they they have tasted quite artificial with a nasty aftertaste , but these were nice, they aren,t thin like a french fries chips but aren,t thick either , my children normally tend to go for the french fries and they really enjoyed these chips .
I would recommend them for the taste and price.
Thanks for reading x
With the ever continuing battle with the bulge and being unable to eat one of my favourite foods - chips, and lose weight - I decided to give these a try.
They are from the Asda's Good For you Range and cost 90 pence for a 1.81kg bag, which is less than normal full fat chips cost, which is surprising as low fat foods always tend to be more expensive. They contain less fat than normal chips, so I thought they would be ideal.
The packaging of them is the normal good for you logo on the plastic bag. It is a bit on the plain and simple side, but, at the end of the day you buy them for what they taste like and not for what they look like.
The cooking instructions on the packet tell you to cook them in the oven on gas mark 7 for 25 minutes, but to be honest I find this a little bit too high as they tend to burn slightly if kept in for this amount of time. I usually cook them for about 20 minutes instead.
They actually taste very nice. They do not taste like cardboard which some low fat foods do. The outside of the chip is good and firm, and can sometimes be slightly crunchy, which makes them so nice. The inside of the chip is very light in texture and very tasty.
If you put them next to an identical plate of normal oven chips then you would not be able to tell the difference.
I would certainly buy them again and would recommend them.
Please note that this review has previously been published on Ciao under my username of Welshfruitbat