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Four waffles, low in saturated fat with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Net weight 227g.

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      18.05.2013 17:44
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      Delicious tasting waffles from Birds Eye but best with sauce, a little dry on their own.

      Birds Eye Potato Waffles

      ~~~Packaging~~~

      Birds Eye Potato Waffles come in a box with a mainly red background. The front of the box has a small strip of sky with birds at the very top of the box below this their is a green smile shape above which the words "Birds Eye" are printed in white. To the right of this section is a section with "The Original Potato Waffles" printed in yellow text behind which a silhouette of a waffle sits. Finally at the bottom left corner there is a picture of a scrumptious looking egg on a potato waffle and in the bottom right the nutritional information is printed. It's not the most eye catching design save for the succulent looking egg plastered on the waffle which does help to attract the consumers attention somewhat and make them think of food.

      ~~~Taste and Texture~~~

      These waffles taste very firmly of potato and are quite like a chip but not completely as they are also a little bit like a hash brown, halfway between a chip and a hash brown is how they taste to me. On there own they do not have the strongest taste and are a little dry, especially for me after my saliva glands have been damaged, however when eaten with something they taste really delicious and scrumptious the potato flavour really does burst into life. The texture is quite soft but a little bit gloopier than a chip thus I find them a little bit too dry on their own and so on their own I would need a drink to help me break them down. The great thing about these waffles is they taste really delicious without any salt. I tend to eat them with beans and fish fingers or vegetable samosas. I find with beans they are very moreish as the crispy yet soft texture is just delicious to eat and the scrumptiousness of the potato carbohydrates just invigorates the taste buds whilst not tasting of anything in particular other than potato. The first bite you take into a waffle that has been moistened with some juice from beans is quite a crispy one and then the waffle just effervesces and dissipates in your mouth which is a very gratifying experience.

      ~~~When to eat?~~~

      The great thing about potato waffles is that an individual waffle is quite light so can be eaten at any time of the day, for example a breakfast could consist of one waffle, a small portion of beans and an egg. If you want to have lunch using waffles, you can easily do so by increasing the number of waffles you eat. So a lunch could consist of 2 waffles, a slightly bigger portion of beans and an egg or two. Finally they can be used as part of a main meal at dinner time, such a meal could consist of as much as four waffles, some beans or spaghetti and some potatoes and butter with a bit of broccoli.

      ~~~What to eat?~~~

      Waffles are especially dry for me on there own and so I can not, now, eat them very well on there own. However even when I could eat them on their own I found them to dry to the taste buds for such to be desirable. They have been designed to be an accompaniment to a meal much like how chance dictated that potatoes themselves are an accompaniment to a meal. Things that go really well with waffles are eggs (the yolk really tastes nice on a waffle), beans, spaghetti and curry! Yes curry, anything with a little bit of sauce to moisten the waffle really tastes nice as it seems to make the waffle morph from a food which is dry, bland and unappetising to one which is succulent, scrumptious and salivating. One of my favourites of the afore mentioned list used to be eggs and waffle and that was a delicious combo and was a nice change from eating waffles and beans with something else. Sadly now I can't enjoys said combo because of the damage to my salivary glands which do still work but not as well as before, the egg just doesn't provide enough moisture. But for most normal folks if you haven't had Potato Waffles and egg I really recommend you try it, its delicious!

      ~~~How to eat? And Nutritional Information~~~

      Waffles contain a lot of carbs per individual waffle contains 13 grams of carbs which is a lot indeed I typically will have 3 for my main meal which is a massive 39g of carbs which is 30% of the RDA for an average man (130g) so will be a decent bit more for me as I am not "average". With such a high carb content waffles should only be consumed as part of a balanced diet and you will want to make sure you're other meals are not full of carbs and ideally it would be best to limit eating these waffles to one time a day (or twice if its breakfast and lunch when you eat them). Definitely do not eat more than 5 of these a day as you will get fat and possibly have a lot of other complications.

      Each waffle as mentioned contains 13 grams of carbohydrates, it also contains 1.5 grams of protein (decent but as a protein to fat ratio is less than 1 which is very poor!) and an unhealthy 5g of fat though remarkably only 0.6 grams of these are saturated (which is a very healthy ratio and absolute number), finally the total energy content per waffle is 105 kcal which works out at 315 kcal for a typical 3 waffle meal, these waffles alone provide the average man with 12.5% of their total calorie requirements (2500Kcal) which is quite a substantial amount.

      ~~~Cost of eating?~~~

      A ten pack of waffles costs £1.00 from Tesco online which is a very good deal as it works out as only 10 p per waffle. As the most I get through is 4 a day that's only 40p for the bulk of one of my meals which means I am not having to buy other things. However the actual price I paid for my last 10 pack from my local Tesco's was £1.80 which is nearly double the price and works out at 18p per waffle or 72p per meal which is still great for something that forms at least half of a lot of meals I have.

      ~~~Is Bird Eyes Potato Waffles Recommended Eating?~~~

      Yes I absolutely would recommend you try these, they work out as a cheap way of boosting a meal and saving resources for more health conscious items like fish and vegetables. On their own they are a little bland and far to dry however with an egg, some beans or some curry they truly come into their own with a scrumptious rich tasting potato taste which just makes you yearn for more aided by a texture which gives a crisp first bite even when dampened by sauce and then gives a dissolving sensation that is really satisfying. Overall I give them 4 out of 5 Dooyoo Stars.

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      Finally (C) thespacebetween2 !

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        09.05.2012 12:26
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        Great waffles worth waffling on about!

        Quite often I get stuck as to what to put with meals. Sure I love chips but other than that I am not a potato fan as a rule and of course I can't keep eating chips so I constantly look for alternatives and to be honest am never really that keen on any of them really lol.

        I bought my box of 12 of them in Asda recently whilst doing my weekly shop and they cost me £1.50 a box which I thought offered great value for money however since then I have bought them on offer from Asda and Tesco for a pound a box which is even better!

        The box is bright red and long with a photograph of a waffle on the front of it and we are told of course that they are Birds Eye 12 Potato Waffles and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the box ingredients and allergy advice is given, as well as a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Birds Eye are given. Nice enough, informative packaging this is.

        The Waffles:

        In appearance these are nice, small...well waffles really lol. You cook them from frozen and in about 10 minutes under the grill and 15 in the oven (you can also bbq them as well according to the box if you want to) and they are smallish squares with holes in them. I always pop mine in the oven as the battery style coating goes nice and crisp and inside the potato is mashed up and fluffy and nicely seasoned. You do have to be careful when grabbing these out from under the grill though or from in the oven as they do break and not look so attractive.

        Quite simply these are nice, golden looking waffles. They are not greasy or stodgy and make a good tatty alternative on my plate and go with all sorts of meals! Filling and not full of artificial colours and/or flavours or preservatives they really are very nice indeed!

        Nutritional Information Per Grilled Waffle:

        Energy: 100kcal
        Protein: 1.3g
        Carbohydrate: 12.0g
        of which sugars: 0.5g
        Fat: 5.0g
        of which saturates: 0.5g
        Fibre: 1.6g
        Sodium: 0.21g
        equivalent as salt: 0.5g

        Available in all good supermarkets etc usually retailing at about £1.50 a box if not on offer for 12 of them.

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          23.08.2011 11:57
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          A great frozen food that is easy and quick to cook.

          It has to be said that my other half is no master chef in the kitchen. This is really rather unfortunate, as there are a lot of times when the responsibility of preparing the evening meal for both of us falls on his shoulders, due to me suffering with rather poor health. When such times arise, my other half will happily take over a range of domestic duties such as cleaning and cooking when I am unable to.

          During a recent spell of ill-health, I had grown tired of eating ready meals and boil-in-the-bag concoctions very quickly which is easy to do when you are used to eating a more robust evening meal which is home-cooked and (if I do say so myself) rather flavoursome and tasty. With this in mind, I sent my other half to the supermarket to pick up some alternative items for our evening meals and he came home laden down with an assortment of fresh and frozen food.

          Among the selection of frozen items was a large red-coloured cardboard box with a picture of a square-shaped potato 'lattice' on the front. I recognised the rather iconic packaging immediately as I had bought the product many times before. The item was of course a box of Potato Waffles from the well-known frozen food brand 'Bird's Eye'. My husband paid around £1.40 for the box of Birds Eye Potato Waffles, which contains 12 individual waffles.

          The waffles themselves are a sort of oblong shape, and have a sort of yellow colour to them when they are frozen. They are made of potato and have a 'criss cross' look and design to them. The waffles are easy to cook and this can be done either under a hot grill (this takes 6 - 10 minutes) or in the oven (this takes 15 minutes).

          I find that two potato waffles is more than sufficient as an accompaniment to my husband's evening meal whereas one is usually enough for me. I find that they are surprisingly filling, whilst not feeling stodgy or anything when I am eating them. We usually have the potato waffles as an accompaniment to the rest of our meal which is often beans and eggs or sausages.

          When the waffles are removed from the oven, I think that they look very attractive and the sort of false yellow colour that had been present beforehand has given way to a much more golden colour, whilst the edges of the waffle have browned slightly. The smell of the waffles is quite inviting, and is not at all greasy, which is something I have experienced with frozen potato products in the past.

          The waffles are quite delicious, and the potato inside is always evenly cooked and quite fluffy in its texture, without being soggy or heavy. The outside of the waffles is always slightly crispier than the centre, although the texture of the outside never goes overly crisp or brittle. There is no great taste from the waffles and to me they just taste like a frozen potato product! This is not necessarily a negative point for me, and they are by no means tasteless or anything like that, they just do not have a mighty strong flavour in my opinion.

          I found that the Birds Eye Potato Waffles offered a refreshing change from pasta in a store-bought sauce (my husband's idea of slaving over a hot stove!) or a ready-meal (his usual recommendation) and especially a plate of noodles in a powdered sauce (his signature dish). To me, the potato waffles offered something slightly more 'real' to eat, and I found them wholly comforting and satisfying each time I was served them.

          The nutritional information on the cardboard packaging for the product informs me that each waffle (when grilled) will provide 105 kcal and 5.0g fat. I can also see that the waffles are gluten free, and contain no artificial colours or flavours. I cannot see any indication as to whether the product is suitable for a vegetarian diet.

          I will continue to buy the frozen Birds Eye Potato Waffles as they are so tasty and convenient to cook. I like the fact that they are quick and easy to cook whilst offering something a bit different for our evening meal from time to time. I think also that they are good value for money and quite economical.

          The box of Birds Eye Potato Waffles that we bought contains 12 individual waffles and prices range from about £1.30 - £1.50 depending on where you shop. The product can be found in freezers in a variety of supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco. There is also a smaller box of the Birds Eye waffles available which contains four individual waffles and I believe this is priced around £1.

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            10.06.2011 09:44
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            Birds eye potato waffles

            They really are waffley versatile!!

            I bought some Birds Eye Potato Waffles the other day to put in the freezer to use as an emergency snack for my little girl if we got stuck for time and something fun to eat. I had never tried them before but they were recommended to me and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like them. I tried them too and actually really liked them for me as well as my little girl.

            The waffles are extremely easy to make. They come in a packet of 12 which you put straight in the freezer and then to warm them up you just put them in the oven from frozen for 15 minutes and they are ready. Warm, crispy, golden and tasty. I find that when you cook them in the oven as you can grill them to the edges get nice and crispy and these are my favourite parts.The waffles are specially selected 100% potatoes and they do taste nice and potatoey to me. It's not the same as eating a boiled new potato but for a frozen, potato snack they are quite good. Birds Eye say on the packet that, "our waffles are made from the best seasonal potatoes, carefully selected from trusted farmers. This ensures that Birds Eye waffles have the same unbeatable taste they have had since 1981."

            They do come out quite nice and fluffy and are light and not stodgy like some potato products can be. As the name indicated they are waffles and so they are in a lattice shape. I think this makes the product a bit more exciting for my little girl to eat than just a regular potato. There are 4 x 5 little squares so if you really want to make meal times fun you can play counting the holes with your little one, fun until they decide to eat it and then you need to start counting all over again.

            Each waffle contains 105 calories which I do not think is too bad and these are suitable for people on a gluten free diet too. All in all, a fun, quick, tasty snack!

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              27.11.2010 17:13
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              A nice alternative to chips

              When it comes to dinner times we tend to want something quick during the week and for that reason we don't just opt to have chips, aside from the health factors that this would have as well. As a result we recently rediscovered a love with Birdseye Potato Waffles.

              They were first introduced to British shoppers in 1981 and I remember having them on a regular basis as a child. But it's only recently that we've started having them on a more regular basis as an adult.

              If you aren't familiar with Potato Waffles they are rectangular in shape with a lattice design similar to that of an ordinary waffle. When removed from the packet they don't have any scent and are a very pale, almost white in colour.

              The best thing about waffles is that they can be baked, grilled or fried and personally I prefer to bake them in the oven. Obviously grilling or frying them is a much quicker way to cook them but I find that baking them means I can cook them at the same time as what ever I'm having with them.

              I've tried to fry them and found that they aren't quite as crisp as when they are baked in the oven or grilled. I do like the taste of them grilled, the potato has a nice golden outside with a soft fluffy potato centre but grilling them when your oven cooking something else isn't possible with our cooker.

              For that reason I stick to oven cooking them and whilst the box claims that they will be golden in 15 minutes I have found that it is more like 20. I've discovered this by trial and error and also found that they taste and look nicer if they are turned half way through the process.

              You can always tell when these are coking as they go from scentless objects to having a similar scent to roast potatoes as they cook. This adds to the appeal as they taste good, smell good and look very nice.

              You can cook these from frozen which means you can store them in the freezer and don't need to worry too much about the best before date. We tend to always have a box of these in the freezer. They only seem to come in a box of 12, which you can purchase in Tesco for £1 a box at the moment.

              At 105 calories per waffle they aren't too bad and as we are always looking for something quick and simple on a work night we have found these ideal. They have a very nice potato flavour to them and the fluffy inside is really complimented by the golden outer skin.

              We have found them to be a very worthwhile product to keep a stock of at home in the freezer. They go very well with Chicken dishes and generally take a similar cooking time at the top of an oven to chicken escalope and Kievs.

              Nutritional Info (per serving):-
              Calories - 105
              Sugar - 0.4g
              Fat - 5g
              Saturates - 0.6g
              Salt - 0.5g

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                21.08.2010 15:47
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                Goes well with spaghetti for a plate of childhood memories

                Like some of the other reviewers, I have fond memories of Birds Eye waffles from childhood. It was the way the crispy outside yielded to fluffiness inside - mmmmm. The mix of textures went brilliantly with everything and I never met anyone who didn't like the things!

                However. They've changed since I was young. They are either very slightly smaller in the first place or decrease in the oven. Either way, they are less fluffy these days and it's not an improvement. Without the soft, soft potato inside, the exterior isn't so appealing either. They seem drier somehow.

                I still like eating them as a comfort food from time to time, but I'll always cover them with something (normally Heinz spaghetti, seeing as I'm regressing to childhood!) to get the best out of them. I wouldn't eat them primarily on their own anymore.

                What hasn't changed is the flavour. They are still very potato-y if that makes sense. The ingredients chosen are obviously of a good quality.

                I normally buy as big a pack as is on offer as they'll last forever in the freezer and look out for offers in the supermarket.

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                29.05.2010 00:48
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                They're waffly versatile.

                Birds eye are the masters of frozen food, and there is a very good reason for this they make incredibly tasty and easy products to supplement any meal (as well as having a kindly ol' Cap'n for a spokesperson which lets face it is win win).

                I remember waffles from my childhood, basically for those who don't remember or have not ever seen this product, a waffle is basically beautiful fluffy mashed potato encased in a deliciously crisp case (although it's not really a case as such, just differently textured potato that goes mouth wateringly crispy when cooked).

                You get 12 to a pack but trust me these won't last long, they may seem large but there are so many holes in each one the actual amount of potato is less than appears. You have a choice of cooking methods, either bung a waffle into the oven and cook for 15 mins (or until preferred golden hue is reached) on 220C. Or you can stick them under the grill on a medium to high heat, the benefit of this way is it takes only 8 minutes but personally I prefer them dont in t'oven.

                As well as their divine flavour and wonderful texture there is yet another draw to these waffles, as their advert quite rightly states "they're waffly versatile", you can stick anything on a waffle- fried egg, bacon, sausage, packaged meat, tuna...well you don't need me to list every possible thing but you get the idea. Whatever you like just give it a try on a waffle and voila.

                They are available from pretty much everywhere and I can personally vouch for the fact that kids will love them (I used to be one don't you know).

                I reccomend these to anyone who has taste buds : ) Easy, versatile and absolutely delicioso

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                  26.05.2010 11:52
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                  Very good as part of an easy dinner

                  Birds Eye Potato waffles consist of mashed potato, reformed into a grid shape. Manufactured and marketed by Birds Eye (one of the leading frozen food companies), under the parent company pinnacle foods, the waffles are available in packs of 4, 12 and 15, and have proven extremely popular since their introduction in 1981. Expect to pay around £1.25 for 12.

                  Birds Eye potato waffles are easily recognisable - they come in a cardboard box, with a red sunset background, Birds Eye written on one side of the packet and a picture of a waffle at the opposite end. They should be kept in a freezer at -18 C or colder, and will keep for several months if stored correctly. They can be easily grilled, oven cooked or barbecued (all from frozen), and full cooking instructions can be found on the back of each packet.

                  Each waffle contains 100 calories, 0.5 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat (of which 0.5 grams is saturated). There is also 0.5 grams of salt per waffle. This is not the healthiest way to eat potato as the fat and salt contents are both quite high. However, as an occasional part of a meal, they are very convenient and tasty.

                  These waffles taste lovely - as they cook they become slightly crunchy on the outside, which gives a lovely bite, while the centre is soft and fluffy. These do not taste exactly like mashed potato (they have obviously been re-processed and this does change the taste). However, the taste is not unpleasant, just different, and goes very well with meat, baked beans, fish fingers, or any other dinner time staple.

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                    23.05.2010 22:30
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                    Great if you mix them with the right other foods

                    ** Birds Eye Potato Waffles **

                    I still have that annoying Birds Eye Potato Waffles advert buzzing in my ears each time I see a box of these. You remember the one? "Birds Eye Potato Waffles so utterly versatile" to a 1920s flapper or Noel Coward music style. Urg!

                    Fortunately the waffles are better than the song. I hadn't eaten any of them for ages but they cropped up as part of Sunday dinner with my parents. No matter how old you get there is northing like letting your mom cook Sunday tea :o)

                    Birds Eye Potato Waffles are as you would expect waffle shaped squares of potato. The potato is a bit like mashed potato rather than the real thing. On the outside of each waffle is a sort of batter than browns when you cook them and it holds the whole thing together.

                    On their own Birds Eye Potato Waffles are to be honest a bit bland. They don't really have much zing or flavour of their own and are pretty boring. If Birds Eye Potato Waffles were a colour they'd be beige!

                    But mix them in with something like gravy or baked beans. Hopefully not at the same time :o) and the Birds Eye Potato Waffles take on a life of their own and become something more than the sum of their parts. The potato waffles seem to absorb any of the flavours around them which in the case of our Sunday dinner was gravy full of vegetables.

                    Suddenly the bland mashed potato flavour is transformed into a light treat. In small amounts Birds Eye Potato Waffles are great though I wouldn't want to eat too many of them as part of a meal as they are very filling.


                    ** In conclusion **

                    At around £1.60 a pack Birds Eye Potato Waffles aren't too expensive. I wouldn't eat them in preference to other potato products like chips, but if mixed with another suitable food with a nice sauce or gravy then Birds Eye Potato Waffles can enhance a meal. But on their own they are a bit lame I feel.


                    Thanks for reading my review.
                    Mike xx

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                    12.05.2010 22:35
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                    A VERY SIMPLE FOOD THAT CAN GO WELL WITH JUST ABOUT ANY MEAL

                    Birdseye Waffles are a rectangular grid of squares made from real potatoes. Most likely to be sold in boxes of 12 they come as a frozen food product from all supermarkets.

                    They are very easy to cook, recommended by Birdseye to oven cook but these can also be put in the toaster for an easier quicker snack. They only take around 15 minutes in the oven and about 10 minutes on the grill. I find them to be a great alternative for chips and fit in well to most meals.

                    Birdseye waffles first appeared on our supermarkets shelves in the early 80's and have remained a constant seller year after year. Each waffle is only 105 calories and very low in saturated fat, less than 5%.
                    Waffles are also normally a very good lasting food product with usually 18-24 months before the best before date is up.

                    Normally you would pay up to £1.50 per box of 12 but you will always find somewhere that is selling them for nearer the £1 mark. Asda, Tesco, Farmfoods and Morrisons are the most likely destinations with 3 packs for £3 a quite common offer as well.

                    My personal recommendation would be to have your waffles with baked beans or simply smother in tomato ketchup.

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                      Very good price and excellent value for money.

                      I love to eat lots of different varieties of food and I snack a lot and sometimes I look for something hot instead of cold to make a change and I often eat these and they taste delicious fried or grilled.

                      They come in a cardboard box and for 680g they are priced around £1.49 and they contain 12 waffles but they also come in boxes of 4 which are priced usually for under £1 and sometimes when on special offer the 12 packs cost as little as £1 too.

                      They are potato rectangle shape and are like a grid effect and are approximately 3 inches x 4 inches, they are very nice fried, grilled or toasted and lovely with syrup, jam, cream or any of your favourite toppings to taste even more delicious.

                      I love them with cheese melted over the top but that is my personal taste, I find them very versatile and they can make a nice meal eaten with bacon and eggs, chips or wedges and they are super with scrambled egg.

                      They are made from the best seasonal potatoes and they are carefully selected by trusted farmers to ensure the taste is a good quality.

                      They are made from freshly mashed potatoes and they can be cooked straight from the freezer or from the defrosted method.

                      Per waffle grilled they contain 105 calories, 1.5g protein, 13.0g carbohydrate, 5.0g fat and 0.9g of fibre.

                      Once they are cooked they can be quite crispy and taste delicious and the texture is a very good one.

                      For the low price for a branded name they are extremely good value and a very good quality food.

                      They are ideal for large families and people on a low budget and children love the shapes of them and they are easy for young children to cut as well as swallow.

                      They are also very tasty with whipped cream, jam or one of your favourite toppings.

                      I think if you have not tried these waffles you should give them a go and I think you would not be disappointed.

                      I rate these a 5 star rating.

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                        A delicious potato product

                        These potato waffles are the only potato product that Birds Eye make but they're an excellent product just as you would expect from Birds Eye.

                        They are made from freshly mashed potatoes which are made into square waffle shapes with holes throughout them in the middle.

                        These are so delicious. The potato inside is very soft and smooth and does actually taste as soft as mashed potatoes. The outside of the waffle has a slightly harder golden brown edge which crisps up once it's been cooked.

                        They take around 15 minutes to cook in the oven and slightly less under the grill. Depending on how you like them, the oven keeps the edge quite soft whereas if you cook them under the grill it hardens the edge a bit more which makes it slightly crispier. They're made with sunflower oil so they don't taste plain, although I do usually add a tiny bit of salt on top.

                        These go really well with anything whether that's a big dinner or a light hot snack. Because the taste is quite simple, like most other potato products, they can be put with anything else to eat and they're also quite fun, espeically in a meal for children. I like to make these with things like fish fingers or as a lighter snack I have them with scrambled egg on top which is delicious.

                        These are a fantastic potato product with an excellent quality and taste, just as you'd except from Birds Eye.

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                        Yummy treat!

                        These are a childhood favourite of mine and I still love to eat them!

                        ~~~PACKAGING~~~
                        Birds Eye Potato Waffles are packaged in a cardboard box and in each box there are 12. There is no other packaging other than the box... but it is kept frozen so should be fine. The printing on the packaging is appealing with the photographs but apart from that, it is a simple design and does not grab attention other than the bright red colour.

                        ~~~PREPARATION~~~
                        Waffles are cooked in the oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown, and I personally leave them in for slightly longer so the edges are crispier.

                        ~~~APPEARANCE, TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
                        Once golden brown, they are cooked and ready to eat! The centre of the waffles are soft, whilst the edges are crispy and crunchy, especially the far ends. I like eating this with ketchup and the combination of the potato taste and the texture is divine.

                        Birds Eye claims that it is full of potato goodness and from their website, each potato waffle has 5g of fat and 105 calories per waffle... I personally do not really bother with these "numbers" and tables- As long as we have a healthy and varied diet, it doesn't matter!!!

                        ~~~PRICE~~~
                        They cost around £1 and can be purchased from virtually any Supermarket and stores that have a frozen section!

                        ~~~OVERALL~~~
                        I would highly recommend this product to people of all ages. I have eaten it as a child and still do now. It is yummy and very tasty, and can be filling. Whether or not it is healthy is up to you. I don't eat this often at all, and really see it as a treat, making it even more nicer when I do make it!

                        The preparations are simple, the taste is great, and it doesn't cost a lot, what more do you want?

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                          17.02.2010 02:09
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                          Birds Eye Potato Waffles - Tasty, versatile edition to your freezer.

                          As I have said in many of my previous reviews, I am always looking for ways to save money. I try not to buy readymade/processed foods, but now and again I fancy an easy life and a quickly cooked meal.

                          Our whole family enjoy Birds Eye Potato Waffles, especially my daughter, who is always asking me to buy them. The one rule I do try to stick to, when buying this type of food, is that they should be on special offer. Luckily Birds Eye Waffles are on special offer quite often. Right now, in Tesco they are £1, instead of the full price of £1.48.

                          Birds Eye Potato Waffles are found in the freezer section. They come in a strong cardboard package, which gives the waffles plenty of protection (the packaging is easily recycled). When the box is opened, you find 12 good sized waffles which are pale cream in colour.
                          The waffles can be cooked in two ways:

                          Medium Grill - Pre-heat grill and cook for 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Cook until crisp and golden.

                          Oven Cook - Pre-heat oven at Gas Mark 7 / 220C / 200C Fan. Turn once and cook till crisp and golden.

                          I prefer to oven cook our potato waffles, as they are far less likely to burn!

                          Birds Eye Potato Waffles come out of the oven, a very appetising golden colour. The outside of the waffle is lovely and crisp and when you cut them open, the potato is fluffy and light. They are made from freshly mashed potatoes, so they don't have the artificial taste that some processed foods have.

                          *Ingredients*

                          Potato, Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Salt, Stabiliser (E464*), Pepper, Mustard.
                          *E464 is derived from a natural plant material. It is used to control the level of fat absorbed by the waffles and to maintain their shape and texture.
                          Made with 115g of potato per 100g of product.

                          Birds Eye Potato Waffles are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

                          *Nutritional Value Per Waffle Grilled*

                          Energy - 105kcal
                          Protein - 1.5g
                          Carbohydrate - 13.0g
                          of which sugars - 0.4g
                          Fat - 5.0g
                          of which saturates - 0.6g
                          Fibre - 0.9g
                          Sodium - 0.21g
                          Salt Equivalent - 0.5g

                          I really enjoy Birds Eye Potato Waffles. They are made from good quality ingredients, they taste great and they are also a versatile product.

                          You can use them as a light snack, with a topping i.e. beans or a fried egg, or you can use them instead of chips, as part of a main meal.

                          It does get boring eating the same food all the time. If you fancy a change, I'd recommend you pick up a box of these waffles......

                          Especially when they are on special offer!

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                            05.02.2010 13:39
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                            A quick and tasty addition to any meal

                            Oh damn...now I have the song stuck in my head.....you all know it too, even though its probably been donkey's years since that advert was on tv!!! Lol!!
                            Birds eye potato waffles....ahhhhh now these take me back. They really remind me of being a child again.

                            But like the captain said (captain birds eye for all those who don't know!), these really are waffley versatile.

                            I don't think I really need to explain what they are, potatoes made in a waffle shape with a kind of crispy chip like coating.
                            Being potato they make a great accompanyment with any meal. Anything you would put potatoes with you can eat waffles with. I know people who eat them with baked beans and sausages, others who have them with eggs on top and my sister loves fish finger and potato waffle sandwiches!!! You can eat them for breakfast , lunch or dinner and they work with anything.

                            Being made from mashed potato they are fairly healthy and are low fat. Each waffle only contains 109 calories. They are oven cooked or grilled so no need for unwanted fat or oil. They are incredibly quick to cook as well, taking between 8-15 mins depending on how you cook them. They are therefore a great snack or a great addition to any quick meal you are rustling up.

                            Most importantly though they taste wonderful!!! They have a really nice crispy exterior and a well seasoned potato taste. If only I had some on me now......

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