Product Type: Birds Eye Food
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Scrumptious Potato Waffles but Please Add Beans!
Birds Eye Potato Waffles
Member Name: TheSpaceBetween2
Birds Eye Potato Waffles
Date: 18/05/13, updated on 18/05/13 (306 review reads)
Advantages: Moreish, crispy yet gentle texture, versatilty of meal time applications, low Saturated Fat Content
Disadvantages: Far too dry on their own, High Carb content,
Birds Eye Potato Waffles
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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Summary: Delicious tasting waffles from Birds Eye but best with sauce, a little dry on their own.
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