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      21.09.2013 23:41
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      Yummy Curly Fries.

      ~*~*~ Iceland Curly Fries ~*~*~


      ~ What are they? ~

      These are frozen curled fries from Iceland. They are a potato product and much like a chip or fry but they are curly.



      ~ Price & Availability ~

      These are only available from Iceland stores, if you are lucky enough you may have one near to you that now does internet shopping with home delivery.

      They cost £1 for a 650g bag.



      ~ Why I buy them ~

      For a while now we have been shopping in Iceland simply due to the rising cost of groceries and also the fact that Iceland offers a free home delivery service.

      We have bought Curly Fries in the past, and when I saw that Iceland had them available at £1 a bag I threw them in the trolley as I know how much my boys like them, I'm quite partial myself if truth be told!

      For a good while my 6yr old wouldn't eat any sort of chips, he went off them completely so when his brothers wanted pizza and chips (for example) he would simply refuse chips and so I would do pasta for him instead (he loves pasta) but when I showed him these Curly Fries he wanted to try them so for tea one night I cooked the boys pizza and Curly Fries. I already knew that my elder two boys liked them, but I wasn't sure about my 6yr old (he was younger at the time). Needless to say he really loved them and from then on whenever the boys wanted chips for their dinner/tea, he would have Curly Fries.

      I am quite lucky that my boy's are not overly fussy when it comes to food and they will eat home cooked meals such as spag bol, lasagne, stews, roast dinners so I don't mind them having chips every now and again and these Curly Fries make meals a bit more fun.



      ~ Cooking time ~

      These can be either oven cooked or deep fried. I find with the oven the don't seem to crisp us very well so we just pop them in the deep fat fryer ... If your having chips you may as well do it properly!

      They don't take long to cook at all, between 4 and 5 minutes and they go a golden brown and have a nice crisp outer with a fluffy inside.

      Some of the curls are tightly would spirals and others are looser and bigger but they are all delicious!



      ~ The taste ~

      These are not a plain chip, they do have a yummy flavour to them and the ingredients tell us more about the flavours in them -

      Potatoes (80%), Palm Oil, Batter. Batter contains: Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents: Diphosphates, Sodium Carbonates; Wheat Flour, Modified Potato Starch, Modified Corn Starch, Black Pepper, Chilli Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Black Pepper Extract, Paprika Extract.

      Despite having the chilli powder these are not spicy in anyway.

      They are really nice and very morish!


      ~ Overall ~

      For the low price I am impressed. They are something that we do tend to buy on a regular basis as we all enjoy them. They go well with a range of different foods and I like them with a nice ham salad.

      They are brilliant value for money and I will continue to buy them.

      Thanks for reading :o) x

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      22.06.2013 14:59
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      a great freezer stocker, kids love them (and adults alike)

      =Iceland Curly Fries=

      I think Iceland is excellent value for money, presently we don't have a Farmfood's locally although there are rumours that there is one moving into the town.

      I get all the frozen items I need from Iceland.

      =American Style Curly Fries=
      My daughter had these at a friends house and asked me if we could get a packet next time we went to Iceland, as one night we have to do a freezer to oven meal for quickness due to the timing of her clubs, so if there is something she likes the better it is.

      =Price=
      I paid a £1 the most for a bag of the curly fries, this was a 750gram bag. The packaging has now been renamed American Style Curly Fries.

      =Packaging=
      They are packaged in a plastic bag, with a large banner showing the £1 price, and on the front there is a picture of a bowl with the cooked fries in,

      =What are they?=
      They are twisted curled pieces of potato in a seasoning.

      =Ingredients and Nutritional information - taken from the packet.=

      -Ingredients-
      Potatoes 80%
      Palm Oil
      Batter - this includes Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents, Wheat Flour, Modified Potato Starch,Modified Corn Starch, Black Pepper, Chilli Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Black Pepper Extract, Paprika Extract.

      -Nutritional Content-
      Per 100g, the fries contain 3.8g of Protein, 37.1g Carbohydrate 2.1g of that are sugars, 13g of Fat 3.9g of which are saturated, 3.2g Fibre, 0.9g of Sodium and 2.3g Salt.

      =How To Cook=
      Lovely and simple, chuck them in a pre-heated oven, 200C / Gas 7 - 20 mins

      =Eating them=
      It does make a change from chips, they have a crunchy outer with a soft cente, it has a mild coating on it, like a southern fried seasoning, but milder.


      =Would I recommend=
      They are nice tasting, they make a change from chips or potato wedges and are great to have as a standby in the freezer, just remember to get a clothes peg for the bag, as once opened it can't be resealed, and if they come out in the freezer (Mr Thrifty picked an open packet by the bottom and tipped half a bag out) - as it makes a mess in the freezer.

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      13.04.2013 19:05
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      Tasty teatime treat on a plate

      I personally dont visit Iceland that often.Not because I dont want to, but purely due to distance and location. Not a walk I would like to take with two young children in tow.When I do get a chance to visit, I normally pick up a bag of these fries. The picture above isnt up to date with how these fries currently look, so packaging is different.But also they are named slightly differently now, ' American Style Curly Fries '.



      What are they?

      These are Icelands own curly fries. Twisted, curled potatoes coated in a savoury seasoning. A nice alternative to normal fries/chips.



      What do they contain?

      Here is a list of the ingredients:

      Potatoes 80%
      Palm Oil
      Batter - this includes Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents, Wheat Flour, Modified Potato Starch,Modified Corn Starch, Black Pepper, Chilli Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Black Pepper Extract, Paprika Extract.

      As you can see its the coating that contains the most ingredients. Even though its says ' batter ',this is taken directly from the packaging itself, its not, just a coating.

      Per 100g, the fries contain 3.8g of Protein, 37.1g Carbohydrate 2.1g of that are sugars, 13g of Fat 3.9g of which are saturated, 3.2g Fibre, 0.9g of Sodium and 2.3g Salt.



      How do you cook them?

      Just as you would expect.You can oven cook by preheating oven at 200c/Gas 7 for around 20mins.Obviously times may need adjusting depending on the type of oven you have. You can also deep fry ( I wouldnt! ) for 5 mins in pre heated oil at temperature of 180c. You could probably stick fries in an Airfryer e.g Tefal Actifry, and get similar result but less fat used.




      How are they packaged?

      They are in a plastic bag. As mentioned-the picture is different on the front.Most of the packaging is blue. Theres the Iceland logo, quite small, in the top left hand corner. Across from the logo theres an American flag type pattern, highlighting that these are ' American Style '. Just below this is the name of the product, which is written in bold with a huge bowl of fries underneath and a big fat £1.00 mark slapped on top. No way you would have to figure out what you were buying and for how much!

      The packaging itself is easy to open. A simple tear with the fingers will do. You cant re seal this bag ( unless you have one of those nifty gadgets ) so you do have to be careful where and how you put this in the freezer, as you dont want them spilling all over the place.

      One thing I have noticed from previous posts is that although the price is still the same, the amount of product has gone down.This bag now contains 650g worth of fries, as before it was 700g.




      What did I think?

      We all like these. It makes a change from basic boring fries or chips. When cooked, they hold and keep there shape. They tend to be crisp on the outside and soft ( I wouldnt use the word fluffy! ) in the middle. They cooked evenly, but you have to be careful not to leave them in too long as they easily become too crisp, hard and unedible. They remain moist and not dry, but this could be due to the fact they do give off alittle oil, but not too much.The seasoning isnt in your face and obvious, but gives a mild kick.I can only describe the taste to be a mild version of Southern Fried type seasoning, but less cutting and blatant. The kids love the taste, and see the shapes as abit of fun.

      Would buy again, cook as a treat, but need back that extra 50g they took out acouple of years ago!

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      24.10.2011 21:02
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      Couldn't ask for more.

      I like picking up a few items from Iceland whenever I go in there as you can stock up your freezer for an absolute bargain. On my last visit I decided to grab two bags of their curly fries as these are personally my favourite type of fries. The packaging is slightly different to how they are displayed in the image, and they are in fact American style curly fries, therefore I hoped they would be tasty.

      These fries are only available within Iceland stores, and they retail at only £1.00. I feel that this is fantastic value for a bag of chips as more often than none you can be paying double this. You get a generous helping of 700 grams within each bag also, so it really is value for money more than anything else.

      I have dabbled with various brands of curly fries before, including own branded by various supermarkets, as well as by better known brands. I was not expecting the quality of these to be great, but as soon as I emptied them into a tray before placing in the oven, they had a lovely smell to them and they did not appear any different to other curly fries I had tried. You have to pop these into the oven at around 180 degrees celsius, and they take around twenty minutes to cook through, although I like to keep them in for a little bit longer as I think that curly fries taste much nicer with a little bit of crunch to them!

      When I took these out to serve up, they smelt absolutely delicious, and I have to admit the taste did match this. Iceland's curly fries are delicious, and I would say they rival some of the more expensive brands! I was a little worried about what the quality of these would be like, however in future I will definitely be purchasing bags of these when I am in Iceland as they are so yummy for £1.00. Another advantage of these curly fries is that they are full of flavour and nobody would expect you'd paid this much for them!

      I personally enjoy having them for dinner accompanied with fish fingers or southern fried chicken and peas, however these curly fries could go with a variety of meals, making them perfect for both adults and children! Another idea could be to through them into a dish and serve if you are having guests over as they would make nice nibbles. They taste nice to dip with various sauces so you can experiment with those as these could add extra flavour if you do not like things too bland.

      One thing to watch out for is that these do get a little bit greasy, and that is why I do like to leave them in a little longer to brown and get a bit crispy. I would definitely recommend using a fork to pick at these as they can leave your fingers feeling horribly greasy if you pinch one off another plate!!

      All in all though, I could not really fault these curly fries at all as they are completely delicious, and I would say they are probably worth more than £1.00. I'm extremely happy with this purchase, and I will happily go and pick up more and more of these in the future. Definitely recommend you all check these out for a tasty bargain! Thanks for reading.

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        25.08.2011 15:01
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        A fantastic packet of curly fries from Iceland.

        === The product ===

        These are potatoes that have been cut in to spiral curls. They have a coating on them to give them a slightly spicy taste.

        === The packaging ===

        These 'fries' come provided in a plastic bag, this can be torn with fingers so it is easy to open. I simply tear a hole in mine and then twist the corner around to seal the bag back up. The packaging shows all the usual nutritional information, ingredients, cooking instructions and company information. There is nothing special to the packaging and with it being blue it blends in with the rest of the chips in the freezer. Each packet has a photograph of the different product within on the front to help you differentiate in the supermarket between the different items.

        === How to cook ===

        We put ours in the oven for around 30 minutes. I believe that the recommended time on the packaging is 20-22 minutes, however, I like to ensure that my chips are well cooked before eating as I hate the raw potato crunch which just puts me off my dinner completely.

        === Where can I purchase these from & for how much? ===

        These can be purchased from Iceland stores with a 700g bag costing just £1.00. If you spend £25 or more in store and have an Argos Bonus card (free) you can have your shopping delivered to your home for free.

        === Overall opinion ===

        These curly fries are delicious. They are simple to cook taking around 30 minutes to crisp up and even when they are left a little too long instead of just burning and turning black they become even more crispy. This means that the odd small fry becomes a little crisp but it can still be enjoyed with a dollop of ketchup!

        There are lots of different sized fries in the bag, some are small little 'off cuts' if you like and some of them are wonderfully large spiral curls. They are usually the ones that we fight over at dinner time when serving up and because it is usually my husband who has cooked these as a lazy meal he will be nice to me and let me have all the nice ones! Each fry is coated with a delicious blend of herbs & spices that have a nice tang to them, they taste a little spicy but they are very mild and do not burn the tongue or anything like that.

        I think that the price of these fries are very reasonable as they easily last for 5 or 6 meals as an accompaniment. There are lots of different sized fries in the bag and they taste deliciously crisp & crunchy when they come out of the oven.

        Because these have a coating on them these do not stick to my oven tray and I do not need to use any oil to cook them. Obviously these are not the most healthy accompaniment to a dinner but we only tend to have these when we are having a lazy day or we are in a rush for something for dinner and neither one of us wants to go to a great deal of effort.

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        24.04.2010 18:35
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        Good product

        I am not a big chip eater, and when I saw Iceland curly fries for only £1 I thought they would make a nice change from the usual straight cut chips. I had always liked curly fries in restaraunts and you would pay way more than that price for one portion!

        For £1 you get a 700gram bag full of them, the bag is blue in colour and has a good picture on the front showing the fries, it also has Icelands easy pricing on the front, £1 shown in a big yellow box.

        When you open the bag, even when frozen you can smell these have some seasoning on them, the appearance looks good and there are plenty of different shapes and sizes. To cook them all you have to do is place on a baking tray and oven cook for around 20minutes. As they are cooking you can smell the seasoning and for a £1 product they smell very good! The one thing to watch whilst cooking, due to some being huge, and others being much smaller, some can cook more than others, keep giving the tray a shake during cooking and they soon cook regardless of size.

        Appearance one cooked is very good, they go a nice golden brown colour and keep the curly shape perfectly. The taste was lovely, really good flavour to them, hard to say what the flavour was, they're not spicey but are very well seasoned. The coating had gone nice and crispy whilst the centre stayed nice and fluffy. We had these with some chicken kievs and they went down a treat, they make a great alternative to usual chips.

        Considering the low selling price, I cannot fault these. They don't appear to be cheaply made and aren't greasy or stodgy. They are perfect to be kept in the freezer if you ever fancy something a bit different, well recommended!

        4/5 losing one star because if the sizes were all the same it would make cooking easier.

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          16.03.2010 18:14
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          Yummy curly fries

          Curly fries have always been a favourite potato product of mine and these Iceland ones are the best I've come across.

          The fries are long thin potato chips which are wrapped into various different curly shapes. Some come wrapped into small tight ringlets, some in big curls or some are just a slightly curvy shape. The shape of the fries it what makes them so popular with children as they're much more fun and exciting to eat than normal shaped fries.

          The fries have a deep browny-orange tinge to them and are speckled with what looks like herbs. They don't taste at all plain but have a slightly spicy southern fried flavour, very similar to southern fried wedges. This makes them even better to eat as they taste delicious.

          They take around 15-20 to cook in the oven although you have to be careful as the smaller fries seem to cook before the bigger ones which can be a bit of a pain. As they're cooking you can smell their lovely spicy flavour wafting out of the oven.

          The fries come in a huge plastic bag which could probably be used for around 10-15 meals depending on how many of them you like. For only £1 they really are excellent value for money for such a large bag.

          I love curly fries and Iceland's ones are so tasty and such good value. They are great for children as they make eating potatoes so much more fun than usual and I adults can also have fun eating them too! I can't actually remember seeing any other brands of curly fries in any other supermarkets, but even if there were some, I would still stick to Iceland's make as they're just so tasty and probably can't be beaten for price.

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            19.02.2010 00:31
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            Wonderful curly fries!

            I opened the freezer this evening without any idea just what to give the kids for their tea, the freezer was beginning to look empty as it is nearing the end of the week and being haf term more food has been consumed, stuck at the back of the bottom drawer was a bag of these iceland curly fries, I grabbed the bag along with a packet of iceland fish fingers and a bag of iceland peas and began to prepare the choosen meal.

            I had forgotten just how much the kids love these curly fries, even the youngest one who is extremely fussy!

            The fries are not exactly what i would call chips, they are more like moulded potato shapes, moulded into curls, light and fluffy as potato product type chips should be. They are coated with a spicy tangy coating which is quite strong and gives the fries an orangey glow, they are quick and easy to cook, just shove them in the oven for 20 minutes! perfect for children and adults alike.

            Upon serving the meal the kids faces lit up seeing their fries and at £1 for a bag which will feed my 3 kids on 2 sittings, know I have a winner with this potato product!

            Recommended to anyone with kids, ideal for a quick and easy meal or snack, taste great as an alternative to a good old fashioned chip butty with tomato sause.

            Personally I tend to avoid these due to the fat content but still they taste great!

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            09.02.2010 18:57
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            Iceland Curly Fries

            Now I may have mentioned Im not a massive fan of supermarkets own brand foods. Not because Im a food snob or anything but simply because I dont think they taste as nice as the bigger brands but one thing that is great about own brand foods is that they are cheap so my mom tends to buy a few things from different supermarkets own brands everytime she does the food shopping. These curly fries are one of those products. Before trying these Id only ever had curly fries in restaurants and Ive always found them a little to spicy for my tastes so I put off trying these ones for ages but one day I proper coudlt be bother to cooked myself anything from scratch so I decided to shove a tray of these into the oven for me and my brother.

            To cook these you simply spread them out evenly onto a baking tray, exactly as you would do with chips and leave them to cook for around 30 minutes. I recommend going into your kitchen and giving the baking tray and shake half way through because they seem to cook much better that way.

            As soon as these were cooked I could smell a really nice, if slightly spicy aroma coming from the kitchen and even though I dont like spicy foods at all this scent was so light that it had my mouth watering just from that!
            The taste did not let me down at all. These are actually really crispy (if you cook them properly) and have a really thick coating of some seasoning on each frie which makes them even crunchier and crispier and the texture is pretty close to perfect. Although the outside is so crunchy the inside is really soft and fluffy potato and tastes actually really fresh and not like that artificial crap you get in some foods.

            These are only very lightly spiced and whatever spices they are flavoured with (Im guessing paprika) they ahve done is very well and even though I dont like spice these tasted absolutely amazing.

            If all supermarket branded foods were this good then I be eating them all the time because these are soooo tasty, in fact Im going to see if we've got some in the freezer now for my dinner!

            I couldnt say exactly what the nutritional information for these fries are but Im guessing that they arent very good for you, I think the values would be quite like that of chips so if your a weight watcher I dont reckon these would be a great meal for you. Obviously they are designed to be eaten as a treat and not as an everyday snack.

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            Stockists: Iceland
            Price: £1!!
            Serving Suggestions: With Burgers, Kievs or Even Salad.

            Thanks For Reading

            x0 Salz 0x

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