Product Type: McCain Ready Meals
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McCain have battered their chips with beer
Mccain Beer Battered Chips
Member Name: TraceyJayne
Mccain Beer Battered Chips
Advantages: baked in the oven not deep fried, lovely flavour, light and fluffy
Disadvantages: not many in the packet
We do love chips in our house. There are one or two favourite fish and chips shops that we go to but mainly we make our own. When we saw these new chips in our local supermarket we thought it our duty to try them. This is what we thought.
What is the product ?
Beer battered chips (ridge cut)
Who are they made by?
McCain ( who know a thing or two about making chips)
Size of bag ?
Easy to find in the supermarket ?
Yes, they are in the freezer cabinet and the McCain name is quite easy to spot.
Are they expensive ?
Not really, I have found that they are often on special offer. Expect to pay between £1 and £1.59
How many does it serve ?
Well. they (McCain) reckon on four servings per bag. Personally I would say no more than three.
The packaging ?
A square bag with the McCain name clearly on the front , you can't miss the Beer battered writing on the front either. There is a nice picture of steak and chips on the front of the bag and this does make the chips seem very apertising and appealing.
What's the first thing you notice when you open the bag ?
this has got to be the beer smell. Ooh, it's fantastic. not too strong or over powering, but there is certainly no mistaking that these are beer battered chips.
So look of the chip...
uncooked - the first thing I notice when I take them out of the bag is that these chips are big ! These chips are long and fat. They are cut in a ridge style - like crinkle chips and this makes them look lovely and you can't wait to eat them
cooked - they brown up very nicely. a gorgous golden colour
Because these chips are cooked in the oven they are not dripping with fat, making them the healthier option chip, and they are very very crisp to bite into. The potato inside is light and fluffy .
So they are cooked in the oven ?
You can cook them in the oven on quite a high temperature of 240*c for 20 minutes or you can cook them under the grill on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
The nutritional information is on the packet and it is easy to follow.
Would I recommend this chips ?
They are made by McCain who know all there is to know about chips. They are frozen so will not go off, they are very reasonably priced, the beer flavour is perfect, the chips are big and very filling so you don't need too many, the chip looks very appealing and when cooked is golden brown, they are very crispy, light and fluffy.
Baked in the oven so a healthy option.
I would give this product 9 out of 10
Summary: A lovely change to normal chips
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