Product Type: McCain Ready Meals
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Sickening beer battered chips!
Mccain Beer Battered Chips
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Mccain Beer Battered Chips
Disadvantages: Everything I feel sick thinking about them!
My boyfriend is a really, really fussy eater and the other night, me being low on funds didn't know what the heck to get to go with pizza for our tea. I always get plain chips but to me, they are so boring so when I spotted these in Morrisons (and all other good supermarkets) on offer at a pound a bag (but if not on offer priced more around the £1.50 mark) I thought they sounded interesting for me, the boyfriend and my flatmate to try out.
The plastic bag the chips come in is brown in colour with a pictiure of some potatoes on the front of it and then a steak meal with the cooked chips on. Also on the front of the bag we are told that they are 'New' McCain Beer Battered Ridge-Cut Chips 'Ridge-cut chips cooked in a delicious crunchy beer batter' and that they are made with 100% British potatoes. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart displayed along with cooking instructions given and contact details for McCain are given. It's a nice enough looking, informative bag though a right pain to reseal (but do-able!).
In appearance the chips are really chunky and rather long with a couple of engraved ridges down the length of the chips and mainly they are a yellowy sort of colour with some parts of the chip being orange with like a colouring on. Soon as I opened the bag I could smell a real rancid smell of malty beer but was impressed really by the chunky look of the chips and simply hoped that they wouldn't taste the way they smelt!
To cook these you simply grill them on a medium high heat for about 13-15 or you can oven cook them in 20-24 minutes and they need to be cooked from frozen. You are not meant to fry these because they are all coated with flavour that of course would come off if cooked that way.
They looked a bit crispy after I oven cooked ours, my kitchen smelt boozy and I was the first one to nibble a chip to which I thought tasted revolting and spat out in the bin. I decided not to say anything to my fussy boyfriend about them and to just see if he liked them and he apologised he hated them and his also went in the bin. My flatmate/bestmate will seriously eat anything but she hated them as well and binned hers. We all simply hated the taste of these lol.
As I stated earlier the chips look nice and the potato itself isn't the problem as such. Its the beer batter that really isn't a batter but just a flavouring that we found to make the chips soggy, the smell was horrid and the flavour was of malty beer mixed with onions.....revolting and they were far too salty too.
I willl never, ever purchase these again I simply thought they were one of the most revolting things I have ever put in mouth and they get a huge thumbs down from my household.
Nutritional Information Per 100g Frozen (The Important Bits!):
Summary: I can't imagine why anyone on the planet would like these!
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