Product Type: McCain Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... coating and are shaped into smiley faces. I remember enjoying these as a child and I suppose some of my fondness comes from pure nostalgia.... more
Smiles all round
Member Name: zerub
Advantages: It's got a smile on
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
These are known as Smiley Faces in our house - it took me a while to find them on dooyoo, until I stopped to read the packet!
** What you get **
Round potato faces, with holes for the eyes and a smile hole too. There is some consternation over the lack of a nose, here. The outside is chip-coloured and satsifyingly crispy, and the inside is like smooth mashed potato.
They are easy for toddlers to pick up and eat, and easy for older children to cut up themselves.
They are a big treat in this house. I don't buy them all the time, because they wouldn't want to eat any other sort of potato if I did. The pack doesn't last long when I do get them though.
** The price **
£1.15 per 454g bag containing about 20 Smiles. You could get the equivalent amount of Potato Waffles for 65p, or the same amount of McCain oven chips for 77p.
** The ingredients **
Potatoes, Dehydrated Potato (contains: Turmeric), Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Salt, Stabiliser (E464), Pepper Extract
This doesn't seem too bad to me - I'm happy to feed my children potato and oil. THe E464 is cellulose which is ok, and pepper and turmeric are fine too.
There are 0.33g of sodium in each 100g - not low, but lower than bread. And 10g of fat, mostly unsaturated - also not low, but my children need all the fat they can get at the moment!
** Cooking **
15 minutes at 220g - so you can bung them in with the fishfingers, stick the timer on, and go swimming. Well, that's what we do.
Summary: A popular treat
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