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      03.01.2012 15:11
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      So so, good in case of emergencies!

      Anyone who regularly reads my reviews will know really that I'm a bit of a lazy cook. Living on my own and with only me to cater for more often than not I will eat ready meals or grab a takeaway because its simple and actually more often than not cheaper than going to great lengths to cook for myself in fact. A ready meal is only a quid and a 9 minute wait in the microwave, fish and chips from my local is £3.75 (for a small portion lol) plus I save on electric, washing up and my time lol.

      However I do from time to time go shopping with my mate and do fill up my cupboards with food. In fact I have way too much for me in as I am collecting it rather than eating it which is something I have very much decided to work on this year as I'm getting way to lazy for my own good lol!

      The other night though I was looking through my cupboards for something to go with a pie out of my freezer when I spotted these. Not wanting to peel the sprouting potatoes lurking at the bottom of my veg drawer in my fridge I decided to give these a whirl!

      The Packaging:

      These come in the usual Asda Smart Price green and white labeled cans and on that can we are clearly told what they are and then on the back of informationomration ingredientsreidents, cooking advice and contact details for Asda are given. All the usual info of course. Therring pullringpull to the top of this can and it is a very cheap looking can.

      The Potatoes:

      Well what you get is peeled new potatoes which are small and an off yellow in colour and stored in a lightly salted water. I counted about 18 of them in my can which held 550g of the product and all you have to do is heat them in a saucepan in the water they came in for around 5 minutes and thats it. Simple to heat through these reatheyare and they are not suitable for microwave cooking at all.

      What you end up with if you cook them in the time stated is firm and slightly salty tasting few potatoes. They need a good drain and I do find the outsides of the potatoes to be a little slimy in texture but they are ok and do taste like potatoes basically!

      These are simply not bad. I appreciate the none earthy taste and ease of heating them through, they look nice with no unsightly bits of skin or owt on them however they do taste tinned and not onI'mbit fresh and Im not overly keen on the slimy feel and taste to the skins though throw some gravy over them, you can soon remedy that lol.

      Not bad and they are decent enough quality...... it all comes down to whether you want to eat tinnedNutritionalI guess!

      Nutritonal Information Per 1/3 Can:

      Energy: 67kcal
      Protein: 1.5g
      Carbohydrate: 15.0g
      of which sugars: 0.5g
      Fat: 0.1g
      of which saturates: Trace
      Fibre: 2.4g
      Sodium: Trace
      equivalent as salt: Trace

      Only available from Asda or from Asda.com priced at 34p a can.

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        18.05.2010 15:45
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        A fantastic Smart Price product

        Often with a take away pizza, I like to make my own little side dishes to go with it and a potato salad is my favourite side dish. Rather than being lazy and simply buying a ready made potato salad from the supermarket, I prefer to buy a tin of new potatoes and make the salad myself, which is cheaper, tastier, probably healthier and it means that I will always have some at home if I keep a couple of tins in a cupboard.

        The ones I always buy are the Asda Smart Price ones as they are really cheap and they come in a nice big tin so there's always plenty to go round. Inside, the tin is full to the top of salt water, which gives the potatoes a bit of flavour, and I'd say there are around 20 potatoes inside all ranging in size from pretty small ones to some that are quite a bit bigger. The potatoes are a bright slightly off-white colour and are soft and slippery, and I've only very occasionally found a bad bit on a potato but it's simple enough to just cut that bit off.

        All I do is add some mayonnaise and herbs and give them a good stir, and there you've got a very quick, simple and tasty side dish of potato salad. These actually go with pretty much anything though because they're nice and plain and simple so you can do whatever you want to them and add whatever you want to them. They'd be great in a salad or even plain with a roast dinner - anything you want!

        A big tin of these, which is a fair bit larger than a standard size tin, costs only 25p which is great value and a lot cheaper than the other brands of tinned new potatoes.

        As well as the great price, there's also absolutely nothing wrong with these new potatoes. They taste great and go with practically anything so they're the perfect thing to buy and store in your cupboards for those times when you may need them.

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          17.05.2010 13:58
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          Great to have in the cupboard

          I never used to buy tinned potatoes but recently I have needed to prepare a lot of quick and easy meals due to working and going to college in the evenings. In our house we eat a lot of potatoes cooked in different ways.

          I saw a tin of new potatoes in Asda a few weeks ago, a huge 550g tin for only 33p so I put a couple in the trolley to try. A tin of these will feed 3 of us if we have about 4 potatoes each alongside our meals.

          The tin is crammed full of new potatoes in all different sizes, some just under the size of a small egg. To some people they may not look as appetising as the more expensive brands as some will have a mark or two on them but this doesn't affect them. They also have a very long shelf life meaning you can keep a couple of tins in the cupboard without worrying about the expiration date!

          They come in salted water and although on their own they do not taste of much, add a little salt and / or butter and they are really nice. At 49 calories per quarter of a tin and 0.1g of fat they are a great healthy addition to any meal.

          They are really quite versatile, you can boil them and add them as a side to a meal, you can slice them to add them to salads and pies or even to curries like I did a few nights ago. They tasted great in the curry as they absorbed all the flavour and spices and kept their solidity, I expected them to disintegrate!

          I think these potatoes are brilliant value and I'll continue to make these a regular addition to the shopping. Very handy to add to lots of different meals.

          Thanks for reading!

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            04.08.2009 23:04
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            Reliable good buy

            Now these are one of the Asda Smart Price range products which are just as good as any tinned new potatoes. Only these have an advantage- they are sold in a huge tin (550g!) for only 26p. Thats over HALF A KILO of tinned product for 26p!

            Once opened the tin contains salted water and a decent amount of potatoes which are skinned and ready to just stick in a pan for around 10 mins on a low heat to warm up and serve. They make a great alternative for boiled potatoes - great served with butter or add some mint to the pan when these are heating up for an extra bit of flavour.

            One tin will comfortably feed two adults as a boiled potato meal accompanyment. The nutritional information is: 58 calories per 100g and 0.1g fat so they are a good low fat food too... (of course this may change if you add as much butter to them as I do..).

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              03.06.2009 16:29
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              Value spuds in a tin.

              Not the ideal way to buy potatoes but at least these are new potatoes and having a tin in stock does come in handy for making soups etc. They are in essence a canned vegetable convenience food. They are also very cheap at 29p per can and for many will represent a good value buy.

              The potatoes are of various sizes and come stuffed in a green and white 345g can (rather than the illustrated red and white one) with only salt water for company. The can is of the ring pull design which is a blessing, making the can easy to open and quite unusual on a cheaper brand of canned food. Once opened and poured into a bowl the potatoes appear a uniform off-white although I wouldn't call it beige - calling food beige just doesn't seem right. On the whole the potatoes from the tin I opened seemed in very good condition with neither a blemish nor a black spot in sight.

              I always drain the potatoes and rinse them to get rid of the salt water. They are easy to prepare. Just place them in a saucepan and heat them gently on the hob for five or six minutes making sure that you don't let them boil. These potatoes are not recommended for microwave heating. If your adding them to a soup chuck them in for the last ten minutes.

              Taste wise although not brilliant, they're not bad. Eaten alone they are kind of bland with just the salt bringing out any residue of potato flavour that might have survived the canning process. Of course one wouldn't expect them to retain the vitality of fresh new potatoes bought in a bag. This is why these potatoes should really only be used in soups and casseroles. On the other hand, you could always spice them up a bit by adding a few herbs and drenching them in melted butter.

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                21.05.2009 12:00
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                A FANTASTIC BARGAIN

                My partner and I got home quite late last night and as we were both ravenous I was looking for a quick and easy dinner to make for us both, instead of running round to the chip shop (my partner's suggestion... tsk tsk!).

                I rummaged through my freezer to see what little delights were waiting in there for me, and settled on a packet of frozen cheese crisp bakes. After reading the packaging and noticing that they would not take long to cook, I popped them in the oven and set about looking for something to eat alongside them.

                It was when I was raking about in our kitchen cupboards that I came across some tinned vegetables. I thought that this would be ideal to serve with the crisp bakes, and knowing for a fact that I didn't have any fresh or frozen vegetables in the house, I thought this would be a good 'next best thing' option.

                One of the tins I came across was some Asda 'Smart price' tinned potatoes. I always keep a tin of these in my pantry as they are so handy for occasions like the one facing me last night. The packaging is very basic - as are all Asda 'Smart price' products, in that the label is plain white with green lettering. The picture above shows the packaging in a red and white design but I think this is the old-style packaging.

                Upon opening the tin, I was faced with some nice looking little potatoes that were in some salted water. All I had to do in order to prepare the potatoes was to empty the whole tin (water and all) into a saucepan and put it on a fairly low heat until they were heated all the way through.

                I will point out at this point that I felt that several of the potatoes had little marks or imperfections on them, as they quite often do, but I have never found anything too major and it certainly doesn't stop me from buying this product. I tend to just look over each potato individually by placing it onto my chopping board and I simply cut away any little eyes or marks before returning the potato to the pot and placing on the cooker.

                The pot of potatoes does not take too long to prepare at all - really just a few minutes, as all you are doing is heating the potatoes - remember that they have already been peeled and cooked for you.

                I personally like to serve them with fish and some tartare sauce for a tasty dinner. Last night, however, I opted to spoon them onto our plates with our other vegetables (also tinned) and I made up a little herby butter and dolloped a small amount onto our potatoes. Lovely and delicious they were too!

                The potatoes contained in the tin range in size from being the size of your average little new potato (funnily enough)!, to the smallest being a little bigger than, say, a Cadbury's mini egg - yes, some of them are just that small! Some of them are cute, almost.

                The tin of Smart price potatoes costs around 22p in Asda, which is a brilliant bargain when you compare it to other varieties of tinned potatoes. To my mind at least, there is not too much that they can do to make a tinned potato any better or worse than another one. A tinned potato is a tinned potato, surely?

                Like I said earlier on in my review, I always keep a tin of these in my cupboard - they are very versatile and extremely convenient, whilst still allowing us to achieve one of our "five a day". To top it all off, they are great value... what more could we want?

                In order that you can get an idea of how versatile this product is, I will share with you some other ways that these tinned potatoes are used in our house:

                1 - In soups - very convenient and very quick

                2 - Delicious sliced on a cold salad

                3 - Delicious sliced on a home made pie

                4 - For buffets - serve hot, with cocktail sticks and a spicy dip

                5 - Ideal to use in stews and hotpots... very cheap way of bulking out your meal.


                So hopefully you can see that these potatoes can be used for a variety of meals and snacks. Overall, I would definitely recommend them, and can't quibble too much about the odd imperfection on the potatoes - for what I am paying for them, I am more than happy to check them over and cut away any little marks. After all, that is the ONLY preparation required by me!

                The tin sufficiently serves me and my other half for one meal, or if i was serving four people I would probably use two tins. So, when you consider that we can both get a small portion of potato for a mere 11 pence each, I feel that this tin really offers amazing value for money!

                Top marks from me, Mr Asda - highly recommended! :-D

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                  21.05.2009 11:09
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                  Great value

                  I sometimes use tinned potatoes when I am making a stew, or a casserole because it's fast and easy to do. Previously I have been buying branded ones, believing that I was getting better quality. However, when I saw these for 22p at Asda, I decided to give them a try.

                  The green and white can is 345g and is full to the top with potatoes and covered in salt water. The ring pull on the top of the can makes it easy to open.

                  The first thing I noticed when I opened these was a brown mark on a potato at the top of the can. This is quite likely to put me off altogether when it comes to cheap food, but I decided to investigate further before I made my mind up.

                  I drained the potatoes and rinsed them to get rid of the salt water and the rest of them seemed to be fine.

                  There was a mixture of sizes in the can from a little bigger than a marble, up to the size of a small egg. This wasn't a problem for me as I wanted to add them to a stew.

                  The potatoes are a bit waxy looking but taste wise they were fine. They are not the same as a freshly cooked potato but at the price they are good value.

                  I have also used them with chopped spring onions to make superfast potato salad. This works amazingly well.

                  I would certainly recommend these as a stand by in the kitchen cupboard. They are reasonable quality and I won't be going back to my branded tin potatoes.

                  Another Asda Smartprice product that is both cheap and decent quality.

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                    20.05.2009 23:03
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                    Great price for a lovely tin of potatoes.

                    ASDA SMART PRICE NEW POTATOES



                    I have been trying out the smart price range of cheaper products and must say that i was quite impressed with these new potatoes.

                    Although the tin looks basic and is just what it states inside new potatoes in salted water, ready for the pan.



                    The Tin **********


                    Basic rapping, mine actually had a green and white label on, the picture shows red and white difference (i dont know). says Asda Smart Price New Potatoes (in water) perhaps thats the difference the green and white label must be unsalted although it doesnt state so.


                    They cost 22pence which i think is an absolute bargain, and theres plenty of potatoes in the tin a good helping for two people.


                    Takes approximately 5 minutes to cook in the mircrowave, if your in a hurry.


                    Roasting yes you can but they are obviously not as good as normal fresh potatoes but nevertheless they arnt bad, and you dont have to peel them either.


                    Contains 345g in a can. Also i think they are good to put into potatoe salad if your making your own, dont taste to bad either.


                    I got a few tins recently whilst shopping at Asdas as think they are handy to keep in your cupboard incase you cant get to the shops or just as an added addition to any kind of meal. They are handy, they do not have a pull ring on the top, but ive got a good can openner anyway, so dont mind having to open the can, hence the price is so cheap.


                    Five cans for £1.10p how bad is that, they really are nice potatoes and you get a lot of potatoes in the can, i havnt as yet come across any black bits in the potatoes or had any reason to complain.

                    Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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                      19.05.2009 13:14
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                      A fantastic can of new potatoes which taste delicious.

                      Asda Smartprice new potatoes in salted water come provided in an aluminium can with a white & green paper label which shows the nutritional information & cooking instructions which are all simple to read and the can looks very simple. It does not have a ring pull but as this is just a budget product I wouldn't really expect one.

                      Once I open the can with a can opener there is lots of beige coloured potatoes within water which is highly salted & to cook these potatoes I simply pour these out in to a saucepan with the salted water and then warm them through on the hob for around 6 or 7 minutes just to make sure they are well cooked throughout.

                      There are many potatoes within the pot and at just 49 calories and 0.1g of fat per quarter tin it's great to share a tin with my fiancé, Tom, along with some nice meat and vegetables and this makes it quite a healthy meal providing you add the correct ingredients to it. The potatoes are very soft once cooked and taste very nice, they go well with lots of meals and are a cheap staple item to keep in the cupboard for the nights when we've not been shopping or we don't have much time.

                      A 550g tin is 22p and this is a bargain price and cheaper than all other stores branded version so it's worth shopping around as the nearest comparable price is 29p.

                      I am rating these potatoes 5/5 as they taste fantastic considering they come from a can, they are a lovely addition to any meal and I sometimes cook them then cover them with butter & seasonal herbs and serve them as an accompaniment to a roast dinner which always goes down very well with company and looks like it cost more than it did!

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