Product Type: Aunt Bessie's Spices & Seasoning
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Aunt Bessie's Homestyle Chips
Member Name: stebiz
Aunt Bessie's Homestyle Chips
Advantages: Healthier than normal chips
Disadvantages: Too many smaller chips, which burn easy.
When I was younger, there was no such thing as oven chips. If we ever wanted chips either I'd have to pop along with 17p to our local chippy, or my mum would fry ours in a pan of hot oil.
Nowadays times have moved on. Okay we still have our local chippy (now £1.20) but now very few people fry their chips in oil. These days us health conscious Brits tend to use oven chips. There are a number of manufacturers of these golden beauties, but my favourite has got to be Aunt Bessies.
I normally buy my Aunt Bessie oven chips when they are on offer. The offer price is usually a £1. However you can expect to pay upto about £1.70, with the average being about £1.35.
This is for a 1kg bag.
The chips straight from the bag (before you splash vinegar, sauce etc. on them) have around 130kcal per 100g and only 5.6g of fat, which I think is quite healthy. The bag does our family two sittings, although to do add a lot of veg etc to our plate. The crispy oven chips are cut from real potatoes and cooked in a light batter. You are meant to leave them in the oven, on a baking tray, for about 25 minutes or so. I often find myself leaving them in the oven a lot longer, to get them piping hot. I guess that is because I have too many in the baking tray at one time, so be warned.
The larger chips come out really golden brown and tasty, but there are a lot of very smaller chips (to make up the weight I guess) and they just burn to a frazzle. The other chips are quite crispy.
Batter (Wheat Flour, Modified Potato Starch, Modified Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Skimmed Milk Powder, Dextrose, Colours (Curcumin, Capsanthin)),
Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Made from Real Potatoes, Free from Colours, Preservatives or Flavours
I enjoy these chips but I really do think they should remove the small ones, before bagging. They must realise that these are going to waste, if they don't realise - they should do. The chips don't taste half as nice as my Mums chips or the Chippies, but they are a lot more healthy. As for recommendation. Yes I would recommend them. They are a healthy alternative to other greasy chips but are not as tasty. You really do need to add extras to the chips, and whether this removes all the health benefits I don't really know. 3 dooyoo stars.
Summary: Average oven chips, which we use often for convenience!!
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