Product Type: Aunt Bessie's Spices & Seasoning
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Aunt Bessie's Homestyle Chips
Member Name: char2011
Aunt Bessie's Homestyle Chips
Advantages: cook nicely
Disadvantages: get soggy if not eaten soon after cooked.
Oven chips are always a problem for me because most brands that I buy are so hard to cook because they either come out half uncooked or half overcooked but never just right. Well that is until I tried Aunt Bessie over chips.
Aunt Bessie chips are quite thick and probably about the same size as chip shop chips which makes them all that more fulling when eating them. Thick oven chips are usually a problem but with Aunt Bessie ones I just put them in the oven for about 20 minutes and they come out perfectly. For thick oven chips it's a decent time for them to be cooked in about 20 minutes because what I find with thicker chips they take a long time sometimes 30-40 minutes. When Cooked Aunt Bessie oven chips have a soft skin layer and then inside it soft potato also. The main thing I like about these is that they are not crispy as I'm not really a fan of crispy/crunchy chips. These are soft and nice like chip sop chips although when overdone they do taste crispy/crunchy. I'm not really a sauce person so when I eat these I usually just put a bit of salt on them and then they a good to eat.
When it comes to portions I usually only have about 15 chips with whatever else I eat weather it's a burger or fish etc. Simply because they are quite massive. When cooked the chips come out golden coloured and smell like fresh potatoes.
One thing that I don't really like about these chips is that if left for more than say half an hour before eating they tend to get rather soggy just like when you go chip shop and don't eat you chips straight away. So if I'm honest it's best to eat them near enough straight after cooked. This is never really a problem for me because I usually eat them straight away because they are half of what I call emergency meals.
Aunt Bessie oven chips are available to buy in all supermarkets from about £1 - £1.30 the price varies and the lower price of £1 is usually only when they are on offer. One bag is worth the price to be fair because it lasts me about 2 weeks and I eat oven chips about 2-3 times a week.
The quality of the chips is the main thing that draws me to buy them every time instead of changing brand. They cook very well every time and they are very consistent. In each bag I buy the chips are always roughly similar sizes and I never get an odd bunch that just taste abit off. Usually when I have brought oven chips in the past they tend to have either burnt, green, skin or dark bits on the chips and have to leave them in the bag because I like my chips clean cut so it seems like I never eat a full bag. With Aunt Bessie this is never the case because 95% of the time almost all the bag is full of clean cut chips.
Overall very nice chips and would definitely recommend.
Summary: best oven chips