“ Brand: Lamb Weston / Type: Other Vegetables „
I love chips and fries and the likes however rather often, I like most people get really weary of eating the same things day in and day out and so more often that not I will mooch about in supermarkets when doing my shopping for things I haven't tried before to add a bit of variety food wise to my life!
These I spotted at a pound a bag in my local Asda store and I really fancied them and thought they were a great price for such a large bag (usually though these cost closer to £2.00 a bag).
The twisters come in a smart black plastic bag with a photograph of some potatoes and the twisters on the front of it and we are told that they are LambWeston Supreme Twisters and that they are prefried in sunflower oil and suitable for frying or oven cooking and that the bag weighs 600g. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice, and a full nutritional chart and contact details for Lamb Weston are stated (as well as all that above information being stated in lots of foreign languages too). Nice looking, smart and informative bag this is which gives off the impression that your buying a quality product in appearance alone however this isn't a resealable bag sadly.
Well as I stated previously you can cook these in two ways which I did as I had a big bag of them and used some twisters up on different days. In the deep fat frier mine cooked thoroughly and went crispy in about 5 minutes flat and in the oven they cooked perfectly in 18 minutes (the suggested times that are given for both on the bag).
Basically there is little difference made to the twisters through cooking really. Sure they're a bit greasier if you deep fat fry them, if you prefer a drier and healthier chip then oven cook them and they still go crunchy and stay well formed.
What you get is a twister, like a curly fry which is golden, thin and flexible and made from 100% fresh potatoes. Well actually looking at the ingredient list they may be made from 100% potatoes but in reality they are 79.7% potatoes cos of course you have to leave room for the sunflower oil and herbs and spices and the likes that also get used within the making of these.
These taste of potatoes, crispy are crispy on the outside with a slightly seasoned coating of black and chili pepper, garlic and onion powder and paprika is used to give a little colour to the twisters. These taste of fluffy potato on the inside of each twister and then the outside is deliciously but still subtly coated with the afore mentioned ingredients giving a subtle hint of flavours which is lovely.
These get full marks from me, I simply think they look great and taste it and I like the fact that although these are seasoned you can still taste real potato!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 129 Kcal
of which sugars: 6.4g
of which saturates: 2.8g
Available in all good supermarkets etc.