“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Chips „
I noticed these chips in the freezer section at Tescos and they are great, they come in a nice looking bas which you simply snip open and pour the required amount out onto a oven tray, they cook for between 20-30 minutes, i dont have the luxury of a fan assisted oven, and they always are good quality potatoes, i havnt noticed any black bits, and the chips do crispy up, and taste really good, I cant eat fried chips so as these are cookable in the oven they are great, and much more healthier than fried chips. A bag full of one and a half kilos will cost £1.70p and you do get a lot in a bag for your money. I like the taste of these chips, they come out golden brown and rispy depending on how long you cook them for, i dont like oven chips that are undercooked, or skinny, so these work really well in my house, my grandchildren love chips with most things, I make home made pizzas, and serve these chips with them and a little home made coleslaw, or with beefburgers in buns, fishfingers, or sasages or pies, most of these items go well with these chips. There is only 5.8 grams of fat contained in these chips a little sugar and therefore I feel that they are much more healthier than buying fried chips, which dont agree with my tummy anyway. These offer good quality chips and they are certainly chunky so you get a nice bite full of chip, they are also great to cook for chip butties which are a favourite of mine, or i like to serve them in pitta bread for a change. They are quick and easy to prepare, i put mine in the oven mark 200, and cook them until they are crisp and brown usually about 20 minutes but you will know how you prefer them cooked by looking at the colour of them. My grandchildren loved them, and they have a great crispy taste. I always use these chips as I personally prefer fat chips. I would recommend them if you like me dont enjoy those skinny french fries. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
On the other end of the scale from the Tesco Value Chips i've reviewed, these are the premium Supermarket brand. These came in a 1.5kg bag and costs £1.69. Perhaps a bit pricey considering brand named Chips could be that price, but the Premium brand is often priced up near the brand name prices. These are frozen Chips and come in a sturdy, pretty shiny pack. They look sort of fancy from the pack all grey and black. We cooked these in the Oven and they came out crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The bag done us 4 generous servings. The Chips are nice and chunky. There wasn't any bad bits through these, so no black speckled bits, I thought with them being so thick that they may be a bit greasy under the skin of them, but they are quite dry with a nice bit of grease to moisten them. The Fluffy part of the Chip filled the whole outer bit, I hate when you bite into a Chip and there is nothing in a bit of it. These Chips come out looking how they do on the pack - golden, Crisp and thick and chunky. They are on a par with McCain, and perhaps just a bit better than them. Highly recommended from me and the wife.
In an emergency these chunky chips are heaven sent, I am sure that all of us have those odd times when the phone goes and it is relatives wanting to call in and it just happens to be around about feeding time! Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy to see visitors but my brain suddenly goes into overdrive trying to mentally concoct a makeshift meal. Luckily Anna and her six feet three hollow-booted husband aren't fussy, as long as it is fodder and there is plenty of it then that suits them fine. Making your own oven chips is pretty easy really but when you are under duress (lol) that is the time to utilise that packet that you have safely stored away for such an occasion. Oven chips are the nearest that you can get to the real thing without using the deep fat fryer and these Tesco Finest chunky chips are decidedly tasty too. I know that we aren't going to eat the packaging but the Tesco Finest range at least looks attractive, the black and silver packaging creates an upmarket appearance and I feel that the range sells itself well. A 1.5g packet of finest chunky oven chips comes in at £1.68p, so admittedly they aren't the cheapest of the bunch but if I am going to use oven chips then I want a substantial chip not an apology for one. The quality of the oven chip or any other frozen chip for that matter very much depends on the potato that is used. Each variety of potato has its own merits, some mash well, some roast well and Maris Pipers which are notably good for frying have been used to create these Finest oven chips. You need to pre-heat the oven, the chips need a hot oven so that they cook and crisp on the outside. When you open the bag you will notice that the still frozen chips smell really pleasant and they are already semi-golden. These are definitely man-sized chips and the bag is full of large chunky fries but as you tip the packet out don't be surprised to find some slightly smaller chips that have settled at the bottom of the packet. I am a bit of a devil and when the small chips are cooked those crunchy ones are all mine. It is easy to see that the chips have been pre- coated, the surface of the potato is uneven and they look as if they have been spiced but instead they have been coated in a very fine layer of batter which ensures that they end up coming out of the oven with a crispy coating. To get the best from the chunky chips you need to place them on a flat baking tray to cook, making sure that they aren't piled on top of each other. Put them into the hot oven and then wait for 15 minutes, then take the tray out and turn the chips over so that they cook evenly. During the last ten to fifteen minutes that they are in the oven you will be able to smell them and the smell is delicious! Generally after 30-35 minutes the chips are cooked through and have crisped up on the surface. They cook to a beautiful deep golden colour and they never fail to look good when they are served, maybe with cold meat and a colourful salad? Inside of the chunks of Maris Piper potato chips the texture is dense, firm and flavoursome, when I say firm I mean well cooked but not mushy. The chunky chips consist of 88% potato, 6% crispy coating and 6% sunflower oil. The addition of the 6% sunflower oil makes sure that you don't need to add any further oil for cooking purposes. A 100g serving contains 215 calories, 5.8g fat, 0.9g saturates, 0.6g sugar and 0.5g of salt. I have found that some of the ordinary sized oven chips tend to shrivel up and die before they reach the plate but at least the chunky chips are worth cooking. I know that some of the kids much prefer the skinny chips but maybe the Tesco Finest chunky oven chips could be an adult province.
I house sitted for my Mum recently and she left me a whole bag of these in the freezer. The chips are provided in a polythene bag which I cut open with a pair of scissors. I placed a generous portion of chips on to an oven tray and then finally seasoned them before drizzling a tad of oil over them and putting them in the oven on around 220 for 30 minutes or so. I didn't take them out until they were as golden as they appear on the packet and the smell being produced by them was fantastic and utterly mouth-watering! The chips were lovely and crisp on the outside and very fluffy on the inside and these are by far the nicest oven chips that I have ever eaten (I'm not usually a fan of oven chips at all!) I served these with white pitta breads and mayonnaise and it was the ultimate chips pitta. The chips are lovely and thick and all of them cooked evenly in the oven so no hard centres for me (which is enough to put me off in just one mouthful) and I only need a few to fill the Tesco value pittas that I ate them in. These were so tasty that we actually ate them for two nights in a row and one packet (1.5kg) served both of us a huge portion twice and I was very pleased with this (especially as I hadn't paid for them). Each 100g serving has 130 calories and 2.2g of fat so providing you don't go mad these aren't ridiculously high. (We each ate around 500 calories per night so it was quite bad but they were delicious!). These are exclusive to Tesco and cost £1.68 which I wouldn't hesitate to pay for such a delicious product. I would highly recommend this and I am therefore rating it 5/5.