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Tesco Finest Jumbo Wedges

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      11.01.2010 11:21
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      Not As Delish As They Look On The Bag! Not Delish At All Actually!

      We had some of these Jumbo Wedges for tea last night with a burger in a bun and some beans, the main reason for deciding to have these instead of making our own as usual is because they have been in the freezer for ages and my mum is having a mass clear out to get a bit of room back.

      I brought them when they was reduced to £1.00 instead of their normal price of £1.50 and if I remember right they was originally brought to go with our Bonfire Night dinner only we forgot to cook them.

      I'm not mad keen on them because I think they taste very fake once they've been cooked. They take ages to cook because of the wedges being so fat and that was disappointing because it meant our burgers had to be kept warm for the extra 15 - 20 mins that it took to cook the wedges.

      Once they're cooked I thought the surface of the wedges was too soft and there was no crispness to them at all. They are also too big, I know that sounds mad because if the wedges were too small I'd be complaining too but these are ridiculously so big and I reckon they'd cook and taste a lot better if they were a bit smaller.

      The inside of them hasn't gone fluffy or as soft as I'd want my potato wedges to be, I've probably been spoilt because my mum makes the most wicked wedges EVER but these taste like exactly what they are.... supermarket own brand frozen food!

      The wedges do look nice because they've been sprinkled with paprika and that gives them a yummy appearance, they look golden brown and a bit spicy even though they don't taste it! lol I actually think they're very bland tasting and even after I'd added salt and vinegar they didn't have much flavour, dipping them in sauce helped but you shouldn't have to do that when the picture on the bag has made the wedges look so delish and full of flavour!

      I'm mega disappointed in these floppy and tasteless wedges, I'm surprised actually because Tesco's Finest range is usually brilliant but I just don't think they've put a lot of thought into these.

      Not recommended!!!

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        09.05.2009 15:35
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        Wont be buying again

        I have read both reviews that think this is a great product with surprise. I think these wedges are horrible!

        As I work in a bar, we have wedges that are deep fried, and taste very crispy, are cooked through a lot quicker, and go well with things like burgers or just as a snack on their own.

        Having enjoyed those wedges at work, I tried these. The main problem is that the wedges are so large you end up having to cook them for a very long time. This not only costs you a lot of electricity, but they were also ready way after the rest of my food.

        The outside was quite tasty, it was covered in dusty flavourings. The inside was very dry, didnt really taste a lot like real potato and just left me feeling a bit sick.

        They arent too expensive to buy, which is good if you want to feed them to a family. The bag has lasted me for about 4 meals, and it cost around £1.50.

        Try them if you like but I like my wedges deep fried and not costing me the earth in electric bills!

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          09.05.2009 15:18
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          Nice bif chunks of spud

          I have never been a fan of potato wedges. I mean they don't taste too bad, so I don't have any real reason to dislike them.

          What I think it boils down to is the fact that they come out of the oven.

          Now this isn't why I am unsure about them. It is just that for years I have been on this good earth, I have come to the conclusion that if a potato comes out of the oven, I expect it to taste, look and feel like a roast potato (unless it is a potato croquette - that is a different thing altogether).

          So when I have serving of potato wedges, this is always the expectation - I am always expecting a soft fluffy inside, and deliciously crisp on the outside.. this just doesn't seem to happen with potatoe wedges!

          But then again I have never had Jumbo Wedges.

          I gave these a try.

          You know the drill, into the oven, though not as easy as it sounds. I had to keep putting them back in for an extra five minutes - about an extra fifteen in all, if I remember right.

          When they did come out, they were surprisingly crisp on the outside - maybe a little overdone, but the inside was nicely cooked. this is probably the nearest these have come to the roast potato I was expecting, and probably the most favourable of potato wedges I have tasted.

          Generally, I have potato wedges as a snack in a bowl with a dip, but I think I will allow these to sit next to the other Sunday Roast stuff, if there is ever a potato emergency and I need to fish something out of the freezer.

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            08.05.2009 20:57
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            A delicious accompaniment to our BBQ.

            When my younger daughter and I went shopping to Tesco for some BBQ food at the weekend we decided to get a few bits that could be popped in the oven while the burgers were cooking. One item I went for was a bag of Jumbo Potato Wedges from the Tesco Finest range, they looked delicious on the packet and were reduced to £1 for the 1kg bag which made them cheaper than buying the potatoes and ingredients to cook our own wedges. The usual price is £1.48, which I still believe is reasonable for a bag of wedges this size.

            These wedges really are jumbo, they took forever to cook - much longer than the 25 minutes indicated on the packet, more like 40 minutes to get them cooked properly so that they were nice and tender in the middle! This wasn't a problem, but it's irregularities like this which make me wonder whether Tesco actually ever check the cooking instructions for their products!

            The wedges are lovely though, because they are so big they are extremely filling. I liked the fact that I could pick a single large wedge up and sit munching it rather than having a pile of smaller wedges on a plate and having to use a fork! Despite the size of them the potato cooks properly throughout the whole wedge, this was a pleasant surprise actually as I had half expected the middle of the wedge to be hard or the edges to be too crispy after how long the wedges took to cook.

            The wedges are beautifully seasoned, they are lightly coated in a very thin layer of batter which is slightly spicy but not overly so. I'm sure many people will find the batter a little bland because it's not even as strong as Southern Fried Wedges but there is definitely a nice heat surrounding the fluffy and tasty potato. I don't think the wedges are greasy in the slightest, they do deposit a little oil on the baking tray but a quick dab with kitchen roll removes both the feel and taste of any grease and leaves the potato wedge full of the flavours of the ingredients rather than the sunflower oil used to make them cook so well.

            I found these Jumbo Wedges to be so moreish, I hadn't expected to eat so many because they are absolutely huge but the pleasant seasoning and perfectly cooked meant I kept reaching into the bowl of wedges time and time again! 100g of these wedges contains 115 calories and .1g of fat, which isn't too bad actually. I had been expecting a higher fat content if I'm honest, but bear in mind that each wedge is probably around 100g so the more you pick at them the more steeply the calories will rise. Which is obvious really!

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