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      16.11.2010 18:18
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      ok for family supper

      I have recently tried the Tesco Value Oven Chips for the first time. I regularly buy a few products from the range that have been good value for money so I decided to give there oven chips a try.

      A bag of 1.5kg is priced at around 70p. The packaging is basic with a picture of the chips on the front with 'Oven Chips' written large across the front. 125g oven baked contains 190Kcals and 5.8g of fat. (see packaging for more details)

      they need to be kept in the freezer and cooked from frozen. They have to be use within a bout a year, so they do keep for quite a while.

      They are straight cut oven chips and look ok on the plate once cooked. They can be cooked in the oven or under the grill. recommended cooking times - 15-20mins (gas mark 7 or 220 degrees). I found that they needed much longer in the oven to become crisp, so I prefer to use the grill (high heat for 12-15mins) and have crispy chips. all you need to do is place one layer of the chips on an ovenproof tray and place the in the oven or under the grill. Easy.

      On the whole they are quite tasty, but I suppose you get what you pay for. They aren't as nice as some of the leading brands, but they are ok. i wouldn't dish them to guests, but ok as a part of a family supper. i will buy there again, but not every time i have oven chips.

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      05.06.2010 13:04
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      not for me or my family

      I usually expect to pay around £2 for a 1.5kg bag of nice oven chips so when I saw these Tesco Value ones for just 72p I thought I'd give them a try - never again!

      I've tried quite a few products from the Value Range so wasn't put off by the basic packaging & at least you can see what you're getting (unless, like me, you tend to shop online).

      When I unpacked my order I noticed that there were a few blackened frozen chips in the bag & it seemed to be rather greasy to the touch. When it came to cooking them - 20 minutes at 220 degrees - they smelled good but not at all like McCains or Aunt Bessies.

      After the recommended cooking time I removed the oven tray to find that some were burnt & some were undercooked which was very annoying. I put this down to the fact that many of the chips were different in size although all seemed on the skinny side.

      There was a lot of grease left in the tray but surprisingly, when eating them, they didn't taste oily despite the fact they're pre-cooked in sunflower oil. They didn't really taste of anything to be honest - all the flavour I got from my little pile came from the salt, pepper & vinegar I had to put on them. When I cook the rest I'll try to sort them out into a more regular size & have some curry sauce waiting because, in my opinion, they can't be eaten on their own.

      For those, like me, who are watching their weight ,each 125g serving contains 190 calories & 58g of fat - but, on reflection I'd rather eat a more healthy baked potato with a knob of butter.

      Besides the lack of taste I found that (apart from the black/ burnt ones) that the colour was pale & rather anaemic-looking & I won't be buying them again.

      I like a good old-fashioned, good-sized chip with a potatoey taste & fairly crisp outer texture - none of this in these Tesco Value Oven Chips I'm afraid so I'm only awarding 1 star & can't recommend them because of their taste, appearance & texture.

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        02.03.2010 12:00
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        Not a good Tesco product.

        Tesco have many good value products but they sadly have a few poor ones too and I find that taking a chance on a value product from Tesco can be risky business but this doesn't stop Mrs weebill from doing exactly that.

        When my wife came home with a bag of Tesco value oven chips I feared the worst and was right to do so, these were mainly for the grandkids as I do not eat a lot of chips but the first person to try them was yours truly and they were just not good.

        The chips stay a very pale colour instead of going a nice golden colour that a good chip should, they taste very much of Raw potato and some seem to go very crispy whilst others stay limp and almost soggy.

        I still thought though that with enough tomato sauce the kids would eat them but even they did not like these chips and only ate half the portion they were given so it was the bin for what was left.

        A 1.5kg bag of these costs only 64p which when compared with nearly £2 for the same size bag of McCain's seems like good value but if more than half of them are going to end in the bin or if no one will eat them at all then it is not good value.

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          27.02.2010 19:26
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          Will buy again

          After getting fed up with the endless peeling and chopping of many potatoes to make enough chips for my self and my better half, I decided to go down the easier route of looking for a cheap but much less time consuming method of getting them. In the end I gave the Tesco Value range oven chips a try and was pleasantly surprised with them.


          ~~The Product~~

          The chips themselves are as you would expect, around an average thickness of cut, in between a steak cut and French fries. The chips arrive fairly browned already as they are for oven cooking and not frying, they are fairly greasy after cooking though, which in a 220 degree oven takes approximately 20 minutes.

          There are several blackened chips in the pack, more than you would get with a branded rival product which says to me that they have been cut from fairly poor quality potatoes. Overall though, for the price that you pay, they are definitely adequate.


          ~~The Price and Packaging~~

          The product comes in a one size pack which is a 1.5kg pack, for the very reasonable price of 64p, you cannot buy potatoes and cut your own chips for that price. The packaging is a standard Tesco value branded plastic pack and they are pre-frozen.


          ~~Nutritional Information~~

          For a single serving of these chips which is stated on the packaging as 125 grams, there are 190 calories and 5.8 grams of fat, this is all down to the fact that they are pre-fried in cooking oil, in this case, sunflower oil.


          ~~Overall~~

          This is a good base model choice of oven chips for a very reasonable price. I will definitely be buying these chips again in the future, especially in these times of a global economic downturn. I will therefore, be awarding this product a Dooyoo rating of 3 stars out of 5.

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            09.02.2010 14:46
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            A good value product, while not being the best product around.

            Here we have another Tesco value item that My wife & I buy regularly. They seem to be pretty popular in our Tesco as they are out of stock just as often as they are in stock.

            These tend to cost between 70p & 80p per 1.5kg bag. The bag contains thinly cooked, pre fried chips for cooking in the oven.

            To be fair this isn't the best Tesco Value item that we buy, but we are still both happy with it. The product has things going for it. Firstly the price is very good & puts most brand names to shame for being very expensive. I think that they taste fine too. They aren't exactly full flavoured, but the last time I went to a chippy I'm pretty sure the guy behind the counter offered salt & vinegar. Chips are the most flavourful thing you'll eat anyway. I think that the only downside is that sometimes some of the chips in the packet haven't been cooked that well at the factory & come out of the oven a little dry & hard. Only a little problem & most of the chips are fine, but definitely had to be mentioned.

            I would recommend the product. Worth the price you pay & for the amount of money you save it doesn't matter too much if the odd chip isn't very nice. Not the best product. But still decent value for money.

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              01.02.2010 13:54
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              I purchased the Tesco Value oven chips a couple of weeks ago for a change. We rarely have chips at home unless I make my own but thought these would be quick for when I can't be bothered with all that potato peeling.

              The chips come in typical value range packaging. The bag I have is slightly different to the one in the Dooyoo catalogue! Mine has an appetising picture of the chips on the front and they look quite delicious! It also says 'straight cut oven chips - ideal serves with fish or pies' I found this a bit random!! I'm sure the public do not need to be told what to serve with chips. I didn't eat mine with fish or pies and they were still ok (infact I really only have chips with cheese and gravy but thats another story!) This particular product is 1.5kg and is available for just 72p which I thought was a bargain. It is frozen so will be in the freezer section

              The thought of them being a bargain was shattered when I opened the bag and thought that they might not be as nice as the bag suggested. There were a good amount of chips in the bag but they were all quite small - it looks as though they were form the very end bit of the potato! There were also quite a few sharp pointed ones in there -the sort that you just know are going to burn on the ends! The chips actually felt quite greasy even in their frozen state but I remained optimistic and chucked a few onto my baking stone.

              I followed the cooking instructions on the pack and put them in my preheated oven (220 C ) and left for 15 minutes (turning halfway) pack says (15-20 mins). I checked them after 15 minutes as I have a tempremental oven but the chips didn't look anywhere near cooked. I left them another 5 minutes and they had started to colour.

              I was right though - because some of the chips were quite tiny these had burnt a bit. I picked these out and binned them as I can't stand burnt chips. The remainder of the chips looked a golden brown colour so I put them on the plate and sat down for my dinner. The chips although were cooked on the outside were not quite cooked in the middle but I couldnt leave them in the oven much longer otherwise they'd have been burnt. They also were quite soft, no crisp at all and rather greasy. The stone on which I had cooked them was full of fat when I took them out of the oven. They tasted of undercooked greasy potatoes basically!

              According to the packet these can also be grilled although I have never tried grilling them - grilled chips just isn't right!

              The ingredients are simple - potatoes and sunflower oil and one portion (125g) will give you 190 calories, 30.9g or carbohydrates and 5.8g of fat - 1g being saturated.

              Overall - nasty! I wouldn't even buy these as a standby to keep in my freezer, I'd rather go without.

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                01.02.2010 12:19
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                We bought a bag of these the other month. They didn't look particulary nice through the large see through panel on the front of the pack, but for 75p the wife wanted to try them.

                These are from the Tesco Value range which is the Budget range in Tesco. Some of the items we have tried are alright, but the other odd thing I wouldn't bother with. The packaging on the items isn't that good. It does the job, but it is just plain and basic. I care more about the goods inside though anyway. This bag is a 1.5kg.

                These are quite thin Chips. we sometimes have French Fry type Chips, but mostly have nice chunky ones. There was a lot of these Chips in the bag, and looked as if they would do a good few servings.

                You can cook these in a fryer or in the Oven. We tried then both ways.

                Once these were cooked they weren't that good. They reminded me of Micro Chips a bit, little chips that are soft and held the grease in well.

                The Potato inside seemed quite hard in some of them, whereas looking at the outside of the Chip it was definitely cooked.

                I wouldn't recommend these. The brand named Chips are the best, but even the Supermarket own brand is a alright compromise, and they are a lot better than these ones.

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                  27.01.2010 12:38
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                  Awful tasting chip, better to spend a little bit more for enjoyment

                  Oh dear. Sometimes you really do et what you pay for, and getting straight to the point, that motto is very apt with these oven chips.

                  Deciding to go on a ecomony drive over the last month or so, saw me and my wife giving lots of value brands a try, and to be honest, a lot of the cheaper items actually were very good value. These on the other hand were a truly forgettable experience.

                  You would think a chip is a chip and cant really tatse that different, but they do when you have these. The oven chips look ok, if a little thin, but thats to be expected. When you cook them though, they tend to burn quite easily, despite following the instructions on the bag. We had a odd mixture of burnt ones, with barely cooked insides. A lot of the chips were so hard, they kept catching the roof of my mouth and making it sore.

                  Now onto the taste. Although they looked burnt, and tasted quite hard on the outside, they didnt taste burnt. They had a rather undistincitve taste to them, but the potato did feel a bit grainly, and they were hard to swallow. They tend to just get mushed up in my mouth, and wouldnt go down easy.

                  For the price, yes they are cheap, and they bag is a decent size to last a while, but if you are going to have a treat like chips, which can be fattening, then you might as well enjoy them. And for me, theres no enjoyment to be had here at all.

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                  15.12.2009 12:28
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                  CHEAP AS CHIPS BUT NOT NICE

                  I have been trying out a lot of the products in the Tesco value range recently to see if they are any good. I thought that if I did this I could maybe save some money on my weekly shop. So far some of the products have been rubbish but some of them are quite good to.

                  One product that I tried the other week was the Tesco value oven chips. The Tesco oven chips are in the frozen part of the Tesco store. The packaging is not nice looking or eye catching and the bag is made of plastic and is a white colour with the Tesco value logo.

                  The bag is a very good size and it is 1.5kg. The bag costs around 75 pence.

                  The chips are a thin size and they look very pale. I cooked mine in the oven but I think I would have been better frying them cos when I cooked them in the oven they did not get a nice brown colour and still looked pale when I had finished cooking them.

                  I thought that they tasted very greasy and the middle of the chips was not as nice as the chips I usually buy. Some of the chips were burn on the outside and some of them still tasted a bit frozen and this does not happen when I usually cook oven chips so I think it is the fault of the Tesco value chips.

                  I would not buy them again and I do not suggest trying them because there are other chips that are nicer and they are still a cheap item to buy so I would avoid these the next time I am buying frozen chips.

                  They might be better if they were fried instead of cooked in the oven but I am trying to cut down on fried foods so this is not really the point.

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                  30.08.2009 21:17
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                  They might not be great but you can make something out of them.

                  I have tried these before but found them a bit bland and tasteless. However If you buy some of these cheaper product lines you will find that you may give them away or throw them away if your tastes buds are that fussy.
                  If you don't cook them long enough they are chewy and bland however if you get a bit of a burn and get them crispy, they have a bit of a flavour and you can always dunk them in a pot of Curry, tomato sauce or a cheesy dip (Fondu).
                  However, they are only potatoes after all and you can do a lot with them by sprinkling over some grated cheese (Stilton is nice) or roast them with a mixtuer of peppers, onions with a touch of herbs and spices with a curry dip. However if you just oven cook, just make sure thay are well done, but you will have to add something to give them some flavour.
                  At the end of the day it is down to the aquired taste and what you can make out of it.

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                    18.08.2009 16:49
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                    An average bag of oven chips at a decent price.

                    I am always trying to save money wherever possible so when I saw these in my local Tesco store recently I decided to pick up a bag and give them a try.

                    The packaging is a basic plastic bag which I cut the corner from and just use a peg to keep it sealed in the freezer after I've used what I need. It carries the familiar Tesco Value logo and colouringg (red, blue & white) which shows that these are pretty cheap and cheerful really!

                    Inside the bag is potato oven chips which are ready to be poured straight on an oven tray and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes on 220 degrees. I found they needed more like 20-25 minutes to get them a nice brown colour and ensure that the outsides were crispy and the insides fluffy. The chips were very average with many of them very small like they were the chip processing area rejects (which they probably are!). I did end up with some burnt chips and some slightly undercooked ones because the sized vary so much. The potato inside was fluffy which is probably because these are 96% potato! The chips were not too greasy and went alright with a bit of fish and some mushy peas.

                    There is 155 calories & 4.6g of fat per 100g so providing these are enjoyed in moderation I see no reason why they can't be enjoyed relatively often.

                    These chips certainly aren't the nicest I've ever eaten but at 64p for a 1.5kg bag I wasn't really surprised. I think these chips are worthy of a 2/5 from me and would be alright on the odd occasion.

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                      10.08.2009 22:31
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                      Not even ketchup can rescue these chips

                      I have noticed a trend when buying Tesco value products, generally those which contain loads of ingredients are rubbish while the simplest products are best. I thought I was onto a real winner when it came to choosing Tesco Value oven chips, the 1.5 kg bag costs a mere 64p compared to a rather hefty £1.88 for my favourite homefries.

                      The chips come in a simple plastic bag with the Tesco value logo showing on the front, pretty much the same packaging as any other oven chips. They contain just potatoes (96%) and sunflower oil so I thought they were bound to be good.

                      When it came to cooking the chips I was aware that they did not look too good as soon as I tipped them out onto the oven tray. You know when you get near to the end of the bag of good oven chips and you get all the little tiny chips left over well this is what this bag was full of.

                      Cooking was just as simple as any other oven chips, just stick them in the oven for 20 minutes turning them over once to make sure they cook evenly. I've cooked these chips twice and they seem to go from soggy and pale to burnt to a crisp without any stage inbetween where they are nicely cooked.

                      A portion of these cheap chips does not look good on your plate. They are thin chips but because the size of the chips varies from miniscule to pretty small they have not cooked evenly with loads of little burnt bits on them. It is obvious that they have either used tiny potatoes to make these chips or simply the rejects from a decent bag of oven chips as the chips all seem to come from the ends of the potato and are thinner at one end than another.

                      As you can guess these chips were not the tastiest around. They were reasonably soft but never had any nice fluffy potato inside. The chips were really dry and too crunchy but the potato taste in itself was not too bad and at least they were not greasy. My daughter complained so much after the second time I served them up that I think I will need to chuck the rest of the pack out; even handing her the ketchup bottle was not enough to satisfy her.

                      The Tesco value range can be a great way to knock a few pounds off your grocery bill with many items being fantastic in both quality and price but these oven chips were horrible and I'll be sticking to my beloved homefries in the future.

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