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Review: McCain’s 5% Fat Chips

by S1m
McCain 5% Fat Chips

The fact that I am on the Weight Watchers diet goes to show I love food… the only thing I love more (aside from Liv!) is free food! McCain provided this when they very kindly sent me a large bag of their 5% Fat Chips recently – the delivery confudled the Tesco delivery driver to the point he was going to call me to see if the chips are all I had ordered!

The chips are great for big bottomed people like myself who need to munch on yummy food. Made with specially selected potatoes and a slight dash of sunflower oil, the chips are just as tasty and fluffy as you would expect from the home cooked chips.

We always have McCain’s oven chips available in our freezer, Liv is not too fussed but I generally favour crinkle cut. Even though essentially they are the same as straight cut chips, I am a big kid at heart and love the crinkle shape.

I have cooked several meals with the extremely large bag we were sent – they do last an adult and child quite a while! The first meal I made found the chips accompanying a pizza. I am a great lover of chips and mayonnaise (Liv favours ketchup) so made sure I had some on hand to dunk mine in and they were absolutely divine. They taste just like normal chips but are slightly healthier! Good news for my diet. Unfortunately due to being on a strict eating regime chips have not featured in my allowable menu, so having the McCain 5% Fat chips has been a real treat.

A survey conducted by McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods, 2002 stated that chip shop chips generally have 239 calories per 100g (roughly 6 ProPoints). The McCain’s 5% Fat Chips are seriously just as yummy as chip shop chips, but without all the added grease – with only 158 calories per 100g (roughly 4 ProPoints) they are an awful lot healthier. The fact you can cook them in your own oven and not have to jump in the car and stand at the back of a very long queue is also a great advantage!

McCain’s full range of frozen foods can be found in most leading supermarkets.

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Scottish Mum May 12, 2013 - 11:30 pm

I noticed the chips then saw your weight loss. Fabulous.

Sim May 15, 2013 - 9:12 am

Thank you lovely! I need to update the ticker as I have lost more! It was super lovely to eat the chips and have a sumptuous treat without feeling guilty!

Alexandra May 13, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Fingers crossed for your diet!
I prefer ketchup with chips, too high-five to Liv! 🙂

Sim May 15, 2013 - 9:11 am

I have been put of ketchup (or red sauce!) for life seeing how much Liv uses 🙁 Give me mayo for chips and brown sauce for bacon and sausage butties any day 🙂 🙂

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