McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries Review - Mishry (2023)
mccain pepper crunch french fries

We Tried The New Thin Cut Pepper Crunch Fries by McCain (2024)

We loved McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries and here’s why we recommend you to try them.

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Mishry Rating

4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5


McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries do complete justice to the name tag. Pepper is present prominently and the crunch is immaculate in these thin cut fries.

McCain’s Pepper Fries earned a spot on Mishry’s Best of 2023 List.

McCain Pepper Fries best of 2023

The perfect snack.

The perfect side dish.

French fries, no one can stop at just a handful.

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Achieving those crisp-on-the-outside, long-thin-identical-looking fries involves quite a few steps. From peeling to destarching and deep frying, these steps aren’t ideal when cravings are at an all-time high. And for times like these, we have RTE frozen fries, McCain being one of the first names that pops in our heads. They launched a new variant that we’ll cover in this McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries review. 

What makes them a must-try?

All you need to know is mentioned in the following table.

McCain Pepper Crunch Fries Product Details 
Price Rs 150/-
Net Weight  420 grams
Main Ingredients 
  • Potato (85%)
  • Spices and Condiments (0.7%) 
Mishry Rating 4.5

Our Review Factors

What were we looking for in McCain French Fries? How did we review them?

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Flavors and textures were the primary parameters for this review.

1. Taste

A fresh, natural flavor of potatoes, with a desirable balance between salt and pepper is what we expected. How bold is the pepper flavor?

Does the flavor profile allow these fries to be paired with other dips? 

2. Texture

Labeled as thin cut fries, we checked for the same. These shouldn’t be chunky, but have thin, crunchy bites. Crisp outside with a starchy potato inside – when it comes to fries such a texture is always appreciated. 

Were McCain Pepper Crunch Fries soft throughout or were they dry? 

3. Other Parameters 

Here, we recorded the price, packaging, shelf life, ingredients, and overall convenience.

McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries – Detailed Review

Price + Packaging 

These fries come in the standard red-green McCain packing. There was no dual packing or tray. One pack holds 420 grams.

Main Ingredients 

Potato (85%), Palmolein oil, Batter (Refined Wheat Flour- (Maida), Iodized salt, Maida Starch, Spices and Condiments (0.7%) (Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Red Chilli), Thickeners (INS 1422, INS 412), Natural Flavoring Substance are all the ingredients used. 

Per 100 grams, you get 168.2 Kcal with 3.1 g of protein, 27.64 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of fat.

How did we make this?

There are three recommended methods of preparation, as usually is the case for most frozen foods- deep fry, bake, and air fry. We deep fried one batch.

For this, we heated some oil in a pan. Once heated up, we added the fries without thawing, let them turn golden brown, and served them.

mccain pepper crunch french fries packing
This had the classic McCain frozen food packaging.
mccain pepper crunch french fries before cooking
Desirably thin and crisp.

Aroma + Appearance 

None of the fries were broken. The pieces were fairly identical in thickness. Compared to the salted McCain fries, these were thinner and longer, as they are labeled ‘Skinny and Crispy’

On opening the pack, we were welcomed by a bold, desirable, and warming garlic aroma.

Taste + Texture

These were yum. These were addictive. We could munch on these endlessly.

McCain Pepper Crunch Fries were a hit. The crunch was bang-on. It was bold and fresh, with the starchy bite of potatoes intact.

As for the flavor, these hit the spot. The salt and pepper balance was beautiful, both were in sync. We quite liked the warming notes of garlic that tie the entire flavor profile together. It was a pleasing upgrade from plain salted fries.

mccain pepper crunch french fries appearance
Thin and crisp, these were appetizing.
Taste- 4.5/5
Texture- 4.5/5
  • Fresh and tasty 
  • Rounded flavors 
  • Super convenient

To elevate homemade burgers or just a fun evening snack, McCain Pepper Crunch Fries are a must-try.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on McCain French Fries.

No, the spice is well-rounded.

Yes, air frying is one of three recommended methods.

Spice wise, yes. Children can consume this.

Nutritionally, these are not suitable for regular consumption, but can be relished occasionally. 

It took us approximately four minutes to arrive at a golden brown appearance. 

Final Words

And just when we thought we might be done with potato-dominant snacks for good, McCain Pepper Crunch French Fries waltz in with the peppery punch and desirable crunch. Quick and easy to prepare, these are a good answer to untimely cravings. 

In addition to french fries, McCain also offers other vegetarian snacks, have you tried them?

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