McCain’s Popcorn Fries Are A Crispy Bite-Sized Delight! (2023)
A bite-sized frozen potato snack with a BOLD crunch! We highly recommend McCain Popcorn Fries.
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Here’s introducing the latest entrant in the world of frozen snacks: Popcorn Fries.
McCain, a renowned name in the frozen snack industry, has recently introduced Popcorn Fries. We will be covering our entire experience from the preparation process to the taste test in our McCain Popcorn Fries review.
Table of Contents
McCain Popcorn Fries Review – Quick Glance
All information you need to know is detailed in the following table:
|McCain Popcorn Fries||Product Details|
|Net Weight||400 gm|
|Shelf Life||18 months|
Our Review Factors
Mishry’s evaluation factors for McCain Popcorn Fries revolve around its flavor, texture, and ease of preparation.
We set the following parameters for McCain Popcorn Fries review:
Taste + convenience is what makes a frozen snack delightful. We anticipate a natural, fresh potato flavor devoid of any industrial aftertaste. We also checked for seasoning.
Does the flavor profile allow these fries to be paired with other dips?
We were looking for a soft texture of the potatoes with a crispy outer layer. How was our experience with McCain Popcorn Fries?
3. Other Observations
Under this heading, we documented the cost, packaging, shelf life, ingredients, and overall convenience.
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McCain Popcorn Fries Review – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
These fries come in the distinctive red and blue McCain packaging. A 400 gm package is available at a price of Rs 140/-, with a shelf life spanning 18 months.
The key ingredients are Potato, Palmolein oil, Batter [(Thickeners INS 1412, INS 646), Rice flour, Dextrin, Natural flavoring substances], and Iodised salt.
Mishry’s Review Process
McCain’s Popcorn Fries come with the option of deep-frying or baking in the oven. It’s important to mention that these fries are not suitable for microwave cooking.
Also, note that the cooking time will vary if the batch is smaller. There is no need to thaw these before frying.
We opted for the deep-frying method.
In terms of appearance, they resemble bite-sized potatoes, allowing you to savor a handful at once. They feature ridges along the sides, closely resembling the shape of popcorn.
Team Mishry’s Observations
The cooking process proceeded quite seamlessly. The most notable feature was that these fries were entirely fried, including the center, in less than 2 to 3 minutes.
Taste + Texture
These popcorn fries are absolutely delicious! Beginning with the flavor, they are lightly seasoned, leaving room for you to add salt or peri peri masala to enhance the taste.
Given their mild seasoning, these fries pair beautifully with nearly any dip or sauce. The crispiness is spot-on, and the potatoes are delightfully soft.
- Quick cooking.
- Soft potatoes.
- Can be paired with most dips and sauces.
- Remarkable crunch.
- Party-friendly frozen snack.
These bite-sized frozen potato snacks will be a welcome addition to your social gatherings and game-watching parties. Because of their small size, they are also a perfect complement to children’s parties.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on McCain Popcorn Fries Review
There are two recommended cooking methods for these popcorn fries as stated on the pack:
- Baking in an oven.
No, these popcorn fries are not spicy. They are very mildly seasoned. However, you can season it with salt and your choice of masalas if required.
No. The pack mentions that these are not meant for cooking in a microwave. The recommended methods are mentioned above.
These popcorn fries have a shelf life of 18 months.
These fries are ideally simple to prepare and get ready in under 3 minutes with a perfectly cooked center.
What’s Our Verdict?
McCain Popcorn Fries has our hearts. The satisfying crunch is irresistible, and the soft, fluffy texture of the potatoes enhances the overall experience. It is undoubtedly an excellent frozen snack and is bound to be a crowd-pleaser at your upcoming house party.
Will you give this a try?