Potato product reviews

Some potato shapes that appeal to kids don’t make the nutritional grade.
 
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03.Results table

Full test results and nutritional information for all products are shown in the table below. The traffic light symbols are explained below the table.

 

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Brand / product (ranked by energy within categories)
Energy (kJ/100g)Saturated fatSodiumPotatoPrice / kg ($)
CHIPS / FRIES
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Monster Chips in Beer Batter
437
Green light
Orange light
89 4.65
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Chips in Beer Batter
450
Green light
Green light
89 4.65
Woolworths Select Light Supreme Crunch Chips
466
Green light
Orange light
96 3.3
Birds Eye Oven Bake Chips Chunky Steakhouse
491
Green light
Green light
96 3.5
Birds Eye Oven Bake Chips Homestyle
491
Green light
Green light
95 3.5
Black & Gold Crinkle Cut Potato Chips
496
Orange light
Green light
96 2.55
McCain Super Fries Mum's Cut
500
Green light
Green light
95 3.4
You'll Love Coles Straight Cut
504
Green light
Green light
95 3
You'll Love Coles Steakhouse Cut
508
Green light
Green light
95 3
McCain Healthy Choice Chunky Cut
517
Green light
Green light
97 4.1
McCain Super Fries Chunky Cut
517
Green light
Green light
97 3.4
McCain Super Fries Rustic Slab Cut Skin-on Fries
518
Green light
Green light
97 3.4
Birds Eye Oven Bake Chips Crinkle Cut
519
Green light
Green light
95 3.5
McCain Healthy Choice Straight Cut
519
Green light
Green light
97 4.1
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Chips
526
Green light
Orange light
88 4.3
You'll Love Coles Crinkle Cut
530
Green light
Green light
95 3
Woolworths Select Chunky Steakhouse Chips
548
Green light
Green light
97 3
WeightWatchers Oven Chips
550
Green light
Orange light
96 4
Seasons Pride Café Series Beer Battered Wavelengths (ALDI)
552
Orange light
Green light
87 4
Seasons Pride Café Series Thick Cut Chips (ALDI)
560
Green light
Orange light
92 3.5
Home Brand Frozen Potato Chips Crinkle Cut (Woolworths)
569
Green light
Green light
96 2
Home Brand Frozen Potato Chips Straight Cut (Woolworths)
569
Green light
Green light
96 2
Woolworths Select Crinkle Cut Chips
569
Green light
Green light
96 3
Woolworths Select Straight Cut Chips
569
Green light
Green light
96 3
Woolworths Select Supreme Crunch Chips
569
Green light
Orange light
96 3.3
Seasons Pride French Fries (ALDI)
574
Green light
Green light
95 2
Unger's Crinkle Cut French Fried Potatoes
590
Green light
Orange light
6.6
McCain Super Fries Extra Long French Fries
592
Green light
Green light
95 3.4
McCain Super Fries Straight Cut
592
Green light
Green light
95 3.4
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Shoestring Fries
605
Green light
Orange light
83 4.3
Seasons Pride Straight Cut Chips (ALDI)
605
Green light
Green light
96 2
McCain Beer Batter Fish Shop Chips Crunchy Potato Chips
620
Green light
Orange light
81 4.75
Birds Eye Oven Bake Chips French Fries
633
Green light
Green light
95 3.5
You'll Love Coles French Fries
633
Green light
Green light
95 3
Birds Eye Oven Bake Chips Seasoned Straight Cut
638
Green light
Orange light
87 3.5
Woolworths Select French Fries
640
Green light
Green light
95 3
McCain Super Fries Crinkle Cut
642
Green light
Green light
95 3.4
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Crinkles
643
Green light
Orange light
83 4.3
Black & Gold Straight Cut Potato Chips
650
Orange light
Green light
96 2.4
Coles Smart Buy Straight Cut Chips
650
Orange light
Green light
95 2
McCain Original Crunchy Potato Fries
666
Green light
Orange light
87 4.75
McCain Beer Batter Steakfries Crunchy Potato Fries
679
Green light
Orange light
85 4.75
McCain Beer Batter Thick & Chunky Crunchy Potato Fries
679
Green light
Orange light
85 4.75
Seasons Pride Crinkle Cut Chips (ALDI)
681
Green light
Green light
96 2
McCain Super Fries Shoestring
717
Orange light
Green light
93 3.4
McCain Beer Batter Crinkle Cut Crunchy Potato Fries
812
Green light
Orange light
75 4.75
McCain Beer Batter Thin & Crispy Crunchy Potato Fries
812
Green light
Orange light
75 4.75
GEMS / NOVELTIES
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Potato Gems
639
Green light
Orange light
91 4
You'll Love Coles Potato Royals
643
Green light
Orange light
91 3.5
Birds Eye Potato Swirls
676
Orange light
Orange light
91 7
Seasons Pride Potato Jewels (ALDI)
726
Orange light
Orange light
91 3.6
McCain Potato Nuggets
735
Green light
Orange light
91 4.75
McCain Potato Smiles
740
Green light
Orange light
87 4.75
Maggi Pommes
745
Orange light
Orange light
91 9.4
Seasons Pride Curly Fries (ALDI)
793
Orange light
Orange light
81 6.15
HASH BROWNS
McCain Hash Browns Shredded
732
Green light
Orange light
91 4.75
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Hash Browns
733
Green light
Orange light
90 4.25
Birds Eye Crispy & Golden Hash Browns
733
Green light
Orange light
90 3.95
Seasons Pride Hash Browns (ALDI)
733
Orange light
Orange light
91 3.6
You'll Love Coles Hash Browns
733
Green light
Orange light
90 3.8
MASH
You'll Love Coles Mashed Potato Original
427
Orange light
Orange light
76 4.2
Woolworths Select Mashed Potato with Cracked Pepper
450
Orange light
Orange light
76 4.5
Woolworths Select Mashed Potato
470
Orange light
Orange light
76 4.5
ROAST
Birds Eye Oven Roast Roast Onion & Herb Seasoned Potatoes
484
Green light
Orange light
91 4.35
Birds Eye Oven Roast Country Style Potatoes
565
Green light
Orange light
93 5.1
McCain Mini Roasts Italian Herbs
592
Green light
Orange light
85 4.55
McCain Mini Roasts Sea Salt & Garlic
592
Green light
Orange light
85 4.55
McCain Mini Roasts Sour Cream & Chives
592
Green light
Orange light
85 4.55
Birds Eye Oven Roast Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes
597
Orange light
Orange light
91 5.1
Birds Eye Oven Roast Traditional Style Potatoes
599
Orange light
Orange light
91 5.1
WEDGES
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Wedges in Beer Batter
474
Green light
Green light
88 4.65
Woolworths Select Potato Wedges
500
Green light
Green light
97 4.35
Seasons Pride Rustic Wedges (ALDI)
508
Green light
Green light
98 3.6
Weight Watchers Crunch Oven Wedges
535
Green light
Orange light
96 4
McCain Healthy Choice Country Style Wedges
546
Green light
Green light
97 4.1
Birds Eye Golden Crunch Wedges
564
Green light
Orange light
88 4.3
McCain Original Crunchy Potato Wedges
631
Green light
Orange light
87 4.75
McCain Hot Banditos Crunchy Potato Wedges
651
Green light
Orange light
87 4.75
Seasons Pride Potato Wedges (ALDI)
673
Green light
Orange light
88 3.6
McCain Beer Batter Crunchy Potato Wedges
679
Green light
Orange light
85 4.75
You'll Love Coles Chunky Potato Wedges
730
Green light
Orange light
83 4
Birds Eye Oven Bake Wedges Lightly Seasoned
744
Green light
Orange light
83 4.2

Using the table

Nutrient information

  • Total fat: Green light ≤ 3g/100g, Orange light 3.1g-19.9g/100g
  • Saturated fat: Green light ≤ 1.5g/100g, Orange light 1.6g-4.9g/100g
  • Sodium: Green light ≤ 120mg/100g, Orange light 121mg-599mg/100g

These criteria are based on the latest nutrition recommendations and dietary guidelines established by government health experts in Australia and internationally.

Potato % From each product's ingredients list on packaging.

Price Based on prices we paid in Sydney in March 2009. Sizes vary, so for ease of comparison we have calculated the price per kilogram and rounded to the nearest five cents.

Table notes

ns Not specified.
(A) Cooking instructions recommend deep-frying, which is why the product did not make it into our What to buy list.

 
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