McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Review – Crunchy Nuggets

mccain chilli garlic potato bites review

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Review – Crunchy Nuggets

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are crunchy! Read the review to know why these would make a yummy, quick-cooking snack.

Started in 1957, McCain Foods is a Canadian company established by the McCain brothers. Combining their knowledge of agriculture with innovation, they became the largest manufacturers of frozen french fries.

From their iconic french fries to potato smiles, McCain also added the Chilli Garlic Potato Bites to their range of vegetarian frozen foods. McCain’s range of frozen food has always been loved by the masses for their bold flavor and convenience.

Give Team Mishry’s McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites review a read for more details! 

mccain chilli garlic potato bites review

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites – Everything You Need To Know

The Canadian company, McCain offers an abundance in the variety of frozen snacks. From fries to veggie-loaded sticks, from a ready-to-use burger patty to mini samosa, they bring exciting flavors in the starter and snacks menu that can be relished by both, vegetarians and non-vegetarians. 

A surprise visit by guests? Mid-meal hunger pangs? Worry not! The bite-sized McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are here to save the day!

We ordered the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites for our review this week. Following are some significant details you would want to know about theMcCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites.

1. Method Of Preparation

Thawing is not needed for the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites. In our opinion, the best way to cook these potato bites is on a medium to low flame for no more than three minutes or until they turn golden brown. Overcooking would only bring down the texture and hence, the overall taste. 

You are recommended to directly deep fry the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato bites in moderately hot oil, without thawing. Alternatively, these chilly garlic potato bites can be baked in an airfryer at 200 degrees.

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites take less than five minutes during the deep frying method and around 12-15 minutes to reach a golden brown color in an airfryer. 

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McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites come in a pouch packaging.
mccain chilli garlic potato bites in a plate
A closer look at the uncooked pieces of McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites.

2. Ingredients

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites ingredients- 

Potato, Palmolein Oil, Garlic Paste, Common Salt, Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Potato Flakes, Onion Powder, Red Chilli Flakes.

3. Flavor

The main ingredients of this frozen food include potatoes, red chilli flakes and garlic. The slight chunkier cuts of potatoes make this an appetising snack with a wholesome bite. Even though the flavors of garlic and chilli make their presence felt, they are quite subtle. The spice from the red chillies is paltry, it isn’t too overpowering. 

The chunky potatoes combined with a crispy coating, delectable! In addition to these, the salt seasoning was apt.

4. Crunchiness

There is a satisfactory crunch to these bite-sized snacks by McCain. We fried them in refined oil until they had a beautiful golden brown color. The coating of bread crumbs on the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites give them a wondeful crunch.

The following points must be kept in mind while frying the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites:

  • Fry in small batches
  • Do not thaw
  • Ensure the flame is medium-low.

A variation of potato textures has been used in these frozen snacks. The chopped potatoes were unmissable. In addition to this, mashed potatoes had been used for binding the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato bites.

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Deep frying the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites in vegetable oil.
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Chunkier cuts of potato are used to make the potato bites.

5. Price

The price for McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites is INR 120/- for a pack of 420 grams. We feel these are reasonably priced looking at the convenience they offer. 

6. Recipe Options

Since the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites have subtle flavors of chilli and garlic, a variety of dishes can be created using these as the base. Similarly, these potato nuggets can be paired with several dips and sauces including ketchup, mayonnaise or a hot sauce of your choice. 

On the pack, you will find a lip-smacking Mumbai Chaat McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites recipe that is quite easy to prepare.

7. Best Enjoyed With

Potatoes, as we know, make for a great companion with almost every ingredient. The addition of a crunchy layer just adds to the overall taste. A cheesy dip? Spicy salsa? Pudina chutney? With your cup of chai

While these are called ‘chilli garlic bites’, the chilli quotient is quiet low making it a kid-friendly snack. Children would love the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites with tomato ketchup or a flavored mayo dip.

8. Available Sizes

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are available in two size variants.

The 200-gram pouch is priced at Rs 49/- and the 420-gram pack costs Rs 120/-.

9. Availability

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Nuggets are available on e-commerce websites like Big Basket and Grofers. 

You can also find this frozen snack at departmental stores.

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites – Detailed Review

Parameters McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites
Price McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites price is INR 120 for 420 grams.
Main Ingredients Potato (83.25%), Palmolein Oil, Garlic Paste (Water, Garlic (1.23%), Common Salt, Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Potato Flakes, Onion Powder, Red Chilli Flakes (0.37%)
Available Sizes 200 grams – Rs 40

420 grams – Rs 120

Shelf Life 18 months from manufacture
Recipe Options
  • Mumbai-style Chaat
  • As ragda-pattice
Best Paired With
  • Ketchup
  • Flavored mayonnaise
  • Cheese dip
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are a quick-cooking snack that have a crunchy layer on the outside with a chunky potato filling. This combination of crispness with a significant bite makes it a classic instantly!

The chilli and garlic flavors are on the mild side which makes these nuggets not just a kid-friendly snack but also very versatile. From a chaat-type starter to tikkis topped with Punjabi chole, these crispy potato bites bring a refreshing twist to regular potato-based snacks. 

The 420-gram pack we ordered had somewhere around 70-75 pieces. Based on the number of people you plan to cater, you can choose between the 200 or 420-gram pouches. Since this is a fried snack, we recommend our readers to practice portion control. 

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are crunchy just like you would expect fried snacks to be. Right out of the pack, we noticed a layer of bread crumbs that contributes to the crispness of these nuggets. Similarly, specs of red chilli were observed. 

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Nuggets do not require thawing. Right out of the freezer, you can add small batches to moderately hot oil. Alternatively, these potato bites can be baked in an airfryer. 

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McCain's Potato Bites turned crispy, golden brown.

Features

  • The shelf life of McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites is 18 months when stored under refrigeration.
  • McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are available in 200 as well as 420-gram pouches.
  • There are 70-75 potato bites in the 420-gram pack.
  • This is a ready-to-cook vegetarian product by McCain. 
  • 83.25% potatoes have been used in the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites. 

Pros

  • McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites require no thawing.
  • They have a crispy exterior that pairs well with the chunky potato filling.
  • The chilli and garlic flavors in the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are delicious.
  • The salt level in the snack are balanced.
  • This is a versatile snack. The crispy potato nuggets can be paired with a variety of flavored dips and be served alongside sandwiches, burgers and rolls. 

Best Suited For

For the times when the craving for a fried snack is as intense as a cricket match, the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites with a sweet-spicy dip serve the purpose. Since this frozen snack is prepared in a jiffy, whether it’s unannounced guests or ill-timed hunger pangs, you are always ready. To top it all off, the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Nuggets are an economical option that are convenient too. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on McCain chilli garlic potato bites.

1. How to store the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites?

It is recommended to store these potato nuggets under -18 degrees centigrade.

2. What are the cooking methods for McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites?

Without thawing, you can deep fry them until golden brown or bake them in an airfryer for around 12 minutes. 

3. Where can I find the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites?

On e-commerce websites (Big Basket, Grofers, etc) or a departmental store near you.

4. What is the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites price?

The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites are priced at Rs 40/- for a 200-gram pouch. The 420-gram pack is priced at Rs 120/-.

5. What are McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites Nuggets ingredients?

As per information on the pack the main ingredients are – Potatoes, salt, oil, garlic paste, red chilli flakes.

Summary – McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites

Potatoes? Minimal spice? Fried? The McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites will definitely be relished by kids and adults alike. 

Adults can add to the spiciness by pairing these chunky potato nuggets with a dip of choice. Additionally, some chaat-style dishes can also be prepared using the McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites as the base.

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