Best-Rated Frozen Chips & Wedges

Canstar Blue’s first-ever review of frozen chips and wedges compares ALDI, Birds Eye, McCain, Coles, and Woolworths on taste and quality of ingredients, ease of preparation, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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ALDI was rated best for overall satisfaction and across the board in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review of frozen chips & wedges.

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ALDI is golden is frozen chips & wedges review

Whether you’re a novice cook or simply enjoy the convenience of frying up frozen potato fries for a quick dinner, you’ll know there’s a massive difference in the quality, variety, and price of frozen chips and wedges. So, which brands are worth stocking up on and which are best left in the supermarket’s frozen section?

To find out, we’ve canvassed the opinions of more than 800 Aussies consumers who’ve purchased (from a supermarket) and consumed frozen chips and wedges in the last six months. Respondents rated their respective brands on important factors including taste and quality of ingredients, ease of preparation, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Those that received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are included in our results.

ALDI’s range of frozen chips and wedges was rated best for overall satisfaction and in all categories!

Best Frozen Chips & Wedges

Best Frozen Chips & Wedges

Here are the best brands of frozen chips & wedges in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:

  1. ALDI
  2. Birds Eye
  3. McCain
  4. Coles
  5. Woolworths

ALDI took out the top spot in our frozen chips and wedges review after being the only brand to score five stars in any and all categories, including taste and quality of ingredients, ease of preparation, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. The remaining brands were rated four stars overall.

Top Brand – ALDI

ALDI frozen chips

ALDI offers several ranges of frozen foods including pizza, vegetables, and fruits, as well as, chips and wedges. Most products are under the Market Fare label or Orchard & Vine, with prices starting from $1.99. If you’re a fan of fish and chips (who isn’t ?!), the budget supermarket also offers pre-cooked options like the Fishmonger Crispy Fish & Chips (400g) for $7.49.

  • ALDI topped our frozen chips & wedges review with five stars for taste and quality of ingredients, ease of preparing, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

What’s the best way to cook frozen chips?

The best way to cook frozen chips or wedges is in the oven or air fryer. You can alternatively opt for the traditional method of deep frying, although this involves using a lot of oil. Here’s a quick rundown of methods and cooking times:

  • In the oven: Spread a single layer of chips onto a baking tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (flip the fries halfway through) at 180°C and cook until your chips are golden and crispy.
  • In the air fryer: Pre-heat your air fryer for five minutes and then add your frozen chips or wedges to the fryer basket (or tray) and cook at 180°C for 15 minutes.
  • Deep frying: Heat the oil in the pan or fryer to 180°C and then add your frozen chips to cook for 5-10 minutes until they’re lightly golden and crispy.

Can you get sick from eating frozen chips?

There’s virtually no risk of food poisoning with frozen chips unless the food was contaminated before freezing. It’s advised not to eat chips or wedges while still frozen and to cook them thoroughly to avoid bacterial hazards. Most frozen foods found in supermarkets are snap frozen at the peak of freshness and ripeness, which means they’re often fresher than canned foods.

About the author of this page

Megan Birot

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased (from the frozen section of the supermarket) and eaten pre-made frozen chips or wedges in the last six months – in this case, 807 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

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