Best-Rated Frozen Chips & Wedges

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Best-Rated Frozen Chips & Wedges 2023

Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI

ALDI was rated best in Canstar Blue’s review for the SECOND year in a row, achieving five stars for taste, value for money, variety & range, and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate frozen chips & wedges

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? Canstar Blue has the answer.

Canstar Blue surveyed 854 Australians for their feedback on the brands of frozen chips and/or wedges they’ve purchased and consumed in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their frozen chips and/or wedges brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a frozen chips and/or wedges brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the frozen chips and/or wedges were reasonably priced given the quality and quantity.
  • Variety & range: the brand offered several frozen chips and/or wedges options (i.e. different flavourings, shapes, sizes, and potato varieties).
  • Taste: the frozen chips and/or wedges tasted fresh and authentic (i.e. the flavour matches the description and type of potato used).
  • Packaging convenience: the frozen chips and/or wedges brand used packaging that was easy to open, store in the freezer, and maintained optimal freshness.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

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

ALDI took out five stars in almost every category, scoring well for value for money, variety and range, taste, and overall satisfaction. McCain earned five stars for packaging convenience and was the only other brand to do so.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Frozen Chips & Wedges Brand – ALDI

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, which is a bargain compared to the average starting price of $5 at most other supermarkets.

  • ALDI topped our frozen chips and wedges review with five stars for value for money, variety and range, taste, and overall satisfaction. It finished on four stars for packaging convenience.

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.

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Meet our consumer experts

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

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Past ratings

Here is the previous winner from Canstar Blue’s frozen chips & wedges ratings:

  • 2022: ALDI

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