Bannisters’ potatoes: ready-baked, frozen jacket potatoes (review)

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It’s yummy – Miss J

A quick post to tell you about a new frozen baked potato product on the block, Bannisters’ Farm Potatoes.

They come in a pack of four normal sized ones or six little ones (known as Bannisters’ Farm Littl’uns) and you can cook the whole box of them at once in the microwave from frozen to perfectly cooked in around 15 minutes.

It might sound like a ridiculous convenience to buy something prefrozen that can be done in the microwave from raw anyway, but Bannisters are much nicer than potatoes done solely in the microwave and there’s no faffing with washing and pricking them. I think they’re quite a lot tastier than the McCain version we’ve reviewed in the past - the skin tastes more substantial and flavourful, more like it’s actually been baked in the oven, in fact, and the fluffy inners seem less prone to going soggy.

At £2.30 for four potatoes, or £2.10 for six little ones, you are paying a premium to have them pre-baked, but judging by the quality of flavour, the consistency of quality and the convenience offered, we’ll be buying them again, ready to pull out of the freezer when there just isn’t time to bake from scratch.

Disclosure: we were sent some Bannisters’ Farm Potatoes for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.

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  1. Elizabeth Benham says

    I just wanted to say that your baked potatoes are really nice and far better than

    I buy my Jacket potatoes from Iceland and yours are so much better that McCains and your packaging is far better than McCains big box which takes up a lot more room in the freezer. I just wanted you to know x

  2. Elizabeth Benham says

    I just wanted to say that your baked potatoes are really nice and far better than

    I buy my Jacket potatoes from Iceland and yours are so much better that McCains and your packaging is far better than McCains big box which takes up a lot more room in the freezer. I just wanted you to know x

    • says

      Well cooking from scratch is always tastiest and cheapest, for sure :)

      I guess in the same way that most people have a bag of pre-chopped veg in the freezer for days when they’re short of time, I’d like to have these in the freezer for when I don’t want to have the oven on, don’t want to be cooking for ages, just want to get some good quality, tasty baked spuds on the table that I know the family will enjoy. 35-68p per person isn’t bad for the occasional healthy convenience, I reckon. Definitely better than popping to the chippie! :)
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