Aunt Bessie’s Roast Potatoes – Review

I was approached to do a review for the “new” Aunt Bessie’s Roast Potatoes basted in duck fat. Now I am a BIG fan of homemade spuds, I tend to look at the frozen ones and turn my nose up… but I thought why not give these a go?  The husband has been getting in rather late so I thought this would be easy and convenient for me to just pour them out, pop them on a tray and cook them for 30 minutes, only turning once! easy peasy! No peeling the spud (has to be the worst bit for me!) no boiling and no transferring into hot oil! Once out of the oven, they looked like any other roast potato, golden and crispy… Once I cut into one it was light and fluffy and and tasted really good, just like any other roast potato!  I half expected them to taste a bit like cardboard but I was pleasantly surprised! I will point out, some of the potatoes were larger than others and tasted as if they were under cooked and needed more time, the smaller potatoes tasted perfectly cooked but the larger ones were hard and slightly tasteless but I think with a little extra time in the oven they would taste just as good as the smaller ones, I will be slipping these into my trolley for “convenience” when I know timing will be tight in the future.

I would rate the Aunt Bessie’s Roast Potatoes Basted in Duck Fat with an 8 out of 10 rating.

You can buy the new Aunt Bessie’s Roast Potatoes Basted in Duck fat in all good supermarkets.


Now its getting closer to Christmas Aunt Bessie have just released the new TV advert showcasing the added Roastiness in their roast potatoes. Keep an eye out and look out for Mabel and Margaret!

All opinions and views are my own. This was a sponsored post and I was compensated for my time.



  1. December 10, 2012 / 10:36 am

    Mmm, they sound delicious, i usually get the normal Aunt Bessies roast potatoes for convience, but will be keeping eye out for these ones!

  2. Sheila Palmer-Williams
    January 28, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    I honestly had no idea that Auntie Bessie’s roast potatoes were basted in duck fat. As a vegetarian, I was horrified. The smell of the fat was gross and it lingered in my kitchen afterwards. I am sure that lots of people will love these potatoes, but, they made me feel ill!

    • January 29, 2013 / 8:36 am

      Its only a certain range that are basted in duck fat, they have several versions of the Roasties. These are a new kind out. I believe the originals are not basted in duck fat.

  3. Sheila Palmer-Williams
    February 13, 2013 / 2:59 am

    Sorry, I realise that now. Thanks for pointing that out.

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