Oven chips can be really hit and miss, and the wrong bag of frozen chips can make or break a dinner.

So one reporter has picked up options from Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's and M&S to undertake a serious chips taste test, so you don't have to face the disappointment of a bad bag yourself.

Reporting for MyLondon, Jacob Phillips judged the flavour profile and mouth feel of each supermarket's oven chip offering to see which is the best.

"There’s nothing better than sitting down to the perfect chips," writes Jacob.

"Surprisingly there is a wide range of factors to consider.

"The right fluffiness, crispiness, texture and moisture are key to the perfect chips."

The chips looked similar on the baking tray

To remove any bias or preconceived ideas of what chips might be best, Jacob was exiled from the kitchen and a family member cooked them, so Jacob didn't have any idea of which he was tasting.

He sprinkled each of the chips - from Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's and M&S - with salt and added ketchup for dipping.

Here's what he found:

Plate 1

Flavour profile: "Somehow a bit sweet but otherwise there was very little flavour."

Mouthfeel: "These chips were oily and somehow soggier than all the other options."

Brand guess: "They were chips but not how chips were intended to be. My guess is they would be our cheapest option - Aldi."

Plate 2

Flavour profile: "Finally some flavour. These chips had a tough exterior and soft inside."

Mouthfeel: "Good texture, the chips had a good crunch to them but weren’t too dry."

Brand guess: "This must be Sainsbury’s. Upmarket but not too swanky."

Plate 3

Flavour profile: "Inexplicably average. These chips just tasted of nothing. They seemed to be in some sort of chip purgatory."

Mouthfeel: "These chips were the definition of the word beige. There was very little to feel."

Brand guess: "These neutral chips were the safest bet, a bit like Tesco."

Plate 4

Flavour profile: "Somehow these chips tasted like a warm summer’s day. The most comforting of the four options, these chips had a more golden look."

Mouthfeel: "The crunch brought me back to memories of my Grandma’s roast potatoes, these were some very classy chips."

Brand guess: "I was taken aback by how much I enjoyed these grade A chips. Surely they were the M&S variant."

The Verdict

Jacob was bold with his chip assumptions, but he didn't quite get them all right.

Here's what he found:

Plate 1: "The bottom of the barrel chips were from Aldi. These chips felt uncared for and somehow produced an unhealthy amount of oil. They definitely weren’t worth saving 40 odd pence."

Plate 2: "These golden wonders belonged to Tesco. The supermarket giant had produced a mighty chip, worthy of a drunk night out. I was impressed and would buy these again."

Plate 3: "Sainsbury’s had produced a chip that matched the colour of their writing and it was sub par. The most average chips in existence wilted compared with their competitors."

Plate 4: "Ah of course. The gourmet option belonged to Marks and Sparks. The crispy exterior showed an extra bit of love and devotion. These chips made my local chippy’s look limp. This was pure unadulterated potato-y goodness. I will be returning here if I ever need a special chip-themed treat."