The UK's Absolute Favourite Frozen Foods Ranked


Fresh cherries have a short season and spoil quickly, so enterprising growers came up with the idea of freezing their surplus. What's more, they are already pitted for you and are still high in vitamins A and C


They are now readily available frozen, either in the pod or podded. High in protein, they're a great addition to noodle bowls, stir-fries and salads.

Roast potatoes

Frozen roast potatoes first appeared commercially in the UK in 1999, from the brand Aunt Bessie's. They are cooked from frozen in around 25 minutes and give a perfectly crisp exterior and a fluffy interior.


In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a cup with powdered soda, water and a stirring stick on his porch in San Francisco. Cold overnight temperatures caused it to freeze, and his 'Epsicle' was born.


Highly nutritious, broccoli is one of the top-sellers in the frozen vegetable market. Convenient and quick to prepare, it can be served as a side on its own, added to soups, quiches and salads, in a stir-fry or roasted.


You can find frozen onions chopped or sliced, perfect for sensitive eyes or time-poor cooks. But the best ones of all are frozen pearl or pickling onions, which are fiddly to peel.

Mixed vegetables

Frozen mixed vegetables have been a freezer staple since the 1950s. An easy way to get your five-a-day, they are handy for stir-fries, soups or as a simple side.


Raspberries are frozen within a few hours of picking, so retain all their nutritional content. Fresh raspberries don't have a long fridge life, so it's worth having a bag in the freezer, especially when they are out of season.

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