After 12 years since production ceased, McCain Foods Smiles are back in freezer aisles across the country and can be cooked in half its traditional time.

Consumers from around the country have been calling for the potato snacks on social media, as well as petitioning online. 

McCain released its EmotiBites variation in July last year, which can be cooked in 15 minutes. The Quick Cook range cooks the potato snacks in around eight minutes.

McCain Foods marketing manager for potato Nicole Doolette said the team was excited to have Smiles back as part of an its Quick Cook range.

“It’s great to be able to bring Smiles back on shelves with a twist that is beneficial to our customers,” said Doolette.

“The Quick Cook range was created to be fast with no compromise. We see these products as an essential side-of-plate lunch and dinner option for all individuals and families.”

The Quick Cook range, including the relaunched Smiles, is now available at all Australian supermarkets for RRP $4.30.

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