Fresh is best but these vacuum packed, peeled and cooked chestnuts are the next best thing. They're packaged for freshness and moisture and can be used in sweet or savoury dishes. Being imported from France they don't come cheap.
A 240g tin retails for $7.50 at Thomas Dux in Sydney.
Summary Being vacuum packed, the chestnuts retain their moisture and freshness. There are no added colours or preservatives to extend shelf life.