Taste test: Burger King's new "Satisfries"
We know you must be feeling health conscious when you head to your nearest Burger King for a Whopper and a milkshake. So the fast-food chain has a new item for all you yoga nuts. BK introduced its new "Satisfries" today, a crinkle-cut french fry that boasts 30% less fat and 20% less calories than the usual fry option. The fries are reportedly cooked in the exact fashion as the originals (which must be true, we found some straight-cut stragglers in the mix), but simply have a "re-configuration of ingredients." Spooky. We set out to try these new fries and see how they faired when put to the Time Out taste test.
What do they taste like? Jessica Johnson: "They don't taste like anything."
Brent DiCrescenzo: "I'll say this, they taste more like french fries than normal Burger King french fries."
Amy Cavanaugh: "They taste like school cafeteria fries."
Zach Long: "They don't even taste fried, they taste like they've been baked."
BD: "It's nostalgic; they taste like the fries you eat when you're 8 years old."
How to they stack up to other fries?
BD: "They're weird fry casings with mashed potatoes inside."
Kris Vire: "Yeah, like potato shells."
Jessica Johnson: "It tastes like eating a slighty baked baked potato."
AC: "These will, in no way, compete with McDonald's fries."
How is the "re-configured" seasoning?
AC: "There's absolutely no salt."
ZL: "Maybe that's what's healthy."
BD: "It's healthy, but it's not very satisfrying."
ZC: "You think they'd come up with some kind of seasoning in lieu of salt. Old Bay?"
Would we get them again?
JJ: "Jake, you're missing out. Come get in on the satisfries."
Jake Malooley: "I had one. I'm good."