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Apr 6, 2010

Review: Wendy's French Fries

Wendy's French Fries
Wendy's French Fries are sliced a bit thicker than McDonald's and don't have the same beef flavoring. For 99 cents, you get the value-sized fries which is a little bit smaller than a small but still fine for snacking.  The small (shown above) costs $1.29.

Growing up, I often had Wendy's French Fries because: A) it was between my elementary school and home and B) my uncle used to work there and I got free food.

They used to be my favorite but now I like McDonald's Fries better.  Part of the reason for that is that back in high school, the cafeteria served French fries that, on good days, were eerily similar to Wendy's and I just got sick of them after eating them most days for four years.

Still, Wendy's fries are still pretty good when they're crisp (and they usually are unlike the cafeteria but then again I wasn't paying for the cafeteria).  They have a pretty good potato flavor and are never too dry, but I can't say I ever crave them like I do McDonald's.

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Nutritional Info - French Fries - small (113g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 280mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 4g


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6 comments :

  1. I find Wendy's fries to be a little too soft sometimes.

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  2. I would say Wendy's fries are always too soft and usually undercooked. I can't even think of a single time that I have gotten them crispy. Still, they are not bad. I like McDonald's more, and I REALLY like the new Jack in the Box fries more.

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  3. Hm, I guess we just have different luck with Wendy's fries (you'd hope they'd be more consist considering that everything is on a timer). I still haven't tried the Jack in the Box fries yet since I failed to get them the last time.

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  4. I agree, I only like Wendy's fries when they're crispy. Otherwise, they're kinda gross. I hate whimpy fries. That 'dry' factor can be good in someways though, it makes the Wendy's Frosty perfect for dipping in!

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  5. @Rate: Haha! You just reminded me that some of my friends used to do that as well, back in the day. I totally forgot about it.

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  6. Personally, I think Wendy’s had the best fries in the fast food market before the change. I know this is a matter of opinion, but to take a great fry and discard it for this new thing was an ignorant move. With these new fries, you can definitely taste the “new” oil they are using, not sure if that was the goal but it certainly was the result!! I think the most discouraging aspect, aside from the horrible taste, is the idea that we will somehow buy this product with the mindless abandon of Lemmings taking the plunge simply because they tell us that by doing so we are being health conscious. I am definitely in favor of embracing a healthier lifestyle but lets face it, if our health was the mitigating factor of our choice of where we eat, I think the venue would most likely not include fries and a shake.
    Don’t get me wrong, Wendy’s is about the only fast food that I truly enjoy. What can I say, I love their burgers and up until recently, I loved their fries. Today, I am disappointed. I do understand the “business decision” process; less expensive products = more profit. Changing to a vendor that will produce a skin-on French Fry does cost less to produce. So how do they get us to buy their cheaper product? They wrap it in a shiny new package called “Healthy Fast-Food.” This from a company that has most of its patrons dipping their healthy fries (oh, you know you do) into a Frosty!! What’s, next? A “healthier” chocolate Frosty to dip their healthier fries in? Thing seem to have changed since the time of Dave.
    Just call it like it is. If you want people to give you their honest opinion of a “new” product, then have them evaluate it on the taste, not on if they feel more responsible eating it. If you are truly worried about your health, maybe avoid fries altogether. This new change is about their bottom line, not the shape of our bottoms. This is pure “Return on Investment” and marketing strategy.

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