Jul 22, 2010

Review: Sonic - Tots

Sonic Tots
Potato Tots remind me of elementary school when they were often served as a side for lunch. Now that I think about it, school cafeteria food is like eating fast food everyday, no?

Anyway, Sonic is the only fast food restaurant that I've been to that serves Tots as a normal side and not as a breakfast item. Tots are available in small, medium, and large sizes for the same price as fries: $1.00, $1.59, and $2.19 respectively. I bought a large to share.

Any ways on the slight chance, you don't know what a Tot is, it is a formed cylinder of diced potatoes deep-fried in oil. Sonic's Tots are deep-fried to crispy, but not quite crunchy. I would have liked them a bit more crunchy. Otherwishe, they're fairly decent, not too salty. A good medium for ketchup, or whatever other dipping sauce you like.
Sonic Tot close up
They're also available with cheese and/or chili for a slight upcharge.

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Nutritional Info - Large order of Tots (115g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 33g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 2g


  1. I do not recall my "Wonder Years" TV show-era period in school having ever been served tater-tot-type critters.

    Fake mashed taters?  Yep.
    Fake "French fries" baked in an oven?  Common.
    Government surplus veggies from HUGE cans that were mainly edible?  Yes.
    Mystery meat? Required by law or statute, I believe.
    Fish Sticks?  Most of the kids drooled with delight... I swapped mine for mashed taters.
    But never a tater tot.

    The hatred towards Baby Boomers apparently is nothing new. The "Greatest Generation" that breeded us apparently despised us Boomers as much as Generations X, Y, Z and whatever term for the other generations is being used.

    Something inside my psyche does not allow buying tater tot things at asking fast-food joint rates when I see giganormous bags of them at the el cheapo store for a pittance.

    I just can't do it.

    Must be an emotional thing. Perhaps related to childhood trauma.

    I DO pay the bucks for crinkle cut-style French fries.

    For a good time don't call me.

    Instead, buy a bulk bag of tater tot-type things (name brand if you prefer them is fine... or one of the generic knock-offs.....  HEY!!!!!!!!!  There is a good taste comparison potential inclusion at Band Eating).

    Grab a Stouffers frozen cream chip beef thingy and cook and cover, blend, whatever, the two yummies.

    Or heck, pert-near anything can be piled atop tater tot critters.

    Eat 'em up, yum.

  2. I love these with cheese.



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