Jan 3, 2011

Review: Burger King - French Fries

Burger King French Fries
are of the crisp and battered variety. They were $1.29 for a small order.

Well, it's more like Burger King French Fries are crispy because they are battered.

The batter is a mix containing rice flour and potato starch among other ingredients. The resulting crust is more consistently crispy than most other fast food fries but also has a grainy surface texture and isn't as potato-y as the crust found on other fries.

Burger King's fries weren't always battered; at some point they changed their French fries for more crispiness and, I suppose, distinctiveness.

To ensure their crispiness, Burger King even has a patented container for them dubbed the "Frypod," which contains a side vent so that the fries don't steam in their own heat and become soggy.

They taste more like fried batter than fried potatoes and are among my least favorite fast food fries. I don't like plain battered French fries in general but I do like the seasoned battered fries such as the ones they have at Arby's or Popeyes. I don't think many people say that Burger King makes their favorite fries, but who knows?

Still, if you don't care that much for potato flavor and just want a crispy fry, Burger King French Fries are one way to go.

Nutritional Info - Burger King French Fries - Small (116g)
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 530mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 4g


  1. BK's fries used to be one of my favorites before they "new and improved" them a few years ago.

    "New and improved" has been a bane of mine for years going way back to CoCo Puff's "improvement" back in my childhood in the 70's.

    A rare exception is the change Wendy's made to their fries recently. I actually like them better now.

  2. They're my favorite too. And my boyfriend hates them, so he insisted on showing me this to prove to me that they suck. :P

  3. I'll say it, BK fries are my fav fast food fries

  4. Haha, I knew someone would come out and say it.

  5. Yeah, I think I remember liking them better before they battered them.

  6. Hahaha, I don't know that my opinion proves that they suck but thanks for reading!

  7. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say Burger King's fries are near the bottom of my list for good fast food fries. They don't taste right, BK needs to make a complete overhaul of these fries if they're going to compete with McDonald's.


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