December 2, 2010

Wendy's Natural-Cut French Fries

wendysfries.jpgWendy’s recently introduced new French fries to their menu. A few weeks ago, the company sent me two gift cards so that I could eat some of the old fries, then the new ones, and compare the two. I love these types of comparisons, and I love them even more when someone else is paying. So, a couple weeks ago, I got an order of the fries they have been selling for who knows how long. They were typical fast food fries that tasted okay, but were nothing special. Yesterday, I sampled the new fries. Their selling points are that they are “natural cut,” in that the skins are left on, and are seasoned with sea salt. The new fries are definitely better than the old fries, with a nice potato flavor and sufficient crispiness. They are similar to the natural-cut fries sold at Carl’s Jr., but Wendy’s fries taste better. As for the salt, it’s hard for me to say if the sea salt really tastes any different than whatever type of salt was on the old fries. Overall, Wendy’s new fries taste better than the old ones and are worth giving a try.

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Posted by Jim on December 2, 2010

I really don't like the new fries. The old Wendy's fries was part of the draw to Wendy's for me. The natural cut fries don't have the same crispiness and the flavor is ever so slightly off putting to me. I will never understand why fast food restaurants feel the need to mess around with their fries. I used to absolutely love Burger Kings fries before they changed them back in the mid to late 90's. Now I will hardly ever eat at BK because I so despise their fries.

Posted by: Jimbo at December 3, 2010 6:54 AM

Why do you get more fries in a medium than a large container at Carls jr???

Posted by: Doug at December 3, 2010 12:33 PM

nasty. taste like burger king now

Posted by: Lance Armweak at December 9, 2010 8:55 AM

They're a little bit better, but not by much. I think the sea salt is just the new fad ingredient, and really doesn't change the flavor.

Posted by: James H at December 11, 2010 9:42 AM

Absolutely delicious!

Posted by: mly at December 11, 2010 5:55 PM

old fries were much better

these natural cut fries taste like ever other mid level burger joint trying to be trendy (i.e. 5guys)

Posted by: burr at December 12, 2010 1:58 AM

if u havent tried wendy's new fries but want to, try this: Pour an entire container of salt in your mouth. If you think they couldn't have made their cold unsalted tasteless fries any worse- think again.

Posted by: dan at December 29, 2010 2:39 PM

arent they like the carls junior fry??????

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