Is it possible to make a delicious French fry with 40% less fat and 30% less calories? Maybe it is, but Burger King hasnít figured it out yet. Donít they know that fat and calories are what makes French fries so delicious? Burger Kingís new Satisfries have the aforementioned reductions in fat and calories, but they donít taste nearly as good as regular French fries. Satisfries are crinkle-cut fries that may just be the thickest ones Iíve ever seen. The Satisfries that I ate recently were crispy on the outside and moist, the way a good fry should be. The potato flavor was okay. The fries had a lot of salt on them. Iím no saltophobe, but I thought they were a little bit too salty. Sadly, the fries also had a subtle, odd aftertaste. Itís hard to describe the aftertaste that my fries had, other than to say it made me think that there was something artificial about them. Maybe there was an issue with the specific batch of fries that I ate, or something about the oil that they were cooked in. Itís possible, I guess. Giving Burger King the benefit of the doubt, and because the name ďSatisfriesĒ is so clever, they earn a ďSo-soĒ rating.
Recently, Carlís Jr. began offering fresh baked buns on their Six Dollar Thickburgers. Yes, buns that are baked fresh every day at the restaurant. I recently bought a Super Bacon Six Dollar Thickburger, which features the new bun. The bun looked like it should be on a twenty dollar burger at some highfalutin restaurant that requires reservations. It tasted great and had a sweetness that let you know it wasnít your typical hamburger bun. It was also substantial enough to hold the rather large burger together to the very last bite. Honestly, the bun was the best part of the burger, and Iím fairly certain Iíve never thought that about any burger Iíve ever eaten. If you want to order something other than a Six Dollar Thickburger, you can get it with a fresh baked bun for an additional charge. You may not think that a bun is that big of a deal, but I think Carlís Jr.ís fresh baked buns have potential to revolutionize the fast food hamburger. They are that good. I donít plan on ever eating a regular bun at Carlís Jr. again.