Burger King Has Created Low(er) Calorie Fries
Are you a French fry aficionado? Good news, Burger King is selling lower calorie French fries.Â According to USA Today, the fries have 30 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories than their current fries, which wills still be available to traditionalists.
The new fries have a whopping 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald’s fries. The new fries, dubbed Satisfries, have 270 calories and 11 grams of fat compared to 340 calories and 15 grams of fat for the classic variety.
I was skepticalÂ â€” not so much of their ability to actually make lower calorie fries but how they did it. I figured that they must have added some weird ingredient to the potato, used some kind of laboratory created potato thing, or crossed potato DNA with cardboard. I don’t trust science when it comes to my food.
Burger King says that the ingredients and process in both types of fries are essentially the same. What they have done is reconfigure the amount of ingredients so less oil is absorbed. The won’t say which ingredients they have “reconfigured”. I am having trouble understanding how you rework the amount of ingredients when it comes to potatoes. Aren’t they just potatoes?
The new fries will cost up to 30 cents more per serving.
Is it a great idea or just another way for companies to create sub-par food and make money? I tend to favor the latter. I mean, companies started producing low fat, low calorie foods in the 1980s and Americans have just gotten fatter and fatter. We read lower calories and we say, “Double that order!”
In addition, I am convinced the more processed a product is, the worse it is for your overall health. In this, I don’t think Burger King is doing anyone any favors. What are your thoughts?