In theory, the idea of a lower calorie French fry sounds awesome. Who wouldn't want to eat fries without the guilt? But are Burger King's new lower calorie Satisfries the answer? I gave the new food a taste test just minutes after the new product hit the market. If you're waiting for a healthy way to satisfy your French fry fix, I've got some good news and some bad news.
Satisfries Taste is (somewhat) Satisfying
I tasted a small order of Satsfries next to a small order of regular Burger King French fries. Interestingly, the Satisfries were made to order, while the regular fries were served from the warmer area. This may have affected the quality of the taste since fresh fries always taste best.
To be honest, I didn't taste a big difference. The cut and texture of the Satisfries is different than that of the traditional French fries. Satisfries have a crinkle cut that I liked better than the straight cut of the traditional version. And the taste? Almost identical. Satisfries don't taste like diet food.
But there's a catch..
The Downside to Satisfries
If you're looking for a diet-friendly alternative to French fries, Satisfries are not it. Sorry folks. These fries are still high in calories and fat and if you pair them with a high calorie Burger King burger, you could be in trouble if you're trying to lose weight. Sure, the percentages ("40% Less Fat!" "30% Less Calories!") sound impressive, but the actual calorie and fat count is still substantial.
So, is it possible to eat in a fast food restaurant while you're on a diet? Yep! But if I were you, I wouldn't put French fries on my tray. Try one of these menus to eat a meal for 500 calories or less:
- Burger King Menu Meals with Fewer Calories
- McDonalds Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories
- Dunkin Donuts Nutrition: Lower Calorie Menu Choices
- How Many Calories Are in Burger King Burgers?
- Starbucks - How to Order Low Calorie Coffee Drinks