- On Tuesday, Burger King debuted their new “Satisfries,” which have 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than their traditional french fries.
- It took Burger King 10 years to engineer a special batter that would absorb less oil while still maintaining a crispy exterior. Operative word – engineered. Cheryl Forberg, RD, the nutrition expert for Biggest Loser, told us, “The new fry appears to be more processed, more of a potato product with some type of batter that absorbs less oil.”
- A regular sized order of the crinkle cut “Satisfries” contains 340 calories, 14g of fat, and 370mg of sodium, so these fries are healthyishnot healthy. A medium order of their standard fries has 403 calories, 17g of fat, and 572mg of sodium.
- “One out of every two Burger King guests orders our classic French fries and we know our guests are hungry for options that are better for them,” said Burger King president Alex Macedo.
- While these fries may be healthier than their fast food counterparts, taste tests have proved people prefer the greasy, hi-fat old standbys. However, BK must be doing something right, their stock rose 0.2 percent yesterday.
You know what’s healthier than eating low-calorie fries from Burger King? Not eating at Burger King.
— Josh C. Bramlett (@SonofConway) September 26, 2013
— Shoshana Pritzker RD (@SPritzkerRD) September 24, 2013
Since potatoes are the worst food known to mankind & eating them fried in fake fat is 10X worse, I’ll pass on being #Satisfried, thank you.
— Stacks Edwards (@imstacksedwards) September 24, 2013
Oh good, I’m sure the new fries will attract fitness and health advocates around the globe by providing bland, low calorie fries #Satisfried
— Alex Rogaski (@AlexRogaski) September 24, 2013
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