Review: Buffalo Chicken Fries from Burger King

Since the return of Burger King’s Chicken Fries, the brand has embraced the product enough to come out with new versions.   First up was Fiery Chicken Fries which were released back in August and now it’s new Buffalo Chicken Fries.  Let’s review. Buffalo Chicken FriesBurger King describes their new Buffalo Chicken Fries like this:

Our one of a kind Buffalo Chicken Fries are made with white meat chicken, and coated in a buffalo seasoned breading with smooth flavors of mild peppers, tangy vinegar, and creamy butter cooked to crispy perfection. Buffalo Chicken Fries are shaped like fries and are perfect to dip in any of our delicious dipping sauces. Choose from Ranch, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Zesty, Sweet & Sour, and our specialty Chicken Fries Sauce.

I was never a big fan of the original Chicken Fries, although I felt they were OK for what they were.  Fiery Chicken Fries were a little bit of a step up for me, but still nothing I’d consider to be worthy of a repeat buy.  The latest incarnation is the best of the bunch so far and they’re likely going to be a repeat buy.  I’m just as surprised as you are.

Buffalo Chicken Fries

What impressed me most about Buffalo Chicken Fries was how spot on the Buffalo wing sauce flavoring turned out to be.  The Buffalo sauce smell hit me as soon as I was handed the BK bag.  Normally when I order straight-up, traditional Buffalo wings, I’ll opt for the mild-medium heat.  Burger King’s Buffalo Chicken Fries heat level was more on the mild side, but there was just enough peppery kick to please my palate.  What stood out beyond anything else though was the flavor.  This is one of those rare times where a BK product description actually rang true for me.  When I see “mild peppers, tangy vinegar, creamy butter” I can’t help but agree, it was all there.  BK Buffalo Chicken FriesNow I won’t get too carried away with being so overly impressed with Buffalo Chicken Fries.  The issues I’ve had with the previous versions aren’t too far off from this new one.  There’s more emphasis on the seasoned breading over actual meaty morsels of chicken.  Some of the Buffalo Chicken Fries are meatier than others, longer than others etc.  You won’t have a chance of getting perfectly uniform pieces, but that’s OK.

Buffalo Chicken Fries

Just like Fiery Chicken Fries and the comeback/freshened up look of the original, the packaging of new Buffalo Chicken Fries is fun and effective.   This item was designed nicely for Grubbing on the Go with its shape made for a cup holder and a built-in spot for sauce.  There are a bunch of sauces to choose from, but you’ve got to go with Ranch when your having Buffalo Chicken Fries right?Buffalo Chicken Fries BKPriced at $3.29 for 9 Buffalo Chicken Fries, I’d call the value average.  Since I enjoyed these more than Fiery, the value gets an upgrade even though Fiery happened to be 30 cents cheaper.   Matching an order of Buffalo Chicken Fries with a value menu item like a Rodeo Cheeseburger gets you a well-rounded fast food meal (minus the drink) for about 5 bucks.  I’m buying these again so that should tell you all you need to know.

Pros: Fun and effective packaging. Grubbing on the Go. Surprisingly tasty Buffalo wing crust seasoning.

Cons: Mild heat might detract those looking for medium-hot Buffalo sauce impact. A meatier Chicken Fry couldn't hurt.

Taste: 7.75/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $3.29

Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 270
Total Fat - 16 grams
Saturated Fat - 2.5 grams
Sodium - 850 milligrams
Carbs - 17 grams
Sugar - 0 grams
Protein - 14 grams

10 comments on “Review: Buffalo Chicken Fries from Burger King

  1. Starkzilla says:

    I might have to try these. Loved the original chicken fries when they first came out. Though be warned, saying ranch goes with buffalo stuff is gonna get you a ton of flack from the blue cheese people! I support the ranch option myself so no worries here!

    • Raiders757 says:

      Blue Cheese. The culinary equivalent to eating a box of crayons. I never understood why someone would want to take a tasty Buffalo Wing and dip it into that vile stuff. True hot wing connoisseurs don’t dip them into anything at all. They man up and enjoy the spicy sauce for what it is.

      Obviously these things aren’t wings, and I question as to whether they’re even actual chicken, but they obviously have to be dipped into something. I’ll also side with ranch as well, even if I don’t like the stuff.

  2. Eric says:

    I actually always liked the original chicken fries and never got around to trying the fiery variation, but I’ll definitely be sure to stop and try these after that review. I will say though, I disagree with your sentiment that ranch is the right sauce to pair with buffalo. Joey Diaz says it well (albeit very explicitly – NSFW language).

  3. Murray says:

    I usually just get the regular Chicken Fries with the Buffalo dipping sauce. I noticed they didn’t list that among the choices. Maybe I’ll try double Buffaloing.

  4. Forrest Gump says:

    They do realize that the “Buffalo” in “Buffalo wings” refers to Buffalo, NY, right? And not the Bison or whatever the hell is on the box.

  5. MP says:

    Sorry, but I’m not paying $3.29+ for chicken string bread coating. It looks stingy & there’s better options elsewhere to fill up on.

  6. AlexG says:

    This has to be the first time ever that a Burger King product actually got a good review. Ok, I think the Rodeo Cheeseburger may have received a passing grade a few odd years ago but thats all I can remember.. If they can only concentrate on making a decent hamburger with natural and fresh ingredients people might have a less negative opinion…. and for the love of humanity, why the hell do your burgers taste like you drench them in “Liquid Smoke” instead of natural taste of flame grilling you been blabbing about for the past 50 freaking years!!

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