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. Burger 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.
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. Now 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.
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?Priced 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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10
More Info: bk.com
Calories - 270
Total Fat - 16 grams
Saturated Fat - 2.5 grams
Sodium - 850 milligrams
Carbs - 17 grams
Sugar - 0 grams
Protein - 14 grams