Burger King Introduces Lower Calorie, Lower Fat French Fries called Satisfries

Burger King has launched a potential game-changer in the world of fast food called Satisfries.  Satisfries are crinkle-cut french fries with lower calories and fat than regular fries that are prepared the same way as BK’s regular fries.  The satisfries are cooked in the same oil and fryers, but have a less porous batter which means the cooking oil won’t be as heavily saturated.

Burger King SatisFriesSatisfries are produced by McCain Foods Ltd and you’re looking at about a 25-cent upcharge over the regular fries.  A value size of Satisfries will set you back 190 calories.  Small: 270 calories, 11 grams of fat, 300 mg sodium  Medium: 340 calories, 14 grams of fat, 370 mg sodium, Large: 410 calories, 17 grams of fat, 460 mg sodium

Introducing SATISFRIES, a new great tasting crinkle-cut french fries with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories.  Satisfries are cut from real, whole potatoes and fried to tasty perfection – so they’re always crispy on the outside, and hot and fluffy on the inside.  You heard it here, incredible things are happening to French Fries.

20 comments on “Burger King Introduces Lower Calorie, Lower Fat French Fries called Satisfries

  1. Roger C. says:

    So it will actually taste good now?

  2. rob says:

    Why would anyone buy these? If you are trying to limit your caloric intake you are better off skipping the fries altogether.

    When people eat fries they want fries that taste good, calories be damned.

  3. TJ says:

    I saw them last night.. was just there for a fry burger and a side salad, so just found this a bit curious. I don’t buy fries for health reasons so can’t see why I’d want these. I used to hate their regular new fries but the starchy nature of them has grown on me somewhat. I can’t imagine the people who regularly comment on grubgrade won’t hate this on so many levels though.

  4. IBeAnonymous says:

    Um… who wants to actually go up to a BK counter and ask for an order of “Satisfries”? I can’t expect this to be good anyways; I’ve never had a good crinkle cut french fry!

  5. Christopher says:

    The problem with this product is that 270calories is still much too high for the dieters they are trying to market to.

    • TJ says:

      Might be true, but the flip side of that is so many people are easily sold on anything they think will help them lose weight.. Look at diet soda for example. I don’t think aspartame will kill you or do any real harm in a reasonable dose, but it’s hard to deny that it doesn’t really help much either unless you’re diabetic. I was about 50 lbs. overweight a few years ago.. then I started eating in moderation and exercising a lot and now I’m not overweight. I know it’s not that easy for some, but so many diet fads are ridiculous… but they make a buck once in a while too.

  6. Nathan Kaufman says:

    Crinkle Cut Fries automatically make me think of mushy, sad, oven-baked frozen french fries.

    Already off to a bad start.

  7. Eagles409 says:

    Anything would be better than the current BK fries.

  8. ahecht says:

    How many times has Burger King tried and failed to reinvent french fries now? There were the starch-coated fries in 1998, the “new and improved” fries in 2001, the thicker fries in 2011, and now this (not to mention their attempt at sweet potato fries last year).

  9. James says:

    This is so stupid — why not just make all the fries ‘satisfries’? Offering ‘health’ for an upcharge just reminds me that BK is being run into the ground by a bunch of stupid bankers.

  10. Anthony says:

    Wait a second – are these a separate menu item, or are they replacing the current ones, which is what I assumed. Makes it sound like in the description that they are separate.

  11. Alex K. says:

    Sooo… basically… what you’re saying is… they probably don’t taste very good.

  12. kevin d says:

    wow this is kind of strange and unexpected. Re-engineering the french fry again, but keeping the originals around as a “worse for you” alternative. It’s like “Hey we have these better tasting, pricier, and healthier fries, and we also have the old sh***y ones”

    Maybe an underhanded way to increase the price of the french fry?
    I mean if the fry is better I’m all for it, but I wonder what their perspective was on this.

  13. Icedus says:

    Y’know what? I’m in. I keep saying to myself that I’m giving up on BK, but they have nowhere to go from those poofy new(-ish) fries that I hate but up.

  14. Old Fogey Paul says:

    Less fat because it absorbs less oil? Sounds like a bunch of tricky chemicals to me… If you want to avoid calories, then don’t eat fries, trying to offer something like this is kind of like the guy that orders three baconators and then gets a diet soda to drink

  15. BigBelly says:

    hell ya, maybe they’ll give us a Satisfrie Turkey Burger too, then I can order like 2 or 3 of them, because they are so low in calories!
    I am truly hoping they will expand their operations, and maybe make a square wheel next!!! here’s to you Burger King (Que real men of genius music)

  16. Andre says:

    BK’s current thick fries are pretty good as long as they are fresh. While these new fries may appeal to a small segment of customers, I personally am against anything that involves an upcharge. So they cost a few cents more to produce? Make them all the same price and then see what people prefer.

  17. MP says:

    Well… actually, I saw they did this science test on PBS “America’s Test Kitchen” and it’s actually the temperature of the oil you fry the potatoes in; not the porous surface area. It’s about how much water inside the fry that gets released depends on how much oil gets soaked in to replace it. Here’s the link to it: http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/on-set-snippets/2012/02/the-science-of-french-fries/
    I got your back, Ryan 😉

  18. JF says:

    Same way they make their other fries? Maybe I am old, but I do recall a time when BK fries were actually good! Then they did, forget exactly what they called them, but the stay crisp fires? They were horrible. I can’t see any way to make a fry taste as good as they are (when they are cut from fresh potatoes and fired) without baking or finding some other way to cook them. At least this seems to be original for BK, who is not known for originality, but I see these falling off their menu before I sneeze.

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