Review: Fiery Chicken Fries from Burger King
When Burger King’s Chicken Fries were originally taken off the menu, I didn’t care. There were fans that rejoiced at their return earlier this year, and I still didn’t care. A spicy version known as Fiery Chicken Fries have just hit the menu and I cared enough to grab a box. Let’s review.
Burger King describes new Fiery Chicken Fries like this:
Made with white meat chicken, our Fiery Chicken Fries are hotter than ever coated in a blend of spicy cayenne pepper, black pepper and savory spices blended into a crispy breading and cooked to perfection. Fiery Chicken Fries are shaped like fries and are perfect to dip in any of our delicious dipping sauces.
On the BK web page for Fiery Chicken Fries it says “Fiery Chicken Fries are Offensively Spicy”. Lies!!!I did kind of enjoy Fiery Chicken Fries enough to give them a diagonally pointed thumbs up, but they’re really lacking the heat. While I guess they’re spicy enough to be considered a spicy version of Chicken Fries, those looking for something “…Offensively Spicy” should look elsewhere. The spices used in the breading include cayenne and cayenne can usually wake up my senses. While the spices claim by BK is there, extract most of the heat from said spices while keeping the smoky flavors and you’ve got Fiery Chicken Fries. I wasn’t bothered by the lack of heat because I’m not looking for pain, but for the some that are, you’ll be disappointed.At a price of $2.89 for a 9 count, these Fiery Chicken Fries were cheaper than the 9 count we reviewed almost six years ago. The value is average, maybe a touch below since they barely made a dent in my appetite. Fast food products under 3 bucks are always the way to go if you ask me. A meatier Chicken Fry would be welcomed, but then they wouldn’t be very fry-like.
I love the colorful packaging (good job marketing team) and it works great for grubbing on the go complete with a spot to hold your dipping sauce. You’ve got your choice of BBQ, Honey Mustard, Ranch, Zesty, Buffalo and Sweet & Sour, and Chicken Fries Sauce. I went with Ranch because it seemed like the natural choice for a spicy chicken product. There’s a nice selection of dipping sauces to choose from which is a plus.Even though I don’t get all the fandom over Chicken Fries, I still consider them to be well-executed fast food. They’re relatively clean and easy with emphasis on portability so the model works for a drive-thru purchase. I can’t reiterate enough that Fiery Chicken Fries are very mild when it comes to heat so don’t let the name and colors trick you.
Pros: Great packaging. Grubbing on the go. Good amount of dipping sauce choices at BK.
Cons: Not very fiery. Won't fill you up... needs to be meatier.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $2.89 for 9
Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10
More Info: bk.com