Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fast Food Wars

If I told you my family has fast food for dinner at least once per week would I lose your respect?, it would be one too many times in my Book of Perfect Parenting. But, the truth is, that Book has been out of print at my home for awhile now. I wish our time and budget rolled out the red carpet for healthy eating, organic-style, of course, chewing each delicious, hot, homemade morsel of goodness at least, 15, or what ever that magic number is times to savor its gourmetness if that's even a word. As it stands, while running between school and extra-curriculars, the golden arches tend to weave their way into our life's tapestry. So, since our fast food trips are a reality, we might as well get it right. And getting it right means finding out once and for all, who has the best fast food fries on the planet?

Yes, some people are trying to find a cure for cancer, some are weighing foreign relations issues, my family is ending the Fast Food French Fry War. This idea came forth when Burger King announced a brand new french fry that is to shine brightest from all the others it's probably a grease spot. Well, let's see if it lives up to the hype, shall we? Let the French Fry War begin; Cholesterol Country, here we come.

We went to an area near our home where Wendy's, Burger King, and McDonald's occupy the same area within a couple of seconds from each other. This is important as the fries, in all fairness, had to be warm at the time of taste-test. The only variable in this highly scientific test was the origin of fry. Each fry purchase was dubbed as their "Value" fry, each resulting in a 99-cent purchase. Surprisingly, the Wendy's fries resulted in the least quantity of fries for our buck. As testers we took our job very seriously. After careful consideration and blind taste-test, the winner of the Fast Food French Fry War is...

Burger King! Yes, their new french fry seemed to appeal to my family's well-refined fast food palette. Each family member's taste buds were in complete agreement. I guess Burger King does have something to brag about. Congratulations!

Disclaimer: This taste-test idea was completely conjured up by Super Hubby, who is no stranger to putting food to the test and finding the best of anything and everything for his family. We were not compensated in anyway by the 3 major fast food retailers mentioned above. (But I'd change my answer in a flash for cash, McDonald's.)

So, time to fess-up: Who has your favorite fry?

Don't forget to check out tomorrow's What I Made Wednesday for the Family Rules Project: Part Two! See Part One here.


Betty Sneeringer said...

Without a second to think, my choice is Checkers! I think the same company is called by a different name elsewhere. It is probably good there is none located close to me. I think "healthful" eating is one among many things that is being run amuck in our country! I wish sometimes no one had ever heard of a calorie, cholesterol, carbohydrate, etc!!! And, we could all enjoy food like we use to just using common sense. I think it's not so much what we eat but the amount Americans eat that is causing the most problems. Enjoy your good fast food once a week and no guilt feelings allowed!!!

Lefty said...

I agree 100% with your conclusion! :) BUT...the BEST fry EVER: Rusty Bucket--> just enough sea salt and light seasoning with a lovely dusting of parsley...dipped in their ranch dressing, of course!

And yes, I know your post is about FAST FOOD fries, but I cannot help but share my FAVORITE fry ever!
This post is making me hungry for fries now! Thanks!

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KimMalk said...

How cute! What a great idea to do your own taste test. I guess ours would be at Chic Fillet, since that's the only fast food I eat.

Chris said...

Hi Lilly, my boys would say "Burger King" hands down. They worked there as teenagers and still prefer to eat there when they have the itch for fast food. Personally I always did prefer their hamburgers to those of the "others". It was fun reading. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

The Cheese Thief said...

I'm glad to hear someone else out there eats fast food and admits it. I actually like fast food (my friends think its gross ... and so does my husband). If I had it my way I would be eating fast food maybe twice or three times a week, because I actually like the way it tastes. I know, now you probably think I'm gross too. Maybe it's because I was deprived as a kid and we rarely ate fast food. It's funny how I say "deprived" because nowadays not getting a home cooked meal would probably be considered "deprived". Anyhow, I digress. I love your post. I like Mc donald's fries the best. All fries are good, even the soggy cold ones (i know, I'm so gross!)

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