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Low Fat French Fry Alert

I know many of you have a weakness for french fries, and they are often your favorite cheat food. Well, folks in the food industry are looking out for you and have developed My Fries, which I will gladly share of course.

These revamped french fries contain 25 percent less fat than regular fries, which is good if you are trying to watch your waist line. They are coated with something called i3 advantage – a french-fry coating technology. Who knew that there were french-fry coating technologies? The coating impedes the fry from absorbing cooking fat, so the potato doesn't act like a sponge for oil and sop up all that fat. These fries are targeted for the fit-conscious consumer — do you feel targeted. Here's the nutritional info if you are interested. Looks like Pete Wentz and Kendra Wilkinson are enjoying their My Fries. Hopefully we will all be able try them soon at health-conscious, fast-food restaurants everywhere!

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behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
the "i3 advantage" coating sounds scary! do we want to add more number ingredients to our food? How about changing the technology by baking or dry-frying the fries instead of coating them with more chemicals?
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Sorry i3 get it Imparts, Impedes, Increases thus the threes i's.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I feel like I got smacked in the face by their hard sale of their product then punched in the gut because it's STILL JUNK FOOD. Oh i3 advantage technology is not the coating it's their marketing campaign - from their site-> "The i3 advantage: • Imparts exceptional taste and texture qualities. • Impedes the absorption of cooking fats. • Increases crispness and holding performance." The coating is probably some modified food starch that they developed that's patented and proprietary info. As aragonrain said I could bake sliced up potato and have 0% too and have them be crispy and tasty. And I don't like yukon gold potatoes - too sweet.
aragornrain aragornrain 8 years
You can make your own fries at home and they have 0% fat. All you do is slice up a potato and bake in the oven. Plus they taste far better than any other fries.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
They say 'technology', I say crap. For all I know that could be Thompson's water sealer. No thanks.
AbbyVanB AbbyVanB 8 years
if it's too good to be true, it usually is. I don't even want to know what's in the coating. I wouldn't eat it personally.
sarasonne sarasonne 8 years
Not sure if 25% less fat would make deep fried fries all that better for you. Also, do we really need another chemical added to our foods? I'll stick to regular.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not so sure...ha.
HushYuppie HushYuppie 8 years
meh, i'd rather have homemade, baked, sweet potato fries. Or in a particularly healthy mood, baked colored carrots sticks covered in olive oil and sea salt.... glad to see the majority here favor health over calories. :)
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 8 years
Anything prepared with the word technology on it shouldn't be eaten!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
Agreed with ashcwebb...they are still fries. And a coating?! So wrong. So very, very wrong. I find that if I REALLY need a fry I will make my own. Either with potatoes or sweet potatoes. You can oven bake them without oil even and season to perfection. Much better and healthier for you. These sort of remind me of when those chips with Olestra came out. Sounds fishy to me.
HipMom HipMom 8 years
"They are coated with something called i3 advantage" - I'm sorry but that alone is a turnoff. They may have less calories but I'm not sure the coasting is safer than the hydrogenated fats. Yuck.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Fries are my downfall :-(...I've actually challenged myself to NO French Fries in February...I'm doing ok for Day 1...of course, I also OD'd on fries last night in preparation for the 29 day "Fry Fast"...:-(
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't trust "industrial coatings" on my fries. I just usually make my own when I have a craving. I cut up potatoes, put them in a big baggie with a teaspoon of olive oil and some rosemary, garlic, and salt. Shake 'em up and lay them on a baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes or so until they are tender. Oh, and on another note: If you have your oil at the right temperature and not too cold, the fries will cook on the outside quickly and not soak up so much oil.
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 8 years
the nutritional chart doesn't list the actual ingredients of the fries. The "coating" that prevents the fry from absorbing the oil sounds like it could be some chemistry experiment.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
Sounds kinda iffy...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Still fries though...
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