Are BK Satisfries Satisfrying? My thoughts on the new french fries

Thank you to Burger King for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. 

I was recently given a challenge by a large fast food chain. They wanted me to try their new reduced fat, reduced calorie french fries to see if I would love them as much as they do.

Of course I accepted the challenge, I mean I’m pregnant and craving carbs after all!

So what exactly was I trying? –The new BK Satisfries!

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Here is the information they gave me before setting out on my quest:

WHAT

SATISFRIES™, a great tasting crinkle-cut French fry with 40% less fat than the leading French fry.

HOW

Just like most French fry recipes, SATISFRIES™ are made with thinly battered real whole potatoes. The difference is that the SATISFRIES™ recipe ensures that the French fries absorb less oil – only enough to keep each great tasting crinkle crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

WHY

BURGER KING® is the first quick service restaurant to sell a lower-fat, lower-calorie French fry cooked in the traditional method.

PRICE

SATISFRIES™ are sold in value (SRP $1.29), small (SRP $1.89), medium (SRP $2.09) and large (SRP $2.29) sizes.

INGREDIENTS

Potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following oils: canola, soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, corn), tapioca starch-modified, contains 2% or less of corn starch-modified, paprika extract (color), rice flour, salt, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain natural color), turmeric extract (color), xanthan gum

FRENCH FRY FACTS

  • 1 out of every 2 guests that comes into a BURGER KING® restaurant orders French fries.
  • French fried potatoes can be a part of a healthy, well balanced diet, and research shows they are consumed in moderation by most Americans.
  • In the United States, about 1/3 of potatoes are grown for use as French fried potatoes, either oven-baked or deep fried.
  • Like all forms of potatoes, French fries deliver meaningful amounts of key nutrients such as potassium and fiber. In fact, frying, because it reduces water, increases the concentration of many of the important vitamins and minerals in potatoes.
  • Gram-for-gram, French fries provide more potassium than most other vegetables .
  • Research shows that, on average, Americans get about 1.5% of their calories a day from French fried potatoes. Given that Americans consume an average of 2,080 calories per day, this represents about 31 calories a day.

40% less fat than McDonald’s® French Fries – 11.2 g vs. 6.3 g per 70 g serving.  30% fewer calories than McDonald’s® French Fries –226.8 calories vs. 150.5 calories per 70 g serving. Examination Survey, 2009-2010. Adv Nutr 2013; 4:335S-344S. 4 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 2012. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25, Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnre/ndl Storey ML, Anderson PA. Contributions of white vegetables to nutrient intake: National Health and Nutrition

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So what did I think of these Satisfries?

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The good:

  • They have less fat and calories
  • They taste decent, not exactly the same as regular fries but okay
  • They are large and filling

The bad

  • There seems to be a weird aftertaste after eating them, I’m not sure if it is the oil or something with the fries
  • I prefer my fries crispier (this is just a preference thing), so the large fries may inhibit this a bit — cutting them smaller may help
    • Other people may actually like fries that are ‘fluffier’ on the inside, my preference is not
  • They cost more (my preference would be to equally substitute them for regular fries)

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So tell us…

Have you tried the Satisfries yet? What are your thoughts? If you haven’t, would you like to try them?

Jesica H

My name is Jesica and I'm happy to 'meet' you! I'm just living life and loving every minute of it! I try to not let things hold me down or hold me back, I just live! Here at The Mommy Bunch, I offer solid advice on all things parenting, household, and living life as a working mom.

30 thoughts on “Are BK Satisfries Satisfrying? My thoughts on the new french fries

  • December 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm
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    I have not tried them, my husband did and said he didn’t like them. I would like to try them on a day when I get me time.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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    havent tried but would love to

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  • December 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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    havent tried but would like to with my kids

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  • December 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm
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    I have tried them and do like them.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm
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    My Husband And I Want To Try Them!

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  • December 6, 2013 at 8:34 am
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    I haven’t tried them yet but would love to try them with my daughter!

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  • December 6, 2013 at 9:57 am
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    I tried them and they were ok

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  • December 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm
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    I haven’t tried them yet. I’d like to try them with my family.

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  • December 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm
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    they gave out free samples one day so i tried them… i will stick with regular fries .. i agree they had a weird after taste and i thought they tasted undercooked

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  • December 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    I have not tried them yet but I would like to.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  • December 8, 2013 at 10:14 am
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    I have not tried the BK Satisfries yet but my husband has. He said they were good but not worth the extra wait to get them. I am not sure if they cost extra as well. Personally, I enjoy their onion rings.

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  • December 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm
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    I have not tried them. I would love to with my husband for lunch one day.

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  • December 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm
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    I had them when BK was doing the big promotion and was giving them away for free over the weekend a couple months or so ago. I loved them.

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  • December 9, 2013 at 6:43 am
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    I have tried them and I do not like that at all.. And you are right when you say their is a after taste, but i cant quite pin point what the after taste is. But anyways, i guess everyone has different taste buds and mine were just not liking it. haha

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  • December 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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    I haven’t tried them and im not so sure would want to. I prefer crispy fries. I love their regular fries though

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  • December 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    Not had them probably won’t really don’t eat french fries unless we make them at home but I like some of their other stuff if I have to eat at a fast food place

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  • December 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm
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    yes they are good

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  • December 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm
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    I’ve tried them and they’re pretty good.

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  • December 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
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    I would like to try them with kids

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  • December 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm
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    I have not tried them, but I like BK’s original fries. I would try them with my boyfriend, a BK lover.

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  • December 14, 2013 at 12:59 am
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    I have not treid them yet but I would like to try them with the kids

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  • December 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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    I have not tried them, but I like the regular fries, so I’d certainly be willing to try these – especially if they are slightly better for me and still taste good!

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  • December 15, 2013 at 11:41 am
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    I haven’t tried them yet

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  • December 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm
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    I have not tried them, but would love to try them with my kids!

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  • December 18, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    Loved Burger Kings new satisfries!! Just tried them last month and thought they tasted great dipped in ranch. Satisfries seemed like a fluffy, yummy tasting and I loved the reduced fat.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm
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    I havent tried them but would like to I hear some good and some bad and would like to judge for myself

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  • December 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm
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    I have not tried them yet

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