Burger King executives say people won't be able to tell that Satisfries are lower in calories. It says they use exactly the same ingredients as its regular fries — potatoes, oil and batter. To keep kitchen operations simple, they're even made in the same fryers and cooked for the same amount of time as regular fries.
The difference, Burger King says, is that it adjusts the proportions of different ingredients for the batter to block out more oil. The company declined to be more specific. Another difference, the crinkle-cut shape, is in part so workers will be able to easily distinguish them from the regular fries when they're deep frying them together.
Don't get too excited — although Burger King removed 40% of the dietary fat and 30% of the calories from their french fries — the little buggers still contain 60% of the fat and 70% of the calories. That means that many people will validate this Menu Choice By Overeating It or dipping it into sugary ketchup and killing those lost calories. Some non-fry eaters will simply start eating fries!
What is the difference between regular BK Fries and SATISFRIES?
"The concept of taking an indulgent food and removing some of the guilt isn't new, of course. Supermarkets are filled with baked Lay's potato chips, 100-calorie packs of Oreos and other less fattening versions of popular treats. Such creations play on people's inability to give up their food vices, even as they struggle to eat better. The idea is to create something that skimps on calories, but not on taste."
There's a problem though – because even people like me who eat the stupid calorie bombs now and then on limited calorie diet? WE WON'T ASK FOR AN ORDER OF 'SATISFRIES' BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE A SEX TOY.