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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Blasphemy, or pure genius? You decide: McDonald's to dabble in seasoned fries   (wfaa.com) divider line 128
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2014-05-09 08:02:05 AM  
Shakin' Flavor Fries is just a stupid name.
 
2014-05-09 08:03:10 AM  

kronicfeld: Old Bay, motherfarkers.


My grandma called it Bachelor Salt.
 
2014-05-09 08:04:21 AM  
Sweet potato waffle fries with maple butter dipping sauce.
Wake me up when that happens.
 
2014-05-09 08:05:42 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.comDidn't work out well, either.

Bring back fries cooked in tallow and screw the vegans.
 
2014-05-09 08:07:46 AM  

cchris_39: How about just going back to the 1970s recipe?


You mean cooking them in beef tallow?
 
2014-05-09 08:17:50 AM  
%his is news?  Folks have been putting Lawrys seasoned salt on their fries for years.
 
2014-05-09 08:19:02 AM  
Wendy's used to have the best fries, but then they kept the skin on and they are ruined...ruined I say. Burger King satisfries are awesome. Red Robin fries are nummo with or without seasoning. McDonald's fries, while tasty could use a kick.
 
2014-05-09 08:26:31 AM  
McD have been doing it in Hong Kong for years ...

http://www.thatfoodcray.com/the-fast-food-gourmand-mcdonalds-zesty-t om ato-shake-shake-fries/

You guys been living under rocks, man.
 
2014-05-09 08:28:14 AM  

Solid State Vittles: Why would it be blasphemy? You can still get their normal fries, right?


this, same with bk offering satisfries...their an OPTION...not a REPLACEMENT

mcdonalds fries are my LEAST favorite fast food fries...now THAT is probably blasphemy!

/tasty tasty blasphemy
 
2014-05-09 08:31:37 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: cchris_39: How about just going back to the 1970s recipe?

You mean cooking them in beef tallow?


YES, YES, YES!!! They have been just sad since they tried to appease the vegans.  What were they thinking?  Why would a burger place ever give a damn about a group of people that at most would only rarely ever eat there?

"Hey, lets cater to a group of people that hate us by screwing up the only reason everybody else loves us!"

I seriously think people still like their fries because they want to think they still taste as good as they did when they were kids.
 
2014-05-09 08:36:14 AM  

hasty ambush: Dick Gozinya: Any eatery that sells seasoned fries should be immediately closed and nuked from orbit by the health dept as a risk to the public good.

Apparently, I'm in the minority, because seasoned fries farking suck and should not be allowed. French fry taste comes from the oil/grease you fry them in, not from all the farking shiat you put on them after (garlic salt, old bay, etc). If you cant make a fry taste good right out of the fryer, you're doing it wrong and dont deserve to make food for public consumption.

Chili cheese fires, bacon cheese fries.  Cholesterol is just another food group


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Study it out.  Cholesterol is obviously key to maintaining proper lubrication in your joints.  When do people start to avoid cholesterol and take cholesterol lowering drugs?

When they are older and their doctor tells them to.

When do people start to suffer all sorts of joint problems? Arthur Itis? Hip Impingement? PFMS? etc.

When they are older and their doctor has told them to avoid quality of life ensuring cholesterol.  The statisticals don't lie.
 
2014-05-09 08:42:32 AM  

Blushing Wall Flower: kronicfeld: Old Bay, motherfarkers.

My grandma called it Bachelor Salt.


False. I am gainfully married.
 
2014-05-09 08:44:03 AM  
The concept, which debuted in some of its Hong Kong restaurants nearly a decade ago, where it's known as "Shake Shake," has since spread to many McDonald's locations in China, India and Australia, says spokeswoman Lisa McComb.

Swedish El Maco commercial from 1999. Maybe HK were first with putting it on the regular menu and not as a limited time campaign.
 
2014-05-09 08:45:39 AM  
Awwwwww! Poor McDonalds! They made 1 billion instead of 2 billion today! Awwwwwwwww!
 
2014-05-09 08:47:33 AM  
We've had these in the Philippines every Xmas season for the past, like, 3-5 years.

They are very popular.
 
2014-05-09 08:48:53 AM  
Since removing Spicy Mustard sauce, McDonalds is dead to me.
 
2014-05-09 08:50:38 AM  

Notabunny: hot mustard sauce.


THIS... when i was told i must have looked like a broken man... "what do you mean, you don't carry it anymore"?
 
2014-05-09 08:54:28 AM  
Seasoned fries?
I'd go to Hardee's and have the curly fries.

McD's I go to to get the starchy, salty, bland oil sticks.

These days I just have two sandwiches and a diet drink and avoid the fries. Get more protein that way, not sure if less calories.
 
2014-05-09 09:03:47 AM  

the8re: Call me when they bring back their original deep fried apple pies.


Arby's Apple Turnover is the closest thing in taste that I have found to the Old School McDonald's Apple Pie.
 
2014-05-09 09:21:02 AM  
Not to get all elitist, but if the right potato and oil are used in the process, all you need is a dash of regular salt. When I think about "seasoned" fries, I think too salty.
 
2014-05-09 09:23:53 AM  
Danger Avoid Death [TotalFark]

>>> That's why I bake my dog dicks instead of frying.
>>> It really brings out the flavor.

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Dicks come in a big greasy bag, not a box.

That bag...
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2014-05-09 09:24:01 AM  

Bathysphere: Sweet potato waffle fries with maple butter dipping sauce.
Wake me up when that happens.


I have the weirdest boner.
 
2014-05-09 09:33:09 AM  
McDonalds is gross.  It makes my stomach hurt for days.
 
2014-05-09 09:39:00 AM  

Spanky McStupid: Bring back fries cooked in tallow and screw the vegans.


Take consolation that the vegans are still screwed, because the fries contain "beef flavoring" made from milk and wheat derivatives.

Nowadays, you can find fries cooked in lard or duck fat, but you usually have to shell out $10 for them at some fancy bistro.  Rather than being a cheap, easily attainable snack, they're now something you have to wait for.
 
2014-05-09 09:39:33 AM  

Notabunny: Those rat bastards tore my heart out when they took away their hot mustard sauce. I hope they don't think they can just come crawling back to me now with their damn seasoned fries and all will be forgiven.


Yet everytime I asked for HONEY mustard, which has been around for years, I'd get that abomination that is HOT mustard. That, or packs of just honey. WTF?
 
2014-05-09 09:39:38 AM  

HawgWild: bdub77: How about neither?

Step 1: make fries
Step 2: toss in seasoning

This is neither a genius creation, nor blasphemy. Sure it's tasty. Why are we even bothering to discuss this?

Because ... WE don't have to make it? Because SOMEONE ELSE is making those fries?

Yeah, that's it.


Someone else makes the fries, you have to season it yourself
Hence shakers, to that guy who said it was a dumb name
The packets have way too much in them even for a large, and they give you one for every order of fries. Keep that in mind, anyone who wants to try it
 
2014-05-09 09:42:18 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Notabunny: Those rat bastards tore my heart out when they took away their hot mustard sauce. I hope they don't think they can just come crawling back to me now with their damn seasoned fries and all will be forgiven.

But they have honey mustard now, which is 100 times better because they can shove more HFCS down your gullet.


As they were canceling the hot mustard, I was going to write and complain about taking away the only fat and sugar free sauce option (that is also yummy, yummy mustard), and then I looked on the package. The old hot mustard had about as many calories as the ranch.
 
2014-05-09 09:44:18 AM  

criscodisco: Thank God, their fries have been bland as hell since they changed the oil. Like a big box of greasy dog dicks.


I miss the beef fat fries. And seasoned is code for more salt, isn't it?
 
2014-05-09 09:46:03 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Blasphemy, or pure genius?

They're just freaking potatoes. That's all. Potatoes.

They are not a lifestyle. They are not religious icons. They hold no pathway to knowledge. They will not change your life, make you attractive, or make you popular.

They are potatoes, grown in the ground by farmers, sliced by machines, frozen, fried in vegetable oil, and placed in a container for sale.

Potatoes. Just potatoes.


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2014-05-09 09:48:02 AM  

bdub77: How about neither?

Step 1: make fries
Step 2: toss in seasoning

This is neither a genius creation, nor blasphemy. Sure it's tasty. Why are we even bothering to discuss this?


Because not everyone wants to spend 30-40min making French fries at home?  Cut potatoes, soak them, fry once, fry again, etc..    When in 2 min I can have an order in hand.
 
2014-05-09 09:50:56 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Any eatery that sells seasoned fries should be immediately closed and nuked from orbit by the health dept as a risk to the public good.

Apparently, I'm in the minority, because seasoned fries farking suck and should not be allowed. French fry taste comes from the oil/grease you fry them in, not from all the farking shiat you put on them after (garlic salt, old bay, etc). If you cant make a fry taste good right out of the fryer, you're doing it wrong and dont deserve to make food for public consumption.


Most places use seasoned fries to cover up the taste of old oil and potatoes.
 
2014-05-09 09:52:05 AM  
Old Bay Spice.
 
2014-05-09 09:52:43 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Blasphemy, or pure genius?

They're just freaking potatoes. That's all. Potatoes.

They are not a lifestyle. They are not religious icons. They hold no pathway to knowledge. They will not change your life, make you attractive, or make you popular.

They are potatoes, grown in the ground by farmers, sliced by machines, frozen, fried in vegetable oil, and placed in a container for sale.

Potatoes. Just potatoes.


But potatoes are the true superfood. Packed with nutrients and able to be prepared in so many ways that result in such a wide variety of flavors and texture. The difference in fries alone is astonishing, just by changing the cut slightly, nevermind the oils or seasonings. Let's see you do that with your acai berries and pomegranates and whatnots.
 
2014-05-09 09:59:15 AM  
McDonalds should stick to the flavors it does best: grease and salt.
 
2014-05-09 10:04:44 AM  
The concept, which debuted in some of its Hong Kong restaurants nearly a decade ago, where it's known as "Shake Shake," has since spread to many McDonald's locations in China, India and Australia, says spokeswoman Lisa McComb.

Why have I never heard of this?
 
2014-05-09 10:11:05 AM  
I bet they'll go great with New Coke
 
2014-05-09 10:11:18 AM  

muck1969: The salt in my McFries is too damn high!

/seriously, i order with no salt. Fries should taste like potatoes.


I like Wendy's salt delivery sticks.
 
2014-05-09 10:15:36 AM  

charlesmartel11235: other hand i could make better fries/my own seasoning


This applies to all fast food, the appeal of it is not that they do it better than you can do it, the appeal is they can do it without you putting forth any effort and having to clean up any messes.
 
2014-05-09 10:18:16 AM  
Best.  Fries.  Ever.

Shoestring-cut for moar crispiness.

Fry in beef lard.

Season with coarsely grated sea salt, liberal amounts of freshly crushed garlic, flat-leaf parsley, and a dash of white truffle oil.

Sure, you're probably closing off an artery just reading that, but it's not like you're gonna eat them with every meal!
 
2014-05-09 10:31:00 AM  
2 grams:  Folks have been putting Lawrys seasoned salt on their fries for years.


I put it on everything besides a dessert. Good stuff.
 
2014-05-09 10:36:51 AM  

Kellyx3's Hubby: the8re: Call me when they bring back their original deep fried apple pies.

Arby's Apple Turnover is the closest thing in taste that I have found to the Old School McDonald's Apple Pie.


Taco bell caramel apple empanadas....

/drool..
 
2014-05-09 10:38:20 AM  

luidprand: Lenny_da_Hog: Blasphemy, or pure genius?

They're just freaking potatoes. That's all. Potatoes.

They are not a lifestyle. They are not religious icons. They hold no pathway to knowledge. They will not change your life, make you attractive, or make you popular.

They are potatoes, grown in the ground by farmers, sliced by machines, frozen, fried in vegetable oil, and placed in a container for sale.

Potatoes. Just potatoes.

But potatoes are the true superfood. Packed with nutrients and able to be prepared in so many ways that result in such a wide variety of flavors and texture. The difference in fries alone is astonishing, just by changing the cut slightly, nevermind the oils or seasonings. Let's see you do that with your acai berries and pomegranates and whatnots.


1/10

/am I doing it right?
 
2014-05-09 10:39:06 AM  
Their fries are already seasoned with god knows what.  Salt and Sugar for sure.
 
2014-05-09 10:39:55 AM  

Notabunny: Those rat bastards tore my heart out when they took away their hot mustard sauce. I hope they don't think they can just come crawling back to me now with their damn seasoned fries and all will be forgiven.


Agreed. Why would they shiatcan the hot mustard sauce? That was one of the greatest condiments I've ever had.

/habanero ranch is pretty good too though.
 
2014-05-09 10:45:52 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: They are potatoes, grown in the ground by farmers, sliced by machines, frozen, fried in vegetable oil, and placed in a container for sale.


You forgot the step where they go through a factory laboratory before being extruded (shat) into fry shape.  Sliced?  At McDonald's?  No such thing.
 
2014-05-09 10:55:18 AM  
They had them in Denmark like, 15 years ago.

The fun thing is that you get to shake a bag yourself, once that novelty wears off, the normal fries were better.
 
2014-05-09 11:08:54 AM  
If you want blasphemy, put melted cheese on top of them and call them:

Cheesus Fries ®

 
2014-05-09 11:09:01 AM  
This is the only thing that should go with their fries...

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2014-05-09 11:14:15 AM  
Burger King tried this in the 90's. Eventually they found the whole thing to be retarded and they dropped it soon after.
 
2014-05-09 11:21:01 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: TommyymmoT: criscodisco: Thank God, their fries have been bland as hell since they changed the oil. Like a big box of greasy dog dicks.

That's why I bake my dog dicks instead of frying.
It really brings out the flavor.

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Dicks come in a big greasy bag, not a box.


dammit
late again
 
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