Review: Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries
Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries has strived to achieve the standards since its first restaurant was opened on the scene in Columbus, Ohio. The company is constantly striving to increase the quality of the service, freshness, as well as flavor. Natural-Cut Fries were given major changes in the last 41 years, following the identical recipe for french fries to provide their customers with more than they asked for: crisper fries with more flavor.
Wendy’s stuck to its original recipe for natural cut fries for more than 40 years. In the year 2010, Wendy’s launched the American launch of its brand new Natural-Cut Fries with Sea Salt. They were designed to offer their customers an even hotter and more delicious fry the fries are now definitely among the top three fast-food french fry choices (say that three times faster!)
Made with 100 percent Russet potatoes, as well as fresh sea salt Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries, offers an earthier, natural taste over other options for french fries that are available.
Types of Natural-Cut Fries
Wendy’s natural-cut fries are sold as a side dish, but they’re also the basis for Wendy’s famous chili cheese fries bacon fondue fries (limited time), Baconator fries, bacon cheese fries. Serve them on their own, the sizes available are small, value size medium, large, and small and range from $1 to just over $2.
Natural-Cut Fries Review
I’m aware that one popular method of pairing Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries is by dipping the fries in Wendy’s Original Frosty. It’s a taste that is reminiscent of something I saw in a diner in the ’50s that had checked tiles and a jukebox at the back of the room. It’s the perfect combination of cold and hot sweet, sugary, salty. However, you must be ready for it.
In addition to having “frog sticks dipped in a black cow” (fun 50’s diner lingo meaning “french fries dipped in a chocolate frosty milkshake”) They are pretty tasty by themselves.
Taste and Texture 4/5
Some customers like Wendy’s original fries. However, most customers consider the new recipe to be a substantial improvement over the original.
Each bag of Natural-Cut Fries has crisp golden fries that have a hot chewy bite on the inside. Made from Russet potatoes Wendy’s puts the potato skins over the fry, which gives the fries extra crispiness and more natural flavor. They possess an earthy taste however, these fries have been cut such that the skins remain located at the tip rather than covering the entire length of each fry.
There’s less processing involved in these fries than original ones since there’s no need to boil potatoes in order to get rid of the skins before cooking the fries. The sea salt sprinkle is designed to provide the natural flavor of the food however I was unable to discern the difference between salt that was previously used and the fresh sea salt. Although not terribly oily, I like the fact that Wendy’s makes use of vegetable oil that doesn’t include saturated (animal) fat. This has a negative impact on the taste however, it makes it a healthier food choice for those who suffer from allergies or dietary restrictions.
Are they healthy? 4/5
Wendy’s is adamant about avoiding artificial flavors, ingredients, and preservatives when it is it is possible. They appear to be improving their supply of the freshest quality ingredients, similar to what several other leading fast-food establishments are doing. From an environmental and social viewpoint, Wendy’s conducts quality assurance inspections of the farms they source its ingredients.
They have a Quality Code that includes standards in the following areas:
- Food security and food ingredients
- Animal health and well-being on farms
- Human rights and practices in the workplace
- Business practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
- Integrity and business ethics
They provide all nutrition and health information about each menu item and also state that they don’t contain ingredients that can cause the most common food allergies. However, it’s crucial to confirm when you are following adherence to a strict diet. For instance, Wendy’s natural-cut fries are considered to be a vegan choice at certain restaurants.
Some restaurants prepare their fries using oil, which is used for other meals which contain milk, wheat, or fish. Even though they are free of trans fats Wendy’s natural-cut fries contain hydrogenated oils and are often heavily processed even however, they’re claimed to be “natural”.
Are they worth it? 3/5
I like the fact that the fries are made of Russet potatoes, with the skins left on, similar to what Jack-in-the-Box was known to serve. I like the way it provides the fries with a nutty and savory flavor. But the oil’s flavor is somewhat bland. It appears that they attempt to mask the bland taste of the oil with sea salt. In my view, it’s way excessive. I like it when flavors are infused, but not as often when they’re poured on top.
I discovered that the best method to enhance and balance the flavor of fries is to serve them with my favorite sauce mix: ketchup, mayo, and mustard. If I’m feeling adventurous I’ll dip a very salty portion of fries into the ice cream of Wendy’s Frosty – for nostalgia’s sake.
I don’t usually purchase Wendy’s Natural-Cut fries as a stand-alone item. If you compare them 1-to-Mc. Donald’s fries, I’d rate Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries as 7 out of 10, mostly because I love the skins and I’m aware that sea salt is healthier for your health than table salt.
If they’ve been at the table for more than a few minutes my score could drop to an average of 5 – or 6-. They must be fresh and crisp!
Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries Nutrition
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 380 mg
Total Carbs: 41 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 4 g
What’s your favorite method to enjoy Wendy’s, Natural-Cut Fries? Are you a Frosty Fry Fanatic? Do you have a dipping sauce that you prefer? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.