#WendysWins: Fry vs. Fry II

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#WendysWins: Fry vs. Fry II

I recently heard from our friends at Wendy’s again. They were sharing some news that they recently conducted a national taste test where consumers said Wendy’s new fries (the ones they asked me to review back in November) taste better than McDonald’s fries. (More on the survey can be found here.) Then they threw down the challenge to conduct a taste test of my own with me and four of my friends. So, I heeded the call and did just that.

Taste test at the office

I conducted the taste test at the office of my day job and my wife voiced her opinion as well. Five out of five taste testers preferred the Wendy’s fries to the McDonald’s fries. One of our five seemed to take longer to decide and had an affinity for the McDonald’s fries, but still ultimately decided the Wendy’s fries were better.

Here’s the thing I’ve always thought about McDonald’s fries…fresh out of the grease, they do taste mighty good. After about two minutes, they quickly deteriorate. The “half-life” on McDonald’s fries is not very long. And if they get too cold, they are inedible. Other fries, such as Wendy’s fries, aren’t necessarily good when they are colder, but still are edible.

Even still, this contest was piping hot fry versus piping hot fry. For me, it was no contest. Wendy’s fries taste like potatoes. McDonald’s fries must be akin to what it’s like eating replicator food on the Enterprise. They taste sort of like potatoes, but not real ones.

So, thanks again to Sarah for asking us to participate. We love our friends at Wendy’s and are always willing to help out when we can.

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:53+00:00 May 17th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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  1. Jay Amabile February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I LOVE Wendy's fries. I loved them before the revamp and I love them just as much now. I'm way into fries with the skins. My issue with McDonalds fries is not just that they are greasy, but they leave a weird greasy AFTERTASTE in my mouth for like 2 hours. CT – I think we're on our own…most people I know dislike Wendy's revamped fries. I think they should stay with these new ones though.

  2. CT February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Yeah, I like the new Wendy's fries, but I don't think there is a drastic difference from how they tasted before to now. They've got a bit more of a real potato flavor that I like. McDonald's fries, fresh out of the grease, are tasty. But I'm always disappointed with them if they have sat out too long.

    If we ever do this EPIC meet up, I guess we can rule out Wendy's as a place to meet.

  3. Paxton February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Really? You all prefer Wendy's new fries? Huh. Neither my wife or I like the new fries, we prefer Wendy's old fries and I would never say they were better than McD's.

    To each his own, I guess.



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