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Burger King launches french fries with less fat, calories

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 10:50:52-04

Burger King is introducing a new kind of french fry that promises big taste with less fat and fewer calories.

Crinkle cut “satisfries” will be introduced at the fast food chain beginning today.

According to the Burger King website, the fries will have 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories. Burger King said a 70 gram serving will have 6 grams of fat and 150 calories.

That compares with 11 grams of fat and 227 calories for the same size order of McDonald’s french fries.

The chain will still offer its traditional fries. However, the new fries are expected to cost as much as 20 – 30 percent more per serving for adults. (There will be no change in the price for kids meals.)

They essentially have the identical ingredients to BK’s conventional fries. Same potatoes. Same oil. Same process. The only change is a re-configuring in the amount of a few unnamed  ingredients so less oil is absorbed by the thinner batter, according to USA Today.