For years now I have thought that McDonald’s has had the market cornered on fast food fries. Their taste, crunchiness and saltiness could often be imitated but never duplicated.
But today I swung by my local Taco Bell (because what better post workout meal is there than greasy tacos and nacho cheese?) and picked up an order of their new Nacho Fries.
I did not splurge on the Supreme Nacho Fries, but rather the $5 Nacho Fries box, which included an order of Nacho fries, Cheesy Gordita Crunch (my favorite), Doritos shell taco and 21 oz soft drink.
My order looked slightly different than the marketing photography. Can you guess which is which?
After trying the fried potatoes that were lightly dashed with Mexican seasoning, my honest reaction was…eh.
They were not bad but not especially satisfying either. A couple were crispy but for the most part the sogginess of them was closer to the consistency of cooked spaghetti than crispy french fry.
While I would probably still rate them above whatever it is that Burger King passes off as french fries, I don’t think McDonalds needs to worry about losing much of their potato market share.
I still hold that if the Golden Arches ever decides to bring the Japanese Chocolate covered fries to the states, they will inherent 100% of my fast food business!
End result: While I will still make frequent runs for the border to obtain my Cheesy Gordita Crunches, I will probably pass on the Nacho Fries.
Have you tried Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries yet? What did you think of them?