â€œBigger and thickerâ€ is how Jack in the Box is promoting their new Natural Cut Fries. Iâ€™m sure the same phrase has been used to promote other things. I wonâ€™t list them here, but Iâ€™ll let you use your imaginationsâ€¦your dirty imaginations.
These new Natural Cut Fries replaces Jack in the Boxâ€™s previous fries, which honestly made me think, â€œThis REALLY was a potato at some point?â€
Jack in the Box is also promoting their Natural Cut Fries by saying they leave on the skin of the potato.
In case you didnâ€™t know, the most nutrient part of a potato is the skin. However, when you cut up a potato with the skin and deep-fry it in extremely hot oil, the most nutrient part becomes the paper French Fry sleeve they come in.
After watching the Jack in the Box commercial on television, I was so looking forward to trying these fries.
I was thinking it was going to be like In-N-Out Burger fries, where they have some dude chopping up the potatoes in the kitchen, but then I remembered that this is crappy fast food and that the fries were probably chopped in some big factory, then flash frozen, then dumped into large brown bags, shipped across the United States in a 16-wheeler, and poured frozen out of the large brown bags into a waiting basket that will be dipped into a tub of boiling oil.
The Natural Cut Fries are bigger and thicker than Jack in the Boxâ€™s original fries and after trying them; I have to say theyâ€™re definitely better. However, their taste doesnâ€™t stack up against the 800-pound gorilla of the French Fry world, McDonaldâ€™s French Fries.
I guess sometimes â€œbigger and thickerâ€ doesnâ€™t mean better.
Also, â€œaverage and I know how to use it,â€ always means better.
Item: Jack in the Box Natural Cut Fries
Purchase Price: $2.29
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Potato skin!!! Bigger and thicker than Jack in the Box’s original fries.
Cons: Still doesnâ€™t beat out McDonald’s fries in taste. Bigger and thicker, doesn’t mean better.