But in the battle of the alternative fries, who wins?
The donut fries are fried “croissant-style” doughnut dough shaped like thick french fries, coated in cinnamon and sugar. They’re similar to churros, but the batch we got from our local Dunkin’ was very dry. The fries could have benefited from a dipping sauce — maybe some pink doughnut icing? — because, let’s be honest, pretty much any handheld food can be improved by a dipping sauce. You’re better off just having an actual doughnut.
As for the nacho fries: They’re not made out of reconstituted, deep fried nacho chips. These are regular, potato-based french fries — a bit on the soggy side — coated in a red nacho seasoning that tastes pretty much like the nacho cheese Doritos. Best of all, they come with a queso dipping sauce — the kind of highly processed cheese that will stir up memories of elementary school cafeteria nacho day for a certain generation. You can also get other toppings, like ground beef.
The donut fries are skippable. But the nacho fries remind us what fast food companies have long known: Food doesn’t have to be good to be good.
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