Love it, Like it, Hate it: Fast Food French Fries

Love it, Like it, Hate it: Fast Food French Fries
For many, French fries top the list of crave-worthy foods, and can be reason enough alone to swing through the drive-thru.  And while no one would ever call them a ‘health food’, there are a few that are better than others, and some stats are so outrageous that you may question if they’re really that good!
In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it segment, Molly has the best and worst fast food French fries, to help you decide what’s really worth the splurge!
 
Love it!
…If we must select top picks among fast food French fries, these are ‘love its’ simply because of their small size:
McDonald’s World Famous Fry – SMALL:  230 cals – 1.5 sat fat – 29 carbs – 160 mg sodium
                Fried in blend of canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, & natural beef flavors
Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries with Sea Salt – VALUE SIZE – 230 cals – 2.5 sat fat – 30 grams carb – 250 mg sodium
                Fried in blend of soybean oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor
Only one gram fiber more than same amount of regular French fries
                Ounce-for-ounce, sea salt has nearly same sodium content as regular table salt
 
Like it!
Wendy’s Natural-Cut Fries with Sea Salt – SMALL – 320 cals – 3 grams sat fat – 42 grams carb – 350 mg sodium
Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries – SMALL – 300 cals – 2.5 grams sat fat – 37 grams carb 120 mg sodium –
                Made with a blend of canola oil & palm oil;  Significantly lower sodium than many other fries
 
Hate It!
With ~400 to 600+ calories, all MED & LARGE fast food fries are ‘hate it’ options, but Five Guys tops them all:
Five Guys (fried in peanut oil): 
Regular: 620 cals – 6 grams sat fat – 78 carbs – 90 mg sodium
Large: 1474 cals – 14 sat fat – 184 carbs – 213 mg sodium
 

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