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I'm not ashamed to admit that Kentucky Fried Chicken's potato wedges have hit the spot on more than one occasion when I'm trying to get my fried potato fix. While I'll always pick fries over wedges, KFC hasn't really given consumers the option of fries. At least, not until now.
The fast food fried chicken chain has begun testing SECRET RECIPE FRIES at select locations across the United States.
KFC's new fries are apparently seasoned the same way as their prolific fried chicken — with 11 herbs and spices. I drove out to the nearest test location that offered them and can attest that they do have notes of the Colonel's secret recipe, although I would have loved a more assertive presence of its flavor. Still, not bad. Coming from a textural standpoint, they're not too different from Popeyes' Cajun fries.
I wonder if Popeye's recent fried chicken sandwich breaking the Internet has guided KFC to shaking up their menu? Rumor has it that these fries may be edging out KFC's iconic potato wedges.
You can order the fries three ways: Small (in a paper bag), Individual (in a cardboard fry container), or Large (which comes in a large box). So far, these fries have been spotted in California, Indiana, and Michigan.