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August 30, 2004

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People younger than a certain age may not understand the bliss that used to be eating McDonald's french fries.

There are children growing up today who will never understand french fries that stay good for longer than about 5 minutes, french fries that don't shrivel up and become hard when cold, french fries that still taste good even when not hot.

The Crusadors Who Know What's Good For Everyone decided that using animal fats in fried foods at fast food restaurants should be stopped, because it was bad for the circulatory system.

Perhaps, but now we have crappy-tasting french fries and people still complain that fast food is making them fat against their will.

If people are going to die obese from fast food, can't we at least make sure everyone gets to enjoy the food?

Posted by Nathan at 09:59 AM | Comments (4)

I get a weird french fry craving every couple of months. It has been my experience that you can't go wrong ordering fries from a livestock auction cafe, wherever you are. :)

Posted by: Jo at August 30, 2004 10:30 AM

You're absolutely right that the frying fat matters. And as an 'old european' who's been in Paris several times, I know for sure that the french don't like to be connected to this gastronomical desaster.
Why don't you call this crap 'liberty fries' again?

Posted by: Gray at August 30, 2004 11:25 AM

Jo, can you imagine pulling up to a drive through window and asking if they fry their food in animal fat and then sounding a bit disappointed when the answer is no?

Of course, my experience with employees and drive through windows hasn't been exactly the height of intelligent conversation....

Posted by: Rae at August 31, 2004 07:49 AM

Rae, one of us should conduct an experiment. ;)

Posted by: Jo at August 31, 2004 10:11 AM
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