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As fast-food restaurants try to offer more healthy alternatives, Burger King is looking to reinvent the original sinful drive-thru pleasure by rolling out new low-fat French fries.
Beginning Tuesday, Burger King’s new “Satisfries” will be available at all of its restaurants across the country. The crinkle-cut fries contain 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald’s fries, according to the company. Compared to the French fries Burger King currently serves, Satisfries contain 30 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories.
The fries are less greasy than the current offering because of a recipe that ensures the thinly-battered potatoes absorb less oil. Burger King is the first fast-food company to serve low-fat French fries, according to the company.
The anchors took a taste test Tuesday morning, comparing the lower-fat version with the original.
"I can't really tell the difference between the original and this one," said Natalie Morales. Matt Lauer and Al Roker were also fans.
"They're a crinkle slice of heaven," said Lauer, while Roker described the fries as "crispy on the outside, nice and creamy on the inside.