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NEW SNACK HIERARCHY?; BURGER KING COOKS CRISPIER FRY.



Byline: Larry Lar´ry

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 Daily News Restaurant Critic

OK, I'm putting the crown on the new Burger King fry.

It was a tough call, but the batter-coated version that Burger King unveiled Wednesday is definitely crisper crisp·er  
n.
One that crisps, especially a compartment in a refrigerator used for storing vegetables and keeping them fresh.
, and is generally more appealing than McDonald's, long considered the gold standard of fries.

The beloved McDonald's fry is a very close second, and there is some feeling that the new fry doesn't have quite as much taste as McDonald's, is not quite as potato-y.

But bottom line, the Burger King fry has firmness and dryness going for it, and a light coating that keeps it hotter longer.

``They're good and crispy crisp·y  
adj. crisp·i·er, crisp·i·est
1. Firm but easily broken or crumbled; crisp.

2. Having small curls, waves, or ripples.
,'' Sergio Martinez, 24, of Valley Village said Wednesday as the fast-food restaurant debuted the food. ``And, they don't seem to be too oily.''

``It's so close, almost a tie,'' said Mark Miceli, 43, of Burbank. The Burger King fry, he said, is ``not overcooked, or undercooked, or hard.'' He decried McDonald's fries as ``too mushy mush·y  
adj. mush·i·er, mush·i·est
1. Resembling mush in consistency; soft.

2. Informal
a. Excessively sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.

b.
.''

We decided to check Miceli's opinion by following up with the finger-waggle test.

Pick up a Burger King fry in one hand and a McDonald's fry in the other. Grasp them firmly between the thumb and forefinger forefinger /fore·fin·ger/ (-fing-ger) index finger; the second finger, counting the thumb as first.

fore·fin·ger
n.
See index finger.
, and waggle. Do this with several fries and you'll notice that the Burger King fry tends to win in this category, too.

Vive la difference

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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Article Type:Restaurant Review
Date:Dec 11, 1997
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