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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut Fries Review


I passed by McDonalds today so I developed a taste for fries.  I knew back home I had Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut Fries in the fridge so I kept going to save money and to save on calories.

Upon returning home, I turned on the oven and placed 15 pieces on a cookie sheet. According to the label, 12 pieces is approximately 100 calories. Twelve pieces wasn't enough for me because I just finished a heavy workout, so I added 3 or 4 extra pieces. 


The directions said to bake them at 450 degrees for 17 minutes and this is how they turned out.  


How did it taste? They were BLAND, in fact, I would have been better off baking a potato.  I probably would have enjoyed it more than these fries.  Tried to doctor them up with ketchup and popcorn salt but no dice.  You know that feeling when you had a meal that was just so, so and not that great and it leaves you wanting more food? This is how I felt after eating the Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut fries. This product is not a buy for me, make your own or buy Ore Ida fries which taste much better in my opinion. 

To get over my potato craving, I made this for lunch today.  A potato that size below is about 275 calories and I added Tostitos medium cheese spread which is 40 calories for 2 tablespoons. It tasted a whole lot better and was very filling, so my craving was satiated.  Check out another baked potato  post I wrote last year.  It is an easy nutritious recipe and a great dinner meal for your family.


Do you eat potatoes? How do you cook your fries?


  1. I love baked potatoes and sweet potatoes. I agree with you about these fries though. We tried this brand one time and haven't bought them again. I would much rather just eat a baked potato :)

  2. I haven't made fries at home in a while, but now you and Ann have me craving sweet potato fries mmmmmm thanks for the review! #wowlinkup

  3. I love potatoes! And french fries are my "cheat". Sorry to hear these fries were a dud. How can you mess up french fries? #wowlinkup