The Spicy Chipotle Seasoned Fries aren’t the most exciting new item at McDonald’s — they’re just fries with some seasoning on them.
And when I popped open the box, I was skeptical. The way the spice blend was mounded onto the fries, there was no way they could be good. That’s too much seasoning, isn’t it?
They were actually pretty tasty. The profound amount of seasoning on the fries (particularly the ones on top) made me assume that the flavour was going to be overwhelming, but it was more subtle than I was expecting. There was a lot, but it worked.
The seasoning is lightly zingy, with a decent chipotle flavour and a mild hit of spice. It’s not too salty, which is good because if it were, it would have been inedible.
The effect is basically like a cross between a flavoured bag of chips and French fries. It’s quite tasty. The only real downside is the presence of garlic and onion powder in the spice mix, which means you’re going to be stuck with a lingering aftertaste for hours after you eat it.