You can't even tell the difference between these fries and those you'll get a Whataburger.
You can't even tell the difference between these fries and those you'll get a Whataburger.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

Whataburger "Fries" at H-E-B

The next time I'm craving Whataburger french fries, I'm just gonna jump in my car and drive straight to...H-E-B?

The supermarket chain is now offering its own version of "Whatafries." The official press release description is pretty priceless:

The H-E-B product is a potato chip version of the French fry, cut from real potatoes and available in a 7.4 ounce bag. These crispy, delicious French fries are ready to eat straight from the bag.

Well, I'm certainly glad they're made from "real" potatoes. I do hate when they use fake plastic spuds. I'm less enthusiastic, however, about this 7.4 ounce bag. Seems a bit stingy. Really, H-E-B, you couldn't give me seven and a full half ounces for $2.50?

Also, I'm a bit confused as to the motivation behind designing a "potato chip version of the french fry." First, is that materially different from a "french fry version of the potato chip"? Second, if I want a potato chip, then why shouldn't I just buy a bag of potato chips? Why do I need potato chips shaped like french fries? Unless I actually want french fries. In that case, I would just go to Whataburger.

I am heartened to hear that these crispy, delicious french fries are ready to eat straight from the bag. When I first saw the package, I was concerned that Whatafries, like so many other potato chips, require extensive assembly and cooking time. So, thanks for that.

Finally, since I like to eat my french fries with ketchup, I am wondering if maybe I will need to stop at Whataburger on the way back from H-E-B for some of their signature spicy tomato condiment? Wait, H-E-B is also selling Whataburger ketchup? Well, then. You've really thought of everything.

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