Review: Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries & YOU Tell ME Who’s Going to Win an Oscar

Junk Food Nation, the Oscars are Sunday night, and I’ll likely be tweeting my way through the evening, so be sure to follow me on Twitter @junkfoodguy or on Facebook so we can quip it up together. “THAT DRESS LOOKS DUMB!” “NOT ENOUGH BOOB!” Yeah, it’s going to be real mature on my Twitter stream Sunday evening.

Anyways, who do YOU think is going to win an Oscar? I watched a BUNCH of the contenders this year, but I’m always struck how uninformed I am STILL when I look at the categories. Let’s go through a few:

Best Picture

I saw American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, and Gravity.  Among those, I’d go for Gravity, I guess.  I liked the other two, but I really felt like Gravity was groundbreaking with some of the angles, scenes, and imagery it contained.  Plus Sandra Bullock was pretty great.  Your thoughts?

Best Animated Feature

I mean, I’ve barely heard of the other movies, but I know Frozen is on pace to make something like 900 trillion dollars in the box office right now, so I’m going to bet it wins best Animated Feature.  900 trillion.  Yeah, you heard me.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Um, why are there only three movies in this category. Nobody got their hair styled in any other movie?? Jennifer Lawrence looked damn hot in American Hustle – somebody should win an award for that alone.

Best Live Action Short Film

Not hating, but where the hell was I supposed to see these?? Maybe they’re on YouTube, I dunno. I actually LIKE short films, and I’m sure these are great, but this is one of those categories I fast forward through.  C’mon now.

Best Foreign Language Film

I always feel bad not knowing anything about this category, but if I have no time to see English short films, when the hell am I supposed to watch foreign language feature-length films? The answer is never. You are the weakest link; goodbye.

Anyways, tell me what your thoughts are on the Oscars Sunday in the comments below!

Today’s junk food: Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries!

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: A Winning Combination

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries!  These are not new, but I’d been avoiding trying them.  Why?  Well, a couple reasons: a) I’d had plenty of Andy Capps Fries in the past, and I’m not a huge fan of those, b) one of my favorite companies, Snikiddy, also makes fries, and felt fairly satisfied with those as well.  So when I saw these, they weren’t “new” to me.  But Super Bowl weekend, I saw this display, and thought EFF IT.  Let’s give these a shot.

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: The Money Shot

Ruffles Crispy Fries come in two flavors, non-cheese and cheese.  I mean, original and cheese.  Of course I’m going to opt for the flavor that HAS cheese.  When is cheese a bad thing?  Answer: never.

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: MICROWAVE?!

The thing I love about these Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries is the suggestion that I put these in the microwave to be heated.  What??  I will not be doing this, but…I guess thanks for letting us know this an option?  I’ll try heating my Doritos next.

Now I’m beginning to think maybe these will take like the old crusty hard fries left in the bottom of your fast food fry container.  I don’t love those.  I’m worried now.

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: 230 a bag????

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: Love the onion powder

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries contain all the right things – onion powder, buttermilk, tomato powder, sour cream, yes yes yes.  More.

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: Looks like fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries certainly LOOKED like dried french fries.  Good shape, good feel too – nice and solid.  They smelled like cheese.  The length of fries also comported with french fries you’d get at a fast food joint.  Time for a taste!

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries

Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries: ZOMG SO GOOD

I crunched down on some of these Ruffles Cheese Crispy Fries and HOLY EFF.  THESE WERE GOOD.  Like, I have to admit, SHOCKINGLY good to me.

The crunch of the fries was NOT stale at all, like those dry fries at the bottom of your container.  They were crunchy, but not overly crunchy.  But also these were NOT AIRY, like so many other fry-chips are…these were just full on thick potato sticks that produced great potato flavor.  No corn blend here.

But the biggest thing for me was the flavor. THE FLAVOR!  They captured the flavor of my favorite potato chip ever, Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips! OH. MY. GOD.  You didn’t tell me you were going to do THAT, Ruffles!  The bag says CHEESE, not Cheddar and Sour Cream!  You tricked me…and I’m so glad you did!

The combo of sour cream flavor with the cheddar cheese taste was absolutely divine.  A perfect savory combination. Mixed with the potato-y fry-chip, the taste just POPPED.  Each crunchy mouthful of this cheddar/sour cream flavor made my smile grow.

You must buy these.  Now.  I need to see if bigger bags of these are made.  This has become a noticeable snack for me now.  Wow.

PURCHASED AT: 7-eleven

COST: $1.09

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Discuss - 14 Comments

  1. MP says:

    I actually like Andy Capp fries, so I’ll give these cheese ones a try. Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream are probably my favorite potato chip, too.
    As for Andy Capp, the Lockhorns WISH they were as cool as the Capps! 😛

  2. Mike N. says:

    Okay, I know it’s not the question of the day, but “When is cheese a bad thing?” caught my eye. The first thing that came to mind was a few ‘extra cheese’ pizzas I’ve had [not my choice] that had WAY too much cheese; it just winds up coming out a gloppy mess. If they cook the pizza enough to melt the ton of cheese the crust gets over done, so instead you tend to be served a soggy mess…

    The only time I see the Ruffles Fries is at the gas station in the little bags, but maybe if they sell well enough (I don’t think they’ve been out that long) they’ll sell ’em in bigger bags. I thought they would be the texture of Funions (which I love) but it’s interesting to know they’re like big potato sticks, because I love those things, especially the ones in the pop-top can!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Mike N: Totally on point – if the addtl cheese ruins the crust, then yes – that was a poor move.

      Yes, go try these – I’ll be interested in what you think!

  3. Sarah says:

    Finally! I had something before you did! Agree on all points, loved them….but all that fat and calories for such a tiny bag! No wonder they taste so good! Bigger bags would definetely be dangerous!

  4. Dylan says:

    Quite surprised they can package something even RESEMBLING legitimate french fries. Why not microwave them? Sounds like they’d come close to the real thing. I’ve never had packaged fries… but this post makes it sound tempting. Quite a big ambition for the junk food industry to try and pull off that may have actually been successful… wow.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Dylan: Well, I’ll be curious to see what you think, if you find them and end up trying them! Let me know if I was on point or completely off base 🙂

  5. Kaitlyn Pinter says:

    wow.. i had no idea these would be good. i saw them today and didn’t even take a second glance. the only andy capp fries i liked when i was younger were the bbq, but recently i tried them again and they were not very flavorful. i do love ruffles cheddar and sour cream chips, though, so i’m thinking i’ll have to try these!

  6. Cat says:

    I think these just tasted like stale french fries. I miss Andy Capp.

  7. inside guy says:

    new flavor to be released soon. Also these crispy fries are made from just potatos, no additives, (exept for the chesse stuff)

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