Food Review- Sweet Potato Fries


Sapphira Smith, Entertainment Reporter

Have you ever been so excited to indulge in some tasty fries to go along with your hot burger and your refreshing root beer, and then someone brings out the fries and they just look like crispy carrots? This is one of the most defining moments of a person’s life. At this point, you make a choice, try the fries and force yourself to like them to make yourself look good in front of others, or be honest with yourself and everyone, you know you don’t like them, so you refuse the fries, stifle your tears and finish your drink.

Every day we make a choice, be real, or be fake, and pretend you like sweet potato fries. Surprisingly, a lot of people choose to be real, but those who choose to be fake, always stick out. You can walk into a room, and tell the sweet potato people apart from everyone. They’re usually the try-hards, that most likely have Nikes on, or always have a Stanley cup on hand. 

After speaking with a few people about their opinions on sweet potato fries, I believe I have the stereotype figured out very well. If you are someone who fits into this stereotype, I’d rethink some life choices if I were you. So that leaves the question, how do you feel about sweet potato fries?

“Personally, I love sweet potato fries. They taste just like normal fries, they’re just better, and also better for you. I think my favorite thing about them is how they aren’t as crunchy but they’re the perfect amount of crunch if that makes sense,” senior, Grace Griffith, said. 

No Grace, that does not make sense. Fries can’t be crunchy and not crunchy at the same time.

“I’m not a huge fan of sweet potato fries because I would rather have real potatoes. The only time sweet potatoes should be used for anything is Thanksgiving and I stand by that. I mean I don’t really mind the fries, they’re just usually super underwhelming and they’re trying so hard to be real fries, but they just aren’t,” junior, Claire Mallory, said. 

Claire said it, they are trying so hard to be real fries, they just aren’t. 

Chances are, you know someone that fits the stereotype that I’ve created almost perfectly, you should go ask them if they like sweet potato fries and see what they say. If they say no, they’re lying to you.  

Overall, sweet potato fries would lose a fight to real fries any day. The amount of people who would rather have normal fries is overwhelming. If you say you would rather have sweet potato fries, you’re lying to yourself. Don’t even get me started on fried green beans..