What are Hot Fries made of?
This is the full list of ingredients for Chester’s Hot Fries: Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, and Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, and/or Sunflower Oil), Dried Potatoes, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk, Monosodium Glutamate, Tomato Powder, Romano Cheese (Part-Skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Whey Protein Concentrate, Onion Powder, Artificial Color (Including Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 6), Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Sugar, Disodium Inosinate, and Disodium Guanylate.
Here’s the ingredient list for Andy Capp’s Hot Fries: milk, wheat, soy, Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Vegetable Shortening (Palm, Cottonseed, and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Dried Potatoes, Whey Powder, Salt, Dextrose, Torula, Yeast, Spices (Including Mustard), Monosodium Glutamate, Spice Extractives (Including Paprika), Tomato Powder, Wheat Flour, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Garlic Powder, Freshness Preserved with Sodium Bisulfite, TBHQ, BHA, BHT.
What is the original Hot Fries?
This spicy snack was actually created by Andy Capp in 1973 after the original launch of the brand two years prior. Chester’s version of the corn snacks came out an entire decade later in 1983 and has surpassed the original brand with its unique flavors and heat. The infamous cheetah, Chester, made his first appearance in 1985, and the Cheeto was shortly launched after by the parent company Frito-Lay.
Are Hot Fries made with cheese?
Chester’s Hot Fries are seasoned with cheddar and romano cheese, while Andy Capp’s is seasoned with whey protein and a wide array of spices. Therefore, neither snack is vegan-friendly. In fact, Chester’s fries are not even vegetarian since the enzymes in the cheese are derived from animal organs. It’s unknown whether or not Andy Capp’s fries are vegetarian. Fun fact: only Andy’s formulation contains chili powder.
Are Hot Fries better than Hot Cheetos?
In terms of taste, it depends on the preferences of the snacker. Hot Fries are a corn and potato snack, while Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are only made of corn. As a result, the fries have a softer texture and are easier to chew, while the Cheetos crunch like potato chips and have a more intense flavor. However, they are tossed in the same seasoning mixture!
In terms of health, Hot Cheetos are better for you, and it’s not because of a difference in ingredients. Cheetos are spicier than Hot Fries because they are more compact. Essentially, they’re like eating crunchier Hot Fries that have been dipped in hot sauce. As a result, you’ll eat fewer Cheetos than Hot Fries. Since they are almost nutritionally the same, it’s best to eat as little as possible.
How many calories are in Hot Fries?
One serving of Chester’s Hot Fries is equivalent to about 33 pieces (1 oz) and 150 calories.
Andy Capp’s spicy snack has a serving size of 1 oz, which is 140 calories.