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A Ranking of French Fries has the Internet Divided

posted: 06/23/17
by: Amanda Mushro

French fries come in lots of shapes, sizes and with plenty of dipping sauces, but which is your favorite? Food website Food Republic took on the very serious task of polling staffers and members of the restaurant community to come up with a list of which french fry should reign supreme. Now those results have come under fire with Twitter users and left us all feeling hungry for a few fries.

While this list was published over a year ago, it recently caught the eye Twitter users and sparked a debate that has since gone viral. Twitter user @CriminelleLaw's tweeted the image of the ranking with the warning of "*view at your own risk* This is the most controversial ranking I've ever seen on Twitter."

The tweet has been retweeted over 11,000 times and liked over 21,000 times. It even racked up over 2,000 replies from french fry fans who wanted to make their fry feelings known as well as advocate for a different fry to be listed as the best of the best.

It seems the number one choice for fries is the waffle fries. Yes, we were just as surprised. Waffle fries, really? Standard fries came in fourth behind Belgian fries and tater tots. Poor smiley face fries came in dead last.

The responses to the ranking were quick and pretty hilarious as users expressed disappointment claiming "the cut and the topping should not be in the same ranking." Fair enough. Others took on the validity of a tater tot being included. Is it really a fry? Another user said, "I have never seen such injustice. Curly fries deserve better. Don't even get me started on the smileys." We agree, it's just not right. Finally another user simply said, "This ranking is a mess."

While the internet may not agree on which type of french fry is the best, we can agree that fries are pretty amazing.

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