Daily Quickie: Jollibee's Crisscut Fries

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.

Hey friends, how was your week? I hope it has been safe and dry now. As for me, it was quite grueling since Monday. I was stranded in Monumento, Caloocan City for over an hour. Good thing Jollibee at Victory Mall was still open to serve both hungry diners and stuck commuters. And while I was waiting for the flood to subside, what better way to pass time than to finally give their new Crisscut Fries (P33 Regular; P51 Large) a try.
Jollibee Crisscut Fries Barbecue

Unlike McDonald's Twister Fries, Jollibee's new take on our fave potato side dish comes in two flavors, Savory BBQ and Zesty Cheese. And for my first try, I ordered the barbecue flavor. It might be bizarre, but I didn't associate the Crisscut Fries to real fries upon first bite. I thought it was more like a crisscut hash brown. And honestly, I quite like it even though a few people have already stated their dislike for this potato snack. They're crunchy and slightly chewy with a hint of heat and a dash of barbecue flavoring.

Jollibee Crisscut Fries Cheese

Thank God I was able to arrive home safely that night. Unfortunately though, our electricity got cut off the next day for two days. We didn't have internet connection too, until now actually, as I'm just using a plug-it to take a quick peek to the world wide web. Anyhow, yesterday I decided to order the cheese flavored one for delivery. Like the barbecue variant, this one's a little spicy even with the cheese flavoring powder. However, I think I prefer the Zesty Cheese over the Savory BBQ a wee bit.

If you'll ask me to compare McDonald's Twister Fries with Jollibee's Crisscut Fries head to head, I'd say I prefer the twister fries a little bit more. Though honestly, I'd choose Jollibee's if only they didn't put flavoring powder into the mix.

How about you, which do you like? McDonald's Twister Fries or Jollibee's Crisscut Fries?

48 comments:

  1. Jollibee bbq crisscut is good if it's freshly cooked :) twister fries ftw!

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    1. Anything freshly cooked is better.. ^^ I can't imagine how soggy or even makunat the crisscut fries would be if they're not from a fresh batch.

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  2. I love their BBQ flavor it's a little spicy! :) - Louise, Mommy Practicality, BC Bloggers

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  3. Finally, they came out with something like this. Will give this a try. Hopefully, it's as crispy as it looks. I really hate soggy fries.

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  4. Twister Fries for me, any given day!
    Yue doesn't like this either because of the flavoring. Too pungent for his little tastebuds.

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  5. Love the crisscut fries. My daughter and wifey loves it as well.

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  6. All I can say is I love Jolly fries..hehehe..loyal lang since I worked as a crew way back 1996-1997 in one of the stores within Sampaloc, Manila

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  7. Fried potatoes cut differently than the usual sells like hotcakes everywhere! Be it twister or crisscut, we'll love it!

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  8. Oh my I really miss jollibee na.. no jollibee here in Norway... hmmm... nakaka S talaga... sarap ng food.

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  9. They are only good while hot but once cold, they taste different and soft. But I still like Mc do than Jollie.

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  10. true it felt more like a crisscut hashbrown! love reading your post :)


    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

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  11. the kids' all time favorite :)

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  12. Its been so long na nkakain kami sa Jollibee :/ Meron na pla sila nito ngayun :D

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  13. This is one of my girls' fave. I love it, too!

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  14. I haven't tried it, but i soo love potato fries and my tot is starting to love it too...

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  15. hands down...mcdonald's! this is just for the fries. but jollibee's chicken still tops my chart.

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  16. Haven't tried twister fries but I didn't like the crisscut fries much.

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  17. I haven't tried this but I'll go check this out soon and order it in my favorite flavor --> cheese. :)

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  18. haven't tried it yet but I think I will . . . .

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  19. is their crisscut fries for good or for limited time only like twister fries? :)

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  20. Gonna try this one soon! I didn't like twister fries, like oh my god, it still tastes like fries. lol. Hahaha. i hope this one tastes different!

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  21. I love the crisscut fries and will always go for cheese. But I am not happy about the serving content. Haha. Bitin, super konti! As in mabibilang mo talaga! Hmp!

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  22. Sad to say I haven't tried both, the Twister Fries and Crisscut Fries :( I'll ask hubby not to forget na kelangan macompare ko with my own taste buds ung 2, hahaha!

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  23. urgh! my diet starts today but this is making me drool!!!! :-(

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  24. I knew it this is Jollibee but to tell you the truth I don't enjoy their price and especially this product of them

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  25. it looks like fried pickles :)would definitely try this one when we visit the phils soon.

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  26. For me, I think I'll still stick to the twister fries. That's for sure! It's one trusty comfort food for me, its just sad that its seasonal only.

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  27. I love it the most when it has lesser flavoring. Great photos Sumi!

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  28. I love potatoes! But it's been a while since I last ate a french fry (the oil..hihi), and I haven't tried the crisscut yet. I love both fries though, but I discovered a long time ago that Mc Donald's fries has a lot of preservatives compared to Jollibee's. :)

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  29. i actually like this better than the twister fries

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  30. the new addiction of my kids! gastos masyado waaah

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  31. I like the savory BBQ Crisscut Fries, but still heart belong to McDonald's Twister Fries. ^-^

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  32. I'd have to say both. Well siguro kaya mas marami nagccrave sa twister fries kasi seasonal siya? Anyway, I love the photos! So enticing.

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  33. I think I have to give this a try one more time. XD

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  34. The weather is really bad last few weeks. Anyway, about Mcdo v Jollibee product head-to-head, I haven't tried Jollibee criss-cut but I can feel its crunchiness in your photos above. =) Definitely will give it a try since I love fastfoods. hehe

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  35. Great that they brought these back! I like both twister and crisscut fries! =)

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  36. One of my favorite ! and the cut of fries! :))

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  37. i haven't tried both. but i love too. lagi kasi sa mcdo e.sarap kasi ng twister fries ng mcdo. looks so yummy naman i'll try that one of these days. :) nice blog.

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  38. I haven't tried the criss cut fries but maybe now that I know what to expect I just might grab one today :)

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  39. limited edition din ba ang crisscut? if they so put owder flavorings on their regular fries, Imay tri it ;)

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  40. I love the Crisscut's latest reincarnation in Sour Cream. As far as I'm concerned, Jollibee can do away with everything on its menu except for the Sour Cream Crisscut Fries. Lol. Addict much?

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