Whataburger "Fries" at H-E-B

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You can't even tell the difference between these fries and those you'll get a Whataburger.
The next time I'm craving Whataburger french fries, I'm just gonna jump in my car and drive straight to...H-E-B?

The supermarket chain is now offering its own version of "Whatafries." The official press release description is pretty priceless:

The H-E-B product is a potato chip version of the French fry, cut from real potatoes and available in a 7.4 ounce bag. These crispy, delicious French fries are ready to eat straight from the bag.

Well, I'm certainly glad they're made from "real" potatoes. I do hate when they use fake plastic spuds. I'm less enthusiastic, however, about this 7.4 ounce bag. Seems a bit stingy. Really, H-E-B, you couldn't give me seven and a full half ounces for $2.50?

Also, I'm a bit confused as to the motivation behind designing a "potato chip version of the french fry." First, is that materially different from a "french fry version of the potato chip"? Second, if I want a potato chip, then why shouldn't I just buy a bag of potato chips? Why do I need potato chips shaped like french fries? Unless I actually want french fries. In that case, I would just go to Whataburger.

I am heartened to hear that these crispy, delicious french fries are ready to eat straight from the bag. When I first saw the package, I was concerned that Whatafries, like so many other potato chips, require extensive assembly and cooking time. So, thanks for that.

Finally, since I like to eat my french fries with ketchup, I am wondering if maybe I will need to stop at Whataburger on the way back from H-E-B for some of their signature spicy tomato condiment? Wait, H-E-B is also selling Whataburger ketchup? Well, then. You've really thought of everything.


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23 comments
William2
William2

Just wanted to say that before others out there buy this product thinking that it is in fact fries made by Whataburger and sold by HEB, that this is not the case.    I was really disappointed as easily 2/3 of what I ended up with were french fry bits and pieces.  2/3 of these fries were under 2 inches in length, and over 1/3 of these fry bits were not even 1 inch in length.    I ended up looking at the back of the bag for product information and guess what?????  These fries are not made by Whataburger OR HEB.  This is a product that is made in Spain and sent to HEB who has contracted with the Spanish company.  These ARE NOT fries from Whataburger, and this IS NOT a Texas made product! Again, if you are thinking of buying this product because you, like me, love Whataburger and want to pick up Whataburger fries at HEB, you need to know that these ARE NOT fries made by Whataburger here in Texas!!!  The only thing that Whataburger or HEB has to do with these sad, small fries is that they have sold their name usage to this Spanish company.

Dontforget
Dontforget

Luckily, there is a Whataburger in the parking lot of my HEB. :)

Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris

If only they were gluten-free, I'd go there on a regular basis! Whataburger has the best fries -- and ketchup -- ever!

Rebecca Ellen
Rebecca Ellen

Love Whataburger, but their fries aren't anything special and these potato chip fries don't seem like they would be anything spectacular.

Rebecca Yzquierdo
Rebecca Yzquierdo

Cheryl Harris not only can you get the ketchup now you can get the fries at HEB

Kevin Gee
Kevin Gee

No. I'm not a fan of Whataburger.

Vanessa Man
Vanessa Man

They are actually quite good. They taste like cold Whataburger fries. They can even be heated to taste a little more like fresh ones. I heated some just to taste. They can be eaten with ketchup just like regular french fries and they did not get soggy. It is a nice alternative to going to the restaurant if you don't have one close.

Keith Hanna
Keith Hanna

Why not just move in mini-Whataburgers... Wal-Mart teamed up with Mickey D's so this Texas twosome seems like a no brainer.

Kevin Adcock
Kevin Adcock

I would like to see them offer larger sizes of the ketchups and mustard.

Connie Lisembee
Connie Lisembee

Not the most pleasant things to eat. Taste like someone made some shoe string potato chip type things but forgot to give them any flavor.

Jeff Pennington
Jeff Pennington

looks like HEB better add more handicap spots out front. "attention all shoppers. The express lanes for diabetics are now open. We also have complimentary oxygen, and alcohol wipes for on the fly insulin injections."

James Fremont
James Fremont

Let's complete the set with Whataburger-branded ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and buns.

Carol Rodriguez-Sentonnian
Carol Rodriguez-Sentonnian

Maaan I thought it was going to be in the frozen section. Pffft but I am still going to try these lol

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

Umm, you didn't try them?  Isn't that the point?

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

@Pamela Summer YatesTaylor Fellows Was wondering about that, making it a no go for me..


SirRon
SirRon

@FattyFatBastard It's pretty clear up there that she would have tried them if there were 0.1 more ounces in the bag. "Whataburger..." and we all clicked.

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