* This is nacho ordinary plate of nachos. Taco Bell will launch Nacho Fries nationwide on Jan. 25 — and they’ll cost just $1 for a limited time. Mexican seasoning will spice up the spuds and they’ll be served with a dipping side of the warm Nacho cheese that typically tops tortilla chips . You can also upgrade your Nacho Fries by ordering them “Supreme” for $2.49 or “Bell Grande” for $3.49, topped with extras like beef, pico de gallo and sour cream. (tacobell.com)
New Spud Crunchies Potato Snacks from Trader Joe’s.
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* You might be tempted to dip the new Spud Crunchies Potato Snacks from Trader Joe’s in ketchup, but they’ll go better with onion dip. They may be shaped like French fries, but the savory snacks are crispy like potato chips. A lower-temperature cooking technique makes for a crisp outside and airy inside. “These Potato Snacks will remind you of a fresher, lighter, airier take on those coveted, extra-crunchy fries that you’d find at the bottom of your fry carton,” according to the Trader Joe’s site. The grocery chain isn’t the first to offer up fry-shaped crunchy tater treats (UTZ’s Potato Stix are among the others), but it’s probably among the healthier versions. Made from Russet potatoes, expeller pressed canola oil and salt, Spud Crunchies pack 65 milligrams of sodium per serving, compared to the 90 in the Utz version. Grab them for $2 a pouch. (traderjoes.com)