I cooked up a batch of store bought spicy sweet potato fries last night and it was like eating raw jalepenos minus the potato! My husband is the only one who could get past about 5 of those little fire sticks.
I felt like I was in an episode of Man vs. Food trying to survive the challenge. For the record, Food won.
Here's what the company told me this morning when I called to share our experience.
When I called McCain customer service about the incredibly spicy nature of their Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, the very nice customer service person informed me that they have reformulated the fries since my batch was produced because they were so spicy. Ha! So it wasn't just me. She went on to say they were testing the fries out and they ended up having to change the recipe. I would have to guess that is because of the tongue-numbing effect of eating these fries. At least that is the way my daughter described it.
The very nice customer service person went on to take my information and said she would be mailing a replacement coupon for any McCain product. So, in a couple weeks, I will be buying the plain old regular sweet potato fries and enjoying them burn-free.
Consider this your warning in case you have these same fries in your freezer. Mine had an expiration date of December 2013.
Thanks for the good customer service, McCain!
Have you ever eaten a product that tasted much different than you expected?