Have you heard about secret menus? All fast food joints respond differently when they hear about the secret menus that customers have created out of their ingredients. Some don’t pay attention, some say no to making those items, and others really like it. In-N-Out is one of the last ones. They didn’t keep their secret menu a secret. Instead, they put it on their website for everyone to see.
They have things like Double Meat, 3×3, and Animal Style. So, let’s talk about animal-style fries today. If you’re on the West Coast, you might know about it. It’s delicious and kid-friendly.
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What Does Animal Style Mean?
Animal Style at In-N-Out means one thing: special stuff. It began with the secret menu Animal Style Burger. This burger has a beef patty cooked with mustard, loaded with extra spread (called Thousand Island sauce), pickles, and caramelized onions. A regular In-N-Out burger has lettuce and tomato, but this one is different. It’s a bit messy, has lots of calories, and tastes really good.
But wait, Animal Style isn’t only for burgers. People realized how yummy the saucy mix was and started using it for other foods on the menu. Animal-style fries are super popular at In-N-Out, even though they’re not officially on the menu.
Let me tell you about the time I got to try In-N-Out’s Animal Style Fries. I was super curious to see how they looked and, of course, how they tasted.
Taste and Flavor
When I got my hands on those Animal Style Fries, the first thing I noticed was they looked all golden and tempting. Taking that first bite, I could feel the crispy crunchiness of the fries. The outside had a nice bite to it, and inside, the fries were soft and easy to chew. It tastes salty but not too much. The fries were coated in a special sauce that added a zesty and tangy taste. It’s like a mix of creamy and tangy that blended perfectly with the fries, which kind of resembles a Thousand Island dressing.
On top of those saucy fries, I noticed something special – grilled onions. These brought a sweet and slightly smoky taste. It was like they added a whole new layer of yumminess.
And guess what? There was melted cheese on top too. This cheese was all gooey and creamy, making each bite a delightful experience. Now, I know you might be wondering about the spiciness. Don’t worry, these fries have a hint of spiciness, but it’s not crazy.
- Calories – 750
- Total Fat – 42 g
- Cholesterol – 50 mg
- Sodium – 1105 mg
- Carbohydrates – 54 g
- Sugar – 0 g
- Dietary fiber – 2 g
- Protein – 19 g
Animal Style Fries with meat
You know what’s even more tasty?
Having meat with Animal Style Fries at In-N-Out. It’s like a perfect match! The best way to enjoy Animal-style fries is by having them with their burger which has a beef patty cooked with mustard, and loaded with extra spread (called Thousand Island sauce), pickles, onions, tomato, and fresh lettuce. So, if you’re looking for a top-notch food duo, go for Animal Style Fries with their beef patty burger – you won’t be disappointed!
A Little Note on Sogginess: It’s Okay!
Let’s talk about something real here. Sometimes, these fries can get a little soggy. It’s not a big problem, just a little thing. Whether you’re having them at the restaurant or making them at home, they might not stay super crispy. But you know what? It’s totally okay because the flavors are still amazing.
How To Order Animal Style Fries
Animal Style Fries are quite similar to the secret menu burger, but instead of the mustard and beef situation, you’ll get fries topped with In-N-Out’s famous Thousand Island spread, a slice of melted American cheese, and chopped grilled onions. Nine times out of 10 (at least), you’ll be able to ask for Animal Style Fries, and the worker will know just what you’re talking about. The term is extremely well-known, so we’d be shocked if you came across an In-N-Out staff person who’s never heard of it. However, you may order from a new employee who isn’t sure what goes on the fries. In that case, you can always explain it to them or show them this blog post.
Are Animal-style Fries Healthy?
If I had to rate it from 1 to 5, I’d give it a 2. Sadly, Animal Style Fries don’t come at the top. They’re not the healthiest choice on the menu, actually one of the not-so-healthy ones. One serving of these fries has 750 calories and 42 grams of fat. Plus, the sodium level is higher compared to other options – it’s at 1105 milligrams.
Are Animal Style Fries Worth Trying?
Now, let’s talk about whether Animal-style fries are worth giving a shot. I’d definitely recommend trying it out at least once. And guess what? These tasty fries cost just $3.50. But remember, the price can be different depending on where you are. It might be a bit more than $3.50 in your area.
The amount you get is quite good, and the flavors totally make it worth the cost. Considering the delicious taste and how satisfied it makes you feel, spending this amount feels like a small thing.
If you’re up for trying something new and seriously tasty, these fries are the way to go. So, go on and give these fries a try. For more secret menu items, check out our Fast Food Secret Menu page.
Feel free to share your insights and opinions. Just drop them in the comments section below. I’m really curious to know what you think!