I was at Carl’s Jr the other day and I noticed they serve Zucchini fries.

I’m not a fan of zucchini, so for me, it was a bit annoying to see a zucchini being called ‘fries’. But I figure all the health-conscious people must be thrilled to have a healthier alternative to French Fries.

So if you like Zucchini Fries then you won’t like what I’m about to say, and I hate to burst your bubble (No, actually I’m loving it!), but Zucchini Fries are NOT healthier than French Fries. Zucchini Fries contain more calories, more saturated fat, and more sodium – compared to French Fries (you can see the nutrition facts right here).

Doesn’t it piss you off? All this time you thought Zucchini Fries were good, but in reality they were even worse – those pretentious Zucchini Fries!

I know exactly how it feels – even though I had never eaten Zucchini Fries, I did date one. My most recent ex, to be precise.

Mr. Z led me to believe that, unlike all those other fries, he was actually ‘good’ for me.

He claimed to be better than everyone else. In fact, he went as far as saying he was the best thing that ever happened to me.

And after all the troubles I’ve had, I honestly thought I should take a break from French Fries and switch to Zucchini Fries.

The end result? It was the most horrible experience of my life, and Mr. Z turned out to be worse than anyone I’ve ever dated or encountered. I won’t go into the dramatic details, but you can read about the valuable lesson I learned.

I have to admit that my encounter with the pretentious Zucchini Fries made me appreciate French Fries more. Sure, French Fries weren’t good for me, but hey, they never claimed they were.

While zucchini friesΒ  blatantly lied and said “I’m good for you”, French fries would say “I know I’m not good for you – but I promise to make you feel good” (Which they do, of course). And to me, that honesty is refreshing.

So here I am, back to eating non-pretentious, sinful French Fries πŸ˜‰

How about you? Did you ever date Zucchini Fries?