Curiosity got the better of me the other day, and we ventured to Taco Bell so I could try the Nacho Fries. I mean, Mr. Duhamel wouldn’t steer me wrong, would he?

Yes, Virginia. Yes he would.

He must be running short of cash. It’s the only explanation for him attaching his ruggedly handsome middle-aged face to this menu item.

Okay, the fries weren’t awful, but they weren’t anything to get excited about either. Taco Bell could’ve gotten away with doing what Del Taco does: simply offer some nice crinkle-cut fries to go with your meals. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries are basically overly-seasoned fries that come with a small cup of melted Velveeta cheese product. No, seriously. And the fries leave your fingers looking like you just rummaged through a bag of Cheetos.

I will not be buying them again.

My Guilty Culinary Pleasure

Yup. Cottage cheese and potato chips.

When I was a wee thing, my parents could not get me to eat cottage cheese. Yeah, it’s healthy and all that, but it was just so…bland. Then they stumbled upon giving it to me on a potato chip. SOLD!

From that point on, it’s been my guilty culinary pleasure. Ben thinks it’s disgusting, but it’s healthier than chips and that in-a-jar dip we had been getting. The cottage cheese is very low carb, and the combination of the creamy smoothness of the cottage cheese with the crisp saltiness of the chips is what makes it work so well.

I used to think that liking this was my own personal quirk, but a quick Google search has confirmed that I’m not alone.

As much as I love the chips, I need to keep an eye on my carbs, so next time I get the urge I’ll try it with some whole grain crackers instead, to make it an really healthy snack…