Wendy's natural-cut fries with sea salt sound almost like granola in their commercials. The fast-food chain touts that the fries are natural-cut russet potatoes, sprinkled with sea salt for a fry that's better (and better for you).
Shocker of a lifetime -- Wendy's may not be exactly telling the whole truth. According to Yahoo Finance, it's true that Wendy's fries have a bit of skin left on them (making them look all golden and natural). But then they're sprayed with sodium acid pyrophosphate and dusted with dextrose, a corn-based sugar.
A visit to Wendy's nutrition information website confirms the use of the above additives, as well as dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone-based antifoaming agent. At least the sea salt is listed as... sea salt.
Wendy's fries are also frozen, which is odd because their website asks the question "ice-puck or fresh cooked"? We guess they mean the meat, not the potatoes.