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It’s never been easier, or maybe greasier, to support The Idaho Foodbank: Just eat fries!

In recognition of National French Fry Day on Friday, July 13, feast on some fries for a taste test fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank.
In recognition of National French Fry Day on Friday, July 13, feast on some fries for a taste test fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank. Lamb Weston

Whether you dip them in ketchup, the pink stuff or a vanilla milkshake, or prefer them sans sauce and just lightly salted, I think we can all agree that french fries are flippin' delicious!

I'd put them in my face every day and twice on Saturday if I could.

As much as I heart fries, I had no clue that there was a day set aside just for them.

Yes, there is an actual day to celebrate the slicing and frying of a potato: National French Fry Day is Friday, July 13.

So do your part to honor this unofficial-but-still-glorious holiday by eating some fries.

Lamb Weston, a company headquartered in Eagle, is providing a sweet (or should I say salty) opportunity to do just that.

A fry tasting is going down Friday on the Basque Block, on Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street in Boise.

For a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family, taste testers will receive a wristband to try four different types of fries — twister, shoestring, CrissCut and crinkle.

A soft drink is also included, and a variety of sauces provided by Sir Kensington's will be available for your dipping pleasure.

A live text poll will reveal which fry is the best.

As if being a fry judge isn't cool enough, how does free fries sound?

Voting automatically enters you into a drawing to win free fries ... wait for it ... for a whole year! Three will be given away over the course of the event, in addition to other prizes, such as fryers, Boise Hawks and Boise State Broncos tickets, Idaho Potato Drop VIP swag basket and more.

Feel free to take a break from the taters and strike a pose in the photo booth or get some temporary ink work done by Boise State University cheerleaders.

The National French Fry Day Event benefits The Idaho Foodbank, the largest food bank and distributor of free food assistance in Idaho.

For more details, check out ilovefries.com.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451
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