Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Wendy's - Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt

Wendy's Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt is a kinda new, limited-time burger ("kinda" because it just adds an extra slice of cheese to a previous limited-time offer). It features a quarter pound beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three slices of thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, and portabella mushrooms in a cheddar cheese sauce.

My local Wendy's offers them for $4.39, but I received mine for free courtesy of Wendy's.

I tried one of the mushrooms off the bat and there was a pretty strong mushroom flavor. It mellows out when mixed in with everything else.

I liked the individual ingredients to the burger: the bacon was thick, tasty, and crunchy; the cheddar cheese sauce was creamy, but a bit salty; the bun was squishy soft; and the beef patty was thick, coarsely ground, and as juicy as a well done patty can be.

While the Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt was mostly good, the combined flavors also contained a pretty sharp note of salt. I also felt like the burger wanted some onions; they would have cut the salt a little and added a bit of zing. I would definitely ask for onions with the burger if you opt to try it (unless you hate onions of course).

Still, all-in-all, Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt was pretty solid -- a slightly stepped up burger for the meat-and-cheese set.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt (219g)
Calories - 660 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 1450mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 37g
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