Oct 14, 2015

Review: Carl's Jr. - Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich with Bacon

Carl's Jr.'s Cinnamon Swirl French Toasted Breakfast Sandwich with bacon features a folded egg, American cheese, bacon, and maple syrup sauce, sandwiched between two slices of Cinnamon Swirl French Toast.

Darius already reviewed the ham version (it's also available with sausage), so I decided to try the bacon version since Carl's Jr. recently upgraded to "thick cut" bacon.

The sandwich goes for $3.99 in my area but I received this one courtesy of Carl's Jr.

The bacon is indeed thicker than the paper thin stuff they were previously offering. The light smoky flavor is the same but incrementally stronger with the added thickness. That being said, typical of fast food "thick-cut," it's thin compared to the "thick-cut" you get at the supermarket. Still, it brings Carl's Jr. in line with the competition whereas before they were falling behind in the bacon game. It's average as far as fast food bacon goes and without much crisping to it.

The French toast offered a soft, eggy texture but not much on the cinnamon front. Instead, the sandwich's main feature was the maple syrup sauce. It was spread on both toast slices, which tilted the sandwich too far into sweet territory for my liking.

Carl's Jr.'s folded egg is usually pretty nice but they skimped on this occasion. There's still a decent egg taste but it left my sandwich feeling a bit threadbare.

The American cheese was mostly melted for a muted creaminess.

Overall, Carl's Jr.'s Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich with bacon was just okay for me. While the bacon was improved, there was just so much sweet maple flavor to it that I would have rather just had French toast with syrup.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich with Bacon (158g)
Calories - 430 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 860mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 16g

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