I picked up an order for $1.99.
It's hit or miss but my fries were on the soft side this time around. They have a nice potato flavor and a good thickness to hold up against any topping though.
The Gruyere sauce was thick and creamy with an enjoyable but very mild profile with just a touch of bitterness similar to Swiss cheese. Paired with the fries, it worked quite well but it didn't fare so well against the more powerful taste of the bacon which covered up much of its nuances.
Overall, Wendy's Bacon Fondue Fries were pretty good (and would have been really good with properly crispy fries). The Gruyere sauce added a interesting subtle flavor that I haven't encountered from a fast food chain although it would be better showcased without the bacon (even though I love bacon and Wendy's does bacon really well).
Nutritional Info - Wendy's Bacon Fondue Fries
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 230)
Fat - 25g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 590mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 13g