Aug 10, 2010

Review: Sonic - Onion Rings

Sonic Onion Rings
Sonic's Onion Rings are hand-breaded and deep-fried which means they're made completely in house and are advertised as "made fresh daily." A medium will run you $2.19 while a large goes for $2.99.

On the plus side, the Onion Rings had plenty of "give." Meaning the onion actually broke when I bite into it instead of being stringy and getting pulled out of the fried breading.
Sonic Onion Ring
The polarizing thing about Sonic's Onion Rings and what I didn't care for is the amount of sugar in them. The breading has a cornbread-like sweetness that while I like in corn bread, I don't like so much in my onion rings. I'm sure they have their fair share of fans, but I just prefer my onion rings savory with the only sweet being the natural sweet of the onion.

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Nutritional Info - Large Onion Rings (227g)
Calories - 640 (from Fat - 280)
Fat - 31g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 630mg
Carbs - 80g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 9g


  1. Don't you agree also that the crust should have a certain bite and crisp to it I like the ones I found from foodwishes on twitter, I don't know if I really have found any good brand fast food rings yet except for the blooming onion at the Outback Steakhouse if that counts...

  2. Hi Q. Great Review! I'm not sure though that the sweetness is coming from the breading. I'm not saying that you are wrong. My soon to be ex-husband used to work for Sonic. He knows that I am very picky about my O-rings. One day he brought them home for me and I was like in love with them...but I had thought they weren't going to taste the others that I have tasted. I fell in love with them because of the taste and also how I could bite into them and actually only get what I was biting. He told me the reason why they tasted sweet was because the company uses White Onions...not red, and not yellow...most places use Yellow..that could be why I don't like them. But ever since he told me that they were white onions, I have used White Onions in all the dishes I make....I have even ate them by themselves.

  3. Hm... I usually don't have any problems with onion rings being crisp; they usually are unless they've been sitting for a while. My main peeve on onion rings is when they don't break when you bite them.

  4. Thanks! Haha, nice story. I don't know if I'd just eat them by themselves though O_o Well, either from the breading or the onions, there's about 20g of sugar in a large order or a little less than half of the amount of sugar in a can of Coke.

  5. Yeah that's my main peeve too! I have also found that the onion rings that Walmart Super Centers Deli sales, they are never fresh unless of course you have watched them pull them from the fryers...and when those have been sitting awhile....bleh!!! And they are thick cut too...I can't stand them being thick cut.


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