Sep 26, 2011

Review: Wendy's Spicy Bacon & Blue Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's Spicy Bacon & Blue Chicken Sandwich is something they've been testing here and there and features a crispy fried spicy chicken filet, lettuce, tomato, thick applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and the same steakhouse sauce they used on the Bacon & Blue Cheeseburger.

It's a buck more than the regular Spicy Chicken Sandwich at my local Wendy's coming in at $4.99.

So how was it?
Let's put it this way: if you put take a spicy chicken filet, bacon, blue cheese, and a mayo-based sauce all together, it's pretty salty. Especially, when you only balance it against a single leaf of iceberg lettuce and a very squishy bun.

I would not have minded at all if they put a 4 or 5 or even 6 more leaves of lettuce in the sandwich.
I'm not a big fan of blue cheese but it really doesn't matter here because the blue cheese that Wendy's uses is super mild and doesn't have that blue cheese taste. It's more like a creamy, almost buttery soft cheese. It was also especially salty for cheese.

The chicken wasn't  particularly moist or dry, falling somewhere in between and was reasonably crunchy and just a little spicy.

While I liked the differently flavors of Wendy's Spicy Bacon & Blue Chicken Sandwich, it was just too salty to be a very enjoyable eating experience. More lettuce would have really helped.

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  1. Yeah, Wendy's lettuce is really sad even though it's supposed to be "freshest" or whatever--it's has the texture and appeal of a napkin on your chicken sandwich. I think they'd be better off using shredded.

  2. The one I had was just an awesome chicken patty - hot, crispy, spicy, maybe the best I've ever had at Wendy's. But everything else was just... okay. And 5 bucks for it was ridiculous. It wasn't much bigger than one of their 99-cent sandwiches.

  3. "Salty" seems to define most of Wendy's menu.  It's still pretty good compared to the offerings at McD and BK.

  4. They probably got your straight out of the fryer... mine's had probably sat for a bit longer. It's not much bigger no.

  5. gotta love the 9.43 this is going to cost me as a combo with a fry 1/3rd full.  

  6. still better than bk's lettuce  :[

  7. I haven't had the blue cheese version, but I'd agree with your comment based on the regular spicy version. Good spicy chicken, but 5 bucks is a bit much compared to the price of other stuff on the menu. Aren't 5 spicy nuggets still just a dollar?


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