Oct 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


  1. I thoroughly enjoy and view your blog daily. Are you looking for any interns or help with this blog?

  2. I tried this burger, and it was freaking salty >"<

  3. I really enjoyed this burger. I got the double. I used to get this years back when it was the much-less-fancy "Bacon Mushroom Melt". Now we get snazzy "Portabella" in the name. I hadn't had any Wendy's since their reinvention after trying to mirror In-n-Out with the (I believe it was) W burger. If this mushroom burger was any indication, I need to go to Wendy's a bit more often. Quality ingredients and you could actually taste everything. The bacon wasn't just that frozen breakfast paper thin bacon some places use just to add "BACON" to the title.

    I didn't notice an issue with salt but I suppose I have a bit of a salt tooth (if such a thing exists).

  4. "WHY!!!" I shout with the echos of my exclamation echoing throughout the holler and likely crossing the ridges to envelop other hollers with my roar.

    Why would somebody downvote an opinion? An opinion based upon an actual factual vittles imbibing experience.

  5. Thank you for reading! Haha, I don't know if the blog's big enough for interns, but thank you for the kind offer.

  6. The mushrooms look really good; I will give them credit for that.

  7. I love bacon. I love mushrooms. And I love the two combined on a burger with cheese (no bun mind you), but I will definitely have a hard time eating ANY of these items again after getting food poisoning from eating this "kinda limited edition" Wendy's item. In fact, I may not even venture back to Wendy's ever again. Hopefully this was an isolated incident affecting only me or the restaurant in Elk Grove Village, don't want what I got from eating that.

  8. The mushrooms had a really great flavor!

  9. Totally agree that it was overly salty, that wa the first thin I thought while eating it

  10. I too, got sick, Arlington, TX on Cooper St

  11. I barely eat Wendy's anymore. Got food poisoning back in 2000 BAD. When I do occasionally eat there nowadays, its pretty good food though. Want to try this.


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