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Oct 7, 2013

Review: Wendy's - Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's Pretzel Pub Chicken sandwich feature a chicken breast fillet (available in three varieties: Homestyle, Spicy, or Grilled), spring mix, tomato, a slice of Muenster cheese, cheddar cheese sauce, and honey mustard on a pretzel bun.

I went with the Homestyle chicken fillet and picked one up for $4.79.

Beyond the chicken instead of beef, the key difference here is the absence of bacon. But I didn't miss the crunch which was provided instead by the breading of the chicken fillet.

The chicken was crispy, just slightly dry, and fairly thick. There was a pretty good chicken-to-bun ratio here.

Muenster cheese isn't something that is offered at many fast food chains so I was pretty interested to see how it would pan out. Unfortunately, it gets lost in the shuffle here and is pushed aside by the creamy cheddar cheese sauce and honey mustard sauce. The cheese sauce is mild, while the honey mustard leans toward sweet rather than mustard-y. The combo works rather well taste-wise.
The spring mix and the tomatoes were pretty fresh with the spring mix providing a bit more bite than the typical leaf lettuce, due partially to the fairly generous amount given.

The pretzel bun was soft, dense, and chewy. It a fair bit sturdier than the typical burger bun and adds more texture than taste in this application. I could taste the pretzel flavor of the bun when picking off pieces of it but among the other sandwich ingredients it's hard to pick out.

Overall, Wendy's Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich was pretty tasty. The ingredients meshed very well together without getting too carried away. The honey mustard featuring more prominently than the name suggests and provides a decent sweet and savory flavor. It was a little messy between the honey mustard and the cheddar cheese sauce, but I liked it. The Muenster is a bit of a waste here though and might be better saved for a different sandwich to better showcase its flavor.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich - Homestyle
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1450mg
Carbs - 62g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 35g


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13 comments :

  1. 4.79!?!?!?


    I had to pay 5,59 for the opportunity to try the thing.

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  2. The burger would be improved if they left off that terrible cheese sauce, probably the chicken too. I wonder if I can get it with a grilled chicken instead of fried and without that sauce.

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  3. Maybe it's just me, but their breakfast buns taste burnt.

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  4. I agree with other commentor regarding the price. It cost $5.69 where I saw it!

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  5. It's not just you. I tried it twice (the burger version), and both times it tasted burnt.

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  6. Wendy's is a bit notorious for inconsistent pricing.. not condoning it, it's irritating, but it's nothing new.

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  7. Why wouldn't you be able to? Sounds like a reasonable request.

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  8. The MSRP is actually $4.69 but it tends to vary from franchisee to franchisee.

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  9. Best chicken sandwich i ever had....loved every bit of it...Loved the sauce and pretzel bun

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  10. I can't get past the fat and carb grams and it's not too far off the calorie amount of a whopper. Leaving the cheese and cheese sauce off and replacie the fried chicken with grilled chicken would cut the calories down to the 450 range.

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  11. Oh god, that sodium, those carbs, and that fat count to protien ratio. It looks so good, but it can't be nearly as good as the amount of time it would take to work it off.



    God bless America

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  12. I just tried it and didn't care for it. The tastes blended so much that nothing stood out. Couldn't taste the pretzel and the chicken was dry and tasteless. Pretzel dog at Sonic is a much better taste.

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  13. Like the bun and the chicken was tasty but that cheddar cheese sauce has to go. To me nothing say cheap like the horrible cheddar cheese sauce that QSR places find so easy to use.

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