Mar 3, 2014

Review: Sonic - Honey Mustard & Swiss Chicken Sandwich

Sonic's new Honey Mustard & Swiss Chicken sandwich features either a grilled or crispy chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, honey mustard sauce, and mild Swiss cheese on a whole-grain ciabatta bun.

These go for $4.29 each at my local Sonic (20 cents less than the suggested price!) but I received them courtesy of Sonic.

I ended up trying both the crispy and grilled version. The crispy version was fairly lightly breaded and only slightly crispy. I've had varying experiences with Sonic's crispy chicken filet; sometimes it's crunchy and sometimes... not so much. Both versions were relatively juicy. My particular crispy chicken filet was a little bit small for the bun and left me with a couple mouthfuls of bun.

Taste-wise both the grilled and crispy/deep-fried filets were lightly seasoned.

A bulk of the sandwiches' flavor comes from the honey mustard, which was applied in abundance and made for some messy eating. Fortunately, the flavor of the honey mustard was very light and pretty tasty. It wasn't too sweet nor mustard-y and went well with the chicken.

Surprisingly, the Swiss cheese was pretty flavorful rather than the creamy blandness that is typical of fast food cheese.

The tomato added a bit of fresh tang and the lettuce delivered some shredded crispness.

I really like Sonic's ciabatta bun. While it's not the ideal crispy-crusted, warm ciabatta, it is soft and airy rather than the dense somewhat stale texture I tend to get with whole-grain buns.

Overall, Sonic Honey Mustard & Swiss Chicken Sandwiches are simple but good. While there's not a whole lot going on, the key ingredients work well together and make for some good eating.

Nutritional Info - Sonic Crispy Honey Mustard & Swiss Chicken Sandwich (262g)
Calories - 640 (from Fat - 280)
Fat - 31g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1160mg
Carbs - 59g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 31g

Nutritional Info - Sonic Grilled Honey Mustard & Swiss Chicken Sandwich (275g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1490mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 36g