Oct 22, 2014

Review: Sonic - Boneless Wings

Sonic's new Boneless Wings feature crispy-fried, bite-sized white meat chicken pieces that come tossed in one of three sauces: Buffalo, Asian Sweet Chili, or Barbecue.

I got three orders (one of each flavor) of six Boneless Wings per order. They were $3.99 per order, but I received them courtesy of Sonic.

Rather than a carton, these came in the same trays as Sonic's hot dogs.

The Boneless Wings seem a bit larger than Sonic's Popcorn Chicken (about two bites to the Popcorn Chicken's one), but sported the same thick, craggy shell of batter. It might be a little too thick as sometimes it felt like I was eating an even amount of fried batter to chicken. They seemed to have been sitting in the warmer for a bit but were still remarkably crunchy, even covered in sauce. Inside, the chicken was moist-to-dry.

The Asian Sweet Chili sauce was the spiciest of the trio. Along with the medium heat, there's a sweet and sour mix of soy sauce and ginger. It was a little too strong and was more something I'd rather dip myself.

The Buffalo sauce was surprisingly understated and that's a good thing. Rather than overpowering the chicken, it accented it with a judicious amount of the requisite vinegar tang and low-burning heat.

The Barbecue sauce felt the most standard and moderate of the three. It provided a balance of sweet and tangy notes, offset by a light smokiness. Like the Asian Sweet Chili, it was a bit on the strong side.

Overall, Sonic's new Boneless Wings were good and fairly enjoyable. Of the sauces, I liked the Buffalo best, followed by Asian Sweet Chili, and the Barbecue. In general, I prefer plain wings over sauced ones though.

Nutritional Info - Sonic Asian Sweet Chili Boneless Wings - 6 pieces (207g)
Calories - 550 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 2060mg
Carbs - 62g (Sugar - 25g)
Protein - 30g

Nutritional Info - Sonic Barbecue Boneless Wings - 6 pieces (207g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 1500mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 28g

Nutritional Info - Sonic Buffalo Boneless Wings - 6 pieces (207g)
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 32g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 2330mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 28g

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