Mar 31, 2015

Review: Carl's Jr. - Jalapeno Poppers

Carl's Jr.'s Jalapeno Poppers are deep-fried, breaded jalapeno and cheddar cheese bites.

An order of six Poppers was $2.99.

The battered shell turned out pretty nice on these. It's craggly and crispy with a slightly chewy layer underneath.

Inside, the jalapeno is diced with a somewhat clumpy cheese sauce that wasn't the gooey cheddar that would be more ideal. One of the pieces was sorely lacking in the cheese department and pretty much hollow inside. Still, the flavor is a nice combo of cheesy and spicy. The spicy heat is enough to linger on the tongue a bit but doesn't ever get too uncomfortable. The diced jalapeno made the Poppers easy to bite through but also left out a good deal of actual jalapeno flavor.

Size-wise, the Jalapeno Poppers are a bit on the small side and can easily be popped into your mouth.

Overall, Carl's Jr.'s Jalapeno Poppers were enjoyable for the crispy shell, cheesy sauce, and a bit of spicy heat. They could use a bit more cheese though and are pricey when compared to similar offerings from Church's Chicken and Wienerschnitzel.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Jalapeno Poppers - side (124g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1110mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 9g

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