Feb 22, 2017

Review: Wendy's - Bacon Ranch Fries

Wendy's Bacon Ranch Fries feature natural-cut fries topped with applewood-smoked bacon, Italian 3-cheese blend, and parmesan ranch sauce.

An order cost me $1.99.

At this point, my local Wendy's is batting about .500 on making my topped fries right (which is really bad). Half the time, they forget one of the toppings (For example, pulled pork fries with no pork is no bueno). This time around they forgot the bacon...

Fortunately, I also bought a Bacon and Cheese Baked Potato, which came with a lot of bacon, and was able to transfer a decent amount on to my fries.

The bacon was excellent with nice crispy edges and a good amount of smokiness.

The 3-cheese blend seemed to be a combination of shaved Asiago, Parmesan, and Romano. They're all dry cheese that don't really melt or cling to the fries without the help of the ranch sauce. This left quite a bit of cheese on the bottom of the tray. What I managed to wick up or balance on my fries offered a mild nutty note and a good deal of saltiness.

The ranch was tangy and creamy but not very herb-y. This left it somewhat as a mild echo of the cheeses.

The fries themselves were relatively crispy but moist inside and not overly salted (although this tends to vary at my local Wendy's).

Wendy's Bacon Ranch Fries probably aren't my favorite of their recent spate of topped fries but they're still tasty enough and make for a good value (when made correctly anyway...), since an order of fries along almost costs $2 anyway at most places (including Wendy's).

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Bacon Ranch Fries
Calories - 600 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 970mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 18g

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