This week, I went to Wendy's to try their new natural-cut fries thanks to Wendy's & Foodbuzz. They provided me with a gift card for the visit and Larry and I decided to check them out.
Foodbuzz is a pretty fun site - they have thousands of food bloggers across the country that share their recipes and photos with all of us. I really enjoy checking out new recipes and have found some truly amazing stuff (yes - I'm talking about the chocolate bread pudding cupcakes from @saltandchocolat).
But back to Wendys...
They say they're using sea salt now - and I don't mean to be a detective here - but couldn't help notice the big box of salt they used at my area Wendy's. It doesn't mention anything on their site about being "sea salt" - so you decide.
Most importantly - how were they?
Well - I judge all fries against McDonalds. I can't help it - they're the best. These were not as good as McD's but better than their old fries. The main difference is that they were thinner. I actually have had them on 2 occasions and the second time they were a bit overdone and too crispy for my taste.
The salt - well - as I read somewhere else - when I think of sea salt - I think of the crunchy bigger pieces that I get when I use the sea salt grinder I have at my house. This wasn't that - it was fine salt and I couldn't tell a lick of difference between that and table salt.
Really - I think if they were going to make a change - it should have been a drastic one - to something like a Penn Station fry - (peanut oil & real potatoes cut on site). This was a pretty minor change - I would bet half the people wouldn't know they were different if they hadn't been told.
Who knew I could analyze fast food french fries so in-depth? I would say overall - not as good as McD but still better than Burger King - those things are awful!
I also had a chicken club - which I have to say - was pretty good for a fast food sandwich. I'm typically a burger gal but just was in the mood for chicken. It has veggies, bacon and swiss cheese.
Why Should You Go? Well - if you're thinking of going just to try the new fries - I don't know if I would make the trip - but they do have coupons right now so they're free.All in all though - I do like Wendys - especially the chili!