If you’re anything like me, you’re always skeptical about the freshness of meals from fast food restaurants. From preservatives to processed meats, having some real fruit and cold lettuce in my salad from Wendy’s was an extremely refreshing experience. Wendy’s new Apple Pecan Chicken Salad marries the crisp refreshing snap of ripe red and green apples with the delectable crunch of roasted pecans. This springtime splendor harmonizes sweet and savory throughout with delicious cranberries and creamy blue cheese crumbles topped with Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Wendy’s also offers Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, all three of which are made fresh to order!
I was unsure how “fresh” the salad actually was when I sat down to eat. In every Wendy’s restaurant, employees freshly chop vegetables every day, starting with full heads of iceberg and romaine lettuces and other veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes, so you know it’s fresh. I enjoyed the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and my favorite part was how cold and crisp the apples were! I picked those out first, because they were just way too good. The salad came with a pack of roasted pecans which I picked out next, seriously I don’t usually pick through my salads but they were delicious.
My one complaint with the salad was about the lettuce, although it was cold and crisp, it was not cut up into small enough pieces and I ended up with half a head of lettuce on my fork with each bite. The chicken was tender white meat and the feta cheese was a perfect addition to the top of the salad. Oh and can I get a bottle of that dressing? Talk about delicious. I’m not a salad girl, I don’t typically order salads at restaurants and especially not at fast food joints, but I was extremely satisfied when I left!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Romaine Lettuce that Wendy’s uses in their fresh salads, you can check out their youtube video! The video series takes consumers on a behind-the-scenes tour of Wendy’s salads to follow the life cycle of specific ingredients from harvest to the bowl. The video features real Wendy’s employees going about their every day salad preparation.
Overall I can definitely see myself eating this salad again, everything tasted like I had just made it in my own kitchen and that makes me love Wendy’s even more!
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