Review: Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap from Burger King

It’s a little hard to keep up with Burger King these days.  Over the last few months all I’ve seen is new product after new product.  An extensive summer menu highlighted the recent changes and at every turn there’s another addition to the menu.  A place that made its claim to fame as being the “Home of the Whopper” seems to be doing a lot to have us think they are more than that while all I’m looking for is a return to the BK roots.  Another item in the long list of newcomers springing up is the Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap.  Here’s my take.

Burger King describes the Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap like this:

Our Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Garden Salad Wrap perfectly blends seven premium lettuces, crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, crumbly blue cheese and KEN’S® Apple Cider Vinaigrette topped with your choice of Crispy or Grilled Chicken wrapped in a wheat tortilla.

At $3.79, I was expecting more from this wrap.  Why don’t I keep my expectations incredibly low anymore?  Burger King has been disappointment after disappointment lately for me, yet I return hoping to be pleasantly surprised.  Long gone are the days of the value menu Rodeo Cheeseburger or Ham Omelet Sandwich and now enter paying upwards of 4-bucks for a completely forgettable salad wrap.  Seriously, I paid $3.79 for this awkward mess of ingredients.

The Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap sounds pretty good on paper, but the execution wasn’t up to par.  What I received was a odd hybrid of warm and cold ingredients that came sloppily constructed.  The grilled chicken pieces (crispy also available) were sad and flavorless with gristly pieces of skin-like residue on its ends.  The apples were crisp, but too tart and not sliced small enough to mix well with the other ingredients.  Blue cheese crumbles were abundant throughout the wrap and overpowered the flavors with their funk.  Whoever put together my wrap forgot the dried cranberries and that was a letdown as I’m once again expecting something more… My thought here was:  How could they screw up craisins?  The word “Cranberry” is in the name of this thing and they were missing… nice.  The apple cider vinaigrette leaked out of the wrap before I even took it apart a little in order to snap a pic of the inside.  Like the rest of this lousy package, the dressing couldn’t do much to change my mind.  Seven premium lettuces, sure, keep thinking that.

I guess in the end, the Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap wasn’t too forgettable after all.  It would be better off as something I won’t hold memories of because I can’t think of one positive thing to say about it.  Skip it.

Pros: ...

Cons: You name it. Probably one of the worst items I've had in fast food.

Taste: 3.75/10
Value: 4.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.25/10
Price: $3.79

Overall GrubGrade: 4.25/10

More Info: BurgerKing.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 410
Total Fat - 16 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Cholesterol - 50 milligrams
Sodium - 960 milligrams
Carbs - 45 grams
Sugars - 18 grams
Protein - 22 grams

34 comments on “Review: Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap from Burger King

  1. wenkie says:

    idk what the hell BK’s direction is… I remember eating there with my Dad 20 years ago to have a cheap meal for 5 bucks that tasted good.

    This whole “fast food” converting to “fast casual” thing is not going to make it.

  2. biff mcgee says:

    Chances are an illegal alien or someone with no understanding of food bothered to make this item to spec. I abhor eating at BK. Disgusting as always.

    • SPM79 says:

      You sound quite cultured

    • maynardb61 says:

      No self respecting illegal alien would make that monstrosity. An illegal alien would stick to tried and true beef, beans, and cheese.

    • alexg says:

      It all makes sense now!! Illegal Aliens have been sabotaging our corporate fast food. I wonder if this is a local plot or a worldwide conspiracy to screw Burger King and America. Maybe the FBI should investigate this perplexing and devious plot to undermine Burger Kings by creating substandard product by undocumented workers trying to get a piece of the American Dream. Fox News news to investigate this and blame it all on Obama.

  3. Mikey D says:

    Just throw anything in a tortilla and call it a wrap…this thing looks like a terrible idea.

  4. alexg says:

    They may have mighty plans at the Corporate Level but when it hits the franchises it’s all a big cheap mess. If they only made really good hamburgers. I have eaten their food twice in 5 years and regretted it each time.

  5. KTK says:

    You’re being way too generous with a 4.25 with that description for $3.79. I doubt it’s half as good as an 8.5. Lay the law down, give it a 2 or something. That’s what it seems to deserve.

    • MP says:

      This. Remember the $1 BK Bacon Burger review got a 6! Missing ingredients? Automatic 2 rating.

      People say we harp on BK too much. Well, they deserve it. BK is one of the reasons why I wanted to learn how to cook.

  6. Jonathan Wayne says:

    Subpar, the story of Burger King’s life, at least for the last decade. The only thing they have done well that I like at BK is the Carolina BBQ burger.

  7. rob says:

    Burger King never fails to disappoint these days.

  8. Robert says:

    Ya know, I understand that corporations have to make sure their franchises do things right, but this was a review of your specific Burger King — not the item itself. Considering they forgot your cranberries and that you apparently don’t like blue cheese (yet ordered an item featuring blue cheese), this review is completely pointless.

  9. Tracy says:

    That’s one of the most pathetic wraps I’ve seen and at that price it’s so wrong. Barely any chicken and the two slivers of apple are all in only one half of the wrap. The other half looks like mostly lettuce. Burger King was good at one time. Now they can’t survive in our surrounding towns. We use to have a Whopper for most Friday dinners when I was growing up. It’s changed so much I haven’t been there in so long I don’t remember the last time.

  10. DerangedHermit says:

    And these are supposed to be premium wraps? Hell, the stuff Wendy’s and McDonalds have now aren’t, and they still look better than…that.

  11. SmoledMan says:

    That is so unappetizing, I would only eat it if I were in day 10 of starvation!

  12. Christopher says:

    I just saw Panera is now offering a Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Panini…it may be a similar item to satisfy you after such a letdown. If you try it, let us know how it is!

  13. Mike says:

    Burger King needs to slow down the new product flow and focus on quality and proper training at the store level.

  14. maynardb61 says:

    Burger King could make more money by shipping out fresh tamales to their locations than inventing weird stuff like this.

  15. kikurage says:

    These withered vegitable looks miserable. I can not understand vendor’s intension.

  16. Smokey McGreene says:

    People need to realize that BK is good for just a few things.

    The 1.25$ double cheeseburger is pretty strong. I do it with extra pickles.

    Some BK’s still make the stackers. a $2.00 double with bacon and a tasty sauce isn’t a bad deal either.

    Value shake is also really hard to mess up. Yeah BK is gimmicky but I’d take their double burger over Mc D’s any day.

    • MP says:

      It’s $1.49 here for the double cheeseburger. The patties have been shrinking in size and are “flower” shaped now due to a die cut. My last two BK DCB had this & I had many mouthfuls of just bun.

      BK is good for: fries, onion rings & Big Fish. The Whopper only with coupons or a 2-fer deal. Also it should be no more than $2; especially without cheese. $3.29 is just way too much.

  17. Manavee says:

    I tried this wrap today, albeit inadvertently. I asked for the italian basil wrap, and then I discovered after I had pulled out of the restaurant that I had received the Chicken, “Apple,” and Cranberry wrap instead.

    I put apple in quotes because I didn’t get any apples. I did get a lot of cranberries and blue cheese though. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get any dressing.

    All in all, the wrap seemed anemic. The McWrap which is priced at just 20 cents more offers much more value, IMO. The McWrap wasnn’t perfect, but I felt like I was getting a lot more for my money than the Burger King version. To my recollection, I got a lot more chicken in the McWrap, and the McWrap just felt more substantial in size overall.

  18. Robbie says:

    Uhh am I the only one that thought it was good? I can’t be. Mine had everything advertised in the wrap and it was nicely made. Nothing was overpowering and the chicken was excellent. I totally want to buy this again. I’m a huge chicken+fruit fan so idk maybe I’m just weird? Whatever, I just wanted to throw my opinion out into the Internet.

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  20. william02138 says:

    My local BK staff doesn’t even know what this is, even though it’s on their menu. When my wife orders a salad wrap they say “huh? we have salads AND wraps, which do you want?”. Then we point to the menu to prove that there is such a thing as a ‘salad wrap’. It’s kind of a roll of the dice as to what comes back.

  21. Jenny says:

    I’m with Robbie, I liked it – although I do get it without the blue cheese. It is a nice change of pace from hamburgers and the same boring salads.

  22. kimmy says:

    I just ordered one and I can’t stand this blue cheese…. I can’t even tell whether cheese is still good or bad, LOL

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