Review: Mozzarella Chicken Supreme from Wendy’s
In a mad dash to return from my lunch break with something tasty and filling to eat my desk (how professional of me), I made a pit stop at Wendy’s. Poring over the menu choices I decided to get something a little more middle of the road than my usual, bargain-driven fare. Typically, I eat off the value menu at most fast food joints because I am a fatty on a budget, but I am also a sucker for a well-built chicken sandwich… enter the Mozzarella Chicken Supreme.Wendy’s describes the Mozzarella Chicken Supreme like this:
This season, treat yourself with Wendy’s Mozzarella Chicken Supreme. 100% premium chicken breast topped with natural mozzarella cheese and a rich, creamy parmesan sauce. Making tastes that make the season. That’s Wendy’s Way.
What struck me first was the weight. While not exactly Thickburger caliber, this is still no doubt a hefty conglomeration. My first impression was that the Supreme looked to be hastily assembled, but taste is my very highest priority. I was only slightly underwhelmed. Flavorful all white meat, juicy chicken breast, lightly breaded and then deep fried to crispy perfection. The chicken breast was exactly what I have come to expect from my past experience with my local Wendy’s. Not to sidebar here but that is the exact reason I go to their establishment as often as I do; the consistency is unparalleled. I know exactly what my food will taste like if it is an item I have previously sampled. The order is always correct, and everything is always freshly prepared. End obvious sidebar.Fairly mild in flavor, the generous amount of mozzarella cheese complements the chicken fillet. The slightly tangy parmesan sauce lent a bit more moisture and a small zing of flavor, however I found it strongly reminiscent of mayonnaise. The bun was adequate, neither adding or subtracting from the overall taste. Fresh lettuce and tomato rounded out the whole presentation nicely although more lettuce would have been most appreciated.While the sandwich did have good flavor I wanted to touch on one last thing. Without trying to sound pretentious, I felt the whole thing to be somewhat uninspired. The ingredients were quite general and the recipe surely was not the work of some cutting edge, up and coming, five star chef. It ate well, but borders on being bland despite the quality and freshness of all the ingredients. As any astute reader has likely inferred by now, I am a huge fan of customizing my grub. I think this would go over rather well with a spicy fillet and maybe subbing out the parmesan sauce for some honey mustard. Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts?
Pros: Consistent ingredient quality, tasty premium chicken.
Cons: Overall this sandwich was distinctly standard Wendy's fodder. Not notable in any way.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.50/10
More Info: http://www.Wendys.com/
Total Fat: 29 g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 90 mg
Sodium: 1630 mg
Total Carbs: 60 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 8 g