GrubGrade Reader First Impressions: Wendy’s Bold Buffalo Boneless Chicken Wings
A couple weeks back we posted news of Wendy’s Boneless Wings. This weekend I received an email from someone who recently sampled the “Bold Buffalo” flavor.
I haven’t yet tried these myself, but a GrubGrade reader did. He wasn’t a fan, check it out:
Friday, June 19, 2009, I ate a quick lunch at a Wendy’s in Kirkland, Washington. I tried an item that appeared to be new because it was being heavily promoted. I had always liked Wendy’s and thought them to be a cut above most other fast food places. They have slipped quite a bit. I don’t often make much of what I eat in any fast food place, but this was something else. This terrible meal is right up there in my all-time five worst ever, just only slightly better than the cooked-to-death, hyper-salty Chinese food served to me by illiterate, barefoot Indian women in the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos.
The “Bold Buffalo Boneless Chicken Wings” are the worst-tasting thing I have ever eaten at any fast food restaurant in my lifetime. The overbearing, vinegary pepper sauce was otherwise thin and too sugary. It destroyed the taste of the chicken in a way that the capsicum alone could never do. It nearly made me ill. The sauce was so utterly horrid that for hours I wondered, seriously, if it contained nothing other than vinegar, extract of Charleston hot pepper and corn syrup. It was Tabasco Sauce and Karo Syrup, but with more vinegar. Yeccchhh!
I ate the entire serving very quickly because I was extremely hungry when I went to Wendy’s, as I often am when I eat fast food. I wolfed it. Still, I almost didn’t eat the last two pieces because the cloying, acidic back taste was beginning to overcome my mouth. I did finish them, but quickly regretted doing so for the next four hours or so. I almost vomited about half hour later.
I love spicy food and eat it every day. But, this ghastly item I will never eat again. I will never eat any chicken item at Wendy’s that comes with a sauce already applied. I will never eat at Wendy’s again unless this item is removed from their menu and they publicly apologize for having served such an abomination to the unwitting public. If they persist in serving such horrendous fare, I will forever denigrate and besmirch their food as unfit for human consumption.
This one item could ruin their business. They should kill it now.
Oh my, not a great experience. I wonder how the Honey BBQ and Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken flavors stack up. If I take the plunge, I’ll let you know. As for the “Bold Buffalo”; You’ve been warned!