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.
Cons: You name it. Probably one of the worst items I've had in fast food.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.25/10
Overall GrubGrade: 4.25/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
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