Review: Crispy Colonel Sandwich from KFC
Like it or not, Chick-fil-A is the fast food leader in chicken. Check out the sales (and keep in mind that Chick-fil-A is open only 6 days a week) and it’s undeniable. Imitation is the highest form of flattery so KFC’s latest chicken sandwich offering hopes to get some business back and have you thinking the new Crispy Colonel Sandwich is a close enough replacement for those dark Sundays or painfully long drive-thru lines.
KFC’s Crispy Colonel Sandwich consists of an Extra Crispy fried chicken filet, three pickles, and mayonnaise on a toasted bun. It may not exactly have that addictive CFA quality, but it’s definitely an impressive fast food chicken sandwich worthy of a purchase.I’ve had the Crispy Colonel Sandwich twice now and at different locations on different days and both experiences were positive. Right off the bat I noticed how incredibly thick the Extra Crispy chicken filet was. The chicken filet was meaty and retained a good amount of moisture for such a hearty piece of chicken breast. It didn’t hit me over the head with the overwhelming flavor of KFC’s traditional herbs and spices… it seemed a little toned down and simplified and I liked that. Simple and tasty. The crust had some extra crunchy spots balanced with some lighter areas where the breading couldn’t hang on so inconsistency was obvious, but not a big problem. It’s easy to see the chicken filet is the main focus with the sandwich and dwarfs everything else. The bun housed the chicken well enough, but it’s only there to protect your fingers and hangs back to let the chicken shine. The three pickle pieces had added a zesty sour flavor contrast and a little bite of freshness while the mayonnaise added some creamy texture balance. At a price of $3.99 for the sandwich alone the Crispy Colonel Sandwich is a pretty solid value by itself. If you want even more bang for your buck, don’t pass up the $5 Fill Up option which adds potato wedges, a chocolate chip cookie, and a medium drink for a dollar more. KFC gets major points for offering such a great value.Overall, the new Crispy Colonel Sandwich from KFC is a great addition to the KFC menu and a very respectable fast food chicken sandwich. It may not be at the level of Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Sandwich, but it’s a worthy alternative.
Pros: Thick, hearty, simple and tasty chicken filet. $5 Fill Up.
Cons: A couple of inconsistent breading spots that tend to attach to the bread more than the chicken.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.25/10
More Info: kfc.com
Calories - 460
Total Fat - 25 grams
Carbs - 37 grams
Sodium - 1170 milligrams
Fiber - 2 grams
Sugar - 3 grams
Protein - 24 grams