Review: Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant from Wendy’s
When I found out that there was a Wendy’s with a breakfast menu within a 45 minute drive, I was excited to get my hands on the Breakfast Baconator. I’m glad I didn’t stop with just that because I found something far superior… the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant.Wendy’s describes their Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant like this:
A juicy chicken breast, Applewood smoked bacon, and maple butter on a flaky croissant bun. A little sweet. A little savory. A lot good.
This was one of the best fast food breakfast items I’ve ever had. Let’s review:The Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant was just about everything I’d want in a breakfast sandwich. Just like the description says, a little sweet, a little savory. This sandwich excelled on both levels. It has a thick cut of juicy chicken breast that was breaded with exceptional balance to not outshine the chicken. The chicken was as good as it gets. The portion wasn’t skimpy and sized just right to fit the croissant bun.The breaded chicken breast was glazed with sticky sweet maple butter that made my taste buds so very happy. This maple butter belongs on IHOP’s Pancake Burger. The consistency was just right and adhered to the chicken bread fillet and to the generous portion of Applewood smoked bacon. Salty sweetness and full of flavor that would work with just about any bread, but Wendy’s uses a croissant bun. Again, very impressive. The flaky croissant was equal parts sturdy and soft and held everything together with no problems.At a price of $3.99, the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant is at the premium price for what I consider to be a fair fast food breakfast sandwich value. It’s not as big as the Breakfast Baconator, but it has more quality sandwich components that stand out enough to be priced the same way.Maybe if the Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich was ridiculously cheap I’d have to say there was nothing that could make it any better. I don’t think I’ll ever give a perfect 10 to anything, but the Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich comes very close. It’s a shame Wendy’s breakfast isn’t at more locations because this sandwich needs all the attention it can get.
Pros: Perfectly breaded, hearty chicken portion. Bacon. Maple Butter. Croissant bun. Stellar breakfast sandwich.
Cons: Wendy's breakfast availability.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 9.75/10
More Info: Wendys.com
Calories - 570
Fat - 30 grams
Sodium - 1110 milligrams
Carbs - 49 grams
Sugar - 13 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 25 grams