Review: Voodoo Tenders from Popeyes
The latest LTO at Popeyes are new Voodoo Tenders and it seems like until the Chicken Sandwich returns, a lot of people won’t be paying attention. I’m not sure even Popeyes is paying much attention. The Popeyes website has been stuck on the missing Chicken Sandwich for almost two months now and we’ve gone through at least two new offerings in the meantime with barely any promotion.New Voodoo Tenders are basically a trio of Popeyes Chicken Tenders with a drizzling of new Voodoo Sauce and a sprinkling of chives. It looks interesting and it sounds interesting, but it’s so very forgettable. Let’s review: I’ll get this out of the way first, Popeyes Chicken Tenders have never been a good representation of Popeyes Chicken. They’re plain and don’t have much going on flavor wise. The fast food king of cajun spices doesn’t seem to have much influence on Popeyes Chicken Tenders for some odd reason. They’re so plain that on multiple occasions my dog is offered one at the drive-thru. The new sweet chili Voodoo Sauce does a subpar job at livening up these Tenders. The Voodoo Sauce is a light drizzling, but you’ve got a dipping sauce container to use too. It’s flavor consists mainly of pineapple and chili pepper which gives the chicken more of an odd Asian-inspired taste than cajun. The chives aren’t worth mentioning other than they give the dish a unique look.At a price of $3.99 for the Voodoo Tenders and sauce, it’s a weak value considering the chicken is more on the flat and thin side. For a dollar more you add a regular side and biscuit which is always a good way to round out the meal. Popeyes new Voodoo Tenders didn’t impress me much and they rely heavily on the new sauce for its flavor. The sweet chili Voodoo Sauce lacks heat and has a flavor that feels foreign to Popeyes. Not worth a repeat buy.
Pros: Unique look and cool name.
Cons: Voodoo Sauce flavor lacks bold flavor and heat. Popeyes Tenders need to be revamped.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10