Yes. It is true. I did not find Wendy’s Chicken BLT Garden Sensation salad anything to write home about. The most it’s getting is a report in my blog.
I have previously tried the Wendy’s Garden Sensations line and found them quite pleasing. Actually, I used to order them at least once a week when I was working at my first landscape job out of college. I thought, “Why continue to buy a junior bacon cheeseburger and fries, while I could eat a cool, crisp sensational salad for the same price? It fills me up, and doesn’t make me feel like I’m eating the same ole fast food!” That was my initial opinion. And I enjoyed those salads! The Mandarin Orange, Southwest Chicken, my favorite, Chicken BLT and the new Grilled Chicken and Feta! What a variety to have at a drive through fast food joint! How easy is that?
Well friends, apparently not THAT easy. As the years have passed, I have gotten bored with these ‘Sensational Salads’. And even as they try to spiff up the existing salads by adding new and improved ingredients, they all remind me of the same thing:
I hate salad. I’m eating lettuce. Boo.
Yes, you heard it. I said Boo.
What is up with you salad lovers out there? I just can’t seem to get into it. I thought Wendy’s salads were my salvation to alternate fast food – but alas. I still can’t get over the fact that I’m eating salad when I COULD be eating a Frosty. I know what you’re thinking, “No wonder she looks like AZZ in Seattle”. Well I got news for you folks. I DON’T eat fast food once a week anymore. Actually, I only save it for emergencies when I’m out and about for work, or I have brought ABSOLUTELY nothing for lunch and I’m starving. But even with these rare occasions in mind, I still try to stay away from anything TOO bad for you (French Fries are my arch nemesis – you always love the ones you hate!).
But as I was heading into my office today around 2pm, I decided to drive through Wendy’s and get a healthy and refreshing Garden Sensation. I thought this would satisfy my appetite (as I never finish them) as well as keep my in line with my calorie intake for the day (the average fast food meal has over 1800 calories – based on an average 2000 calorie per day diet).
What a mistake. Bland Blah BLech. My favorite Chicken BLT was wilty, flavorless, and of all things, luke warm! GROSS!!!! WHO likes salad like that? Even with the substitute Creamy Ranch dressing (that mustard stuff is CRAP) it didn’t satisfy my taste buds. I felt like I was eating carboard.
But I have finally come to a conclusion:
I hate salad. Only sensational salads will make me think otherwise, and you won’t be finding them at Wendy’s.
And although I’m not as happy with these current sensations as I once was, I still think it a healthy alternative to the Big Mac and those dreaded French Fries. But as in the immortal words of Levar Burton: You don’t have to take my word for it.