December 17, 2012
Wendy’s, Philadelphia PA
Mornin’ Melt Panini
Sausage & Egg Burrito
Fresh-Baked Oatmeal Bar
Mozzarella Chicken Supreme
Spicy Chicken Nuggets
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait
With a lack of fast food restaurant chains on campus, I jogged over to the train station in the morning for breakfast at Wendy’s. My first time ever. Yes, you should be proud. Slightly more expensive than a regular Wendy’s restaurant, since it was one of those special stores in the station, I was glad they offered breakfast selections that are apparently still in their test stages.
The Mornin’ Melt Panini was as wonderful a panini as I would ever expect from a fast food place. The sourdough bread was nicely pressed. The fried egg was sprinkled with salt and pepper and was just lovely, especially the egg whites. It was clearly a whole egg, rather than a processed egg omelet. The Asiago and cheddar cheeses were savoury and tasted unlike regular processed cheese but slightly more gourmet. The applewood smoked bacon was also thick and crispy, adding a nice texture. It was as good a breakfast sandwich you can ever get for the price.
The Sausage & Egg Burrito was small but still tasty. The sausage bits were savoury and the scrambled eggs fluffy and rather delicious. The savoury burrito owed most of its flavour to the American cheese that was more than gooey and stringy. All of it was wrapped in a warm tortilla, making for a light but satisfying bite in the morning.
The Fresh-Baked Oatmeal Bar was even tastier. It was full of oats and all the good stuff, including tart, juicy cranberries and very sweet blueberries. The bar itself was soft and warm, and also very sweet, which was perfect for my sweet tooth. One bar was more than enough, but I could eat one every day with no problem.
I returned to Wendy’s for dinner as well. The Mozzarella Chicken Supreme sandwich was not so supreme and a little bland. Most of the flavour came from the seasoned batter on the fried homestyle chicken fillet and the Parmesan cheese sauce. The mozzarella was not the fresh kind, obviously, and quite mild. The lettuce and bun were generic. It was a good sandwich to be sure, but not an amazing one.
The Spicy Chicken Nuggets were decent, though. Looking spicier than they tasted, they still had a little kick, especially the after taste. They were $1.19 I believe so relatively inexpensive. The chicken was tender and the batter not too thin or too thick. I wish they came out piping hot, though.
I asked for a side of Sweet & Sour Sauce. The red coloring was a little revolting for a sauce and it was rather thick. It could have been tangier as well. I definitely prefer McDonald’s version, although this was more like what you would normally find at the supermarket.
For dessert, I gave the Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait a try. It was sweet and tasty. I loved the frosty base, or rather vanilla soft serve. Sweet but not overwhelming, it was light and still decently creamy. The caramel sauce was sticky and added to the creaminess while the apple slices were crunchy, juicy, and tart. There could have been more of the crunchy granola to add more texture but for $1.99, it was a lovely way to end a fast food meal.