Wendy's Southwest Avocado Chicken Sandwich

18. 04. 26
posted by: Luke Mauer

One of our biggest fans reached out - shout out Travis - and asked that we try the Southwest Avocado Chicken Sandwich from Wendy's so that's exactly what I did this week.  I will admit, this is the first time in my life I've ever had avocado.  I'm not going pretend Wendy's is the bar in terms of what avocado should taste like - however, I have no other comparisons.  And, to me, avocado tasted like....nothing.  It had zero taste?  It was just something green to make my sandwich look different.  There were three (3) options to have your chicken - original, spicy, or grilled.  I went with original on this one just so I could truly judge the remainder of the sandwich without the spicy interfering.  Grilled would have been too messy - and speaking of messy - this sandwich is definitely that.  I generally get fast food so I can eat it in my car on the way to golf and this was not possible to do.  I ate about 1/4 of it and had to wait until I parked to eat the rest.  It was a "gourmet" sandwich, fit for a knife and fork in some cases.  At $5.99 for the sandwich alone, it's a little pricey for the fast food realm, but I'll leave that part out of my review.

The sandwich contains (via Wendy's) pepper jack cheese, southwest ranch, applewood smoked bacon and cool, creamy avocado.  It also comes with lettuce and tomatoes.  The southwest ranch, cool (indeed cool temperature wise) avocado, bacon, and chicken was a very unique and great taste to an already good chicken sandwich.  I think once I've had it - I would try the spicy chicken to up the anti a little bit.  Pepper jack cheese is one of my favorites, so that was a nice add.  Overall, this sandwich was good - not great.  I think honestly I would just go with the normal chicken sandwich, but I wasn't opposed to this.  The southwest ranch was very good and added a nice kick - but I'm not sure if it beats out the traditional mayo and lettuce. (Wendy's has the best mayo ever)  Overall, I'm going to say a good sandwich - fun while it lasts, but will not become a staple on my list.

Travis, have you tried this?  Anyone else?  Thoughts?

 

Review: 6.7/10