Wendy’s breakfast experiment

This past winter break, we finally got around to trying some of the things on the Wendy’s breakfast menu. Wendy’s has done breakfast since March 2020, so how have two avid fast food reviewers like ourselves not tried it before now? Well, there are two simple reasons: First and foremost, Wendy’s breakfast is only offered until 10:30 a.m. (meaning that you already have to be there by 10:30 a.m. to get your food). Talk about ungodly hours, we can barely get ourselves out of bed at noon, let alone 10 a.m. Secondly, Sasha dislikes pretty much all breakfast foods, which makes waking up so early even more difficult to accomplish. But this winter break, we decided it is our duty as food reviewers to actually try “America’s favorite breakfast.”

John’s Breakfast 

Breakfast Baconator 

The Breakfast Baconator is definitely the star of the breakfast menu: It includes “grilled sausage, American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, a fresh-cracked grade A egg, (deep breath) more cheese and more bacon all covered in swiss cheese sauce,” according to the Wendy’s website. It will cost you $4.39 for just the sandwich! This was a very good sandwich, much better than the typical breakfast sandwiches that I would get at Dunkin’ Donuts. Don’t get me wrong, I love Dunkin’ Donuts, but I have never been a fan of their breakfast items (with the exception of their bagels with cream cheese, but how can you mess that up?). Wendy’s takes what could have been at Dunkin’ Donuts and amplifies the flavors. The applewood smoked bacon was delicious, you can certainly taste the unique flavor of the applewood coming through the sandwich. Overall, I definitely recommend this sandwich to those looking for a quick, delicious and cheap breakfast!

Seasoned Potatoes 

The seasoned potatoes are the only potato option available at breakfast, and honestly, it tastes better than regular Wendy’s fries. They are “slices of skin-on potatoes that are lightly battered, fried, and seasoned with cracked black pepper and garlic powder,” according to the Wendy’s website, and will cost you $1.99. We are normally not fans of the seasoned potatoes found at other fast food chains, but we were pleasantly surprised when we tried these! The seasoning was not incredibly powerful like at other chains, and the potatoes were cut quite thin, which we preferred. In other chains, the seasoned potatoes are usually cut extremely thick, and biting into it almost felt like biting into an unseasoned baked potato.

Vanilla Frosty-ccino 

I tried the vanilla Frosty-ccino, which will cost you $2.79 for a large. While I quite enjoyed the Vanilla Frosty-ccino, there wasn’t anything incredibly special about it that would make me recommend it over a Dunkin’ Donuts or Panera coffee. I honestly think they have very similar products that (to me) taste very similar, but just a little bit more expensive. To be quite frank, it tasted like a vanilla-bean coffee and nothing more.

Sasha’s Breakfast

Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant 

This was probably the only sandwich on the breakfast menu that Sasha was willing to eat. The Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant is exactly what it sounds like: a chicken patty covered in maple butter, with bacon, on a croissant patty, which will cost you $4.39. It was actually pretty good (once the bacon was removed). It has a very interesting flavor to it: Maple and chicken are definitely not two things I would normally have together. The croissant was not amazing, but given that this is Wendy’s, it wasn’t half as bad as I expected.  Because of how unorthodox it tastes, I am not sure how to rate it: Is it worth waking up early for? No. Are there better things at Wendy’s? Definitely. Is it the best sandwich on the breakfast menu? Yes.

Chocolate Frosty-ccino

Since I am the chocolate lover, I was the one who tried the Chocolate Frosty-ccino, which is coffee and chocolate frosty mix, which also costs $2.79 for a large. It tastes like coffee with milk with a hint of chocolate. It was not the best coffee I’ve ever had, but it was not bad. I would probably not get it again, but it was a nice change from regular coffee. 

Overall, the Wendy’s breakfast menu is not something worth waking up for. It was a fun experience once, but not something worth doing again.

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