Wendy’s recently introduced a new line of salads with “real” ingredients. Whenever a restaurant touts their food as being real, it makes me wonder about what they were serving before. But I’m always willing to try new things so I decided to sample their latest creations.
After weighing my options, I chose the Apple Pecan Chicken. The nutritional information for the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad indicates that it has 580 calories and 240 from fat which is 50 more calories than a ¼ Pound Single with cheese (same number of fat calories).
Ingredients in the salad include: a bed of lettuce (iceberg, romaine, and spring mix), red and green apples, pecans, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, grilled chicken and a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. It tasted fresh and I liked the crunch of the apples and pecans. The chicken was well-seasoned and tender. I must admit that the salad was a little too sweet for my taste, but it was filling and had good flavor throughout.
One thing I was not pleased with was the price. These new salads cost $5.99. I think that is a little pricey for a fast food salad, but Wendy’s is obviously trying to market these salads to foodies and have priced them with that goal in mind.