REVIEW: Wendy’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Wendy's Mediterranean Chicken Salad

When I think of classy things, I think of fine wine, Gwyneth Paltrow, and feta cheese.

Feta is one of those “special” cheeses not found with the trailer trash cheeses like American, cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, and, of course, Velveeta, which is as classy as shiny, spinning hubcaps.

Feta cheese is usually located in the deli area near other cheeses with funny names, like asiago, gorgonzola, taleggio, limburger, and smelofarts.

Now I record a lot of shows on Food Network because I need to add more material to my never ending loop of Rachael Ray shows playing at my Rachael Ray shrine.

While fast forwarding through all the parts that don’t have Rachael Ray, I noticed that a lot of the chefs on the Food Network use feta cheese on a lot of things, like salads, pizzas, and pastas. Those chefs really like feta cheese and are very liberal with it, like strippers are with cocoa butter lotion.

Well it seems the chefs in the Wendy’s kitchen also have been watching a lot of the Food Network because they put a nice crumbled heaping of feta cheese on their new Mediterranean Chicken Salad.

Besides the feta cheese, the Mediterranean Chicken Salad comes with herb-seasoned chicken chunks, iceberg lettuce, Romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion rings, and a package of red wine vinaigrette dressing.

Putting all of that together made for a pretty good tasting and decent sized salad. The feta cheese and the vinaigrette dressing gave the salad a nice tangy kick. The vegetables for the most part looked fresh, although I was disappointed that there was a lot of iceberg lettuce, which has as little redeeming value as the new Britney Spears reality show, “Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.”

Despite the goodness that I discovered in the Wendy’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad, there were a few things I wish Wendy’s had done to it. For example, I think it would’ve been nice if the herb-seasoned chicken chunks were warmed up, because I’m slightly afraid of cold chicken.

However, my biggest problem was having to toss my salad, which is a pretty hard thing to do because I’m kind of uncoordinated and not very flexible.

If you look at the picture above, you’ll notice that all the feta cheese is on one side of the bowl, all the chicken is in the center of the bowl, and the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes are all in their own respective cliques.

It’s like the feta cheese are the preppy kids, the pieces of chicken are the jocks, the cucumbers are the band geeks, the onions are the nerds, and the tomatoes are the goth kids. This kind of separation may work well in high school, but it doesn’t work well with a salad.

It would’ve been nice if the salad was pre-tossed, so I wouldn’t have to go through the trouble, pain, and mess of tossing my salad.


Item: Wendy’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Purchase Price: $4.99
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Tasty. Decent sized. High in Vitamin A & C. Feta cheese makes me feel classy.
Cons: High in sodium. Chicken was cold. Lots of iceberg lettuce. Forced to toss my salad.

44 thoughts on “REVIEW: Wendy’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  1. BPyser1 – I think they probably used cheap feta cheese, but what do you expect for $4.99?

    akiko – Thanks for the suggestion.

    lightpinksheep – I heart dorks. Anyway, the controversy from the original Iron Chef was just from not respecting cultures. Happens all the time.

    Karla – I’ve started to do that with the salads since I always bring them home to eat. I don’t eat them in the restaurant because hearing the oil sizzle from the kitchen brings back bad memories.

    gko – Your link doesn’t work, dude.

    catmz – Eh, I could buy a Whopper value meal. No salad to toss.

    Bottom Feeder – I like big butts and I cannot lie.

  2. I never thought there could be such a thing as “too much” feta cheese…

    I was proven wrong this morning when I finally had one of these salads. I don’t think my arse hole is gonna forgive me for this one.

    But oh…the cheese…sooooo goood…must risk exploding ass to have another one…must…have…more…

  3. Priss – Are you lactose intolerant? Or as PETA people would say, “It’s Mootezuma’s Revenge.” God, that was a lame joke. :-(

  4. I’m not lactose intolerant…

    At least I don’t think I am…

    I can eat grilled cheese sandwiches all day long…And when I go to Olive Garden, the foot-high pile of parmesan on my pasta doesn’t affect me, either…

    …mmm…parmesan…

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