Wendy's vs. McDonalds - a salad review

Written by michkc62 on 6/26/2011 2:52 PM | COMMENTS (3)

Ok - it's the weekend, so I'm not eating my usual lunch.  I had a McDonalds Asian Chicken Salad yesterday, so I tried a Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad today.
Needless to say, the opportunity to compare came to mind.

McDonalds Asian Chicken Salad
- A nice interesting mix of greens, with grilled chicken strips, mandarin orange slices, & Sliced almonds.  VERY tasty Newman's Own low fat sesame ginger dressing.  Lots of zip and zing.  7 points on the salad, 2 points for the dressing (over 2 oz - sorry threw out the packet yesterday).  Definitely a sit-down restaurant salad, I was very pleasantly surprised.  Price at my local McDonalds -$5.00 before tax.

Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad
- Advertises 11 different types of greens, mine was mostly iceberg, with very little romaine or anything else.  Almonds come in packets (1 oz total) - I just skipped them.  Slices of strawberries and some nice blueberries, plus small slivers of asiago cheese.  It comes with two packets of  Marzetti Fat Free raspberry vinagrette - of which, I decided to only use one - it looked kind of syrupy.  7 points for the salad (minus the almonds) and 1 point for the one packet of dressing.  Overall, I was a little disappointed, especially with the lettuce mix.  Price at my local Wendy's - $6.49 before tax.

Verdict - The McDonalds Asian Chicken Salad is much more flavorful, with better salad greens and a wonderful dressing (plus the dressing is available at your local grocery).  And it's a $1.50 cheaper, at least where I live.

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  • Post Image criper2171 (rena denise)

    6/26/2012 2:07 PM
    Going to try the Asian chicken salad for sure. I dont like to cook so I like to find things I can pick up and eat.. When I buy salad fixings I find more goes in the garbage so I am better to go and pick up salads when needed

  • Post Image criper2171 (rena denise)

    6/26/2012 2:02 PM
    I had the almond berry chicken salad and it was absolultey delicious.. I came on here to see how many the point would be.. At our wendys there was alot of different greens it is my favorite so far. Would highly recommend

  • Post Image luvthefunny1 (lisa)

    12/7/2011 2:19 PM
    I ate the Apple pecan salad and just based off the points counter, this salad is 15 pnts. OMG, thats huge. :(


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