Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wendy's Natural-Cut French Fries with Sea Salt

I was totally that kid in college who went to events and meetings just to get free food (c'mon, didn't you?) :)  Just kidding.  Maybe. ;)

Moving on.  Given my love for all freebies, one of the things I love about being a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher is the opportunity to try and review new products for free.  When they offered the opportunity to try Wendy's new Natural-Cut French Fries with Sea Salt, I jumped at the chance!

I love French fries, especially when they are super crispy and hot out of the fryer.  If they're not hot enough to burn your tongue, in my opinion, they're not good.  I was intrigued by Wendy's new fries - were they going gourmet on us?  Now was my chance to find out.

Foodbuzz sent me two $10 gift cards to Wendy's, and when I mentioned it to Hubby, he had that kid-in-a-candy-store look on his face.  "You got two gift cards?  For free?  Can I go?"  Of course I knew I would bring him all along :)  So thanks, Foodbuzz, for the extra brownie points and a free date night at Wendy's :)

We had to visit Wendy's on a Friday evening between 2 and 6 p.m., so I picked up Hubby after work and we headed on over.  This Wendy's looked really new and it was quite sparkling and pretty for a fast food restaurant, if I do say so myself.

I had already eaten quite a bit that day, so I wasn't too hungry, plus I had to save room for my fries.  Wendy's now offers a great Pick 2 deal: you get a half size of one of their new Garden Sensations salads plus a side.  I picked a Diet Coke (of course!) to go along with the Baja Salad: salad greens, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheddar and jack cheeses, and topped with a bit of Wendy's delicious chili.  It was served with crispy tortilla strips and Marzetti's Creamy Red Jalapeno dressing on the side.  I skipped both since there were already plenty of goodies dressing the salad.

It was delicious!  I was really impressed with how tasty this salad was - it was definitely something I could picture eating in a nicer fast casual Mexican restaurant.  The half size was perfect and plenty filling.

All right, onto the fries.  That's what you came here for, right? :)

I ordered a value size (the smallest one) and Hubby and I shared them.  I loved that the fries still had the potato skins on them, as they made them extra crispy.  The fries were hot, crunchy, and soft inside.  The sea salt was a nice touch, as I find fast food fries to be either way too salty or not salty enough.

I think we liked them.

I was pleasantly surprised by these fries.  I don't know if I'd go out of my way to Wendy's to get them again since I don't eat a lot of fast food, but they are definitely worth a try - probably some of the better fast food fries I've had.

Frosty the Snowman at the "Frosty" restaurant.  Ha ha :)  Wendy's was quite blinged up for the holidays!

Thanks, Foodbuzz and Wendy's!

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Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received two $10 Wendy's gift cards in exchange for reviewing the new French fries on my blog.  All opinions are solely my own.


  1. I'm in love with Wendys and their Pick any 2 for 4.99 meal. It's such a fun treat. I really like the BLT cobb salad with the baked potato.

  2. Yay for Wendys! I thought those fries looked pretty much amazing!

  3. Oh my gosh, that looks good! Love Wendys. Maybe it's the redhead pigtailed thing.

  4. They do look like good fries. I'm so particular about fries.


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