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!
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.