Wendy’s New Garden Sensation Salads (Review + Giveaway)

Wendy's LogoAs frequent visitors of Wendy’s, we have come to know and love their salads. My favorite, the Caesar side salad, has a great taste and an even better price. But often times, I crave a bigger salad that packs the same great taste. So when I heard that Wendy’s was reinventing their Garden Sensation Salads, I was thrilled!

Wendy’s pioneered the premium salad offering with their Garden Sensations line in 2002. Eight years later, they have introduced four reinvented salads that combine real ingredients and fresh preparation to deliver an unrivaled taste in every bite.

Apple Pecan Chicken SaladApple Pecan Chicken Salad – A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with real blue cheese crumbles, U.S. grown, hand-picked Granny Smith and sweet red apple pieces, roasted pecans seasoned with sea salt, cayenne pepper and sugar, dried Ocean Spray cranberries and warm grilled chicken. This salad comes with all natural, preservative-free Pomegranate Vinaigrette dressing.

BLT Cobb SaladBLT Cobb Salad – A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with two strips of Applewood Smoked Bacon, freshly chopped tomatoes, real blue cheese crumbles, chopped hard boiled eggs and warm grilled chicken. This salad is served with all natural, preservative-free creamy Avocado Ranch dressing.

Baja SaladBaja Salad – A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with natural cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, guacamole made with Hass avocados, freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, all natural tortilla chips, and Wendy’s famous rich and meaty chili. This salad is served with all natural, preservative-free Creamy Red Jalapeno dressing.

Spicy Chicken Caesar SaladSpicy Chicken Caesar Salad – A bed of fresh romaine lettuce topped with vine ripened grape tomatoes, natural shaved Asiago cheese, French bread croutons seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and garlic and Wendy’s famous Spicy Chicken. This salad is served with all natural, preservative-free Lemon Garlic Caesar dressing.

Wendy’s generously sent me a $10 Gift Card so I could try one of the new Garden Sensations Salads for free. Before we even got to the drive through window, I knew which salad I wanted to try, the Spicy Chicken Caesar. When we pulled up, pictures of the new salads graced the top of the menu and I began to second guess my decision. But, at the last minute, I decided to go with my first choice.

When we got home, I could not wait to dig into the Spicy Chicken Caesar salad. I pulled out the salad, croutons and dressing and began mixing it all up. It was then that I realized I should have asked for extra dressing. There simply wasn’t enough in the package to cover the generous sized salad. I also noticed that a couple of pieces of chicken weren’t cut up all the way and I had to get out a knife to finish the job.

Normally, I prefer grilled chicken on my salads, but I really liked the taste and texture of the spicy chicken in combination with the romaine lettuce. The freshly shaved Asiago cheese and french bread croutons also made the salad a delight to my taste buds. But I have to admit, my favorite part of the Spicy Chicken Caesar salad was the Lemon Garlic Caesar dressing.

Overall, I found the Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad from Wendy’s to be really good. I was also impressed with the size of the salad. Now, I just have to decide which one of the new Garden Sensations Salads I am going to try next!

Giveaway Giveaway

Salad Lineup

One lucky reader will win a $10 Wendy’s Gift Card to try one of the new Garden Sensation Salads for free!

*This giveaway is now closed.*

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Giveaway will end on August 24th at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents.

A big thank you to Wendy’s for this review and giveaway opportunity!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. Wendy’s provided the gift card free of charge and I provided my honest opinion. No other type compensation was received for this review.


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