If you have seen the annoying new Wendy's commercial then you know that they are now selling a pretzel bun burger. In the commercial some dork is jabbering about how happy he is that he has jury duty next to a gourmet burger place. Little skinny fake Wendy just happens to be sitting outside with her usual burger eating support group and offers up her pretzel bun burger as a rival to the haute burger place's burger. Anyway, it's a shitty commercial and skinny fake Wendy pisses me off. But I digress... on to the review!
Here is the my Wendy's pretzel bun burger
1 bite missing close up shot: The Pretzel Bun:
Initial mouth feel is somewhat appealing. It's a hint of a crunch then warm and chewy. But not too chewy. There is some detectable pretzel notes, but is missing the saltiness that you would find in a good street vendor pretzel. Not sure when fast food places got scared of salt, but whatevs. This bun is alright, but it doesn't do much more for the taste buds than their regular bun. The veggies-
I realize a tomater is a fruit, but they fall under the veggie category. I also realize what a good tomato is. These are not them. Remove these pale, slimy abominations and sling them like a stoned Frisbee golfer would sling his disc. The lettuce is OK. The purple looking Romaine variety I believe. Not overly wilted. The onions are red onions, much akin to the red onions you would find on the salad bar at buffet place. Not very juicy, not exuding much onion flavor, but not terrible. The Bacon-
Wendy's is all about bacon. Which probably led to Dave's demise via massive coronary (I don't know this to be true). It also probably led to the real Wendy being too rotund to be featured in the present day commercials. Hence little skinny fake Wendy. But anyway the bacon is good. They call it applewood bacon, and you can actually pick up on some of the applewoodness. It's good bacon. The Beef-
Wendy's claims to serve fresh never frozen North American beef. I don't know about that shite. If it is fresh then it is of low quality. I'm sure it's frozen though. And for a fast food burger it's OK. Signature square patty design. Slight notes of elementary school soybean burger here and there, but overall not too bad. The cheese-
Slice of cheddar. Good cheese but they put it under the patty, on top of the bottom bun. Dumb design. But they do it because of the damn sauce.. The Damn Sauce
- Maybe I should fault LaKeisha who constructed my burger with too much damn sauce and not Wendy's INC. Nevertheless this "sweet & smoky honey mustard sauce" made the whole pretzel burger a sloppy potential shirt ruiner. It's not a terrible tasting sauce, but they put it on top of the patty, under the veggies, where the cheese is supposed to be. Put that shite on the pretzel bread where you can get some absorption effect going on. As it is it just gets skeeted out between the lettuce and the patty and is a garment liability waiting to happen.
Anyway, that was my Pretzel Bun Burger review. It's not bad really other than a few design flaws and some shitty tomatoes. The overall taste is decent enough. Try one if you feel so inclined.