07 March, 2008

Wendy's Spicy Baconator

If I could choose just one reason to buy fast food, it would be the bacon cheeseburger. Nothing satisfies the Burger Jones like beef, bacon, and cheese. And Wendy's new Spicy Baconator is quite possibly the best fast-food bacon cheeseburger I have ever had.

Wendy's website describes it like this:
"Spice up your day with six delicious bacon strips piled on two 1/4 lb. fresh, never frozen, burger patties, topped with Pepper Jack cheese, Chipotle Ranch sauce and jalapeños for an added kick."

Let me tell you: It's delicious.

One of the things that is so great about Wendy's is that they don't cook the living hell out of their burgers. The quarter-pound patties in my Baconator were cooked medium - still tender and juicy and a bit pink inside, not dried-out like a McD's or BK burger. The pepper jack cheese had a moderate amount of pepper embedded and it nicely balanced the mild cheese flavor. The Chipotle Ranch sauce, while not being a great source of heat itself, added a pleasant smokiness, and the jalapeños were a great touch: hot and spicy and crispy, with very little of the grassy flavor that green jalapeños often have (that might have been because they were pickled, which was a nice surprise.)

Don't expect to breathe fire after eating a Spicy Baconator, though. You will feel some heat, and there will be some residual fire on your lips when you're finished, but most chileheads will find the Spicy Baconator to be on the lower end of the heat scale. I suspect that a lot of Average Joes will think it's pretty intense, though, especially when they chomp on one of the jalapeños.

If you're a bacon cheeseburger fan looking for something different, the Spicy Baconator is for you.

Related Links:
The Spicy Baconator page at www.wendys.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've actually thought about trying this. Now I'm definitely going to. Thank you!