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Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Wrap Review:

Price Paid: $1.59 | Company: Wendy’s
This wrap is found on Wendy’s right price right size menu. How does it measure up in terms of value and taste? Continue reading to find out. Spoilers: it did pretty well!


Look:
Look at all those ingredients hiding in that flour tortilla. They cannot hide from us for too long. Anyways, we have a basic flour tortilla holding together a fried chicken strip, iceberg lettuce, cheese, and ranch dressing.

We have a decent sized chicken tender that spans the whole wrap. The fry on the chicken looks crispy and yummy. I would have loved to see a little toast on the flour tortilla, but maybe at this price point, I am asking for too much. The iceberg lettuce doesn’t really bother me when it’s in a wrap, like this one here. Seems to be a fair amount of cheese and dressing. The wrap includes:

  • Flour tortilla
  • Ranch dressing
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Fried chicken tender
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Taste (8.2/10):
This wrap is like a salad with fried chicken wrapped up into a convenient package. Everything in here works really well, however, the flour tortilla is bland and uninteresting. Toasting or pressing this wrap would really set it off into a yummy territory, I think. The thick style shredded cheddar cheese kind of throws it a bit off balance and doesn’t melt much (this is personal preference, I prefer melted cheese).

The fried chicken tender was crispy and carried a little spice with it. The ranch dressing and cheddar cheese tame most of the spice. Down boy! The overall wrap wasn’t overdressed.

However, no one likes boring and flavorless flour tortillas but if it were toasted, it would rank over 9,000 on our taste scale. That’s huge.

Value (8.6/10):
This wrap felt/taste of decent quality. The chicken tender was a good size, spanning most of the wrap. The cheddar cheese was a nice touch and plentiful. If they were to replace the iceberg with a higher quality lettuce and toasted the tortilla, this wrap would have been an amazing value. Still a decent quality/portion wrap at this price point. Nice job Wendy’s.

ValueGrub Rating: 8.4 Stars (8.4 / 10)


Nutritional Information:

 Calories 370
 Fat Calories 180
 Fat 20g
 Saturated Fat 5g
 Cholesterol 50mg
 Sodium 850mg
 Carbs 30g
 Fiber 2g
 Sugar 2g
 Protein 18g

370 calories (20.6 calories per gram of protein). Axing the ranch from the wrap is going to reduce the calories by 70 (300 total with 4 grams of saturated fat). Taking it one step further, if you were to remove the cheese you would be looking at 260 calories with 2.5 grams of saturated fat. But let’s be honest, the wrap is going to be pretty dry and boring. Removing the cheese and asking for light sauce could be a nice balance. The chicken strip is fried but they do offer a grilled option (review coming soon). Consider the grilled option if you’re on a diet.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

– You can eat 5 1/2 spicy chicken wraps, per day.

– You will reach 22 grams of suggested saturated fat in 1,628 calories or 4 1/2 spicy chicken wraps.

– You will reach 300mg of suggested cholesterol in 6 spicy chicken wraps.

Health Rating: 2.41 Stars

Kevin O

Kevin O

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