February 10, 2010

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets

I recently reached out for Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets. Why in the name of fiery fowl didn't someone come up with this idea before?

The equation is so simple it sounds cliche: Take two fast-food favorites and combine them. Scrumptious spicy chicken sandwich plus always-desirable chicken nuggets equals delicious spicy chicken nuggets.

For those of you who prefer mathematical notations, I'd imagine the equation would look something like this:


I know that doesn't follow classic algebraic rules, but cooking is an inexact science. All you need to know is the simplified equation, which looks a little something like this.


Spicy chicken nuggets equal better-than-regular nuggets, actually. They're wrapped in basically the same breading and seasoning as Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich, although they don't have as high a quality meat as their bun-wrapped big brother. If the spicy chicken sandwich is a chicken breast rushed straight from the chopping block, the nuggets are meat slowly trucked in from the food processing factory.

That doesn't much matter because nuggets aren't about the quality of their meat. They're about greasy flavor and heavy breading, both of which these little nibbles pack. The spicy chicken nuggets have an ideally high breading-to-meat ratio and boast a decent heat. On a spiciness scale of one to 10 I'd give them somewhere between a five and a six -- pretty good for the fast food world.

On the price scale they slot in at a 99. As in 99 cents for five nuggets, or great on the bang-for-your-buck meter. They make a great cheap snack to spice up chilly February days.

All in all, Wendy's new spicy nuggets won't disappoint in their current form. Higher quality meat would push them into legendary territory, but they're plenty desirable in their current form. The final equation simplifies to this.


1 comment:

  1. I try not to eat too much fast food but I'm on the road a lot. Wendy's is my go-to joint and their $.99 "Mc"Nuggets are always a fav.

    Good to know the spicy version is a good option also, I'll grab a bag of these next time.