With the fall weather returning, Wendy’s has once again brought back their Pulled Pork line that was fairly popular when it debuted last year. We tried the sandwich last year, and came off mostly impressed. Now it’s time to take a look at the Pulled Pork Cheese Fries, as well as get the scoop on some of that Creamy Sriracha sauce for an upcoming Insta(nt) Review over on our Instagram page. Combining multiple sauces and wet elements on top of potentially moist french fries has soup town mess written all over it, so I felt like this review wasn’t take out worthy, so I opted to eat this one by the roaring fireplace in a posh Wendy’s dine in location.
- Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork (Smoky, Spicy, or Sweet sauce)
- Cheddar cheese sauce
- Wendy’s Natural Cut French Fries
- Diced Red Onions
First thing of note, I opted for the spicy BBQ sauce, believing wholeheartedly that Smoky and Sweet sauces were most likely the same thing. Kidding aside, I feel like it was clear on first inspection that this item has a shelf life of less than 20 minutes. Any longer and the individual ingredients would congeal into a combined force resembling a porridge of sorts. Eating it ASAP is a must.
I truly believe I ate the pulled pork cheese fries in their natural element, the way Wendy herself envisioned this plate during her vision quest. The fries were still crispy and hot, plus the layer of nacho cheese had yet to pierce through the layer of potatoes, actually proving to be an admirable topping. The pulled pork was well spread out on top, with a thin layer of sauce, which in this case less was more, due to the potential puddle factor. The onions on top also added a fine additional dimension of taste and texture.
The Spicy BBQ sauce had an ever so slight spice element, but in no way would I really call it anything more than tangy. Priced at $2.99 at my local Wendy’s, these fries could be their own meal, and at nearly 500 calories I truly hope that’s what you make them.
Wendy’s Pulled Pork Cheese Fries – The Verdict:
In the end, these fries make for a solid treat. Too caloric to be a side dish but priced in a semi-value sense, these work well as meal where you’re not starving or just feel like splurging. They’re a ticking time bomb as far as consistency, so don’t even think about taking them home or eating them in your car.
Be sure to check out our Instagram page for another entry in our Insta(nt) Review series on the new Creamy Sriracha Sauce!
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The Wendy’s Pulled Pork Cheese Fries have 490 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 17 grams of protein
Wendy's Pulled Pork Cheese Fries [Review]