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A very dill trip to Wendy’s

Sort of on a whim, looking for a smaller sandwich, I decided to take a shot on the new Crispy Dill Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s on State.

There wasn’t a lot unexpected here (although the preparation left a little to be desired, which is typical of this location, unfortunately).  Briefest review – I liked it.

The cheese, sadly unmelty, was supposed to be Monterey Jack, but could have been a mild white cheddar or even white American if you ask me.  Fine, but whatever.  The chicken was a pretty straightforward fast food chicken patty, it was nice and crispy, if not packed with flavor…or really with any flavor.  One giant leaf of boring, but fresh, lettuce.  I really would’ve loved a slice of tomato instead of lettuce, but whatever.

Which brings us to the star of this Dill sandwich…the dill.  Instead of your typical 2 pickle chips, this sandwich had a full circle of 5 crispy, crinkle cut dill pickle chips.  Nothing special, but the quantity ensures you get pickle in every bite.  Then there’s the cucumber dill sauce.  A decent smear was on my sandwich and I gave it a taste, hoping it would be like a tzatziki, but it’s not really.  No garlic that I could tell, anyway.  And the base was more mayo-y than yogurt-y if you ask me.  But it was fine, if not cucumber-y.  It was loaded with flecks of dill and had a noticeable dill taste.  It did a decent job offsetting the dryness of the other ingredients.  Again, tomato would have been a nice choice here vs. lettuce to help juice it up a bit.

It’s a decent sandwich for less than 6 quarters and it’s something different.  I like that Wendy’s is willing to do small size special/limited edition sandwiches instead of just the $7 large ones.  Nicely done, Wendy’s.  Maybe I’ll try it again and ask for tomato.