Thursday, January 17, 2008

TBG Reviews: Burger King's Firecracker Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich


Once upon a time, BK regularly served up the Spicy Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich. And, it was good. Heavily-breaded chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and some traffic cone-colored sauce all wedged into a doughy bun. The "spicy" was debatable, but it was definitely a flavorful, two-hand sandwich.

Then, it disappeared.

A short time later, BK introduced a "Spicy Chick'n Crisp" to their Value Menu. For the low, low price of $1.00, you get a reddish-orange piece of chicken with lettuce and mayo. The artificial coloring is supposed to remind the customer that "red" = "hot" and while the sandwich had a little spice, it was a scrawny, lightweight imitation of its chicken sandwich master.

So, with five full years shaved off of my life expectancy, my arteries and I are proud to announce that not only is the Spicy Tendercrisp back – it's better than ever! (See, Burger King – I should be writing your next ad campaign with material like that.)

This time around, the sandwich is given a better name ("spicy" is now "FIRECRACKER") and the Technicolor sauce has a lot more kick. We're not talking a "10" on a Thai food odometer just yet, but it's a start. Everything else is back to where it always should've been: heavily-breaded chicken breast, lettuce and tomato…all wedged into a doughy bun.

And, it was good. Again!

Grade: 4 (out of 5)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

im sorry, but i disagree. spicy>firecracker. long live spicy