Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Southwestern Chicken Salad - New Salads at Carl's Jr. - The FPT Team Report

Carl's Jr. has rolled out yet another unique menu offering - Grilled Chicken Salads in 3 varities. You can pick The Southwestern, The Original, or the Cranberry Apple Walnut.

The FPT team debated and finally chose to try the Southwestern one - as it had the most of our favorite extra things. Here are the specs: grilled chicken, roasted corn and black bean salsa, red onions, shredded cheese, bacon bits, Santa Fe tortilla strips and chipotle caesar dressing.

When we got this nicely packaged salad back to the FPT test kitchens, we decided to sort it out and used the lid to do so. The result was that there is so much food here it actually filled both the lid and the bottom of the plastic sanp-tight container - thats awesome!

These salads run 4.99 - if you were at a sit-down casual place this would be a 9.50 to 12.00 salad.

We are gonna try the Cranberry Apple Walnut one next with the balsamic vinegar dressing.

Carl's Jr. is running a great Facebook promotion right now: The Ultimate Salad Lunch date with Kim Kardashian. The FPT staff recommends you join Carl's Jr. on Facebook and Twitter for this and other cool contests & coupons not found elsewhere.

Also while we are talking about vegetables, we noticed that Carl's has an alternative options menu for those seeking low-carb, gluten-free, all-veggie and will custom make any menu item as desired.

1 comment:

etathed said...

I dont like any salad that has nuts. I will not even give it a chance. No sir.

The salad in the picture does seem to be a great portion for $4.99, i owuld have to try the original chicken salad.

I have a question... Will Carl's jr give you two of those dressing packets? One just wouldnt be enough for me and all that salad.