Well here she is. Yes THAT sandwich. The sandwich that was sold out 2 weeks after it’s release making it the biggest food news story of the year. The sandwich that was the cause of violent incidents, fighting even a stabbing that resulted in a fatality.
Personally, I never rushed out to get this nor had any obsession over this sandwich. I just happen to be near a Popeye’s recently and wanted to just get some wings. I saw this on the menu and thought well here’s your opportunity to try this controversial sandwich and see what the big deal was.
So is it a big deal? I think it’s a big deal to people who really, really love the taste of Popeye’s chicken in general and tend to eat chicken a lot. When I think of the three other chicken sandwiches I reviewed in Part 1 of this battle, it’s really all about the taste of the chicken and whether you are a big chicken sandwich eater. Each franchise has it’s own special spices and flavorings. Eating this was basically eating a piece of Popeye’s chicken without the bone. The rest of the sandwich didn’t stand out unlike say the Chick-Fil-A sandwich where I usually add my liquid ambrosia sauce —the supremely tasty Honey Roasted BBQ sauce— that compliments the chicken and makes eating it all the more divine.
This chicken sandwich is nothing to fight or kill over and I haven’t gone back to get another one. And if I do go back, I’ll be getting those wings I wanted instead. 😀
Of course, being a old-timer Chicagoan, I think Jewel has the best fried chicken anyway.