Fast Food Salad Taste Test

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com to see all the details and join up! – But now let's talk about fast food, the pulse of America It's kind of an irregular pulse and quite high for a resting heart rate It's a little worrying but that's okay because they have salads! – Salads, so if that's what you're driving through for, we're here to help you find the best It's time for We're About to Turnip the Beet on These Fast Food Salads and Celery-brate the Winner, But If You Disagreens, We Won't Carrot All All right, we wanted a taste with no biases

– Mm-hmm – Each salad is gonna arrive in front of us in an unmarked bowl and we're gonna taste 'em, we're not really guessing or competing against on another We're keeping this purely about the taste and ranking them on this board – Yeah, scale of one to six, starting with it's kale-ing me Lettuce eat something else

Romaine calm, this salad ain't bad Cool as iceberg Radicchio-ly good, and aruga-lovin' it – In the end we're gonna pull off the stickers from the bowls and reveal the salads in their ranked order We only know that these are mostly different styles of grilled chicken salad except for one, and they will be from the following restaurants: McDonald's

– Jack in the Box – Burger King – Wendy's – Carl's Jr – And Arby's

– Arby's? – Arby's – Let's do it (elevator music) Let's tasty this salad and see how tasty it is Again, I'm getting some grilled chicken, oh, some bacon Some ranch

– There's a lot of chicken in here – Doesn't seem to be– – Almost too much – The healthiest of salads, I'm just saying, but it may be tasty That's a pretty good salad, I mean, it's just an average salad, honestly – It's pretty hearty though

– Mm-hmm – That's not a shout-out to Carl's Jr – I know what I'm guessing – East coast, east coat – But I do think that this is, I think this a McDonald's salad, not that it matters

– I mean it's got some bacon, I know you don't like tomatoes Of course, this is all iceberg so we're not getting fancy – Nope, where do you wanna put this thing? – I think you gotta just put it, I think we just gotta put it somewhere in the middle at this point 'cause it's not bad – Nothing's jumping out at me – I'm not getting excited though

– Mm-mm (elevator music) – I feel like this is a step up – It looks much better – Well there's three different shades of croutons, and that sounds fancy to me – Right

I love an inclusive salad – Oh look at that I mean– – Whoa – That's all chicken – Whoa, what have you done? – Sorry Oh

– Yeah look at that That's a whole chicken patty – They didn't do a great job of cutting it They want me to do the work – And then the red onions

– I don't wanna work for this salad – And look at the red onion – Look at it, Link – Ya gotta cut that too This is a lot of work

I like a good red onion though – [Rhett] I'm gonna take some of that red onion – I'm gonna take some of it as well – I'm gonna get some of this tomato as well – We're acting as if we're having to kill this salad with our forks before we eat it

– I'm glad we typically don't share salads – That's right – That's something that I'm definitely learning – I'm gonna eat a dark crouton This is easily a better salad than the last one

– But not a whole lot better – No It's not as good as it looks, I'll put it to you that way But it's better than that one tastes, so we're kinda in this zone Don't you think? – I agree

– We agree Let's savor that moment (Rhett chuckles) (elevator music) – I spy corn – Yeah, corn, black beans – Oh yeah

– [Link] Not sliced tomato but grape tomatoes – Oh you're willing to try it or you just gonna touch it with your fork? – I'm just, I'm willing to touch it with my fork and that's gross – You know what, it is It's a step in the right direction, Link – It's got some– – Solid cheese

– Some white cheese – [Rhett] Lots of dressing They want you to work for your chicken too – There's some really green– – I don't want a cutting board with my salad I do like beans, I like black beans, I like corn

I like salad – Black beans give you the farts You know what that means Later on this afternoon, just tootin' it up – You sound like you're looking forward to it

– I'm warning you Hmm Hmm – Well, I don't know if it's because of the corn and the black beans but– – The corn is sweet – And also look, we got red lettuce

Doesn't taste any different, but makes you feel fancy – I thought that was purple – This is a front-runner for me, without doubt The quality of the lettuce, better – The chicken itself is very tasty

It's got some kind of marinade situation – It's definitely a marinade situation – Mm-hmm – I think you gotta put this at two – Yeah definitely

– Because it actually does have radicchio in it – Ho ho yeah, is that what that is, the purple stuff? – Mm-hmm (elevator music) This looks like a fancier version of the first one we tried because it's got all the same ingredients It's got, oh you know what– – That's sliced meats – [Rhett] It's got a sliced meat

– So you don't have to work as hard – Cold cuts but it's got green, it's got some romaine in there – See the thing with the other chicken breasts, oh man I accidentally got some, it's hard for, I'm trying to get some space without tomato They take chicken breast that you would usually have on a sandwich and they smack it on their salad Here, it's much more fork accessible

– But first they cut it, they cut the chicken in such a way to make you think that you don't have to cut it But it's really just they put perforations in the chicken to give you an idea where you should cut it A little frustrating – But this is just deli meat on a salad That's not great, man

– It's not great – And the meat itself does not taste that good I think that's turkey – You're not wrong about that, but again, I'm going off the quality of the lettuce a little bit – Yeah I mean that helps it, but I mean– – It doesn't push it into top tier territory

– It's certainly not a front-runner – It's better than that one though – Yeah We're still in agreement Are we storing up our emotional explosions at one another for later? (chuckles) Stay tuned

– Do you feel that strongly? (chuckles nervously) I'm a little scared (elevator music) – What do we have here, a lime wedge This is like a southwest situation What are those Cajun fingers on top? – [Rhett] That's some sort of advanced crouton technology – What is that? It's very crunchy

– I might call that a tortilla strip – Yeah A tortilla finger – You ever seen a tortilla strip? (chuckles) – No I don't have that kinda cash (crew laughs) This is a spinach

Am I right? You're calling that radicchio? – So we have three different salads here Three different– – Iceberg? – Lettuces We got iceberg, we got spinach – [Link] There's a carrot – Oh this is really, really hitting on many different cylinders

– [Link] You got cheeses – Two different cheeses! The chicken is well seasoned, but it doesn't have the grilling Some of the other chicken felt like it had been on the grill – Mm-hmm – Had a little crispiness which I like

– Oh there's a black bean down in there too – And one black bean in every salad – See if you can find it Hmm This is good

I don't think it's as good as this one with black beans and corn Something about the corn in this one – The chicken in this one is better too – Yeah – I don't know

I'm not disagreeing Right now I feel like this is the second one This is the front-runner but I feel like we might have to come back and taste these side by side before we make a final decision But we got one mo' salad, y'all (elevator music) Okay, this one has apples

– What? – And it has, let me see if this is feta or blue, because I know you don't like blue cheese – It has a apple – [Rhett] That's a feta so it's not gonna be– – I don't hate feta – That's what I'm saying – I don't like blue

– I didn't want you to rule it out because of blue cheese Blue cheese is good but this is feta And there's a cranberry in there – Oh shnap! It's cranberry time in salad land I love a good cranberry and a crouton together

Are there croutons though? – No, you don't need croutons when you got cranberries – You get the crunch from the apple in lieu of a crouton – And there's bacon in there And fancy lettuce – And un-fancy lettuce

Let me get some of that bacon – And I'm gonna isolate the chicken here – The chicken isolated did not wow me – Were you wowed by some chicken? – Yeah, the first chicken I think was the best when isolated – Okay

I feel like, I don't wanna confuse things too much but I feel like we gotta bring all three of these down Because– – I definitely feel like this one with the corn is– – [Rhett] This chicken, again, which is tough to cut and then this one, which has got the, I just touched all of it – This one gets real southwesty – I like the taste of this one better than this one – Yeah

– I know it doesn't have, so right now– – I'm actually, it's between this one and this one for number one – Right – I don't love those tortilla strips They get old quick Cranberry and apple, this is a refreshing salad

This is a savory salad I don't know, I'm on the fence Which one do you like better? – Okay first of all, I know we're moving all these down – [Link] Mm-hmm – We know we're taking this one and putting it in third

– Yep – This is tough, it's like, it's just like how am I feeling today? Do I wanna go to Martha's Vineyard? Or do I wanna go to, you know, New Mexico? I don't know, it just depends on how close I am to either one and what their air fares are – I believe that this is missing croutons Makes me a little frustrated I'm saying let's put this one at number two

Cranberries and apples, refreshing salad And then number one let's put the southwest salad and then we're kinda sending the message that maybe you don't want southwest, then you're gonna go for number two and that becomes your number one – Okay yeah – You in agreement? – I agree with this These are almost tied for me

I do like a little spice so I'm gonna land on the southwest side – So let's reveal starting with number six This is from– – [Both] Burger King – Okay, all right – Number five

– [Both] Arby's – No surprises here – Number four – [Both] Carl's Jr – Not a bad salad

– Number three McDonald's – McDonald's Oh McDonald's got the corn I didn't know that

– Number two I think I know where this is from Wendy's, yes, which means that the favorite salad out of these was from Jack in the Box? – Jack in the Box? – Jack in the Box does it! – Congratulations, Jack Oh, man (Rhett laughs) Check it– – Oh man, you should try that Jack in the Box salad

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– Having fun in South Carolina! Click the top link to watch us rank fast food apples in Good Mythical More – (chuckles) And to find out where the Wheel of Mythicality's gonna land Move at the speed of conversation with us Subscribe to Ear Biscuits wherever you listen to podcasts

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