|The Team of Experts (from left to right:) Jim, Andrew, Kevin, Serafina, Patrick|
|Me at the Arby's Drive-Thru Window|
|Clockwise from top-left: Panera's Chipotle Chicken Sandwich,|
KFC's Double Down, BK's Double Stacker, Wendy's Baconator,
Arby's Bacon Chicken & Swiss
When at long last, after a long journey of driving from restaurant to restaurant with a bag of food slowly increasing in size, we finished our quest for bacon. It was then time to eat. We all went back to my house and quickly unwrapped the glorious feast from its less-than-glorious covering. Our eyes fixed on the bacony bounty that lay before us, we had no idea where to begin. Before long (and before it went cold,) I handed out plates and pencils and score sheets as one of the others cut each sandwich into six pieces. It was time to get down to some serious work. We began each test by first cleansing our pallet with a soft drink and taking our slice of the sandwiches, making notes and making comments about its physical appearance and scent and just how appetizing it looked in general. After giving our first impressions, we all took a bite and wrote down our scores and gave our thoughts. It was entertaining and pretty funny to see all of us (especially Andrew) taking it so seriously.
We began with the Burger King Double Stacker. A little over three dollars, it consists of two meat patties, two slices of bacon, cheddar cheese, and a yellow sauce. As we picked up our individual slices, we all quickly noticed that they were small, the cheese looked almost fake, and the whole thing very unappealing. Jim remarked that it looked like a "Phisher-Price Burger with plastic cheese." When we took a bite, the immediate reactions signaled that our fears were true. The bacon was flimsy and thin, and worst of all, you couldn't even taste it. We quickly wrote down our score and moved on.
The Arby's Chicken, Bacon & Swiss is just that. It was a very good looking bun with good looking chicken and good looking bacon and good, real looking swiss cheese. We all took a bite, wrote down our scores, and discussed. All of us were in agreement that it was definitely a good, solid sandwich. At only a little over four bucks without the combo, it was a little expensive, but well worth it.
|Inside of the Baconator|
|Me Enjoying The Chipotle Chicken Sandwich|
5. BK Double Stacker
...with a horrendously low score of 22. Its wet-noodle-like bacon is far and away beyond an F.
4. Wendy's Baconator
...with an average score of 57. A sandwich that isn't bad, but isn't for everyone. It averages to an F.
3. KFC's Double Down
...with respectable score of 79. It recieved a good solid C+ overall and left a good impression on us.
2. Arby's Chicken, Bacon & Swiss
...with a really great score of 82, you'll probably get the most bang for your buck with this B sandwich.
1. Panera's Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
...with an utterly fantastic score of 94, it easily won the best scores of all. It's a little expensive, but an A!
In the end, we were all in agreement that although some of the food we had tonght was amazing, you simply can't beat bacon cooked in a skillet over the stove at home. It was an incredible night and it was certainly a lot of fun. All of us consider this adventure to be a great and successful one. Thank you for reading and I hope it's been fun for you to read whether you like bacon or not. As a side note, the name of this post is a reference to BRODYQUEST, a nonsensical YouTube video created by Neil Cicierega of Potter Puppet Pals fame. Don't worry, I don't think the video is supposed to make any sense, but I like the part when he walks into the sun.