Now you KNOW I LOVES me some wings. Bone-in, bone-out, bone-less, bone-whatever. One of the great flavors for wings is Garlic Parmesan…so when I saw these in the freezer at Walmart I was interested.
Two trays of microwaveable “wyngz” with “kicker” sauce if I want it extra spicy? Hmmmmm…..go on.
Well fresh from my microwave these were NOT good. They were soggy and chewy and did I say NOT good already?
Having most of my afternoon free, I decided to go ahead and fire-up the oven and cook these suckers ol’ fashion style….and that result was way better…duh.
I enjoyed the flavor of the kicker packets and the garlic parm sauce as well. I would for sure buy these again…but I would never microwave them again. woof.
Sooo….. I keep trying the wings at WingStreet. To be honest, I don’t know exactly when the whole “pizza and wings” thing came about. It’s great if you are feeding a crowd or having food for a game but….eh….. most of the time you get great pizza and “meh” wings ….or the other way around.
I have said in the past that I love the chicken that WingStreet uses— BIG chunks of white meat chicken. As far as flavors go…I haven’t found one that I am crazy about. I DO love Lemon Pepper, so when I heard they have a new rub I was ready.
And you can see…not much in the way of coloring …and not much in added taste as well. They are salty and a hint…and I mean HINT of lemon or pepper flavor…but it’s only a HINT.
Hint= not much here people.
You can’t have a sauce called “Triple Dog Dare” and NOT expect me to try it.
So I tried it. In the minutes waiting for these I was wondering who was going to drive me to the hospital. How was I going to survive these?
Well, I had them and I am still here. These were SOOOOOOO not what I expected. I had to ask twice if I received the correct sauce flavor. I am told it was correct. These were hot…but with some added paprika or something it seemed. Decent flavor but they are nowhere near the top of their HEAT LEVEL chart like they showed me. I wouldn’t try them again…Hooters has plenty of other sauces that are wayyyyy better.
You don’t see much CiCi’s stuff here on the JFC and that is because most of the time it’s a lackluster experience.
Until this time.
For some reason I got a hankering for wings while at a Cici’s and gave them a go. Got them to go actually. I got your basic ten piece “Hot Buffalo” and you know what….. from CiCi’s….?????….. These were actually pretty damn good. Nice amount of char from the oven-baking….and a sauce with a good volume of heat. These are the best thing on the menu!!!! ……next to those cinnamon rolls….woo
My tastes are ever-evolving when it comes to wing flavors. Wingstop has debuted a new flavor that I like called SMOKE 9. It’s exactly what you might think…a smoky…bbq-y…slightly pepper-y…dry rub type flavor.
Not a total dry rub though, as you can see. It’s good but it’s missing a note…like maybe a sweetness?
And then it hits me. These sort of taste like a more smoky version of the Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC.
Now whether that is intended or by accident, if you know about both, it’s undeniable. KFC has them just by a hair on the flavor…but of course Wingstop has them on the quality of the chicken and it’s flavor. Comparison aside it’s still very good…..but I am still waiting for Wingstop to bring back their best flavor ever….the Serrano Pepper Glaze…oh how I miss that sauce!!!
Okay SONIC has come out — guns blazin’ — with a whole new line of boneless wings with several new flavors. Today we take on the Garlic Parmesan and Buffalo. As you see here to the left, these are packaged in their hot dog containers. Which is kinda strange at first but it is a pretty smart vessel to deliver these things. Saves Sonic the trouble and cash of buying some kind of new container just for this limited-time item. Smart, that. The pieces (at least in the orders I got) weren’t tiny chicken nuggets. These are pretty nice sized pieces and the current special of BOGO on Mondays means they are cheap too! Two orders of six for around 4 bucks. Nice. The Garlic Parmesan (above left) has some good flavor to them. Nice and herb-y and garlicky. It does sorta remind me of a thicker Italian salad dressing type flavor to it. Not really a bad thing. Just an observation. I gobbled these up quick
Next up was the basic Buffalo. This was decent but the butter/cayenne flavor seemed a bit off. Too much butter and not enough heat. These were pretty pedestrian. Of the two choices I would for sure have the Garlic Parmesan again but probably not the regular Buffalo.
stay tuned….more flavor reviews coming up!
Have you tried them? If so tell me about it in the comments section below.
So I find myself back at WingStreet and this time I am going with the SPICY BBQ.
As I have said before, I like the size and taste of the chicken chunks (bone-out) that they serve at WingStreet but I have yet to find a sauce I am really crazy about. I figure if they were to overhaul their sauce selection they could really be a top contender in the wing game.
This SPICY BBQ is probably the best sauce I have had so far. It’s a rich and thick sauce that is just slightly sweet with some heat on the back-end. It wasn’t until the last bite that I noticed that heat had snuck up on me. Overall a good taste and lots of flavor but still not quite the ‘WOw” factor I am looking for. Again I say, the best I have had yet.
BUT now that I found this sauce I at least have a fallback sauce while I continue searching for their best.