Artwork by Lily Beasley
During the summer, you must have heard all the hype about the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chicken sandwich.
As if our summers weren’t already crazy enough with “The Bachelorette,” Popeyes just had to shake us up even more. It shouldn’t have been a big thing, and it wasn’t — at least until people who tried it started to say it was better than its iconic Chick-fil-A counterpart. In light of this, it seems everyone in America decided that they just had to try it themselves. Many people tweeted that they were excited and curious to try this new chicken sandwich. Since social media spreads things so easily, it led to the sandwich being sold out nationwide. I wanted to find out if it was really worth the hype?
I had the privilege of trying the sandwich myself. However, before I tell you about my experience, you have to know some things about me. First of all, I don’t get the hype about Chick-fil-a. It’s not that good.
I decided to interview people to get to know their thoughts on the sandwich. While I did receive several unhelpful comments such as “Chick-fil-A reigns” and “I’m vegetarian,” out of the 39 people I interviewed, seven people had tried it, 18 people thought it was good, and 21 people thought it was all hype. Yikes.
My experience with the sandwich was kind of … anticlimactic. I had my hopes up. I was excited to eat the chicken sandwich. However, when I actually ate it, I was far from pleased. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t the best thing in the world. The bun was cool. I mean it was soft but like crispy at the same time. There was also just a fat piece of chicken stuck in the middle of the sandwich which was kind of soggy and not the crispy golden chicken you always see advertised. To me, it tasted like Chick-fil-A. I was confused as to why all Buzzfeed employees and Twitter users had so hyped it up. I was truly so mad at myself for spending $3.99 on just another chicken sandwich.
The so called craze-worthy sandwich is just not worth it. Go spend your $3.99 plus tax somewhere else. Bun+Chicken+Pickles does not really equal all the love.
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