New @ChickFila salads are Refreshing and #Freshmade

May 19, 2013 5 Comments »
New @ChickFila salads are Refreshing and #Freshmade

UPDATE!
Congratulations Lori Vann, Maria Galati Smith, Ponnarasi Kothandaraman, and Bernetta Jackson-Knighten, because you all won a Giftcard to Chick-fil-A to try a 3 delicious new salads!


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Chick-fil-A has remixed and refreshed their salad menu and when I heard about it, it was music to my ears and tasting them was like a medley in my mouth! 

I got the chance to try Chick-fil-A’s newest salads on Saturday and invited some of my blogger friends to try them out as well during a Meet, Eat and Tweet event at Chick-fil-A on Hwy 5 in Douglasville, Ga.



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With choices like the  Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad, Chick-fil-A Asian Salad, Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad – as well as an improved Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap, the variety offers premium and nutritious ingredients, such as romaine lettuce, mixed baby greens, honey Thai almonds, roasted corn, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries and more.



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I indulged and chose the Grilled Market Salad because I love grilled chicken and it’s the optimum choice for me since I now lead a more healthier lifestyle. (I don’t like to say the word diet). And this salad made my palate sing. Paired with a Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette, I loved the Grilled Market salad’s mix of fresh fruits – strawberries, blueberries and apples – and the hint of spice on the grilled chicken. It was a delicious combination of spicy and sweet and had a very enticing and appetizing kick coupled with the freshness of the leafy greens. Compared to other fast-food chains that offer salads, this was indeed the freshest salad I’ve ever had.

And when I say FRESH, I mean FRESH. Check out this video detailing the happily handcrafted fresh salads.

Highlight: Grilled Market Salad

Grilled and sliced chicken breast served on a fresh bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, crumbled blue cheese and a mix of red and green apples, strawberries and blueberries. Served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend and Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette (or guest’s choice of dressing). The salad has 180 calories, 4 grams of fat and includes two servings of vegetables and one serving of fruit.

And starting at $6.79, each salad offers two or more servings of vegetables or fruit, and have between 180 and 430 calories (without dressing). Salads are freshly prepared throughout the day at Chick-fil-A’s 1,700-plus restaurant locations nationwide.



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On Left Di-Di St. Louis from HealthyMommyHappyBaby.net and her sister Tai. On right Aimee from PrettyFrugaldiva.com  and her daughter.

Aimee from Prettyfrugaldiva.com delighted in the Cobb Salad drizzled with the Avocado Lime Ranch dressing. I tried it too. Aimee and I agreed that the hot, signature Chick-fil-A breaded and sliced chicken nuggets sitting on top of the salad was a delicious accoutrement to a tasty twist on an old favorite. No ham in this Cobb Salad but trust me when I say the ham was not missed! And pigs will be delighted that you are eating MORE CHICKEN!

Di-Di enjoyed the Asian salad and Tai loved the Grilled Market salad as much as I did. 

Other dressings unique to Chick-fil-A that go with the salads include the Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Avocado Lime Ranch and Honey Sesame.

Complementing its new entrée salads, Chick-fil-A also debuted an enhanced Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap. The improved wrap provides a full serving of vegetables and lean chicken on a new all-natural, high-fiber flax bread. Starting at $4.89, the wrap is filled with grilled chicken, green leaf lettuce, shredded red cabbage, carrots and a blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. The Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap has 330 calories and 12 grams of fat.



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Roni from Macaroni Kid College Park (above) sampled the Asian salad along with Babs from Babs in Blogland. (below)



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Both ladies raved about Asian salad topped with pressure-cooked chicken nuggets served hot on a fresh bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red and green cabbage, carrots and mandarin orange segments and served with Honey Thai Almonds, Chinese Garlic & Ginger Wontons and Honey Sesame dressing



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And Rudy raved about the Cobb salad too. The mix of shredded red cabbage and carrots, roasted corn kernels, a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, crumbled bacon, diced eggs and grape tomatoes sent his taste buds on sensory overload! He said it was delicious! The salad is also served with Charred Tomato Crispy Red Bell Peppers and Avocado Lime Ranch dressing. The salad is 430 calories and contains 39 grams of protein.

Thank you to the Chick-fil-A manager Michael Paul for his stellar customer service. I have to say that the Chick-Fil-A on Hwy 5 in Douglasville is one of the nicest places to eat and bring your family. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nicer group of employees in my life! Everyone there greets you will a smile. And Michael Paul was very accommodating to all of us. I truly appreciate the opportunity to try the newest salads and I want YOU to try them to!

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GIVEAWAY!

Take the Chick-Fil-A “Are You a Starter” short quiz below and post your results below! FIVE people will win a gift card to try one of the new Chick-Fil-A salads! The winner will be announced Friday May 24th! I can’t wait to see your results! It’s fun! Try it! (US/18)


 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post! But all opinions expressed are mine.

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5 Comments

  1. Ponnarasi May 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm -

    Interesting quiz. Result is am a THE GO WITH THE FLOW STARTER. :-)

    WISH i get chosen among the five.

  2. Lori Vann May 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm -

    I’m a go-with-the-flow starter!

  3. Bernetta May 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm -

    I am the Go With The Flow Starter!! I got a 12!!
    #fingerscrossed

  4. Maria Smith May 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm -

    I’m a go with the flow starter too! I like the quote: “You believe variety is the spice of life but too much spice will ruin the dish.”

  5. Raijean May 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm -

    This looks good, I’ve got to stop by and check them out!