I enjoy the finer things in life, such as chicken wings and beer. I’ve created this blog to share my experiences with fellow wing lovers. My goal is to try as many different wing establishments as possible while rating each one. Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions. Enjoy!
A morning craving for wings at work a while ago turned in
to a drive down to Sobeys as soon as the clock indicated it was lunch time. It’s a pretty quick drive down the road and I
was surprised to see a few others with the same idea as me, it was going to be
13 minutes until the next batch of wings would be ready, but I decided to wait
it out and I learned a few interesting facts while waiting around.
I was curious if the wings I was about to consume were
the same ones I noticed hanging out in the freezer as I was wondering around
killing time, and I was surprised when I was informed that you can’t buy the
wings they actually server to customers.
I was thinking they would use Compliments products that you could buy,
but I guess not.
I also noticed there were three varieties of wings to
choose from – Crispy Plain, 2nd Degree Hot or Honey Garlic and I was
told they cycle daily through six different kinds, the other three are Sweet
and Sour, BBQ and Sweet Chili. I’m not
sure if there is a set rolling schedule for this but I’m not a fan of sauce on
anyway so I went with the Crispy Plain.
You have a few options to decide on for the quantity of
wings you would like to enjoy – 5 for $4.99, 10 for $8.99, 15 for $12.99 or 25
for $19.99. There are no regular wing
specials, unless advertised in the weekly flyer.
Breading: 5/5 – I was very impressed with the enjoyable
crispyness of the golden breading thoroughly covering each wing.
Overall quality: 2/5 – While digging in it wasn’t hard to
notice residual feathers along the outer perimeter of a few flatties, nothing
extremely protruding but still. I don’t
know the ins and outs of the process when it comes to removing feathers when
preparing wings but a few were missed here.
I also found them to be a bit on the greasy side and due to the size of the
wings there were a few fatty pieces I had to work my way around.
The pic doesn't do justice but there are residual feathers there.
Sauce selection: 2/5 - You can choose between 2nd Degree
Hot, Honey Garlic, Sweet and Sour, BBQ, Sweet Chili.
As a side note, if you are looking for the frozen boxes
of Compliments wings you can find Mild, Buffalo Style, Honey Garlic, Barbecue
or Spicy Breaded and a 907 gram box will run you $13.99.
Service: n/a – Category not rated since this isn’t the type
of place where you sit down and have your order taken.
Size: 5/5 – These were some jumbo sized wings for sure. The drumsticks were pretty fat and the flatties also contained a good helping of chicken.
Overall rating: 3.5/5
I’m hoping the residual feather situation isn’t like that
for all batches, and based on the breading alone I know I’ll be back to grab
some lunch time wings to find out.