Blah Bites: Hardee’s Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Sandwich

So during exams I was in a rush and starving.  The closest fast food joint to where I was that was NOT a McDonalds was a Hardees.  So I slowly pulled in, expecting to be forced to leave with just a $1.00 tanker of Diet Coke in my hands.  However, they still had their Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Sandwich.  So I thought I’d take a risk, and give it a go.

Now me and Hardees go wayyyyy back.  What fat kid in the South did NOT love Hardees breakfast biscuits?  Heck what skinny kid did not love Hardees biscuits?   Pre-weight loss me would certainly indulge in the delicious treats that Hardees (thats Carl’s Jr. for those West Coasters) would provide.  My favorite was the Chicken Fried Steak breakfast biscuit — add mayo.  Yep.  Thats a hunka fat and calories right there, but MAN do I remember it being tasty.   I try to avoid trigger foods like that now.  Not because they still may not taste good — but I know they are horrible for me, and even more so I know that I will feel SO darn guilty after eating them that it ins’t worth it calorically or emotionally.  However, today was a different day and I needed nourishment.  So to the cod sandwich I went.  Here are the stats from Hardee’s website (which actually does have one of the better nutrition listings I’ve seen — you can build your “bag” to see what you are about to put in your mouth) [10 Weight Watchers Points]:

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So 10 points is a lot for many people — but again I hadn’t eaten all day.  So here we went.   The Verdict:  not amazing, but not half bad.

The cod was cooked well — still moist and actually quite flavorful.  They pair it with a more “multi-grain” bun [they call it their honey wheat], but being honest as you’ll see in the photos — I ended up throwing the bun away.  I didn’t need it, nor like it that much to eat it.  Then there was a slice or two of tomato, a lettuce leaf, and some tartar sauce.

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Overall, if I was in a hurry again — but was going to sit at a desk where I could deconstruct this sandwich, I might get it again.  There are no break down stats on how many points just the fish filet is, but I’m sure it isn’t that horrible.  I imagine most of those points come from the bun.  So this (and my $1 tanker of Diet Coke) turned out to be an okay investment.  Imagine that.


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