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]:
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.
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.