5.31.2011

My New Summer Craving and A BerryTasty Give-Away

I have been a fan of Wendy's for years.  A lot of years, really!  When I worked in television in the small, southeastern town of Whiteville, NC from 1991 to 1996, a Wendy's was about three blocks from my news office.  I kid you not when I tell you that my TV news car pulled through the drive-thru every weekday about 3 PM before going back to the office to edit that day's news.  I always ordered a "Biggie Iced Tea."    They were number one in my book for iced tea and burgers.   It almost got to the point that I didn't even have to order because my tea was waiting on me about that same time every day.  

It's amazing how things go full-circle sometimes.  This past weekend, Wendy's and TheMotherhood, a national social community for moms, invited me to attend a Blogger picnic to try the new Berry Almond Chicken Salad.  I usually go for a cheeseburger with mustard and pickles (since they make it to order) or a spicy chicken fillet sandwich at Wendy's, but my metabolism isn't what it used to be so maybe I should give more salads a try.


It was an honor to be included in this event and fabulous to meet such talented and successful bloggers who welcomed this newbie blogger with open arms.  They've been blogging for years.  Me, five months.  My son who is always eager to eat in a restaurant went with me for a great mom-son date!   We need those from time to time.


All the tables are filled with local bloggers and my son

Author of "My Messy Paradise" and her family

My salad.  I ate half of it before I remembered I should take a photo for you.  Still learning!

Let's just say that Wendy's has a berry good idea with this gourmet salad. It is filled with in-season strawberries and blueberries, tender grilled, warm chicken, roasted almonds with sea salt, shaved asiago cheese and eleven types of mixed greens, all tossed with a delicious fat-free raspberry vinaigrette. Yes, I said eleven greens; not just the usual iceberg and romaine!   The salad is not only gorgeous, but truly delicious.   It comes in either a half-size or whole.  Being the hearty eater that I am, I ordered the whole salad, and ate it down to the last bite.  It was THAT good.

Photo by my 5-year-old
I also ordered the new Wild Berry Iced Tea to go with my salad.  You knew this southern belle was going to order tea, right?   It wasn't in the biggie size, but let me tell you, I asked for a refill and went back the next day to get another one at a different location.  There is no doubt that Wendy's knows how to make good iced tea and a fresh salad! 

I now have a new summer craving, and have met some great new friends, too.  You may just find me at one of my local Wendy's this summer.

If my talk about the new Berry Almond Chicken Salad and my absolutely delicious tea, has you craving for your own taste, you're in luck.  Wendy's and theMotherhood teamed up to offer you a $25 gift card so that you may try the salad and any of your other favorite entrees.   It will be a random draw, and the deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 7 at 11:59 PM EST.  

TO ENTER:
 Leave a comment here and tell me what you like best at Wendy's for one entry.
(If you do not follow the blog in Google Reader or have a Google ID, just use the anonymous icon on the choices to leave a message on the blog, but make sure you include your name in your comments so I know who to reach if you win.)

Extra Entries
You all learned yesterday in my post that I have a Facebook obsession so I'm going to do a promotion for the blog's Facebook Page.

Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook for Two Entries
(If you are already a blog fan on Facebook then just let me know in your comments)

Refer a friend to the Blog's Facebook Page  and Get an Entry for Every Friend You Refer
(Your friend will need to write on my wall, and tell me you sent them so I can credit your entry)
My son and I cut each entry by hand so if you refer 10 people, we'll cut 10 entries.
Make us work hard with our cutting.  He needs to work on his fine motor skills. :)

Tweet about the give-away and receive Two Entries.
Be sure to include @Hinessightblog in your tweet and #berrytasty

Disclosure: I was compensated by Wendy’s and The Motherhood to try the new Berry Almond Chicken Salad. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by the company.



Also, joining the Fun Tuesday Hop today. 





Our Family World


144 comments:

  1. I like the Frosty at Wendy's.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    #1

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    #2

    ReplyDelete
  4. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/75545712393330689

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    #1

    ReplyDelete
  5. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/75545712393330689

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    #2

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey Leslie,

    Memories....I lived on frosty's when I was pregnant with my first born. I would buy one and get ope to take home to put in the freezer for the middle of the night craving!

    The spicy chicken sandwich is my favorite. That berry iced tea sounds so refreshing.

    Consider me entered

    Janet xox

    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

    I already follow on FB ;->

    ReplyDelete
  7. Tweeted and FB'd

    ;->


    Janet xox

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey Leigh it's Alex...I don't have a google ID... but this is super exciting!

    Wendy's spicy chicken caesar salads are the best- YUM! :) and you already know i follow you on FB and Twitter! I just tweeted. Miss you! PS really enjoyed yesterday's post!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like Wendy's hot chili in the cold winter time.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Jennifer Kearney
    I like Wendy's hot chili in the cold winter time.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The spicy chicken sandwich is my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Cheeseburgers and frosties are Toland Family favorites!
    Amy Toland

    ReplyDelete
  13. Chili!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like you on Facebook
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like you on Facebook
    entry 2
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. 1st - love, love, love the new blog header! So cute!

    2nd - I love Wendy's too, and I was just eyeing that salad on the drive thru menu the other day.

    3rd - please enter me in your giveaway. Frosty's are the best :)

    xoxo, elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm glad to hear of someone that tried this salad. I've been too afraid to order a different salad. I found you from Fun Tuesday Hop and am a new fan. I would appreciate a follow back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I am in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter http://twitter.com/#!/DeniseLillaRose I will like/follow you if you leave me a note.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Leah, what an exciting giveaway!!! I just love blogger events. I love the Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am already a fan of your Facebook page!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I tweeted! You can find my tweet by checking out your mentions or the #berrytasty hash tag. Have a good evening!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sadly I can't enter your giveaway! That salad looks just my kind of salad, I always put fruit in my salads and my husband complains. Looks like you had a good day out. Thankyou for visiting and leaving kind remarks. I am a little enamoured with Pinterest yes! I am well thankyou, going into hospital today for a small operation. May not be blogging for a few days. Have a lovely day, love Linda x

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love their new fries with sea salt!!

    Steph

    ReplyDelete
  23. I just tried Berry Almond Chicken Salad this past weekend and loved it as well!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I haven't been to a Wendy's in ages and hhonestly don't know where one is. I used to love Wendy's fries and salad bar, but my absolute favorite was the conversations I had with my college roommate! Hope I'll win do I can find a Wendy's near me and try the new salad. Maybe I'll invite my roomie to town and we can catch up!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like the Frosty!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like the Apple Pecan Chicken salad - would love to try the berry!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like you on Facebook (#1)
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like you on Facebook (#2)
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  29. http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/76178199842787328
    Tweet (#1)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  30. http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/76178199842787328
    Tweet (#2)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like the Big Bacon Classic. Not sure if they still call it that but it's the bacon cheeseburger with everything on it, as opposed to the Baconator.
    mason underscore 96 at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like the Double Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. liked you on facebook
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. liked you on facebook
    merleandtina@yahoo.com 2

    ReplyDelete
  35. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/76445548785303552
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I like the Broccoli & Cheese Potato.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like the Sour Cream baked Potato and The Caesar Side Salad.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I became a fan on facebook (1)
    bookloon at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I became a fan on facebook (2)
    bookloon at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I like their natural cut fries!
    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I like you on FB "crave to save"
    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  42. tweet 1-
    http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/76800192988446720

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I will always love the Junior Bacon cheeseburger and spicy chicken nuggets! always!
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  44. like you on FB as deanna time #1
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  45. like you on FB as deanna time #2
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  46. tweet#1
    http://twitter.com/#!/dlw447/status/77058031258566656
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  47. tweet#2
    http://twitter.com/#!/dlw447/status/77058031258566656
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  48. I like their junior bacon cheeseburger.
    jessicartodd at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. My kids like their kiddie meals.
    elizabeth.d.copeland@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Like on FB.

    Liz C.

    elizabeth.d.copeland@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Like on Fb 2.
    elizabeth.d.copeland@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love the double bacon cheese burgers and their chili

    ReplyDelete
  53. I like the classic double, with a baked potato!
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Liked you on Facebook
    Facebook name: Johannah Brookwell
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com
    Entry #1

    ReplyDelete
  55. Liked you on Facebook
    Facebook name: Johannah Brookwell
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com
    Etnry #2

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love their Frosty!

    Naomie nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. The chocolate frosties have long been a fave of mine.

    ReplyDelete
  58. shared on twitter
    http://twitter.com/#!/bettycd/status/77502969108631553

    ReplyDelete
  59. tweeted entry 2
    http://twitter.com/#!/bettycd/status/77502969108631553

    ReplyDelete
  60. ooops - I used your twitter share set up and that tweet does not include the hashtag you asked for so I modified it and retweeted.

    I already claimed two entries for tweeting though and this link goes to the tweet that includes the hashtag
    http://twitter.com/#!/bettycd/status/77504440613085184

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love Wendy's frosty's

    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I follow you on FB
    Belinda B
    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow you on FB 2
    Belinda B
    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. tweet 1
    http://twitter.com/#!/mommato5boys/status/77720465338138625

    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. tweet 2
    http://twitter.com/#!/mommato5boys/status/77720465338138625

    mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love Wendy's New Berry salad too it is AMAZING!! Who new fruit would taste good in a salad.. not me!!

    kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. I Like You on FB ( Kelsey A)

    kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com

    Entry 1 of 2

    ReplyDelete
  68. I Like You on FB ( Kelsey A)

    kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com

    Entry 2 of 2

    ReplyDelete
  69. I like Wendy's Chili. It's especially good spooned over their baked potatoes.
    mandimcclure at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I have already liked you on FB as well.

    mandimcclure at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. I *LOVE* their french fries...dipped in the Frosty :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. Wendy's has the best Value Menu and my son Loves their kids meals because they give Mandarin Oranges-his favorite! erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. FB fan: Erinn Arena Sluka 2

    ReplyDelete
  74. My fav is spicy chicken! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  75. Like you on FB entry 1! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. Like you on FB entry 2! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love their spicy chicken sandwiches!
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook - emillie rose.
    entry 1 of 2
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook - emillie rose.
    entry 2 of 2
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I shared on twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/78114188131704832.
    entry 1 of 2
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love Wendy's hamburgers!
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I shared on twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/78114188131704832.
    entry 2 of 2
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I love their sea salt fries! And as always, the frosty.
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  84. Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook as melanie johnson
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  85. Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook as melanie johnson
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  86. At Wendy's I love to cheat on my diet and get a Frosty.
    BusyTennesseeMom@charter.net

    ReplyDelete
  87. I follow you on facebook. My id is Pamela Womack Sims.
    BusyTennesseeMom at Charter dot net
    Entry 1

    ReplyDelete
  88. I follow you on facebook. My id is Pamela Womack Sims.
    BusyTennesseeMom at Charter dot net
    Entry 2

    ReplyDelete
  89. My favorite thing at Wendy's is their baked potatoes!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. Follow you on facebook - Janet Watson
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  91. Follow you on facebook - Janet Watson
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  92. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/jwatson50/status/78147775820333056
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  93. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/jwatson50/status/78147775820333056
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  94. I love their bacon cheeseburger!
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  95. I like you on FB
    Becky Fluff
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com
    entry 1

    ReplyDelete
  96. I like you on FB
    Becky Fluff
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com
    entry 2

    ReplyDelete
  97. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/rhuss85/status/78152752039067648
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com
    entry 1

    ReplyDelete
  98. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/rhuss85/status/78152752039067648
    rahuss85 at gmail dot com
    entry 2

    ReplyDelete
  99. I love their chili. It is loaded with protein & fiber.
    cjcmommy@gmail.com
    Charlene Canfield

    ReplyDelete
  100. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook.
    Charlene Canfield
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. #2. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook.
    Charlene Canfield
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. I love the Vanilla Frosty with fries!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com (GFC: Mechele Johnson)

    ReplyDelete
  103. I liked your FB page, Mechele JOhnson.
    entry #1
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I liked your FB page, Mechele JOhnson.
    entry #2
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I like their spicy chicken sandwich.
    allythompson1 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I like you on FB as twingle mommy
    allythompson1 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I like you on FB entry 2
    allythompson1 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I love their nuggets!
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I like you on FB #1
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  110. I like you on FB #2
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  111. What do I love about Wendy's? Well, the baked potatoes (cheese, please!), the new fries, the junior double cheeseburger deluxe, the Asiago Ranch Chicken sandwich, the Frosty floats... should I carry on?

    ReplyDelete
  112. Their new Vanilla Frostys are my fav!

    jeannettefender@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I like you on facebook as Jeannette M Fender

    jeannettefender@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  114. I like you on facebook #2.

    jeannettefender@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  115. I love frosties
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  116. like you on fb
    sarah hinhart
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  117. I love the frosty's at Wendy's!!!!!!
    saveoneharvey@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  118. I like you on facebook entry#1
    saveoneharvey@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I like you on facebook entry#2
    saveoneharvey@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  120. I love their Chicken Cesar Salads and their Crispy Chicken Nuggets. Yumm :)

    ericak77(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks:)

    ReplyDelete
  121. I liked you on Facebook! :) #1

    ericak77(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  122. I liked you on Facebook! :) #2

    ericak77(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  123. i love their chili!

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

    ReplyDelete
  124. im your facebook fan as emily ev--t


    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

    ReplyDelete
  125. facebook fan entry 2


    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

    ReplyDelete
  126. CHOCOLATE FROSTY
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  127. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook
    bec.shockley@gmail.com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  128. I Like the Hines-Sight Blog on Facebook
    bec.shockley@gmail.com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  129. I tweeted this
    http://twitter.com/#!/mngirlinssp/status/78261252496965634
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I love Wendy's Chili.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I like you on FB (Mari Doug)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  132. I like you on FB (Mari Doug)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  133. http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/78279646445174784

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  134. http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/78279646445174784

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  135. Thanks to everyone who entered. Congrats to Danielle Knapp. She is the winner of the $25 gift card. Enjoy the Berry Almond chicken Salad!

    ReplyDelete

On the Hines-Sight blog, you'll find southern tales, sightseeing, posts about luxury hotels, recipes, and a whole lot of This and That.

Thanks for stopping by the Hines-Sight Blog, and taking the time to make a comment. I love hearing from you, and reading your comments with a cup of tea. Sometimes, it may be confusing on how to leave a comment on blogger. If you don't have a google ID or blog, just use the anonymous tab to make a comment. It should work for you.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...