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.  

 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. 

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