Today I decided to be a guinea pig and try a variety of Domino’s “sides” — beginning with Domino’s Spicy Baked Chicken.
I have to confess: I had hopes for this dish. The box markets it as the “juiciest chicken drumsticks, coated in spicy seasoning, baked for healthy indulgence.”
So what did I get? See the picture. It looks pretty good, pretty ‘juicy’. Favourably sized chicken leg pieces wrapped in silver foil. It looks impressive enough — but who cares about looks when it comes to food? I want to know how it tastes.
I take a bite in and am immediately disappointed. It’s pretty damn bland. I was expecting something spicy but maybe slightly sweet. Something that would dance on my tastebuds. Instead, the ‘spicy seasoning’ coating the chicken is BORING. Slightly mirchi, no flavour beyond that. Worse still the flavour doesn’t seep into chicken at all. No flavour of a marinade. And even worse still, the flavour of the chicken itself is just bland. Good chicken has its own juices, its own flavour. This has none of that. It tastes like.. hmm.. wet sock?
Domino’s Spicy Baked Chicken is priced at Rs 125 (without taxes) and Rs 147 (with taxes) it’s stupidly expensive for a tasteless product.
Domino’s is trying to go down the “healthy” baked goods road, which is a laudable. However, what sucks is the fact that they’re doing such a terrible job. Come on, if people want healthy — give them healthy and charge for that! Don’t fake it with crap products like this, Dominos.
Stick to (unhealthy) pizzas at Domino’s. At least they know how to make them.
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