Basket Review No. 5: Dairy Queen

For Basket Review No. 5 I went to everyone’s favorite spot for strips: Dairy Queen.

DQ’s chicken strip basket is the classic; the OG; but how does it stack up against the other baskets I’ve eaten thus far?

Let’s find out.

The strips were excellent. They had the perfect breading; it wasn’t too thick or thin, and was nearly the perfect amount of crispy. Dairy Queen’s strips are about as good as Popeyes.

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The fries at DQ are good, they’re nothing spectacular but certainly not bad by any means. I would never complain about receiving fries of this quality. They could have been slightly crisper and could have used a pinch more of salt, but nothing to drag them down.

The ranch was ranch. It was a normal, good-tasting ranch. No bonus points will be rewarded and none will be subtracted either.

Overall, this was the best basket I’ve had so far. I give Dairy Queen’s chicken strip basket an 8.3. It was comprised of top-tier strips and solid fries, so you really can’t go wrong. It’s the standard-setting chicken strip basket.

It’s good that I do not judge basket extras, such as toast in this case. Usually, I am pumped when I remember that DQ blesses us by including toast in their chicken strip basket. But this toast was far from a blessing.

It was trash. It tasted like they just took a piece of Wonder Bread, microwaved it for 15 seconds and slathered some margarine on top. Garbage. It was not even remotely crunchy and tasted border-line stale.

But I have to respect the game and keep an even playing field, so I cannot and will not judge extras.

8.3.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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