Basket Review No. 20: Hornbacher’s

For my 20th Basket Review I ventured to my neighborhood Hornbacher’s and picked up some chicken strips from the deli.

I opted for the combo, which includes three strips, two sides and a dinner roll for $5.49. My mans at the deli hooked it up and gave me four tenders instead of three, so that was cool.

All of this food for $5.49 should be illegal.


The strips were good. They tasted exactly like decent, bone-in fried chicken. They were the thickest strips I’ve had so far, which I think took a toll on the crispiness of the breading.

The fries (potato wedges) were better than I expected. They were pretty well-seasoned and crispy. I didn’t get any ranch so I had to use the generic Target brand ranch in my fridge. Which was fine.

The mac and cheese and dinner roll were delicious. But as you know, I don’t let things that aren’t chicken strips or fries factor into my score, though they are greatly appreciated.

Also shout out to my favorite Hornbacher’s employee Mike.

Overall, I give this basket a solid 7. It was good, not great. For the value, it was awesome. This amount of decent food for $5.49 is just obscene. And I loved it. Hornbacher’s: solid 7.

Author: thrillswithjmills

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

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