Basket Review No. 70: Walmart deli

I decided to keep it keep it classy or the 70th installment of the Basket Review. So naturally, I moseyed on over to the Dilworth Walmart to see if its deli had chicken strips.

It did.

And they were bad.

The chicken was dry, dry, dry. The deli chicken tenders I’ve had thus far — Hornbacher’s, Cash Wise, kind of Champs Chicken (sham), has all been comparable — it tastes like deli, bone-in fried chicken. This was not the case at Walmart.


These tasted like they came out of a one-pound bag of frozen chicken strips from the freezer aisle. They’re still chicken strips, so it’s not like they were gross, but they just didn’t do it for me.

The potato wedges were about the deli standard. They weren’t bad, but weren’t great. I opted for mac n cheese for my second side, which was pretty solid. All deli mac n cheese is the same, as far as I’m concerned.

For my sauce, I had to stray away from my usual ranch and opt for something called “chicken dipping sauce.” Turns out, it tastes almost exactly like Chick-fil-A sauce. Good stuff. I also had to pay $.50 extra for a side of sauce, which is stupid, Walmart. Corporate greed, amIright?


Even with the petty sauce charge, this whole meal only put me out about $5.50. Deli chicken strip meals, man, they’re something else. The amount of food for how inexpensive they are is beautiful.

Nonetheless, this meal was about a 3.5. I needed to drown each bite in sauce just to get it down due to the dryness.

That’s all. Don’t really have anything else to say. There’s always a weird crowd at Walmart. See ya. 3.5.

Author: thrillswithjmills

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

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