Since the time I first had Refreshment Port’s Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Poppers over a year and a half ago, I’ve been wanting to return to enjoy them again. I’ve mentioned them to Matt each time we walk by, but we usually have something else to eat on our agenda. Well, the time has passed for those little poppers, and now the option that supposedly packs some heat is the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
I decided to stop by and give it a try, and, by ordering the “entree only,” I saved $2 and the calories from the fries with which it’s normally served.
The sandwich comes topped with Swiss cheese and pickles, and despite the chicken actually being fairly hot, the Swiss didn’t melt in the couple minutes between receiving my order, walking to my bench and taking the picture. The sandwich also comes with a side of Ranch to help quell the heat from the chicken.
The chicken breast itself is a decent size, nicely fried and speckled with black pepper, not unlike the Fried Chicken Sandwich I had a few weeks ago at Tomorrowland Terrace (TT). In fact, I’m pretty darn sure it’s the same chicken. This chicken’s heat was primarily from the pepper, which I noted gave a kick in the TT version. That was about the same amount of heat I was getting here.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with the sandwich, but it just doesn’t live up to its “spicy” title. I wouldn’t mind ordering it again, personally, but with all the other options in World Showcase, I’d prefer to spend my money elsewhere.
The Ranch is probably the same property-wide, and has the same chemical sheen the drizzle on the TT version had. I certainly didn’t need it.
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This sandwich certainly does not hold the bar for heat like the Poppers of the past did. If you’re not into the offerings in World Showcase, or have a picky eater with you, or just want something quick and fried to hold you until your ADR, then Refreshment Port will suit your needs. For me, I likely hold out until something interesting makes its way back on the menu. Or they bring back the Poppers. 😉