Carl’s Jr.’s latest addition to their line of biscuit sandwiches is the Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. The new sandwich features a Hillshire Farm sausage link, scrambled eggs, and American cheese on Carl’s Jr.’s Made from Scratch biscuit. I picked up the new breakfast sandwich for $2.59.
How Does it Taste?
I’ll start off by saying I freaking love Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s biscuits. They are some of the tastiest biscuits I’ve had anywhere, not just from fast food joints. I normally prefer another bread option over biscuits at most fast food places, but at Carl’s Jr. they take front and center on the breakfast menu, and you really wouldn’t want to skip out on these biscuits in the first place, except for one very serious reason.
As delicious as they are, the biscuits from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are chock full of trans fat. We’re talking the highest trans fat count I’ve ever seen on a particular food item. I took an interest in this information when I noticed the Smoked Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit that I’m reviewing contains 6g of trans fat. I looked at the number, turned my head, and looked at it again. Nope, it was still 6g. Upon further investigation, the source of all of this trans fat is the biscuits themselves. What a way to ruin my day. My favorite biscuits ever, and they are absolutely terrible for you. That’s not to say biscuits are good for you in the first place, but these take it too another extreme. Anyways, I should probably talk about how the thing tastes now.
The Smoked Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit has a key player taking front and center here: the Hillshire Farm smoked sausage. The sausage had a yummy smoked sausage flavor to it, but it was pretty damn salty. Sausage is normally pretty salty anyways, but this sausage was quite overpowering. Since the sausage slices are laid side by side, every bite contains a hefty portion of sausage.
Even though the sausage was totally dominant, the flavor of the biscuits still came through. I could go on and on about how much I love these biscuits, but I must get to the rest of the sandwich.
The egg is pretty much the standard scrambled egg you would find anywhere, it’s hard to change the taste of eggs. They were warm and fluffy, whereas some other fast food places serve rubbery, lukewarm eggs. The american cheese was melted through the entire sandwich and provided ample coverage. The cheese acts as the delicious glue to hold all of the ingredients together. The rest of the ingredients ended up mellowing out the intense saltiness of the sausage a bit.
If you can get past the heart stopping amount of trans fat this thing contains, the Smoked Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit was quite delicious. The saltiness of the smoked sausage was a bit much at first, but it slowly evened out upon reaching the center of the biscuit. I prefer other biscuits that Carl’s Jr. has on the menu, but the Smoked Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit is still pretty tasty. I recommend breakfast lovers give this sandwich a try. And please, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, work towards eliminating the trans fat from these biscuits!
Pros: Amazing biscuits, sandwich was thick and satisfying,
Cons: 6g trans fat! sausage was a bit on the salty side, finding out my beloved biscuits are the source of all that trans fat.
Smoked Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit
Calories from Fat: 420
Total Fat: 47g
Sat. Fat: 16g
Trans Fat: 6g