Chicken Wing Challenge, Week 7: Syberg’s

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This week is flying by, and so will this review! As I’m typing this, I’m relaxing and sipping on an ice cold strawberry smoothie. It’s tasty, but boy do I wish I had a chicken wing in my hand! Ever since I started this challenge, it’s all I can think about. Maybe my next challenge should be a healthy eating challenge. What do you think?

Just kidding! Kind of. Smile

On to the chicken. For week 7, I headed to a St. Louis favorite, Syberg’s.

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It’s somewhat of a local chain, with locations in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, South County, and downtown St. Louis. This spot came highly recommended because of their famous wings.

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If the menu proclaims it, it can’t be wrong! Oh…wait. Didn’t someone else claim to have “famous” wings too? And we know how that one turned out…

I tried to knock the horrid memory of Culpepper’s wings out of my head. Syberg’s would be different. Syberg’s wings would be great. Right?

I ordered a pound of their wings in Syberg’s original sauce, their most popular flavor. After a short wait, these babies were presented to me:

 

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Well…Syberg’s certainly didn’t skimp on the sauce, now did they? Smile

I took a deep breath, made sure I had enough napkins around, picked up a wing, and took a huge bite.

You know what? There’s no way to sugar coat what I’m about to say.

These were the most disgusting wings I’ve had in my life. IN MY LIFE.

I’m not a picky eater, folks. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that. I’ve eaten fermented herring. Pig intestines. Duck tongue. Chicken feet. I’m no stranger to “weird” foods, and it takes a lot to gross me out. A lot.

Congrats, Syberg’s. You have successfully turned this food blogger’s stomach.

Where do I start? To be fair, the chicken itself wasn’t bad at all. It was the sauce that was the major offender. How can I describe this? It was thick and tasted like a sweet mayonnaise with a tangy aftertaste, if you can imagine such a thing.

I was hungry, so I choked down three wings before I called it quits. I was super curious about the ingredients in this sauce, so I asked the waitress. Apparently, it’s hot sauce mixed with honey mustard. Blech. Who thought this was a good idea?

Needless to say, these wings are at the bottom of my list. Yes…they were even worse than Culpepper’s!

The current standings:

1. Southtown Pub

2. Trainwreck

3. Poor Richard’s

4. The Post

5. STL Wing Co.

6. Culpepper’s

7. Syberg’s

See you next week with (hopefully) a better wing review!

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  • Please take a trip to O’Fallon and go to B. Halls and get their King Wings! You won’t be disappointed.

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      Oooh, thanks for the recommendation! I’ll give them a try! King Wings…sounds amazing!

  • Hymnist

    Wow! Brutal!

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      too harsh? 🙂

  • Wow, this is really surprising! If you haven’t noticed… most of STL is OBSESSED with Syberg’s wing sauce! They even sell it in grocery stores. In fact, I’ve been in a couple other places (DC, Colorado) and seen ‘St. Louis style sauce’ and it is always something like Syberg’s. Maybe it’s like our love of provel?

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      I’ve definitely noticed! I’ve seen the wing sauce in stores, and it’s boggling to me how popular it is! Maybe it is like St. Louisans’ love of provel…haha! 🙂

  • TTTStLou

    I’m kind of surprised how much you hated these. I think their wings are okay – not my favorite, but I never found them offensive. There used to be a place near me that served wings with a special sauce that I determined after a couple of bites was hot sauce and italian salad dressing. They were also not bad, but not great.

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      Maybe I was a little over the top in my hatred of the wings…:)

      • TTTStLou

        Nah, keep doing what you’re doing. If you get wishy washy you’ll lose your edge.

        • OffTheEatenPathSTL

          🙂

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