Chicken Salad

Terrence Manning, Barber to the Patriots, Loves Willow Tree

Willow Tree: Terrence, the Willow Tree team thanks you for your mentions on Twitter! We’d like to know a little more about you, and where your appreciation for Willow Tree products comes from. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? 

Terrence Manning: We’ll it might surprise you to know that I am not a native New Englander. I’m actually from New Orleans and my family moved up to New England when I was a teenager. 

When I was in college on a basketball scholarship I started working at a barber shop in Providence. I feel like I’ve been a barber since I was 10. I became the barber for a number of basketball players from Providence College, and at one point Rick Fox was a client of mine when he was with the Lakers. Eventually I opened my own shop in Attleboro and I now have a number of Patriots as clients, as well as some celebrities.

Willow Tree: Who are some of the folks you’ve had as clients? 

Terrence Manning: Teddy Bruschi, Junior Seau, Cory Dillon, Rodney Harrison, Kevin Faulk, Bill Bellamy, Larenz Tate (from Rescue Me), and Diggy Simmons.

Willow Tree: That’s very cool Terrence. So tell us about your history with Willow Tree, and what makes you such a big fan. 

Terrence Manning: I had never had any chicken salad until I moved up here, and I have to say that when I first tried it (not Willow Tree’s, just chicken salad in general) I didn’t like it. I always thought it was pretty tasteless. Then an ex-girlfriend of mine got me into Willow Tree Chicken Salad. She loved it. I gave it a try and I was hooked. This has to be the best chicken salad I’ve had in my life! I don’t know what you put in it, but it’s amazing.

Willow Tree: That’s great Terrence. Have you tried any other Willow Tree products? 

Terrence Manning: Eventually, I went to your store and tried the chicken pie as well. I love that too. What’s different about it is that it tastes so fresh. Now I bring the chicken salad to work for lunch. Usually I put it on a wrap with lettuce and tomatoes. The chicken pie makes a great dinner.

Willow Tree: You seem pretty busy. What do you do while you’re waiting for your Willow Tree Chicken Pie to cook? 

Terrence Manning: I’m usually blogging while it’s cooking. I always recommend Willow Tree to every one of my friends. I won’t eat any other kind of chicken salad!

Willow Tree: Thank you Terrence! And much continued success with your salon.

The Top 12 Ways Fans Like to Enjoy Willow Tree Chicken Salad

As we head into summer, Willow Tree Chicken Salad will likely be making a regular appearance on the plates of thousands of New Englanders. Last week, we asked Willow Tree Facebook fans to tell us how they like to enjoy their chicken salad. We were overwhelmed by how quickly they responded. Here is what they had to say: 

  1. Catherine likes hers on a finger roll
  2. John likes his plain on wheat with bread and butter pickles on the side
  3. Christine likes hers straight out of the container (most popular answer)
  4. Rich likes his on a toasted salt bagel for a sweet and salty treat (great idea Rich!)
  5. Michelle likes hers on a whole wheat wrap with baby spinach and sweet potato chips
  6. Laurie sometimes mixes hers with curry powder, or walnuts and grapes over mixed greens (very gourmet!)
  7. Marnie spoons hers onto a saltine cracker and adds a drop of tabasco
  8. Georgiana puts hers on a salad
  9. Allyson likes hers on a bulkie roll with chips on the side
  10. Michael likes his in a wrap with lettuce, tomato, onion and black olives
  11. Stephanie likes hers on a bed or lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and carrots
  12. Nancy likes hers with fresh-picked garden tomatoes 

Thank you fans! After reading that, I think we could all go for a chicken salad snack! 

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Have a great summer!