Wednesday, April 13, 2011
McDonald's Jalapeño Cheddar McChicken & Cheddar Onion McChicken
It was the Dodgers at the Giants, and in the background an advertisement caught my eye, in unmistakable McDonald's font and colors, reading: "Cheddar Onion McChicken."
What is that?!! I thought to myself. That sounds good. So I went to McDonald's. Sure enough, there was an ad for two new McChicken sandwiches, both priced at $1.49 - the Cheddar Onion and a Jalapeño Cheddar. I ordered one of each.
I've had the McChicken before off the Dollar Meal. It's a basic, inoffensive chicken sandwich. There is absolutely nothing special about it but compared to most value menu chicken sandwiches, it's decent. (One of my less well-thought-out ideas was a massive post on value menu chicken sandwiches last summer. It was a silly idea... but at least it means I know what I'm talking about on the subject.) I was interested to see how it would taste with these new flavors.
I read a few things online about this sandwich, including a rumor that you can order these jalapeños on any sandwich McDonald's serves. I would not mind trying their Southern Style Chicken Sandwich - which I actually enjoy - in that manner. That sounds pretty damn good.
"Sure," I said, "have the entire half." And she did.
Look, this isn't gourmet stuff. And it's not even better than the fast casual stuff that I like: a Zankou Chicken tarna wrap or a Philly's Best cheesesteak is much better. But they're only $1.49. They make a good snack, and I would certainly would take either over any of McDonald's burgers.
Posted by JustinM at 9:49 AM