Monday, December 17, 2012

Why Did I Eat This?

The prospect of caramelized onions was enough to sucker me into trying the latest attempt at fast food gourmet, the McDonald's CBO Angus Third-Pounder. Click through for a brief (three) photo essay that captures my stupidity and the sadness of this sandwich.

 This is what it's supposed to look like:

This is what it really looks like:

The truth is actually not too far from the lie in this case, and it would appear that you're getting more bacon than you bargained for.  Trouble is, the flaccid strips are too long to eat in one bite, so instead of looking like a civilized jackass eating McDonald's, you look like a bear who just caught a bacon-fish in his mouth. Let's check under the hood:

The caramelized onion bait was instead a few burnt onions that tasted like 3 day-old fond. The creamy mustard sauce served only to make the bun taste like a freezer-burnt corn dog, and just like the first time I tested out the angus third-pounder, the patty itself was horribly dry. Ringing up at over six bucks, this I'm not sure how they can call this an Extra Value Meal. You're better off sticking to the dollar menu. Buen provecho.

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