While on my way back from class, I really was hankering for a piece of chicken. While that would normally result in an excursion to the Church's Chicken down the block, this time I had opted for a trip to the evil empire, McDonalds, to try this new sriracha sandwich thing I've been seeing on TV. I gotta be honest, it looked really good on TV, and even though I had quit eating there for a while, the ads just looked too damn good. But remember you guys, I don't do this for me, I do it to protect you from these corporate money grab schemes. Let's get started.
I gotta say, this is about as close I have ever seen to a TV match. The bun is as shiny as it is in the commercial. The chicken looks fried to perfection, and the lettuce protrudes out of the bun in such a way that invites the diner to eat. Also worth noting: the lettuce isn't like the usual "big mac" shredded lettuce, it's actual lettuce. I guess that's the "artisan" touch. Usually in fast food, things often look too good to be true, but Micky-D's outdid themselves here.
Visual Score: 10/10
This is flat-out a good sandwich. If you like sriracha, which I do, it is well worth the price of admission. It is a little hotter than I expected, since fast food places usually skimp on the heat, but I had no issues with it. Couldn't really taste the tomato, but no one really cares. The bun was soft, the chicken was crispy, and the sriracha sauce was dynamite. I am going out on a limb and saying that besides the McGangbang, this is the best sandwich McDonalds has to offer, and is in the conversation for best chicken sando in the market.
Taste Score: 8.5/10
Unsurprisingly, McDonald's let my body down. There were no pre-vomitous episodes or violent takings of shit. Just the usual regret, bloating, and questioning of decisions. Wasn't feeling great, but hey, when you sleep with the dog's your bound to get fleas.
Body Score: 6/10
Total score: 8.1 meatballs/ 10
Fast Food enthusiast on a mission to try every promotional/seasonal fast food item. I do it so you don't have to. New review every week