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2013-07-26 12:13:15 PM  
I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.
 
2013-07-26 12:16:34 PM  
It's farking mayo and lobster on a hot dog bun. Trained monkeys could make these by the gross.
 
2013-07-26 12:17:26 PM  
Thats what they get for sending us Bieber!
 
2013-07-26 12:18:56 PM  
The McLobster is nothing new.

And scary tag for mediocre fast food? Let the circlejerk commence.
 
2013-07-26 12:20:55 PM  
This makes sense for Ontario

We have them here in PEI (where most of Canada's lobster comes from) and it's retarded when it's cheaper to go get an actually lobster or 2 from the wharf than buy this thing.
 
2013-07-26 12:21:04 PM  
I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.
 
2013-07-26 12:22:50 PM  
'Some vile act of sin?'
Uh, hello? Ever been to Ottawa--specifically Parliment Hill?

McLobster is the least of their worries...
 
2013-07-26 12:22:58 PM  

Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.


THIS.
One thing McDonalds hasn't screwed up yet.
 
2013-07-26 12:24:55 PM  
Is it being served with Mountain Dew?

/any seafood from any burger franchise is a no-go with me.
 
2013-07-26 12:24:57 PM  
Nope.
 
2013-07-26 12:25:46 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.


THIS. Lived off if all you can eat pizza Tuesday from McDonalds for $5 during my college years.
 
2013-07-26 12:25:47 PM  

Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.


I've had them when I was in New Hampshire, I liked them. I liked the blueberry pies they had too, but after the first couple of times they were always out.
 
2013-07-26 12:26:54 PM  
Meh. The McDonald's near where I vacation in NH sells Lobster Rolls.

/never had one there
 
2013-07-26 12:28:22 PM  

Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.


I've had it in Maine too, not bad at all, but my fav place is in Amagansett on the way to Montauk.


i221.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-26 12:29:57 PM  
Do yourself a favor and go to a locally owned seafood shack and get a real lobster roll... So much better, AND you don't support the fast food enterprise...
 
2013-07-26 12:30:59 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.


*begin CSB

back in the early 90's I worked for McDonalds, when they served pizza. They even served 12-inch famly sized pizzas, and they'd make a dozen a day. And serve maybe three.

I worked the late evening shift (til 2am), and when the lobby closed, whoever was left would cook up the leftover family pizzas and take them home. I could've fed whole families for weeks with some of the pizza I brought home.

/end CSB
 
2013-07-26 12:32:40 PM  
I've had the subway lobster sandwich a couple of times. Loved it, but it was an $18 sandwich, so I can understand why it didn't fly.

Perhaps I'll give this one a try...
 
2013-07-26 12:33:12 PM  

Boojum2k: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.

I've had them when I was in New Hampshire, I liked them. I liked the blueberry pies they had too, but after the first couple of times they were always out.


I'm leaving for NH tomorrow morning. My in-laws live up there in the summer and tomorrow is the one ton lobster sale.

M-i-L is going to buy a dozen and it's lobster feast tomorrow night! Can't wait!
 
2013-07-26 12:36:03 PM  

theknuckler_33: M-i-L is going to buy a dozen and it's lobster feast tomorrow night! Can't wait!


*drool* damn the South, damn it to hell. I'd have to pay three times as much for lobster here, and it's nowhere near as good.
 
2013-07-26 12:37:03 PM  
$4/lb for lobster? Hell of a mark up when it's like $20/lb in stores. I know, processing, shipping, but still. And I would NOT risk eating something like that at a McD's...
 
2013-07-26 12:38:19 PM  
FTFA: "Selling lobster through the chain is a good way to boost sales of the meat, said Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada."

The McLobster like the McRib is one of those item that only occasionally available and depends upon market prices.

If there is a glut of lobster or pork McDonalds buys up tons on the cheap and sells it as special sandwiches.

If McDonalds is selling McLobsters that means you should also be able to find better versions at better restaurants at lower prices.
 
2013-07-26 12:38:42 PM  
When these things first came out, I was about 16 and working at McD's in NS. The lobster meat came in large vacuum sealed bags, and looked a lot like what you get for imitation crab meat. Back in those days I wouldn't have eaten lobster if my life depended on it so I never tried one. I can't imagine it's very good. If I want lobster now, I'd just head down to the wharf and buy from the fishermen.
 
2013-07-26 12:38:55 PM  

Boojum2k: theknuckler_33: M-i-L is going to buy a dozen and it's lobster feast tomorrow night! Can't wait!

*drool* damn the South, damn it to hell. I'd have to pay three times as much for lobster here, and it's nowhere near as good.


Last year those lobster were $4.69/lb. They averaged about 1.25lbs each. Got a DOZEN lobsters last year for about $70. Won't know what the price is this year until the truck arrives. We go through about 1/2 of them for dinner and clean the rest and make a big batch of lobster salad. effin' awesome.  It's a messy evening, but awesome!
 
2013-07-26 12:40:21 PM  
* may also contain fish protein, haddock, pollock.
 
2013-07-26 12:40:21 PM  

WippitGuud: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.

*begin CSB

back in the early 90's I worked for McDonalds, when they served pizza. They even served 12-inch famly sized pizzas, and they'd make a dozen a day. And serve maybe three.

I worked the late evening shift (til 2am), and when the lobby closed, whoever was left would cook up the leftover family pizzas and take them home. I could've fed whole families for weeks with some of the pizza I brought home.

/end CSB


The "C" in "CSB" is supposed to stand for "cool".
That was just a "SB"
 
2013-07-26 12:43:06 PM  
Fast food sea food, never a good combination except for salmonella.

/Sea food should not have old times.
 
2013-07-26 12:43:56 PM  
ome vile act of sin? The name of that sin is wanton and ungodly greenhouse gas emissions.

Lobsters grow faster in warmer water and there is currently an oversupply. The price that fishermen receive at the wharf has dropped from around $6 a pound to around $3 a pound. Warmer water can have a negative impact on some species, notably salmon and cod, but others such as lobsters, crabs and sea urchins may thrive. Many of these species are being caught much further North. Maryland blue crabs, for example, are being caught in New England in greater numbers, while the same is true of their trans-Atlantic cousins in Scotland.

Lobster used to be dirt cheap in the North East--it was fed to slaves and field workers. The children of lobster fishermen could be distinguished by their lobster sandwiches from the richer kids who had baloney in their lunch. But times change and fashion changes. I have a replica of a very old cookbook (17th century or earlier) with a historical introduction. French and English tastes in such foods as garlic and snails have flip-flopped several times, as have the social status of these foods--at times the aristocrats enjoyed them, at other times they were left to the peasants.

A McDo Lobster roll is still better than no lobster roll at all. It makes a change from pink slime. But don't expect it to be around long if lobster landing prices rise above the cost of fish or meat. On the whole, seafood is expensive in Ontario. The lobsters sold in the stores are either very pricey or very small or both.  Fish and chips aren't nearly as plentiful or good as in Nova Scotia or Maine.

It's a thousand miles from the sea!
 
2013-07-26 12:45:09 PM  

theknuckler_33: Boojum2k: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.

I've had them when I was in New Hampshire, I liked them. I liked the blueberry pies they had too, but after the first couple of times they were always out.

I'm leaving for NH tomorrow morning. My in-laws live up there in the summer and tomorrow is the one ton lobster sale.

M-i-L is going to buy a dozen and it's lobster feast tomorrow night! Can't wait!


That place is right down the road from my sisters house on Sqaum. Been there quite a few times.

/up there all Labor day week with the dogs and kayaks!
 
2013-07-26 12:47:13 PM  
It looks like someone puked on a bun.
 
2013-07-26 12:49:15 PM  

Your_Dog: WippitGuud: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.

*begin CSB

back in the early 90's I worked for McDonalds, when they served pizza. They even served 12-inch famly sized pizzas, and they'd make a dozen a day. And serve maybe three.

I worked the late evening shift (til 2am), and when the lobby closed, whoever was left would cook up the leftover family pizzas and take them home. I could've fed whole families for weeks with some of the pizza I brought home.

/end CSB

The "C" in "CSB" is supposed to stand for "cool".
That was just a "SB"


it's a perfectly "c"romulent story
/bro
 
2013-07-26 12:49:31 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: theknuckler_33: Boojum2k: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.

I've had them when I was in New Hampshire, I liked them. I liked the blueberry pies they had too, but after the first couple of times they were always out.

I'm leaving for NH tomorrow morning. My in-laws live up there in the summer and tomorrow is the one ton lobster sale.

M-i-L is going to buy a dozen and it's lobster feast tomorrow night! Can't wait!

That place is right down the road from my sisters house on Sqaum. Been there quite a few times.

/up there all Labor day week with the dogs and kayaks!


Sweet. My in-laws are right next to "Red Hill" at the north tip of the lake (Sandwich bay). We're leaving at 4am tomorrow... it's about a 450 mile trek, so hope to be there around noonish. Can't wait to get my ass in the lake!
 
PJ-
2013-07-26 12:52:59 PM  
I for one, cannot wait for McDonalds chicken wings!!!!
 
2013-07-26 12:54:59 PM  

PJ-: I for one, cannot wait for McDonalds chicken wings!!!!


i had wings at mcd in amsterdam one late night...quite good, actually. but it's hard to screw up deep fried wings
 
2013-07-26 12:55:11 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: It looks like someone puked on a bun.


Naw. Its missing the corn kernels which are present in a traditional lobster boil

www.seriouseats.com
 
2013-07-26 12:56:15 PM  

theknuckler_33: AlwaysRightBoy: theknuckler_33: Boojum2k: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.


Sweet. My in-laws are right next to "Red Hill" at the north tip of the lake (Sandwich bay). We're leaving at 4am tomorrow... it's about a 450 mile trek, so hope to be there around noonish. Can't wait to get my ass in the lake!


My sisters house is on a road very close to the boat put-in and beach on Sandwich Bay. My wife and I take over my sisters house for a week every year. A very beautiful area.

/We do a lot of hiking on that whole mountain range with the dogs.
 
2013-07-26 12:59:41 PM  
McWTF?
 
2013-07-26 01:01:36 PM  

bungle_jr: Your_Dog: WippitGuud: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.

*begin CSB

back in the early 90's I worked for McDonalds, when they served pizza. They even served 12-inch famly sized pizzas, and they'd make a dozen a day. And serve maybe three.

I worked the late evening shift (til 2am), and when the lobby closed, whoever was left would cook up the leftover family pizzas and take them home. I could've fed whole families for weeks with some of the pizza I brought home.

/end CSB

The "C" in "CSB" is supposed to stand for "cool".
That was just a "SB"

it's a perfectly "c"romulent story
/bro


Mildly Interesting Story Bro?
"Wow, leftovers?  Cool! "
Not in my world.
 
2013-07-26 01:01:50 PM  

KingOfArcadia: When these things first came out, I was about 16 and working at McD's in NS. The lobster meat came in large vacuum sealed bags, and looked a lot like what you get for imitation crab meat. Back in those days I wouldn't have eaten lobster if my life depended on it so I never tried one. I can't imagine it's very good. If I want lobster now, I'd just head down to the wharf and buy from the fishermen.


I worked for McDonalds when I was in high school in Nova Scotia. The lobster came in vacuum sealed bags and looked exactly like any other low grade lobster that is destined to be mixed with mayo and served on a roll.  In this context low grade means soft shelled lobster sold in pieces.  We used to steal bites of it all the time. It was just fine.
 
2013-07-26 01:02:00 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: theknuckler_33: AlwaysRightBoy: theknuckler_33: Boojum2k: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.


Sweet. My in-laws are right next to "Red Hill" at the north tip of the lake (Sandwich bay). We're leaving at 4am tomorrow... it's about a 450 mile trek, so hope to be there around noonish. Can't wait to get my ass in the lake!

My sisters house is on a road very close to the boat put-in and beach on Sandwich Bay. My wife and I take over my sisters house for a week every year. A very beautiful area.

/We do a lot of hiking on that whole mountain range with the dogs.


Rattlesnake trail, FTW!

/I'll bet you've eaten at The Corner House
 
2013-07-26 01:10:22 PM  
Hey! Hey! Proprietary info, pal!
 
2013-07-26 01:12:15 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: Hey! Hey! Proprietary info, pal!


Goddammit. That was supposed to quote Authentic Chop Suey's comment about trained monkeys.
 
2013-07-26 01:13:23 PM  
Yeah...probably shouldn't expect much if you get your lobster fix from a fast food joint.

I can get you fresh from the ocean @ $60-80 per dozen. I have fisherman contacts.

\doesn't even really like lobster. It's OK...but whatever. Snow crab is better. But give me the steak.
 
2013-07-26 01:16:29 PM  
"Anybody who would normally eat lobster, you'll know it's always going to have a little bit of a wet consistency because it's coming out of the ocean."

Wut?
 
2013-07-26 01:18:14 PM  

Your_Dog: bungle_jr: Your_Dog: WippitGuud: To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.

*begin CSB

back in the early 90's I worked for McDonalds, when they served pizza. They even served 12-inch famly sized pizzas, and they'd make a dozen a day. And serve maybe three.

I worked the late evening shift (til 2am), and when the lobby closed, whoever was left would cook up the leftover family pizzas and take them home. I could've fed whole families for weeks with some of the pizza I brought home.

/end CSB

The "C" in "CSB" is supposed to stand for "cool".
That was just a "SB"

it's a perfectly "c"romulent story
/bro

Mildly Interesting Story Bro?
"Wow, leftovers?  Cool! "
Not in my world.


i believe the "cool" is sarcastic. as in you seem really cool when you act like a richard on the web.
 
2013-07-26 01:18:55 PM  
theknuckler_33:

Rattlesnake trail, FTW!

East or west? Both!  I once almost got my Chessie stuck on East once in a really steep area, my wife and I both had to grab that 110lb slob and pull him up.

/his ashes are to be spread out on Squam when we get up there this year as he loved to swim that lake like nothing else.

/I'll bet you've eaten at The Corner House

Of course.


Sorry for the threadjack admins
 
2013-07-26 01:19:02 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.


That pizza was perfectly cromulent and I have no idea why they don't.
 
2013-07-26 01:19:19 PM  

deansnose: $4/lb for lobster? Hell of a mark up when it's like $20/lb in stores. I know, processing, shipping, but still. And I would NOT risk eating something like that at a McD's...


Why? How often do you hear of health code violations at a McDonald's? Or tainted food?

You don't, because McDonald's has a big-ass bullseye on them and is under the microscope of every regulatory and food watchdog group around.

But people just keep parroting the same old bullshiat.
 
2013-07-26 01:21:40 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Tom_Slick: I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.

I've had it in Maine too, not bad at all, but my fav place is in Amagansett on the way to Montauk.


[i221.photobucket.com image 800x184]


That brings back many painful memories from my youth when I hated seafood - my parents would constantly take us there when we went to Amagansett for our summer shore trip.
 
2013-07-26 01:23:04 PM  
Still no McRib around this year in Canada...
 
2013-07-26 01:29:06 PM  
FTFA: On a toasted roll, the chain combines "100 per cent Atlantic" lobster meat with celery, green onions...

I notice the words 'lobster meat' aren't included in the quotation marks. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
 
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