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(Washington Post)   "Given what we know about processed foods you really shouldn't spend much time looking under the hood (a cornmeal-dusted roll, split down the middle) of your McRib"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 4:36:42 PM  
I've only ever had one McRib in my life.  I was 10 years old or something.  I remember it tasting horrible.  It was to BBQ like grandpa's ball sweat is to vanilla ice cream.
 
2020-12-03 5:03:03 PM  

UberDave: like grandpa's ball sweat is to vanilla ice cream


How long have you been holding onto that memory?
 
2020-12-03 6:49:05 PM  
I sometimes process my ribs in marinade
 
2020-12-03 7:11:10 PM  
I had one back in my early 20s, likely 15-ish years ago, and I remember the darn thing as being too sweet and too full of gristle to be worth the money I wasted on it.
 
2020-12-03 7:24:38 PM  
I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is
 
151
2020-12-03 7:57:33 PM  
Never had one. Think I might try it tomorrow, just to say I did it.

Not high expectations though.
 
2020-12-03 8:03:23 PM  

FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is


I got one yesterday and the inside of the box seemed like it had more sauce on it than the sandwich. The sauce probably won't win many BBQ awards, but it's better than anything you can buy at the store that has more HFCS than water. As for the patty, I've had worse from real BBQ joints.

/won't be buying another if I can help it
//still better than everything else on the menu
///...except the fish
 
2020-12-03 10:43:43 PM  
Had one once back when they were first out...

That was enough
 
2020-12-03 11:39:42 PM  
I still don't get its cult appeal

I'll save you some time and sum up the article.....

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2020-12-04 1:12:17 AM  

FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is


Better than a f****** Slim Jim. I tried one of those again today because there was a thread about them. I can eat almost anything, but those are probably the most garbage thing I've ever had.
 
2020-12-04 8:21:39 AM  

knbwhite: FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is

Better than a f****** Slim Jim. I tried one of those again today because there was a thread about them. I can eat almost anything, but those are probably the most garbage thing I've ever had.


Slim Jims are nasty.  You take a bite and the meat slurry in the middle turns to goo.  Then the "skin" won't break up and you end up with a meat-ish flavored blob that you can't chew up and then have to decide to try and swallow or spit out.  Never again.  Just get some jerky instead.
 
2020-12-04 9:13:02 AM  

Snaptastic: I had one back in my early 20s, likely 15-ish years ago, and I remember the darn thing as being too sweet and too full of gristle to be worth the money I wasted on it.


Yeah, basically sugar coated gristle.  No thanks,
 
2020-12-04 9:16:57 AM  
I got one yesterday as a novelty.  I suspect because of the McRib, there was a long line at the driveway.  Me sitting and waiting way too long for McDonalds caused me to question my existence in life.

In any event, it was okay.  Nothing really to write home about.  It's like a small step up from a meat patty in a TV dinner.  My wife who never had one before commented it had a nice meaty smokey smell (no doubt concocted at the same McDonalds food lab that developed the smell for their fries). It's a throwback to 1980's food tastes where people didn't care as much about processed food.

I think the marketing is the genius move by McDs.  It's available once every so often. So you forget that it was really meh the last time you ate it.  If it was a normal food item it would probably be a poor seller (my understanding is that it was originally a poor seller).   After I finished it, I was thinking would I really order this over the regular burger at McDs.  No, I wouldn't.
 
2020-12-04 9:43:43 AM  

SirEattonHogg: I got one yesterday as a novelty.  I suspect because of the McRib, there was a long line at the driveway.  Me sitting and waiting way too long for McDonalds caused me to question my existence in life.

In any event, it was okay.  Nothing really to write home about.  It's like a small step up from a meat patty in a TV dinner.  My wife who never had one before commented it had a nice meaty smokey smell (no doubt concocted at the same McDonalds food lab that developed the smell for their fries). It's a throwback to 1980's food tastes where people didn't care as much about processed food.

I think the marketing is the genius move by McDs.  It's available once every so often. So you forget that it was really meh the last time you ate it.  If it was a normal food item it would probably be a poor seller (my understanding is that it was originally a poor seller).   After I finished it, I was thinking would I really order this over the regular burger at McDs.  No, I wouldn't.


The limited time only status of the McRib isn't a marketing ploy. It's only available when pork prices are low enough to justify making them.
 
2020-12-04 9:59:34 AM  

max_pooper: SirEattonHogg: I got one yesterday as a novelty.  I suspect because of the McRib, there was a long line at the driveway.  Me sitting and waiting way too long for McDonalds caused me to question my existence in life.

In any event, it was okay.  Nothing really to write home about.  It's like a small step up from a meat patty in a TV dinner.  My wife who never had one before commented it had a nice meaty smokey smell (no doubt concocted at the same McDonalds food lab that developed the smell for their fries). It's a throwback to 1980's food tastes where people didn't care as much about processed food.

I think the marketing is the genius move by McDs.  It's available once every so often. So you forget that it was really meh the last time you ate it.  If it was a normal food item it would probably be a poor seller (my understanding is that it was originally a poor seller).   After I finished it, I was thinking would I really order this over the regular burger at McDs.  No, I wouldn't.

The limited time only status of the McRib isn't a marketing ploy. It's only available when pork prices are low enough to justify making them.



Well the rest of my comments stand.   I don't think it would be a big seller except for its limited availability.
 
2020-12-04 10:23:59 AM  
max_pooper:

The limited time only status of the McRib isn't a marketing ploy. It's only available when pork prices are low enough to justify making them.

[citation needed]

Also, why are we greening subscription-only links?
 
2020-12-04 10:26:38 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: max_pooper:

The limited time only status of the McRib isn't a marketing ploy. It's only available when pork prices are low enough to justify making them.

[citation needed]

Also, why are we greening subscription-only links?


Welcome to Fark!
 
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2020-12-04 10:51:46 AM  

FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is


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It's an option, apparently.
 
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2020-12-04 12:57:14 PM  
Reporting back my findings, pleasantly surprised at how not bad the mcrib was. Not good, but not bad. I'd eat another one in a couple years.
 
Ant
2020-12-04 4:48:26 PM  

151: FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is

[Fark user image 375x750]

It's an option, apparently.


So, does the app let you order a McRib without the meat, bun, and sauce? Like, would they give you a box with just pickles and onions and call it a McRib?
 
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2020-12-04 5:21:51 PM  

Ant: 151: FarkingSmurf: I've always wanted to try to order one with no sauce just to see the confusion on the cashiers face.  I don't know why, I can't explain it.  I'm betting the "rib" is just dunked in a pan full of sauce just before it's put on the bun.  The bbq sauce isn't that good anyway and I'm curious if it's covering up something worse in the "rib" patty.

/it is

[Fark user image 375x750]

It's an option, apparently.

So, does the app let you order a McRib without the meat, bun, and sauce? Like, would they give you a box with just pickles and onions and call it a McRib?


Haha I guess so. I kinda wanna try it now, but money is not a thing to be frivolous with these days.

That's The doordash app, btw, not McDonald's.
 
2020-12-04 8:36:32 PM  
Order the McRib, add bacon and cheese. Enjoy.
Your welcome
 
2020-12-04 11:23:27 PM  
Back when I was in grade school, the hot lunches would occasionally feature a sandwich called the "Rib-B-Q". It was decent. Was good enough to get instead of pizza (this is Ann Arbor, so the schools had Domino's ever single day), but pretty far removed from the upper tier of lunches (chili, corn dog, grilled cheese & tomato soup).

I was partial to the mashed potatoes and chunky gravy, mostly because you'd always get an extra big portion since nobody else got it. (It looked like baby food crossed with vomit). It was better than the Rib-B-Q.
 
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