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568 clicks; posted to Food » on 24 Feb 2021 at 3:10 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-24 4:35:41 PM  
11 votes:

Shaggy_C: Like a dog, you can do whatever you want. But, you don't get to define for me how I feel. That's up to me.


What I wish to do is to discredit and mock someone who waltzes into a chicken sandwich thread with the sole purpose of criticizing everyone else's decision to include chicken in their diet.
 
2021-02-24 3:55:09 PM  
8 votes:

Shaggy_C: Fast food is disgusting


Yep, although sometimes convenient for sustaining metabolic energy.

Shaggy_C: eating animals is disgusting.


Nope. There should be some qualifiers about not overrunning our natural resources and encouraging free range and hormone-free livestock, but your blanket statement is ridiculous. Nice try, though!
 
2021-02-24 4:23:04 PM  
5 votes:

Shaggy_C: Given that it's McDonalds, I assume the "chicken" is 95% breading and high fructose corn syrup with the remainder being a combination of chicken bones, feet, feathers, blood, and various colours and emulsifiers that are illegal in the EU and Canada.

Fast food is disgusting; eating animals is disgusting. Turning animals into disgusting fast food is retch-worthy.


So its safe to assume that if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to choose between eating toxic plants, eating animals or dying of starvation you will die of starvation
 
2021-02-24 4:07:25 PM  
5 votes:
"too spicy"? I'll be the judge of that...
 
2021-02-24 3:19:23 PM  
5 votes:
McDonald's can't be trusted with chicken, and I'm basing that statement on the fact that they still serve the god-awful, super shiatty "chicken nuggets" that they've been serving for over 30 years. Every other company on earth has a superior chicken nugget product. McDonald's needs to revamp their shiatty nuggets. I realize that occasionally they will acknowledge this shortcoming by releasing chicken tenders on a limited basis, to try to offset the appalling suckage of their "classic" nuggets. But it's not enough, and to be honest, those too are a mediocre effort on their part. McDonald's is known for burgers, so they never put much thought into their chicken products, and it shows. They will continue on in this fashion too, because of course now the McNugget is recognized as an integral part of their brand. If they *tried* to improve it, I think you'd see backlash from fat unhealthy bastards on a level we haven't seen since the New Coke days.
 
2021-02-24 4:23:09 PM  
4 votes:

Shaggy_C: eating animals is disgusting


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2021-02-24 3:32:25 PM  
4 votes:

lifeslammer: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: McDonald's can't be trusted with chicken, and I'm basing that statement on the fact that they still serve the god-awful, super shiatty "chicken nuggets" that they've been serving for over 30 years. Every other company on earth has a superior chicken nugget product. McDonald's needs to revamp their shiatty nuggets. I realize that occasionally they will acknowledge this shortcoming by releasing chicken tenders on a limited basis, to try to offset the appalling suckage of their "classic" nuggets. But it's not enough, and to be honest, those too are a mediocre effort on their part. McDonald's is known for burgers, so they never put much thought into their chicken products, and it shows. They will continue on in this fashion too, because of course now the McNugget is recognized as an integral part of their brand. If they *tried* to improve it, I think you'd see backlash from fat unhealthy bastards on a level we haven't seen since the New Coke days.

Cool. Are you going to complain that they do fries to perfection and everyone else has had 30 years to figure it out or are you just whining about your personal opinion being "fact" and that everyone should follow your whim


Who slammed your dick in your underwear drawer today? Get bent.
 
2021-02-24 1:13:05 PM  
4 votes:
"spicy" = SODIUM
 
2021-02-24 4:45:05 PM  
3 votes:
The OG one should have Mac sauce on it
 
2021-02-24 4:21:52 PM  
3 votes:

gopher321: "spicy" = SODIUM


Sir, this is a Wendy's.

/meh have no desire to eat anything at McDonald's ever again.
 
2021-02-24 4:03:47 PM  
3 votes:
Fasting is so much healthier than eating anything on the menu at McDonalds that it defies comparison.
 
2021-02-25 12:29:31 PM  
2 votes:

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Every other company on earth has a superior chicken nugget product.


McNuggets are just fried chicken foam.
 
2021-02-25 7:57:27 AM  
2 votes:
Gotta be honest, this is McDonald's best attempt at a chicken sandwich so far.  Tried the spicy version yesterday and it wasn't bad at all.  Seems they definitely took some notes from Chick Fil A even down to the packaging.
 
2021-02-25 4:22:07 AM  
2 votes:

tintar: now McD's should do a copycat Popeye's fish sammich...

finally managed to score three of those today. I still rate it at fail #3.5 out of 4 attempts - now that I finally got to try it, they managed to put zero farking pickles on every single farking one of the farking sammiches.

the spice-level is pleasant tho' and the fish itself was tasty enough.


They should try and copy their chicken sandwich while they're at it, because it's farking delicious.
 
2021-02-25 12:59:52 AM  
2 votes:
I swear these three were available years ago in Canada. Might have been a regional offering?
 
2021-02-24 5:14:28 PM  
2 votes:
Well this thread has gone dildoes
Edible or not remains to be seen
 
2021-02-24 4:24:59 PM  
2 votes:
Every chicken sandwich I've ever had from McD's has resulted in the same exact thought after eating it....."well that was edible at least".(not including the McChicken because, well you know what your getting for a dollar so stfu)

I must admit I do like McNuggets and now they have spicy ones that I've yet to try but anything chicken other than McNuggets or McChicken is always to be avoided.  It's like they try to make it taste....not quite right.
 
2021-02-24 3:14:09 PM  
2 votes:
The last time I tried a new chicken sandwich from McDonald's, there was more mayo than chicken, and the bun was burnt all to fark. I no longer trust McDonald's to make a decent chicken sandwich.
 
2021-02-25 10:23:45 AM  
1 vote:
With the addition of a sauce, I was able to taste the familial bonds that connect the chicken breast to the greatest, holiest item on the McDonald's menu: McNuggets.

Well, the days of me not taking this writer seriously are coming to a middle.
 
2021-02-25 5:24:35 AM  
1 vote:

Neondistraction: They should try and copy their chicken sandwich while they're at it, because it's farking delicious.


McD's had more than a few iterations over the last ~15 years, didn't they? the Southern chicken, the buttermilk chicken, a few other ones? honestly they should just turn/bribe/kidnap some braniacs from Popeye's and/or chik-fil-a and get it right for once.

the times my wife got the Popeye's chicken sammich, that thing is just staggeringly farking ginormous, unbelievable. she had to save half for later each time, lol! I have to wonder if mcdonalds could manage a similar price point, especially when they want e.g. $4-5 for just a non-combo filet-o-feesh pieces-parts, but $1 for a McChicken pieces-parts. their business model is all over the map.
 
2021-02-25 4:02:19 AM  
1 vote:

Bonzo_1116: I had the Popeye's fish sandwich last week, I thought it was pretty tasty.  And yes, the pickles really put it into the "I'd eat that again" category.
The fries and sweet tea were a solid B, as well.  I even did the online survey from the back if the receipt...I'll be back for my free fried chicken + side, oh yes.


I give the fries a B - would be higher, but I'm not sure there's a way to ask them for less salt without waiting around forever? not such a fan of sweet tea in general, I tried it once and had to mix it with ?regular iced tea?seltzer-water? well, something to cut the sweetness.

I've got various kinds of pickles en-frigo, and there's still 2 sammiches left, but obvs. I'd really have preferred to have their exact take on the combination. eh, still have until April.4 or so, I think?

ah right, I did see that offer on the receipt, which I do still have - will have to fill it out so the wife can get thpse freebies, thanks for the reminder!

NINEv2: Ah damn. Know yous were looking forward to it. Glad it was mostly tasty though.


thanks brah, but no worries - next time I'll ask for extra pickles as a sort of lifehacker-sooper-jeenius-hack (or simply look inside the bag before we leave. but 95% of the people milling around the food court of that deserted mall were of the "the nose is not connected to the lungs!" religion, so our only thought at the time was: getting the hell out of Dodge)

...

lol, the cashier asked us "what 3 drinks do you want?" - I was like, "no, just the sammich+side combo, please." - she tried to claim you could either get the sandwich by itself, or +side+drink. but no 3rd option. not wanting to wait/argue, I shrugged and said, "ok no drinks then." - except then the receipt showed 3 sandwiches, 2 fries, 1 mac-n-cheese, no drinks. lol! altho' when the assembly guy was putting it all to gether, he said no mac-n-cheese, do you want another fries or to wait? yeah, fine, moar friez please.

the good part? when I first ordered, that same cashier shouted back into the kitchen, "DO WE HAVE ANY FISH MEAT I NEED THREE!" - which scared me for a second. but apparently what she meant was, do we have any sad-looking heat-lamp sandwiches or will you have to cook some. so we got 3 brand new piping hot ones which had never been sitting around. that almost made up for the pickle incident!

/I love that they call it "fish meat" hahaha! (and the store closer to us did as well, on fail #1 or fail #2, I forget which. so it's, like, written in their handbook or something?)
 
2021-02-25 2:49:36 AM  
1 vote:

tintar: now McD's should do a copycat Popeye's fish sammich...

finally managed to score three of those today. I still rate it at fail #3.5 out of 4 attempts - now that I finally got to try it, they managed to put zero farking pickles on every single farking one of the farking sammiches.

the spice-level is pleasant tho' and the fish itself was tasty enough.


Ah damn. Know yous were looking forward to it. Glad it was mostly tasty though.
 
2021-02-25 2:13:43 AM  
1 vote:

tintar: now McD's should do a copycat Popeye's fish sammich...

finally managed to score three of those today. I still rate it at fail #3.5 out of 4 attempts - now that I finally got to try it, they managed to put zero farking pickles on every single farking one of the farking sammiches.

the spice-level is pleasant tho' and the fish itself was tasty enough.


I had the Popeye's fish sandwich last week, I thought it was pretty tasty.  And yes, the pickles really put it into the "I'd eat that again" category.
The fries and sweet tea were a solid B, as well.  I even did the online survey from the back if the receipt...I'll be back for my free fried chicken + side, oh yes.
 
2021-02-24 4:56:04 PM  
1 vote:
Freddy's has a pretty good crispy chicken sandwich.
 
2021-02-24 4:05:33 PM  
1 vote:
You know it's getting heated when Taco Bell enters the chicken "sandwich" war....
 
2021-02-24 3:47:35 PM  
1 vote:
Given that it's McDonalds, I assume the "chicken" is 95% breading and high fructose corn syrup with the remainder being a combination of chicken bones, feet, feathers, blood, and various colours and emulsifiers that are illegal in the EU and Canada.

Fast food is disgusting; eating animals is disgusting. Turning animals into disgusting fast food is retch-worthy.
 
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