Sunday, September 22, 2019

McDonald's Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich is an Edible Form of Disappointment

Lately everyone has been wanting to eat and talk about two food crazes:

1. Meat that is actually made from plants but tastes real.

2. Chicken sandwiches.

The meat-that-is-actually-made-from-plants tastes pretty decent, actually, and as long as one of the company's with a good-tasting product are used (and basically everyone is getting in on the trend now) it is pretty hard for fast-food chains capitalizing on that popularity to mess it up. However, when it comes to making a quality chicken sandwich that seems to be something with a bit more of a struggle. We all know that for a long time Chick-Fil-A was considered to have one of the tastiest chicken sandwiches but also had a severe case of, "Being jerks towards LGBTQ people,"and still as a company sometimes makes troubling comments--but I digress. Chick-Fil-A was the leader of chicken sandwiches and nobody came close...till recently.

Anyways, Popeye's debuted a chicken sandwich that inspired countless memes thanks to its apparently being so delicious people would wait hours in line for it to the point it was sold-out all across America (people were threatening to rob stores in disbelief they could truly be out of the sandwiches). Success breeds imitation so McDonald's let it be known they were going to come out with a Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich all their own that was sure to spur cheers of joy and get people so excited they started ripping-off their clothes and dancing in the streets with glee for this new champion of the chicken sandwiches. Well, I tried one and it is actually pretty unremarkable.
You can get the, "Spicy," BBQ sauce on the tenders too,
but why bother?
My post's title says how this sandwich is an edible form of disappointment, and that is not hyperbole. Everything about this sandwich seems presentable-but-below-average. It is not particularly big, it can have some soggy pickles and slivered onions on it if you want but they add very little, and it lacks any real spice. Seriously, I am a wimp when it comes to any kind of spicy food generally and after I finished the whole sandwich I found myself remarking, "And the spice was where?" 

The chicken itself is fine, just kind of a like a McChicken patty covered in vaguely-sweet and completely unremarkable BBQ sauce that despite the sandwich's title is as spicy as a glass of milk. McDonald's had a solid chance to enter into the chicken sandwich fray with a contender and instead of rolling-up ready to fight they just kind of stumbled into the arena before passing-out in the middle drunk on their own unearned self-confidence. The Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich does not taste bad, but its a long way from impressing anyone. I give it 2 out of 5 stars and would recommend just getting some chicken nuggets instead.

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