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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fast Food Review: McDonald's Chicken McBites

In the last few years it seems more and more like the old standby fast food places are always trying to give us something new, different, and "lighter" to keep us coming in the door.  This is of course despite the fact that the reason most of us go there in the first place is to get old standbys that we're used to from long ago.  This is especially true when it comes to chicken products.  Burger King already had chicken tenders on the menu when they introduced the more-or-less terrible chicken fries.  Now it seems that McDonald's has had a similar idea. 

McDonald's has had their famous Chicken McNuggets on the menu since as far back as I can remember.  They have more than their fair share of detractors, but they've always been a personal fave for whatever reason.  The appeal may be more nostalgic than taste related.  Nonetheless McDonald's has introduced a "new" chicken product called Chicken McBites.  I put new in scare quotes because other than just being added to the menu there is nothing new at all about them.  This is popcorn chicken plain and simple.  And guess what?  It sucks.  Popcorn chicken always sucks.  It's small.  It's dry. There's more breading than chicken.  Oh but it's portable they tell us.  Yeah so it almost everything on  Mickey D's menu.  Popcorn chicken is ok I guess if you're 6 years old, but they are marketing this to adults. I guess some will fall for it, but I'll probably stick to the dollar menu.

Taste 2/10 Hey they didn't make me vomit so they've got that going for them.

Value 0/10 The Girlfriend picked these up on the way home from work one night to try them.  I don't really know what she paid or how much they cost.  It doesn't matter.  Whatever it is is too much.

6 comments:

michael said...

thanks for keeping from doing a mistake :)

City Nom Noms said...

I wish I would have read this prior to the other night. I too have this sick love addition with McDonald's chicken nuggets. I have NO idea why, but I'm a sucker for the McNuggets. I ordered a snack size the other night and regretted it, wishing I had my nuggets...

Beth said...

At least the McBites appear (from afar, I haven't tried them) to be made from real, un-or-minimally processed chicken. I can't even think about what is in those McNuggets. Shudder.

Brent said...

I have a feeling I may have muddied the water a bit by throwing in McNuggets as a potential comparison. The real point is that the McBites judged by themselves just aren't very good...unless you like dry, bland,tiny popcorn chicken.

Chelsea said...

I wish i wold have found your blog 2 weeks ago when i tried these so called chicken bites! my dad picked some up because they were out of chicken nuggets (?!). there was way too much batter and sauce does nothing to help it.

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