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Jul 2, 2008

Review: McDonald's - Big Mac

Ah, the flagship sandwich of McDonald's, the Big Mac, the burger almost as tall as it is wide and that much more difficult to eat because of it (the middle bun has a habit of slipping out as you bite into the burger).

The Big Mac is made up of "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" as the jingle goes. The special sauce is McDonald's blend of thousand island dressing.
When I think of McDonald's, this is the sandwich that pops into my mind, much like the Whopper for Burger King or the Famous Star for Carl's Jr. There is some variant of the Big Mac in McDonald's all over the world.

I still remember when Burger King came up with its version of the Big Mac: the Big King. I've seen Big Mac packaging change from Styrofoam clam shells (which were replaced due to environmental concerns) to a wax paper wrap with a paper ring to help keep the tall shape to its current form in a cardboard clam shell.

Suffice to say, the Big Mac holds a special place in my heart which I indulge every now and again. Especially, when I have a buy one get one free coupon! Otherwise, it's an average price of $3.57 here in the U.S.

True, it's not even close to the best burger I've had, but it's a familiar comfort food that brings back memories and sometimes that's just what you need.

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Nutritional Info - McDonald's Big Mac, 7.5 oz (214g)
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1040mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 25g


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