May 18, 2015

Review: McDonald's - Chorizo Breakfast Bowl

McDonald's Chorizo Breakfast Bowl features chorizo and egg on a hash brown with shredded cheddar jack cheese and pico de gallo on top.

I paid $3.99 for one and it included salsa on the side (labelled "Mexican salsa" for whatever reason). It came in a fairly small-looking container but was pretty filling and had a decent heft to it.

Interestingly, rather than a scrambled mixture of chorizo and egg, they combined the two into somewhat of a breakfast meatloaf. It has a moist combo of fluffy egg binding together bits of chorizo sausage.

Flavor-wise, the egg doesn't really figure in but they hit the right seasoning for the chorizo; there isn't any heat to it, though, if you were hoping for the spicy variety.

The hash brown lost much of its crunch sitting at the very bottom. The potato paired well with the chorizo-loaf but the hash brown would have definitely been better on top (I guess they put it on the bottom for aesthetic reasons).

The pico de gallo added some tartness but not much flavor on the onion or cilantro front. It was also fairly mushy, but that's usually the case at most establishments.

The cheese was the typical overly mild stuff common in Fast Food Land; it offered the standard gooey but bland creamy factor.

Overall, I really like McDonald's Chorizo Breakfast Bowl. The meatloaf texture might be hit or miss for some but I thought it was interesting and the taste was spot-on. The other components, while middling, complimented the chorizo well with just enough variety.

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