Feb 20, 2019

Review: McDonald's - Big Mac Bacon

McDonald's Big Mac Bacon takes the two beef patties, American cheese, Big Mac sauce, pickles, lettuce, and onions on a sesame seed bun of the iconic burger and adds three pieces of applewood-smoked bacon to it.

I paid $5.29 for the burger.

The big question is: Does bacon make the Big Mac better? Or rather: Does three pieces of bacon make the Big Mac better? My answer would have to be, "Not really because they only gave me two pieces." Still, I'm not sure a third piece would have made a big difference.

What I was hoping for was some crunch and some smokiness but what ended up happening was the bacon just got lost between the other components and I paid over $5 for a burger that hasn't aged well against its companions on the McDonald's menu, especially given the arrival of the Signature Crafted line and made-to-order fresh beef Quarter Pounders.

What little bacon quality came across didn't mesh well with the Big Mac sauce and felt shoehorned in.

When it comes down to it, McDonald's Big Mac Bacon was much like a regular Big Mac, which is to say, a classic that hasn't fared well with the passage of time and is generally eaten for a sense of nostalgia (or when they have a really good discount going). Also, I don't know why they didn't just call it the "Bacon Big Mac" as Big Mac Bacon sounds like it could be bacon made by a guy named "Big Mac" or bacon slathered with Big Mac sauce.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Big Mac Bacon
Calories - 610 (from Fat - 300)
Fat - 33g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1210mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 30g

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