Jun 19, 2019

Review: McDonald's - Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger

McDonald's Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger features a quarter-pound beef patty, thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, smoky McBacon Sauce, Gouda cheese, and slivered onions, served on a toasted sesame seed bun. It's originally from McDonald's Spain and is part of the chain's limited-time World Wide Favorites menu.

It sells for $5.39 at my local McDonald's but I received this courtesy of McDonald's.

I don't know if any of you have had this issue, but I've eaten a number of burgers with a Quarter Pounder beef patty since they switched making them to order with fresh beef and have received two (including on this occasion) that have been lukewarm. It makes me think that my local McDonald's is sometimes pre-grilling them (I say sometimes because I've also gotten some that were piping hot). It was moist but not juicy (the piping hots ones were always juicy) and had a loose, coarse texture.

The McBacon Sauce gave the burger a savory, tangy, and super smoky quality that's really nice. Additional smoky notes also came from the Gouda and bacon. The Gouda also added creaminess and a slight pull, while the bacon also contributed a light crunch as well as extra meatiness.

The onions were good for crunch but not flavor.

The bun was the same as you'd get one a Quarter Pounder, which is to too say it was soft and fairly airy.

As a whole, McDonald's Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger was by far my favorite between the two sandwiches on the limited-time, international menu. While the name is a bit cumbersome, they kept it simple and tight with the ingredients. Each component was noticeable in one way or another and there was an enjoyable smokiness throughout. Even with the lukewarm beef patty, I still liked it a lot.

For whatever reason, even though the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger includes bacon and more cheese than the Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, it cost less in my area ($5.39 versus $5.89).

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger
Calories - 750 (from Fat - 430)
Fat - 47g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 1310mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 43g

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