Young Pavan wrote to me on Facebook the other day asking me why I hadn't reviewed McDonalds' newly launched Chicken Mc Nuggets.
Soon after that I read that most outlets were running short of McNuggets. I asked young Pavan whether he was to blame. He denied it saying that he was waiting for my review before whipping out his wallet.
Now, I know that it is the done thing in food circles to look down on Mc Donalds and other American fast food chains. Back home, in Calcutta, these are dubbed as evil manifestations of American Imperialism.
I say, my left foot, to this. I am quite fond of Mc Donalds. I love their fries. I like their fillet of fish. I love their fries. I love their coffee. I like the pizza Mc Puff. I love their fries. I love their Mc Shakes. I love their fries. Mc Donalds brings out the child in one. Which is good in a pressure cooker world.
So I set off on an expedition to try out the Mc Nuggets.
And here's my review - I AM NOT LOVIN IT
Imagine biting into the chicken patty of a McBurger without any sauce or burger bread to break the taste. A bit like biting into a rubber slipper. The flavour of chicken was sucked out of the nuggets. You could barely feel the chicken. It was more like an unidentifiable white alien moon rock. A bit like a fossil of a chicken. I have rarely eaten anything so devoid of taste. The barbecue dip which came with it was the only solace. And the fillet of fish which I had ordered.
If you put a premium on deep fried stuff then go for the Fries if you plan to live on the edge. Don't clog your arteries with such tripe.
BTW Kainaz liked the Mc Nuggets and said she wouldn't mind trying it again.