Chipotle is the new black...er, ingredient in the barbecue sauce for McDonald's latest versions of their Angus Third Pounders and Snack Wraps. Hey, remember when McDonald's owned Chipotle? Good times.
The Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger is a third-pound Angus beef patty, topped with American cheese, bacon, pickles, red onions, and chipotle BBQ sauce, all on a sesame-seed bun. The Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Snack Wrap is half the size of an Angus patty (1/6 pound) with the same ingredients and wrapped in a tortilla.
Remember when your neighborhood best friend moved away and a new kid moved in but it just wasn't the same and you really, really missed your best friend? Yeah, that's the feeling I got when I took my first McRib-like bite.
The Pro (and Con): Because of the onions, pickles, and the chipotle sauce (which tastes the same as the barbecue sauce served with Chicken McNuggets and on the McRib), the McDonald's Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger and Snack Wrap were like fond but cruel reminders of the crazy-good pork sandwich that comes and goes from our fast food lives like the lover who won't settle down. Sigh.
The Cons: With zero chipotle pepper taste, bacon that looks (and tastes) like it came from a Playskool fast food toy set, and tasteless meat, the biggest crime the McDonald's Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger makes is first-degree burger boredom. Add that nugget to the fact that it has the highest calorie rating of any of the burgers on the McMenu (800 calories) and that it's nearly the same as the Angus Bacon & Cheese Burger, and its the fast train to Yawnsville with a stop at McRib Town to pick up leftover ingredients.
The wrap is essentially the same thing, but on a lighter scale.
Would Fry Girl Order One Again? Nope. I'd rather wait for my old neighborhood buddy, Mickey McRib, to come back for a visit instead of playing with the new wanna-be on the block. That kid's a loser.
What do you say, Mickey Dee's devourers? Have you tried the new Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger or Wrap? What did you think?