Monday, September 20, 2010

Why, WHY?

Every once in a while, I do things to remind myself why I don't do those things in the first place.

Touch a hot stove, OUCH! It burns and hurts a lot.

Stub a toe, OWWWIE! That hurts too!

Fall in Love, NO! WHY? Never again! Don't ask! I SAID, DON'T ASK!

Anyway, today I was hungry and I wanted to eat something quick. I was behind in what I wanted to do today, so I decided to eat somewhere close, within walking distance. Getting in my car, driving somewhere, parking, then coming back just seemed like it would put me even further behind in my day.

I had no choice. I had to do it. There was no other way around it, I HAD to eat at McDonald's. NOOOOOOOOOO! Well since I was going to eat there, I might as well order a Big Mac. And though I remember that they have good french fries, I decided that I'd rather fill up on two burgers, and skip the fries and large drink. So I also bought one of their new-fangled Angus Bacon Cheese burgers.

I'm old enough to remember when McDonald's was good. But things have changed. Whether it's because you rarely see them cooking anymore and use Microwaves, they cut costs, and/or use cheaper ingredients, McDonald's has lost my favor. Or should I say, they lost their flavor.

Let's look into this. Here are pictures of the burgers I ordered, pictures I took from the Internet, probably used by McDonald's themselves to advertise their product.

Big Mac

Angus Bacon Cheese Burger

Now here are pictures of the burgers that I bought. In essence, the "Real" burgers, not the dolled up marketing versions.

Real Big Mac

Real Angus Bacon Cheese Burger

Looks NOTHING like the advertisement and not very appetizing.

Here's a dissected look.

Big Mac. Where's all that Special Sauce? I like how the box it came in reminds you that it's 100% beef. Well I should hope so! But I guess when you eat it, you can't help but wonder differently.

Look, the meat is so thin, when I picked it up, it broke in half. Wow, if it was a "real" piece of thick meat, it wouldn't have done that.

Angus Bacon Cheese Burger. Not much to it. It's supposed to be 1/3 pound. Maybe 1/3 pound before 1/6 pound of fat gets cooked away. This looks more like a regular sized meat patty. And what's with the minimal amount of vegetables. Only pickles and onion? Where's the lettuce and tomato?

The bacon is so thin, it looks like paper. See the comparison with the card I'm holding up next to it? It's so thin, it's sacrilegious! Pigs are not thin, why should their meat be thin? Thin bacon is like having no bacon at all!

I guess I'm good for another 25-50 years.


"I know that an author must be brave enough to chop away clinging tentacles of good taste for the sake of a great work. But this is no great work, you see." Dorothy Parker said...

GROSS! Don't come over again unless you sterilize your entire body first.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar experience this week when I was returning from San Diego...bleh