Saturday 20 February 2021

McDonalds Homestyle Crispy Chicken Burger Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I treated myself to one of the new McDonalds Burgers recently and I thought that I would talk to you all about it. 

'A thick succulent chicken breast fillet in a crispy coating, a hot and spicy mayo and caramelised onion compote, seasonal lettuce, bacon, red onions, a slice of cheddar cheese and a glazed poppy and sesame seed bun.' - McDonalds UK. 

A photo of a white square box that contains a burger which says homestyle and burger in small orange font with crispy in large cursive orange font on a bright background

The texture of this product was amazing when I was eating it. The texture journey started off with the soft. soft bun which then surprised me with the slight popping of seeds on my tongue. I'm glad that it was a small amount, as sometimes too much seeds and you feel a bit like a bird trying to hectically get through the food. After this contrasting bun, comes the jammy Onion Compote which creates a good sort of texture appetiser for the start of the show which is the Crispy Chicken. I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the Burger, as when you say Crispy from a fast food chain, you don't really expect it to be that crispy. However, this burger provided a good crispy which against the Onion Compote just made for the best mouth feel ever. After the crispines bounced on my tongue, the succulent Chicken meat were such a treat. I loved this burger just from its texture as a lot of fast food burgers claim to have a lot of texture going on but then once they are cooked, they end up losing their texture quite quickly, especially those that brands decide to wrap in paper/tin foil... 

As I have mentioned, this whole product was a big surprise to me. Not only did the texture create an experience in my mouth, but so did, the taste. The flavour journey started off with the tastiness from the seeds and bread jumping onto my tastebuds like there's no tomorrow. Once the nuttiness had dissipated, the deep umami bomb from the Onion Compote blasted all over my tongue. After a while, the kick of savouriness from the meat flooded my mouth like a river which then was cut by the sharpness of the onions. After this sharp kick, the finale of the taste experience was the Spicy Mayo that created a concoction of sweet, creamy, and warmth that left me wanting more. I was so surprised as some of the burgers that I have had from places have stated to be an experience and amazing, and they have just been really bland where this burger actually delivers. 

Would I buy this again? I'm really picky with Chicken Burgers/Sandwiches, but, yes I would definitely get this again. It has everything. Texture, umami, sweetness, sharpness. I thought that it was a good blend of flavours and textures. 

Have you tried this limited edition Burger? What's your favourite fast food product? Let me know down below! 

Check out McDonalds as their promotions change quite often. (This isn't a sponsor). 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

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