Sunday, March 29, 2015

Breakfast Sandwich #17 - McDonald's aka It Was Bound To Happen

Sandwich: Sausage McMuffin with Egg
Location: McDonald's, East Washington Ave.
Date: March 29, 2015
Cost: $3.29

I had big plans to hit a new place in town but realized it isn't open on Sundays. My backup plan hit the same snag and then I was chasing a crazy idea of venturing outside the Madison city limits for a breakfast sandwich. Just a few blocks from my house I abruptly changed plans yet again and took a hard right into the McDonald's parking lot. Even on an overcast day with freezing rain the beacon light of the golden arches shines brightly. Such is the nature of America today.

The coming of this day was inevitable. A review of breakfast sandwiches by its very nature must include some variation of the McMuffin. It is likely the first breakfast sandwich I ever had outside the home and is probably the best selling breakfast sandwich of all time. I did a quick search for statistics to back up that statement but didn't come up with anything. To be honest I didn't look for very long so I guess I don't care all that much.

I have no idea how long it's been since I ate one of these, at least a decade, I suspect.
I almost went for the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit but I felt the need to actually say "McMuffin".
That Steak & Egg McMuffin frightens me. 

McMuffin in it's natural habitat - the dashboard of a pickup truck.

That egg looks like a cartoon drawing.
The Sandwich - Sausage McMuffin with Egg. I didn't realize that the classic Egg McMuffin has Canadian bacon on it. I would have guessed sausage - apparently I have not been keeping up on the McDonald's menu. Right off the bat you can see that part of my muffin is missing (2nd photo). It wasn't broken off and in the wrapper with the rest of the sandwich, it was just gone. Not really acceptable. They might want to review their quality control procedures is all I'm saying. The muffin wasn't effectively toasted and was only vaguely warm to the touch. The sausage wasn't too bad, I've had worse. Salty, obviously, but not excessively so, and no hard grisly bits (gross). The cheese was nicely melted but didn't have much flavor. The egg is apparently an actual chicken egg, USDA Grade A. Legit. It's cooked so as not to be a mess that squirts onto you lap which renders it into a lightly chewy mass.

The Result - 2.29 Ray Krocs out of 5 Ray Krocs. This sandwich isn't bad but it isn't very good either. For the non-discerning breakfasteer on the go this might do just fine. I gave it a 2.29 because thats how much I think it should cost. I'm probably starting to sound like a cheap bastard cause that's only $1 less than what I paid, but percentage-wise, it's significant. It doesn't really matter, it may well be another decade before I eat one of these again. By then they'll probably cost $4.95.

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