Sandwiches in Review: The McGriddles
June 2, 2010
Breakfast sandwiches haven’t been discussed on Sandwichtalk yet, mainly because I have a hard time making it out to a restaurant before the 10:30-11:00 changeover to the lunch menu. However, now that Sandwichtalk is nearly a year old, I want to branch out a little bit, and what better way to start than with one of the strangest breakfast sandwiches around, the McGriddles?
The McGriddles (yes, the ‘s’ is part of the name) is a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich which includes scrambled eggs, american cheese, and either bacon or sausage (they also serve a sausage-only variant). What sets it apart from other sandwiches is the bun, a pancake-like creation with maple syrup flavoring baked in. I was as skeptical as any of you, but in the name of Sandwichtalk I decided to try one.
I had the Bacon Egg and Cheese McGriddles. It was actually quite a bit smaller than I expected, but that didn’t keep it from being delicious. The buns were sweet, but more subtle and less processed-tasting than I expected. It may seem counterintuitive, but think of it this way: people have been eating eggs, meat and pancakes for centuries, this just takes a few extra steps out of the process. I think the sausage McGriddles might have complemented itself better, but I’m a sucker for bacon, and I don’t regret it. Overall, a pretty good, relatively inexpensive breakfast. Obviously, it’s got a lot of sugar and fat and whatnot, so I wouldn’t recommend it on a daily basis, but try it once in a while to shake up your morning routine.