Saturday, November 18, 2006

McDonalds, Melbourne

This really was the perfect weekend to make up my own mind about breakfast at McDonalds, somewhere in Melbourne (or anywhere else in the world for that matter). First, I got to feel all warm and fuzzy about the donation of a whole dollar to charity, by virtue of McHappy Day. Second, with Melbourne gripped by G20 riots and anti-globalisation loonies, any visit to the golden arches had the extra thrill of danger... the risk that, at any minute, you might be KO'd by a flying wheelie bin. I like to live on the wild side.



And so it was that I scurried into Maccas just after the 10.30 cut-off, but just in time to score a McValue meal of Bacon & Egg McMuffin ("dusted with polenta"), a hash brown ("golden pieces of top grade seasonal potatoes cooked in a canola oil blend"), and a coffee ("WARNING:HOT"). The very nice young woman behind the McCounter slipped a bonus Sausage & Eggs McMuffin into my bag, which meant I got to sample two versions of the McMuffin product line.

What can I say? It was warm. It tasted like McDonalds. It had cooked egg inside. It had warm, soft muffins outside. The bacon was real bacon, and not too bad. The sausage was brown and slightly spicy. The "cheese" was fluoro orange. I quite enjoyed eating it. And I felt sick afterwards. Your typical McDonalds experience really.


I'm beggin' for it

Anyone who's seen the current Maccas TV ads will be amused to know that the promoters of Fast Food Nation have pulled off an inspired piece of ambush-web-marketing. If you accidently (or deliberately) type www.makeupyourmind.com.au into your browser, rather than www.makeupyourownmind.com.au, you end up at a spoof site for Mickey's Burgers. Funny.

6/20 "not a powdered egg in sight"

score

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when we were down in Melbourned in October. We savoured the breakfast at the different cafes until one day we decided to grab Maccas before heading to Richmond. It actually tasted really awful...much worse than in Sydney. No wonder there are so many Hungry Jacks there.

20/11/06 21:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eeeeew! If you think Maccas tastes bad in Melbourne, well Hungry Jacks is worse. I recently took two bites of a Whopper for the first time in 5years and regretted it. The second bite was to confirm that I wasn't kidding myself. It was a sticky cardboard texture, with none of the defining flavours that you normally associate with a juicy beef burger. Disgusted I threw it straight into the bin.

The fact that I hadn't eaten at a fast food chain serving processed, fatty food loaded with refined flour and sugar for years is an indication that in Melbourne we are spoilt for choice when it comes to cheap and delicious fast serve meals.

Mental note to self; leave the fast food chains to those lacking tastebuds, and pass on the indigestion tablets.

23/11/06 12:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute review.

I don't mind an occasional meal at Maccas. I quite enjoy it actually. I see it as a nice little vice to indulge in once in a while.

Also, environmental issues aside, there seems to be a pretentious backlash against McD's, you know "my tastebuds are too refined to withstand an assault from that horribly common food" which makes me even happier to eat there.

No doubt, these same people can probably be found doing a furtive 3 AM run to KFC for a bucket of the colonel's finest.

24/1/07 15:54  
Blogger 'Manda said...

Why would anyone bother going to KFC for a late night/post-drinks snack when they can go to any of the places mentioned in this article (and more, like Stalactites)?

10/2/07 19:25  
Blogger jay said...

Get your St. You are able to louis vuitton possess exact same item exactly what LV handbags you decide on upon web site. Reproduction louis vuitton purse associated with Louis Vuitton possess the reflection picture associated with louis vuitton outlet it's unique. (Michael Kors Black And Gold Shoulder Bag)

Coach Black And White Tote Bag, Blunk has been invited to lecture as a guest speaker at various civic events and universities, including Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, University of Illinois, ISU and the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. He also accepted the 2014 Gilda's Club Agents of Hope Award on behalf of CBC. Blunk was a 2012 inductee into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame and received the 2017 Jack Fitzsimmons Chief Blackhawk Award from the Blackhawk Alumni Association..

After The Bell, CNBC TV18's first news bulletin post the closing bell wraps up the day's trading action for you comprehensively. This apart, our team at CNBC TV18 have their pulse on all the latest updates in the field of policy making, business, politics, corporates and we keep you up to date with all the latest action at those ends. Kritika Saxena brings to you all the latest developments in the spectrum of business news, and to bring news to you in a concise, simple and crisp manner..

Going to be fairly dry with some cloud and sunshine and temperatures close to average, so fairly cool. Is likely to get the full brunt of this week cold front action with showers ramping up in the west and in Hobart. A high of 17C is forecast for Tuesday but it will be just 12C on Thursday with chilly mornings all week.. (Michael Kors Black Bag With Red Interior)

Last years winner, David McNeilly (Newcastle AC) may well return to defend his title after producing a quality performance over the course last time. Since injuring his rib a few months ago, David hasn't been racing much, but he did claim top honours at the Darragh Cross 6 mile road race two weeks ago, which shows that he is in good form. Richard Coey (Ballydrain Harriers), a podium finisher at the Strangford Festival 10k last week should play a part at the front if he races, as will Dave Lonnen (City of Lisburn AC), Martin Wilcox (East Down AC), Norman Mawhinney (Ballydrain Harriers), James Savage (East Down AC) and Ryan Andrews (Ballydrain Harriers).. (John Lewis Michael Kors Black Bags)

8/6/20 17:23  
Blogger Susan said...

I really like your approach of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website record and shall be checking back soon. Pls check out my site as properly and let me know what you think. See what someone likes, comments and follows on Insta with Snoopreport ... No need to download Insta stalker app, Snoopreport Instagram tracker will show photos and videos in the world.

17/6/20 21:35  
Blogger dickeyavyona said...

An enduring Real Yeezy Shoes memory is of Russell on one of our last visits together. When I arrived he looked Coach Bags On Sale Online elated. I asked what was happening and Michael Kors Bags Sale he said, "I'm getting Ray Ban Sunglass Hut married tomorrow. 2020 Jordan Release Dates When I Cheap Yeezy Shoes was in school in Alberta more than 20 years ago, the standard practice was to start Ray Ban Prescription Sunglasses everything back Air Jordan 1 Sale up the Thursday MK Outlet before Labour Day, rendering those two days all but pointless. Thankfully they stopped doing this shortly after I graduated. Manitoba made the change around the year 2000, as well..

20/8/20 13:15  

Post a comment

<< Home