Review of McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac UK
What they say:
You won’t believe until you eat it. Apart from 2 breaded chicken patties, cheese, lettuce, and creamy mayo…it’s got a bun in the middle!
Price: To be confirmed.
Calories: 604 Kcal.
Burger Lad® does it yet again as we bring you an EXCLUSIVE look at the latest limited time offer coming to McDonald’s UK on Wednesday 2nd April 2014!
I was recently contacted by an anonymous Manager of a McDonald’s Franchise who wanted to share a surprise addition to their menu during their latest Prize Vault Monopoly promotion. And boy was I in for a secret shock!
|Promotional picture courtesy of McDonald’s Arabia…|
The Chicken Big Mac is available in the Middle East, Egypt and Turkey with the Maharaja Mac variation residing in India. Some have creamy mayo on it and others have the Big Mac Special Sauce. KFC Canada has even tried to copy Ronald and his McDonaldland friends by adding the Big Boss burger to their product line-up.
We recently sent two BL Agents to Dubai on a mission to get us a glimpse at the Chicken Big Mac… or even better the Double version. They failed. But it doesn’t matter now as we can show you exclusively on your favourite burger review website the UK Chicken Big Mac.
|Exclusive look at the McDonald’s UK Chicken Big Mac…|
The promotional material wasn’t even ready when I got to preview this exclusive new menu item. I was told that the Chicken Big Mac was going to be tested in a number of restaurants throughout the UK and if successful, a full UK-wide release will follow. So if you pop into your local McD’s on Wednesday don’t be too disappointed if they haven’t got it. We may see it very soon…
As you can imagine I was pretty excited by this revelation and when I was invited into the back office to try this chicken take on the iconic Big Mac I wasn’t even dismayed when it was served up in a regular Big Mac container.
|Still awaiting the promotional box…|
We had to film our latest episode of BLTV which you can see below. I actually stumbled over my words filming it I was that excited. My BA (Burger Assistant) Burger Bev was with me and she could not contain herself either with this momentous occasion.
The Chicken Big Mac had been put together very tidily by my host. The lower patty was somewhat lost amongst that creamy mayo but I can assure you it was there. I sort of hoped that it would contain the Big Mac Special Sauce and pickles like its beef relative but who can argue with the classic chicken and mayo combination?
|A truly classic combination…|
We were obviously over the moon to be contacted to try this limited time offer especially after celebrating a record-breaking month of page views at BLHQ. So what the world is waiting for is how did the taste test drive go?
Well… I really enjoyed the Chicken Big Mac. You get a crispy bite from the breaded chicken patties and they blend well with the creamy mayo (which I believe is the same as the McChicken Sandwich). On this there was just slightly too much of the mayo as you can see from the video.
|That second chicken patty got lost amongst the creamy mayo…|
The cheese was the standard McDonald’s type but is always required on a burger in my opinion. The lettuce was ultra-fresh and there was a very decent amount of it too. That classic “club” layer middle bun helped stabilise this finger licking Chicken Big Mac but the top sesame seed bun started to ooze its mayo all over my fingers.
|The Chicken Big Mac…|
My only main criticism of this item is the lack of the Special Sauce and pickles to really give it that Big Mac association. My main hope is that if, in the future they do re-release it they go with that sauce instead and add the gherkins.
I finished this up very quickly!! For me, it worked really well and like I said above the pure adrenaline of sampling this product before it is rolled out in selected restaurants throughout the UK powered me through the Chicken Big Mac.
You can check out the latest episode of BLTV and see our reaction…
So… nobody does it better than Burger Lad® – we’ve been deeply honoured to share this with you and hope you have enjoyed reading this red hot exclusive. We’ll be back really soon with more burger reviews and updates but in the meantime let’s leave you with one last look at the McDonald’s UK Chicken Big Mac. I said three words… “Chicken. Big. Mac.”
|Special sauce and pickles next time please…|