Review of McDonald’s Bacon Swiss Melt 2014
What they say:
A 100% beef patty, streaky bacon, cheese slices made with Emmental, Batavia lettuce and crispy fried onions with a cheese & bacon flavour sauce. Finished with a potato flake-topped bun.
Price: £4.19 for the burger only (subject to variation).
Calories: 735 kcal.
Firstly, this isn’t a full review. Burger Lad® already reviewed the Bacon Swiss Melt last year here. This is a sort of 2014 update.
Secondly, in the words of Obi-Wan, this isn’t the McDonald’s limited time offer you’re looking for (that one will arrive next year).
So, with that in mind, I found myself at the nearest Arches with a bit of hunger and I did like the look of the Bacon Swiss Melt.
|Bacon Swiss Melt Promotional Box…|
Three things I had in mind, from Burger Lad®’s review. It’ll be dry, there won’t be any serviettes, and there won’t be enough crispy onions.
So, when I unpacked it, I was pleasantly surprised to find three serviettes. It turned out to be quite a messy affair so I was glad of those.
|Straight from the box…|
Before tucking in, I got some photos to share with you, including the lifting-the-lid shot that Burger Lad® forgot last time!
|Lifting the lid on the Bacon Swiss Melt…|
Biting in, I found the sauce to be well spread out so it wasn’t dry either. However, the third of my concerns proved correct – not enough crispy onions.
The bacon was not as lean as I would like, just like the earlier review, but the cheese was lovely. It was definitely melty and, together with the sauce, made the whole thing tasty and moist.
|The “real” McDonald’s Bacon Swiss Melt…|
It’s quite big too. Definitely felt quite full afterwards. I’ll leave it there because you can read the full review here.