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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    The current veggie burger is *awful*, I can't comment on the meat myself as I've been veggie for over 20 years. I don't think McDonalds has ever really been targetting themselves as high end food though
    The meat burgers are really nasty, backed up with a box of salt with a couple of fries hiding in it to call it a "meal". The kids drag me there occasionally, I think it you are under 16 on a pocket money budget it is the only place to get a snack with your mates. To be fair, I think their chicken products are better than the KFC burgers they seem to be trying to compete with, not that the bar there is high but I can eat those.

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    thank you to the opening poster for bringing this subject up

    McDonalds.... you're banned.

    get your polystyrene box with no meat in it and sod off

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Now McDonalds are thinking, "I wonder how we can get in on this lucritive Zak market"

    "I know, lets start offering free Expressos"

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Now McDonalds are thinking, "I wonder how we can get in on this lucritive Zak market"

    "I know, lets start offering free Expressos"
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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    /\ double ban

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    thank you to the opening poster for bringing this subject up

    McDonalds.... you're banned.

    get your polystyrene box with no meat in it and sod off
    They don't use polystyrene,they have been using recyclable paper - imagine if they sold a Vegan burger in a foam box,they would be out for blood!!


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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    I'm not entirely sure how they can sell a vegan product, given it'll likely be cooked on the same grill as the burgers and suffer from cross-contamination. Even if it's one of the ones where they stick it in a giant industrial toaster to cook it like the McChicken, still gonna share trays / baskets with meat products.

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Well good luck finding your locally sourced, organic, fair trade vegan burger at 2am on the M1. Or post pub in 90% of British towns.

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    don't think many Vegans would risk it with the change for contamination , then again don't think most burgers from McDonalds have any decent meat in them

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    ... while most vegan brits wouldn't go in a McDonalds on principle!
    Nor would I, but it's nothing to do with being vegan, 'cos I ain't.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    It's more that most of it is utter tasteless junk.
    Now that, I have to dispute, forcefully. My issue with McD's isn't that it's tasteless .... it's the way it does taste, which is of something rather dubious, marinated in salt.

    I do enjoy a nice burger, but it starts with high quality meat from the butcher, and I'll make it myself. It's dead easy to do, takes about a minute, tastes way better and I KNOW what's in it.
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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Nor would I, but it's nothing to do with being vegan, 'cos I ain't.


    Now that, I have to dispute, forcefully. My issue with McD's isn't that it's tasteless .... it's the way it does taste, which is of something rather dubious, marinated in salt.

    I do enjoy a nice burger, but it starts with high quality meat from the butcher, and I'll make it myself. It's dead easy to do, takes about a minute, tastes way better and I KNOW what's in it.
    My complaint is £1 of chips from my local chippy fills me up more than a standard meal from McD's. The drink from McD's often fills me up more than the actual meal.
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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason.Lyons View Post
    My complaint is £1 of chips from my local chippy fills me up more than a standard meal from McD's. The drink from McD's often fills me up more than the actual meal.
    Tend to agree - one of our local fried Chicken shops,does the same. KFC,is like £4 for a burger and they sell their equivalent for like £3 with chips. Tried it and the chips were so much it was like the burger was really surplus to requirements!!
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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason.Lyons View Post
    My complaint is £1 of chips from my local chippy fills me up more than a standard meal from McD's. The drink from McD's often fills me up more than the actual meal.
    Another agreement from me too, which is why I haven't eaten there for a few years.

    In addition, it seemed to me as time went on that it became rarer that any requested changes from the default (such as not wanting certain toppings on the burger) would actually be followed.

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Another agreement from me too, which is why I haven't eaten there for a few years.

    In addition, it seemed to me as time went on that it became rarer that any requested changes from the default (such as not wanting certain toppings on the burger) would actually be followed.
    The rare time I'm there all i order is a large drink and a toffee sundae. Cheaper and better than a meal
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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason.Lyons View Post
    The rare time I'm there all i order is a large drink and a toffee sundae. Cheaper and better than a meal
    You may have a point there.

    I don't think I'd bother with the drink, but I guess I could be tempted to visit again to buy a McFlurry if the mood struck me.

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    Re: McDonalds releases a product we've all been waiting for...

    So, related note, I tried a thing lately - a meatball sandwich made from "Impossible Burger" meat - a vegan meat substitute made from wheat, coconut, potato, and genetically engineered soy. Its selling point is it tastes like meat, and even bleeds like meat when cooked rare.

    The sandwich was... okay. It was a competent soft meatball, albeit with the flavour masked by the tomato sauce in the sandwich. Okay is a ringing endorsement, compared to awful non-meats like Quorn!

    I'd still want to try it in burger form to get a full feel for the taste, and see what range of texture is possible to achieve (I prefer firmer meatballs).

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