That’s not a spicy nugget
McDonald’s has unleashed its spicy chicken nuggets on the U.K., promising something spicier than before, a new nug, a genuine update on the fast food classic that is a McNugget. It comes with the #spon approval of tomato and Tabasco sauce. Its exterior is a fragile, but powerful orange, suggesting genuine S P I C E.
It is nothing of the sort. The heat — for there is a little — is flat, blunt, and dull — the low nagging hum of a latter-stage hangover headache. It brings out the worst qualities in the meat of the nugget, overtaking the flavour so all it contributes is a mealy, loose texture, particularly when still warm. Things are better on cooling and on dipping. The sauce tastes like Tabasco. Perhaps these are not the nuggets you are looking for. Perhaps they are. One thing is for sure: they are not spicy enough.
And in other news...
- Byron Burger’s new logo isn’t going to make the world forget the time it set its workers up for a Home Office immigration raid.
- No-deal Brexit latest: Expect months-long food shortages.
- Irish burger chain Supermac’s will arrive in London to step on McDonald’s toes.
- London’s hotel restaurant game is really on the up.
- Drinks magnate Diageo has acquired a significant majority stake in Seedlip, the much-talked-about zero alcohol ‘spirit’ brand. [MCA]
- Good tweet:
I regret to inform you we have arrived in London and I am set to be enchanted my every minor thing— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) August 8, 2019
Sent with a big grin while in line at Costa