|Tiny Food Review
||[Nov. 16th, 2003|11:02 am]
Mcdonalds here has been on a 'healthy food' kick, and we all know that mcdonalds and health are 2 words that almost never co-exist. Mcdonalds singapore's latest effort is the SLT McMuffin. It sounded so intriguing that I just had to try it today.
SLT MCmuffin, or the Sausage Lettuce Tomato Mcmuffin IMO, is a very solid idea on paper. Take one of the most popular food items, and add a 'healthy' spin to it, how can you go wrong? Sadly, Mcdonalds did.
The muffin's basically a Sausage Mcmuffin, with the same (chicken) sausage, cheese and bun. Nothing wrong with the S. The T, theaccompanying tomato is a welcome sight, as not only is it a healthy vegetable (fruit?), but it doesn't get even half as boring and monotonous as the usual egg. Unfortunately, it's the L part that was seriously messed up. Firstly, when I heared that the muffin had lettuce, I was expecting a nice, large, lush, fresh piece of lettuce to greet my eyes and taste buds. Not so sadly, as what we have instead is some shredded pieces of green that make paper strips look like vanguard sheets. The fatal flaw here however, is that with the lettuce, is a generous amount of....ughhh.. MAYONNAISE. I'm not a hater of mayo, but to me the moment this king of fattening sauces is thrown into the mix, any form of 'health' is thrown right out of the window. Nutritional values aside, does this combination of ingredients sound familiar to you? Yes, the muffin ends up tasting like a watered down version of Burger King (Hungry Jacks for you Aussie folk)'s Whopper or Broiler.
So what's the verdict? It was commendable for Mc's to even want to attempt being more 'healthy', and this has to be the best idea so far. But the execution really fell flat. I certaintly had the same "oh crap, I feel the fat" feeling like every other one of mc's food items after eating this....thing. It's only saving grace is the fact that it still is a Sausage Mcmuffin, and that's got to count for something.