February 7, 2012

McDonald's Chicken McBites

mcbites.jpgAs if McDonald's didn't have enough chicken products on their menu, they went ahead and recently introduced the Chicken McBites- which are said to be juicy bites made with chicken breast meat, in three deliciously poppable sizes. I just so happen to be a big fan of the chicken items at McDonald's, so I decided to give this one a go. First thing worth mentioning is that the McBites come in a convenient little container that allows you to house dipping sauces in the container itself. However, I did not use any dipping sauces for the purpose of this review. The McBites had a very soft and chewy texture, but the breading didn't have much seasoning or flavor to go along with it. Perhaps that was done intentionally so that the sauces would be more useful. The breast meat wasn't spongy like the McNuggets, but rather more akin to the Chicken Selects. It's also worth noting that there was probably twice as much breading than chicken meat for most of the bites. I might have enjoyed this a bit more had I used some of the dipping sauces, but as it stands, the McBites themselves earned a "So-so" from me.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jin on February 7, 2012

I guess I can mini-review the new habanero sauce: it stinks. Literally and figuratively. It's barely spicy at all and what little flavor it does have is terrible.

Posted by: jdeuel at February 7, 2012 5:06 PM

I tried the McChicken Bites recently...definately not enough chicken for my taste. The Bites' batter was mostly what I tasted. The sauces were a-typical for Mickey-D's. Nothing new to be found there. Basically, the McChicken Bites were a non-snack, snack, so to speak. My best advice is this: adults stay with the Chicken Nuggets, and leave the McChicken Bites to the young ones. You'll be glad you did.

Posted by: johnnhoj at February 13, 2012 4:34 AM

McDonald's has had a few misses in the past, but this is the worst! There is very little chicken concealed under a large amount of batter that tastes like salted fried flour. Even the ranch dressing couldn't mask the flavor for our grandaughter who considers ranch dressing a food group. We hated them and even our dog wouldn't eat them! He sniffed and barked at them, so we tossed them out and ate peanut butter sandwiches for lunch!

Posted by: lgarrett at February 15, 2012 11:46 AM
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