Asia,  Food,  Japan

Mcdonald’s Limited Menu Taste test

I had a few hours to kill so I decided to hop into McDonald’s to see if they have anything interesting. As I was looking through their menu, 2 different things popped into my vision with the words “Limited edition” It was the Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper and the Canadian Maple Custard Pie. They also had 2 different kinds of sauces to choose from. The Garlic Soy Sauce Mayo and the Smoky Flavor Cheese Sauce. The Mcdonald’s January 2022 Limited Menu and the changing McDonald’s Menu can be found here.

Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper

Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper Mcdonald's January 2021 Limited Menu
Pack of five Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper

Since the name says spicy I was expecting it to be a little spicy but I felt nothing. It was more of a very strong peppery taste that gave off a hint of spice. It was kinda overpowering like someone accidentally poured a whole of pepper in a regular chicken nugget. I also didn’t taste any of the garlic from the nugget.

Mcdonald’s Limited Menu: Garlic Soy Sauce Mayo

Mcdonald's January 2021 Limited Menu sauce
credit: gigazine.net

I am obsessed with this sauce. It has so much flavor and the combination between the nugget and the sauce is immaculate. It suddenly turns into something that needs to be eaten with rice. Even though the nugget was lacking with the garlic flavor, the sauce was not! To be honest, there is no such thing as too much garlic, so I enjoyed it a lot! It reminded me of pink sauce (the combination of ketchup and mayonnaise) but just with more pepper.

Separately, it is a little questionable, but the combination is so good that I wish they would put it on the permanent menu.

Canadian Maple Custard Pie

Canadian Maple Custard Pie
Mcdonald's Limited Menu
The inside of the Canadian Maple Custard Pie

The first thing I noticed when I bit into it was that it was so crunchy yet so soft and warm on the inside. The scent immediately tasted like a pancake with the maple syrup taking over. I actually didn’t really like the custard as it felt too watery and too Japanese for this “Canadian” snack. It was definitely overtaking the whole pie and drowned out the taste of the maple syrup. It was 25% apple pie and 75% cream puff. Since it had Canada in its name I just expected more of a western dessert but for McDonald’s, it’s very tasty.

Mcdonald’s Limited Menu overview (January 2022)

Overall I really like how original and creative Mcdonald’s January 2021 Limited Menu was and their limited-time foods are never a disappointment and America needs to step up its game! I will be on the lookout for the next McDonald’s limited item!


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