It’s that time again! McDonald’s Big American burger series is back! And what fresh new insanity do they have in store for us this time?
First up is the Grand Canyon Burger!
Fried egg, double bun, two kinds of cheese, relish, fried onions, the brown sweet onion sauce from the Texas 2 Burger. Oh, and of course the hallmark oversized beef patty that hangs off the bun. Overall it’s pretty tasty, and after ditching most of the bun I don’t quite feel like death is pulling me tighter into her sweet embrace (see: Idaho Burger.)
That being said, I’m perplexed. What on earth does this have to do with the Grand Canyon? To be fair, I’m not terribly familiar with the regional cuisine, but I can’t honestly think of any food product that I associate with this natural wonder.
After all, with the Idaho Burger, they put a freaking potato on the thing. That just makes sense. And with the Miami Burger you can see the thought process, at least–“Miami means Latin flavors, which means Mexican food, which means Doritos.” But how does this represent the Grand Canyon?
As a special bonus to the Big America series, we have the newest dessert from McDonald’s Japan–the Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie.
Not gonna lie, this thing is effing delicious. First off, all McDonald’s pies are deep fried in Japan, so of course they’re going to be delicious. You could deep fry a shoe and it would probably be pretty tasty, so deep frying a flaky pie full of cream cheese and blueberry jam is an obvious home run.
They’re for a limited time only, which is definitely a good thing. I do not need these tasty little fatbombs tempting me whenever I pass through the train station on a late night out, with my inhibitions depleted and a hundred and twenty yen burning a hole in my pocket. And I’ll do my best to stay away from the “Just one more before they’re gone…” trap. In fact, these things should probably be illegal, and I’m sure they would be in Jaime Oliver’s world. Damn, you deliciousness!