Wednesday, July 29, 2009
What is up with McGriddles?
I have had them before, and every time I see them, I think “people must like these…they must taste ok, I should try it again” and every time I take one bite and regret my decision. And here I am again today, with a McGriddle on my desk, and just starting at it while I chew, thinking…
“Sausage should not be wrapped in pancakes.”
It’s a gastrotastrophy. Yes, I just made that up, and it means good food gone bad. Something that may SEEM like a culinary creation and avant-garde, but just comes off as sausage wrapped in maple flavored bread. And that’s not a good thing.
I’m all for pancake flavored cupcakes with bacon sprinkles…so you ask me, “why the bias toward McDonalds fare? It’s the same thing!”…and I reply with the one simple rule for food combinations.
1. Food should be either sweet OR savory with a sprinkling of its opposite. Sweet cupcakes with sweet frosting with a bacon chip – OK. Savory sausage with savory bread with a hint of maple – OK. Sweet pancakes with maple sugar chips wrapping savory sausage- NOT OK.
This rule can probably be applied to many aspects of life. I will leave it up to the reader to do so, and advise me on the outcome.
And apparently McGriddles can be used as a weapon. There is McGriddle FanFiction. McGriddles are already being copied in Dunkin Donuts ‘Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.’ And they have a Facebook page. And although all these things imply that McGriddles are a pop phenomenon, and I should respect it as such…the bottom line is…it just doesn’t taste right.
But I still ate the whole thing.