I will eat one item per day off the menu at McDonalds and write a review about it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Roast Beef & BBQ Sauce Deli Choices

Item: Roast Beef & BBQ Sauce Deli Choices
Price: $5.95
Location: Melbourne Central Upper Level
Rating: 9/10

My first item off the McDonalds menu. I started with something I haven't eaten before, because it looks really nice :D

Ordering it was a bit tricky, I asked for "Roast beef & BBQ sandwich" McDonalds girl was confused "Lean Beef Burger?", "Errr, no, the roast beef & BBQ deli choices thing.", she still looked at me blankly, so I pointed up to the huge picture of it up on the menu and repeated "Roast beef and BBQ" again. It must have clicked cause she then asked me if I wanted anything else. I didn't as if I ate some fries and drank a soft-drink every day, I'd be further driving my health downward. It took a little while to make, but I suppose that's because it's fresh. But then again, so was everything else, the Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, they were being made as they were ordered.

It comes in fancy-ish packaging that has on it a sticker stating "MADE FRESH!". I ripped the sticker off and got to the sandwich inside. Once I had it open it said you're supposed to rip it along the side (the brown bit) and eat it like that.

First impression was that it's neat. There wasn't filling flying out everywhere. It also had a decent amount of filling in it. No skimping here. Taking a bite was a non-messy affair, everything containing itself pretty well. I commend McDonalds on the roll, it wasn't crunchy, but it wasn't all soft either. Neither was it stale.

The taste itself is a bit tangy, with that BBQ sauce. It tastes extremley similar to the Roast Beef Subway sandwich (obviously). The onions are a nice touch, being slighlty cooked or marinated or something. Better than raw onion that's for sure. I enjoyed it very much, eating it pretty quickly. The BBQ sauce did leak out a bit, but that always happens. The mayo collected at the bottom of the sandwich, creating a delicious mayo pocket.

I'd certainly buy the Roast Beef & BBQ Sauce Deli Choice (that name just doesn't feel right) again. If someone just gave me the sandwich without the wrapper or telling me where it's from, I'd swear it came from some cafe and was $8. I give it a 9/10 overall.


Kuma said...

Interesting challenge you have set yourself. Of course the problem with this is that every nation has its own speciality...so you are going to have to tour the world to do everything

Anthony said...

It would be a great excuse to go overseas :D