Feb 7, 2019

McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Fries

by Darrin Vindiola

I like fries.  I don't love them, but occasionally I get the urge for a nice hot helping of salty fries.  My favorite style has to be beer battered pub fries. Those aren't always the easiest to find when a craving suddenly hits, so if I'm on the go and need to squash a craving fast.. McDonald's is usually my go-to.  I don't know what it is about McDonald's french fries. They aren't the best fries I've eaten by far, but they are always incredibly consistent in terms of saltiness, crispiness, and flavor.

Enter the new McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Fries introduced to the world during this year's Super Bowl.  Well.. my quarterly french fry craving once again hit this week, a few days after I saw that Superbowl commercial, so I figured if I was going to McDonald's to get fries I might as well give them a Bash.

Be forewarned,  As I type this new post.. I can feel a Retro Dad rant coming on.  You'll soon see why.  

The Hope, the dream, the promise of good things to come.


WHAT.. the actual.. FRIGGIN' FRIG McDonald's?!?
Those were pretty close to the words I uttered when I saw these.

Okay.. I'm not sure why I let that McDonald's commercial pique my interest. I've been burned so many times by new products that fast food restaurants release. Very seldom do they hold up to all of the hype the company pitches at you.  And McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Fries my friends are no exception to that phenomenon.

So you can see the fries I got were totally underwhelming. I mean, at first glance I thought they had forgotten to put the bacon on my fries.  You would think they were sprinkling gold dust atop the fries, they way were being so stingy with it!

As for the cheese, it made Velveeta taste like that of a finely aged artisan variety.  It was BAD, and barely resembled cheese flavor at all.  In the end there was no star of this hot mess, and I use the term hot mess loosely, because the cheesy bacon fries were barely lukewarm.  The addition of the cheese sauce, along with the few crumbs of bland bacon not only detracted from the fries, but killed any pleasure I would have normally gotten from eating them. 

Even if the french fries were fresh out of the fryer, the cheese sauce was piping hot, and there was more bacon, I can't see these being much better than what I had on this particular day. I have no one to blame but myself for once again believing the Mc-hype.  McDonald's got my four bucks, but there's no way I would ever take a chance on this monstrosity ever again. The McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Fries might be something some people may enjoy, but I can't foresee too many people out there thinking they are anywhere close to being worth four dollars.

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