I was looking back at my old posts. It seems like I have a lot of McDonalds related posts. Many of them are coupons giveaways. Previously, the coupon giveaways were good only in the US because they were issued from Illinois.
This time it is different. This time, it is McDonalds Canada who gave us the Be Our Guest coupons. The BOG coupons is good for Canada and we are giving every single one away. All you have to do is just ask.
Come to think of it, I had not have a McDonalds for the longest time. Don’t get me wrong. I like McDonalds — especially the Big Mac which I find it tasty. What stops me is the calories in it.
When McDonalds Canada launched the new McMini, the first thing that came to my mind was my 1-on-1 interview with Executive Chef of McDonalds, Chef Dan Coudreaut. During that interview, I confronted Chef Dan on the health aspect of McDonalds food. It was an awkward interview I must say because McDonalds did not expected me to pose hard questions. But I am glad I did. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
I also conveyed what a chowtimes reader wanted to say to Chef Dan … that she “likes to see McDonalds keep moving towards healthier food and continue to stop pushing supersize fries; and it doesn’t have to be soy burgers.” Chef Dan said that they continually listen to what the customer wants and they do try to promote healthier options.
That is why when I saw the McMini my thoughts was instantly on what Chef Dan said about trying to promote healthier options. Holding the McMini in my hands, I was rather amused with the size of the McMini.
It is so small! For a fast food company who used to coin the words Super Size, it is a step in the right direction.
Size does matter. It is just about 5″ in length and 1″ wide.
I was particularly interested in the baguette. Too bad I forgot to take a picture of the top view of the bread. When I read that the bread was a baguette I was excited thinking that it would be very much like the French baguette and was curious how McDonalds are able to keep the crust crisp.
While the McMini baguette has that tell tale slit, the “baguette” is more of a … normal McDonalds sandwich shaped like a baguette. It is soft and does not have that crisp crust of a French baguette.
The McMini actually tastes very good. McDonalds offers a choice of crispy or grilled seasoned all-white chicken breast. You can also chose to have it with Pesto or Spicy Thai.
I ordered just one sandwich just to taste. The above is the crispy chicken with Spicy Thai sauce.
It tasted very good. I particularly like the Spicy Thai sauce which give it a slight spiciness and moist. There were so much sauce that it drips onto my hands.
The McMini costs $2 each.
I think they use real chicken breast and not breaded.
On the calorie side, I found out from mcdonalds.ca website that the McMini has 280 cal. In comparison, the Big Mac contains 540 cal. So basically, McMini is like half of the Big Mac.
Would you like to try a McMini for yourself? We can send you a couple of coupons if you will just send a mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will only use your address to mail you the BOG cards and will not use it for any other purpose or forward it to anyone.
Remember, the BOG cards are good for any McDonalds outlets in Canada. You can’t use it in the US … they don’t know what a McMini is.