When I started hearing all the buzz about the McRib coming back to McDonalds in the USA, I knew I really wanted to try one. “I love ribs,” I thought to myself. “How bad could it be?” I had no idea.
The McRib arrived in a pretty little box, and I must say, looked delicious upon first glance (though the smell of it made 2 of my dining companions want to barf). I lifted the top bun to find onions, pickles, and a piece of “meat” that looked like a rack of ribs without bones (so natural!)
I discarded the pickles and onions and dove right in. And that’s when shit got weird. The McRib sauce was decent (as far as fast food sauces go, that is), but the McRib itself WAS HORRIFIC. The texture was unbearable, almost tuna fish-like. It was spongy and airy and mushy, and I had to really force myself to swallow it down.
I took one more small bite, just for good measure. The second bite had some weird sort of rubbery, cartilage-y thing in it that snapped and popped in my mouth as I bit down on it. That was it for me. All done. McRib, back in box. Box, thrown in garbage.
I know lots of you out there love these sandwiches, and I’m happy for you. The good news is you can have mine.