Big American 2 Idaho Burger

I walked into a dimly-lit apartment with the sounds of
George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”
coming from our newly-acquired Bose stereo.

“Michelle, I’ve prepared a romantic meal for us”
was the vibe coming from our humble digs.

Laid out before me was not one, but two Big American 2 Idaho Burgers, one for each of us.

The Idaho Burger is the second in a four-part series of offensively American-themed burgers from the delusional minds at McDonald’s.  I’m not sure if I’m more: surprised that the Japanese endorsed this or that corporate American McDonald’s thought it would be okay to portray the states this way.

BURGER ANATOMY:
bun
mustard pepper sauce
onions
bacon
hash brown
meat patty
…gravy?
cheese
bun
*layers of grease oozing between it all

This actually tasted much better than the Big American 2 Texas 2 Burger, though that doesn’t mean it was good.  The gravy (at least that’s what I think it was) had a sickenly sweet, overpowering taste.  The meat was McDonald’s, so blah.  The hash brown offered a …nice (did I really just say that?) crunch to it all.  I actually tasted the bacon in this one, too.

It’s still crap, though, in the truest sense of the word.

Putting aside issues with quality and stereotyped burgers, I find it pretty ironic that they chose to pay homage to a state known for its potato production with a chemically-altered/enhanced byproduct of potato that probably, like the french fries, more closely resembles the unnatural flavors of their oil.  I said the hash brown had a crunch, and that’s about it.  No taste.  If you’ve ever had a McDonald’s hash brown – or really any McDonald’s food – you’ll know that familiar taste of McDonald’s… it’s not actually food.  It’s all oil.

Luckily, I had this for lunch, so maybe my digestive track won’t spontaneously combust in the night.

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About Michelle

I lived in Japan for a year & a half teaching English. Now I'm blogging about learning to cook in NYC.
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2 Responses to Big American 2 Idaho Burger

  1. Klarika says:

    This is incredible.

  2. M. says:

    Incredible indeed, considering my stomach is still feeling the effects of this thing three days later.

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