With its utterly distinctive taste, McDonald’s hit upon a sweet spot for all of us. From the french fry scent to the sourdough-like aftertaste to the soft, juicy, white meat and the signature long lasting oily finish, every bite of those boot-shaped McNuggets were pure nostalgia. It’s just too bad nostalgia wasn’t a part of our rating system.
Meredith: Oh man, nothing tastes like that. Nothing else has ever tasted like that.
Carrie: This was what I wanted. It's really gross, but it's like, the nugget I dream about. These are like scratching an itch.
Tyler: I think this one did suffer from travel, because these are usually way crispier.
Meredith: It's not a bad level of crunch -- it's not as much as I would want, but I don't think it's doing a poor job.
Carrie: Very juicy. Might be the juiciest.
Meredith: It is surprisingly juicy. A nice surprise. The last one was oily -- in reality it was dry, it was just covered in oil, like a trick.
Meredith: The thing about the finish -- I knew it was going to happen, but these always coat my mouth in a greasy film, and I really don't like that.
Tyler: I ate another of the first batch while we were sitting here and I still taste the third one.
Carrie: Yeah, it's greasy -- there's no question about that. But still love it.
Overall Score: 72