2. McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets
The build: Made with USDA-inspected white meat, tempura battered, fried up, and served with basically infinity sauces: chipotle barbecue, creamy ranch, honey mustard, hot mustard, spicy Buffalo, sweet chili, sweet & sour, and tangy barbecue.
Wait time: 2min 21sec
Tasting notes: These were one of my favorite things to eat in high school, so I was really hoping they would stand up to my nostalgic love, and, man, they really actually do. Biting into that famous, crispy tempura texture is really satisfying -- a little peppery, great crust on the breading, chicken seems much more white and not clumpy like it might’ve been 15 years ago. They were delicious.
The sauces, however, were a little lacking: the BBQ had a ketchup mouthfeel, but a vinegary smell, and not much of an aftertaste, and the honey mustard was creamy despite a grainy mustard look, and didn’t overpower, but also didn’t do much of anything. I always get the hot mustard with these things, and I would encourage you to do the same, because I feel like we’re best friends now. But overall, McDonald’s still has it when it comes to nuggets. I want to eat a 20-piece right now while lounging on Grimace, that comfortable Barcalounger-looking bastard.