These probably aren't gonna feature on Hot Ones anytime soon. 😬
That's right, McDonald's fans, it's finally here — no, not McPizza, but the company's Spicy Chicken McNuggets have come to Canada.
After teasing the product drop (with hilarious results), McDonald's launched the nuggets up north on August 31, 2021, and two weeks later I finally got my hands on a ten-piece pack to test them out for myself.
Without the packaging I certainly wouldn't be able to tell that these nuggets were any different than the company's regular nuggets (perhaps a chance to prank someone particularly spice-sensitive?). I got the 10-piece pack, though you can order a 6-piece or 20-piece pack as well.
The nuggets came with a new sauce — Spicy Buffalo — which is good for anyone wanting to kick the spice level up a notch.
Which, judging by these nuggets, will likely be most people.
I tried the first nugget and was sorta into the kick it gave! After an initial bite of just chicken nugget, a bit of spice came back about 10 seconds in and truly surprised me with just how intense it got.
However, two or three nuggets later the surprise had truly lost its appeal.
The "spice" — which just feels like a bit of added pepper or paprika that stings the back of the throat a bit — really wears off after two or three nuggets and even I (someone who really, really can't handle their spice) could chow them down just as easily as I could a regular version.
The sauce definitely helped kick the spiciness up a gear, but the effect again wore off a few nugs in.
While this makes sense for McDonald's (they're not going to make a Da Bomb-level spicy nugget that no one could eat), it will probably feel like a bit of a let down for anyone going for a truly spicy experience.
But if you're someone who loves chicken nuggets and just wants to try something else that tastes just as good but has an extra bit of flair, you can't go too far wrong.
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