I am not the biggest fan of Chicken Nuggets. I know, blasphemy. But, in my defense, I do enjoy Wendy’s spicy nugs. Is it acceptable for a 36-year-old human to say nugs? There is something comforting about Wendy’s Spicy nuggets. It just warms the soul much like the old Campbell’s soup ad where a Frosty the Snowman ate a kid, but the kid was able to take control of the snowman’s body and mom had a bowl of warm soup to melt away the evil snowman. So, when I heard McDonald’s is releasing spicy nuggets, I figured I would sacrifice myself to the stomach gods and all I was left with was disappointed covered in some weak ass pepper.
When a lot of people discuss chicken nuggets, the mind tends to go towards those golden arches. And the thought is at least justified to some extent. Those odd, shaped pieces of pressed together meat have a distinct taste which is not the worst thing to put in your mouth. Btw, did you know each nugget shape has a name. Still blown away by that fact. But I digress, a couple of days ago, I decided it was time to try McDonald’s answer to Wendy’s spicy goodness. And after arriving back to my home, I tried one.
The main takeaway from the spicy McNuggets compared to the original is the color. The color is more of an orangish hue which is supposed to represent that the nugget is coated in some sort of spice. If I were to describe the color, it would land somewhere between Ernie from Sesame Street and Donald Trump.
While I was expecting an explosion of taste in mouth, what I experienced was something completely different. Remember when we could go to restaurants and one of your asshat friends would unscrew the pepper shaker lid where all the pepper would land on your food? The McDonald’s spicy nugget tasted just like that. My other disappointment with the Mickey D’s Spicy nugs is the use of hot sauce. So, Wendy’s nugs do not need hot sauce to taste the spice. McDonald’s thought the best idea would be to include some cheap hot sauce that had no heat or taste.
So, would I recommend the Mickey D’s spicy nuggets? Hell no. Just stick to Wendy’s for your spicy chicken fast food fix, unless you love Wish knockoffs of the real thing.