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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: McDonald's Mexican Quarter Pounder
Posted: 17:57 Wed 21-05-2003. Price: 2.19 by itself, various meal deals. Location: McDonald's, Leicester Square. Nutritional unusualness: (slightly) less fat and sugar than QP with cheese.
Snackspot reports: raising fears of yet another McDonald's "World Tour", this slightly modified quarter-pounder comes with "a slice of cheese, tangy salsa sauce, slice of tomato, lettuce and guacamole sauce", all wrapped up in - probably the best bit - "a corn topped bun". It replaces the Chicken Salsa Flatbread, meaning they're sticking - for the moment - with the Pasta Salad with Chicken which, while healthier than some of the US salads, you still might expect to feature a few more vegetables. Outside takeaway, other hot products to look out for include: the Heinz Bite Me range of microwaveable Pizza Wedges, Garlic Pizza Toast and Pizza Tubes; 3 different flavours of Freshbake Microbake Pies; plus Princes' incursion into canned pies, traditional heartland of the magnificently named "Fray Bentos".


Posted: 11:53 Thu 22-05-2003 by "Neil Aspinall"
Comment: Surely this is intended as a response to Burger King's Tex Mex Whopper? Disappointing lack of chopped chilis in this one by the sounds of it though.
Posted: 12:26 Thu 22-05-2003 by "AndyK"
Comment: Of course the BK Tex Mex Whopper was not a patch on the BK Melts range, particularly the "American Classic" which contains a mild dose of spice - just enough so that you think "is that spicy?".
Posted: 14:58 Thu 22-05-2003 by "Nebbish"
Comment: I had one of these on Sunday, and what was immediately noticeable was that it fell apart more readily than other burgers. The guacamole adds a layer of instability. Not one to eat on the move.
Posted: 17:49 Thu 22-05-2003 by "BurgerMe"
Comment: The BK TexMex whopper does indeed beat this one hands down. BK know how to put together a burger when they put a bit of effort into it.

But tell me this: what happened to the BK Double Swiss? I can't be the only man on Earth who thought it to be the finest burger available from a major fast-food chain in Britain?

Posted: 18:12 Thu 22-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Wow, are you the guy from http://www.burgerme.co.uk/ ? Anyway, even if you're not, I can never keep track of all the new BK products - eg, who launched the current craze for selling two strips of chicken (all by themselves except for a dip)?
Posted: 10:46 Tue 03-06-2003 by "Not the real BurgerMe"
Comment: No, I'm not him. I didn't realise there was a website of that name. That League of Gentlemen has much to answer for. Anyway, I meant to write 'Mushroom Double Swiss' back there -- the mushroom slices being the key ingredient, of course.
Posted: 17:31 Thu 17-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: the new tastes at mcdonalds bring you the the tuna salad and the beef greek mac link below http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/newtaste/
Posted: 17:40 Thu 17-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Wow, well spotted bob. Just out of interest (and without endangering any career you currently enjoy), do you work in the food industry, or are you just a concerned citizen with a bit of free time on their hands?
Posted: 21:38 Thu 17-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: no i seen it on the tv and at my local mcdonalds (they are lovley)
Posted: 21:45 Thu 17-07-2003 by "Sam p" # permalink comment
Comment: what ever happend to the root beer at mcdonalds?
Posted: 22:12 Thu 17-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: What, in the UK? I know it's not a root beer but I have seen Dr Pepper in US McDonalds. Or maybe it was its Jekyll-and-Hyde style alter-ego, Mr Pibb...? http://www.misterpibb.com/history.htm
Posted: 08:25 Fri 18-07-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, we used to have Root beer in McDonalds but not now. However, you can still get the Sainsubry's own brand, or Jelly Bellys.

no loss though- it tasted like watered down cough medicine

Posted: 10:46 Fri 18-07-2003 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: Interesting Mr. PiBB site there. I wonder why they're not still using the original slogan, "It Goes Down Good"?
Posted: 17:37 Fri 18-07-2003 by "Sam p " # permalink comment
Comment: what happend to the mcdonalds hot dog
Posted: 10:59 Mon 21-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i thought they still sold it?
Posted: 21:29 Mon 21-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: They haven't sold it for years. I reckon they should bring it back like this: http://www.octodog.net/
Posted: 12:27 Fri 25-07-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I tell you what the best burger in my opinion is from Harveys, a Canadian chain not to be confused with Hardees in America. Harveys lets you choose the topings to put on yer burger right in front of you and they are flame grilled. Some even serve Swiss Chalet Chicken. The Uk needs to have more quality fast food chains!
Posted: 15:44 Fri 25-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: i agree the uk fast food chains need to catch up with the usa ones!!!
Posted: 15:46 Fri 25-07-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: In the early '90s, they used to have an Arby's Roast Beef sandwich restaurant http://www.arbys.com/ on Haymarket near London's Piccadilly Circus. I think it lasted about a year.
Posted: 22:27 Sat 26-07-2003 by "IwantTacoBell" # permalink comment
Comment: The UK needs to do some serious catch up with fast food. I am so sick of having such a limited choice. I dont think they realise the potential of drive through.

The Bite Me range from Heinz is quite good and only costs 66p at Safeway as an introduction. Normal price 99p.

Posted: 16:41 Sun 27-07-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: yer i have seen these as well at safeway about a month ago they were 99p then
Posted: 10:12 Wed 20-08-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: apparently Wendy's was here but didn't last long either. I think its the standard of food are different
Posted: 06:13 Sun 25-Jul-2004 by "TheAwesomeGuy" # permalink comment
Comment: I have to agree with cokeco. Harveys burgers are by far the greatest fast food burgers I have ever tasted. . . really. I think they're owned by the same company as swiss chalet.
Posted: 00:53 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: These were one of the best burgers McDonalds ever came up with but you needed about 4 to fill you up
Posted: 10:23 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "Snorkmaiden" # permalink comment
Comment: ...'the uk really needs to catch up with US fast food outlets'.. ooh how this outrage at fast-food limitation and quality amuses me! Has it ever occured to those now disillusioned with McHeartattack or BK to maybe stray, to one of the handy things called a supermarket, and purchase such delights as an apple, a mini baguette, a lovely brie, etc and construct your own, less cardiac-arrest-inducing concoction? yum yum.. real food (yes i know, i'm on snackspot.org, but tis the confectionary and biscuits which lured me, not the vile 'restaurants' of the United States of Arrogant) 57673 8
Posted: 11:04 Tue 17-Jun-2008 by "Macartney" # permalink comment
Comment: Mushroom Double Swiss WAS The daddy...


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