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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: McDonald's Quorn Premiere Confirmed sighting: McDonald's Quorn Premiere
Posted: 10:36 Mon 05-04-2004. Price: 3.79 for a medium meal. Location: McDonald's, Victoria Station. Nutritional unusualness: Contains (non-mushroom) mycoprotein.
"Flameproof" reports: Well, the bun was the same almost-real-bread that they use for the Chicken Premiere, but that's where the similarities to its namesake end. Rather than the quite good salsa and sour cream used in the Chicken Premiere, the Quorn[tm] equivalent has genuine Hellman's Mayonnaise[tm] and a spicy-sweet chilli sauce. Although these are OK, the general blandness of Quorn drowns them out. If I was vegetarian I'd say that this was a reasonable approximation of a burger, but I've had better. The thing is, I know that it is possible to make better tasting Quorn fillets - the ones you get from supermarkets are better. Maybe recent health rulings has changed what they have to feed the little Quorns as they frolic around in the sunshine, I'm not sure.

..."Flameproof" provides our first sighting of Mickey D's Salads Plus range here - and check out his webpage too if you get the chance, where he's quietly running a mini Snackspot of his own! Meanwhile, "lee taylor" says he's seen an in-store ad for KFC's new healthy alternative Mini Fillet Burger, elaborating: From the poster it looks like a mini version of the Original fillet burger. I believe this KFC store [255-257 Talbot Rd, Blackpool, Lancashire] has been used before for product testing as it was selling the Twister about 6 months before it apeared elsewhere.


Posted: 10:56 Mon 05-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: oh and according to this intriguing page: http://uk.geocities.com/goldenarches2004/promotions/promotions.htm

- the "grilled chicken sandwich" might be new as well?

Posted: 11:33 Mon 05-04-2004 by "gerling" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm still waiting to try the Creme Egg McFlurry. I was about to last week but the good old Apple Pie was calling my name instead. Anyone else visited the McD branch on The Strand? I always feel slightly sleazy when I go in there for some reason. It's all so slick and fake-sophisticated, I want cheap red and yellow plastic bits in my McDonalds branches, not faux leather couches.
Posted: 12:13 Mon 05-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: latest from the (Glasgow) Herald's restaurant reviewer: http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/11610-print.shtml

"There is a lot of lettuce. Good, cold iceberg lettuce with no brown edges, I will admit. Fresher tasting than I was expecting from the new McDonald's Salads Plus range. Just rather plentiful compared to the other ingredients in my grilled chicken Caesar salad. Lucky the dressing, which has a decent tang, is also generous. I am not so keen on the scatter-yourself garlic and herb croutons, though, and while the Italian cheese flakes provide welcome relief from all that foliage, they have no real bite. The chicken itself is soft and inoffensive rather like the Quorn fillet, which also on offer under the name Quorn Premiere."

Posted: 18:21 Sun 11-04-2004 by "Loki" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried the mcd's quorn premiere, and I'm not impressed. It's pretty crappy. i personally prefer the old vegetable deluxe. that had twice the fat of a regular hamburger, and it showed: it tasted quite good.

I'm Ok with mcd's makin ga few healthy items on the menu, but not at the expense of the old menu. There are actually vegetarians who do care about taste, rather than whether a product is "healthy"

Posted: 21:56 Fri 04-06-2004 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: just saw a strange advert inviting people to phone up and get a tour of a mcdonalds, like where they prepare the food ... sounds ... fun?
Posted: 15:26 Sun 04-Jul-2004 by "Dk" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey, is Hellman's actually vegetarian safe? I don't think so.
Posted: 17:31 Sat 17-Jul-2004 by "madonna" # permalink comment
Comment: of course hellmans is vegetarian safe! its olive oil and egg! no lurky bits of dead animal i can assure you. duh.
Posted: 11:31 Thu 07-Oct-2004 by "baz jackson"
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Comment: i hate your meat meals!! long live the vegetarians!!! quorn burger is fantastic but ure ova meals SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!!!!!
Posted: 15:35 Fri 12-Nov-2004 by "ANNIE" # permalink comment
Posted: 20:57 Sun 11-Sep-2005 by "Gloria" # permalink comment
Comment: Annie is an idiot. Eggs are not classed as meat-- they are unfertilized, therefore they have no baby chickens inside them.

By the way, I love the Quorn sandwich. I live in America now, and I miss it!

Posted: 15:07 Mon 12-Sep-2005 by "Wibble" # permalink comment
Comment: You'll be missing it a long time "Gloria" as it's been discontinued in favour of the Vegetable Deluxe/Deli Sandwiches.
Posted: 13:12 Wed 01-Mar-2006 by "Rah!" # permalink comment
Comment: You do know that quorn has egg in it?
Posted: 13:35 Wed 01-Mar-2006 by "Eggy Reg" # permalink comment
Comment: The egg is used to bind the quorn proteins, I believe. 74271 6
Posted: 15:50 Sat 23-Dec-2006 by "KK" # permalink comment
Comment: If you are in the UK, the vegetable deluxe is still available in certain McDonalds predominantly in areas where Asians live.

I had given up going to McDonalds for 2 yeards, recently went to one to use their toilet and asked the counter staff whether they have vegetable deluxe (knowing that they won't) but to my surprise they did. I have tried in 2 different restaurants it is the same old vegetable deluxe.

It is just a shame it is not near my home.

Posted: 18:45 Sat 23-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Why not just get the grilled veggie melt? or scrap that, walk up the street to Subway and get a sub?
Posted: 02:15 Wed 13-Jun-2007 by "Anonymous" # permalink comment
Comment: If you know of any branches, let me know and I'll put them on this website http://vegetable.deluxe.googlepages.com/ (for some reason McDonalds don't seem to know which stores still sell it).
Posted: 18:08 Tue 04-Nov-2008 by "Andy" # permalink comment
Comment: yea it is vegerterian safe i think apperently it's approved by the vegerterian society :)
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