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Posted: 18:37 Sun 23-Oct-2011. Price: 1.89. Sub-flavours: Just the Smoky BBQ Chicken so far. Nutritional unusualness: Basically, they are Chicken Selects with a 'shake to taste' Smokey BBQ Powder.
"Marc" reports: If you like chicken (by the way, Mr Snackspot, do you like chicken?), then McDonald's are selling 2 pieces of their Chicken Selects (maybe our local restaurant is quite efficient, but each piece is very big!) in a bag, with some powder to... "shake to taste". I love chicken and I love the BBQ Sauce that comes free with the Chicken Selects but it's salty (not so bad if you involve fries too!) The powder makes them messier to eat, but less salty, a different kick, a better taste I would say.

Anyway for under 2 a pop and a little mess, (wash down with a milkshake to avoid the slight saltiness), these are much improved over the saltiness of the BBQ Sauce. Tuck in to 'em soon as yer can mate, and let me know what yer thought! Condiments is another subject, an important one - even in the fast food world. Perhaps you should bring it up (although a experiment with Chippy chips and KFC gravy went terrible with me once!)

...Plenty to think about there from "Marc" - I did think these were a decent innovation, at least compared to Micky D's dismal Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap and the All in One Breakfast Wrap that's rebranded history's Hash Brown as a "Potato Rosti". My personal philosophy of "bad" vegetarianism makes me assume that it's grass-fed free-range chickens that go into these bizarre 24 Deli Chicken wrapped around Stuffing rolls seen in Sainsbury's, while I have the excellent Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! podcast to thank for alerting me to both the USA's Land, Sea, and Air Burger and Popeye's Dip'n Chick'n, "chicken extruded into a spoon-like shape for easier capture of dip".


Posted: 21:07 Sun 23-Oct-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Tried these in Dundee a few weeks ago. Pleasant but lacking something (sauce?. At least it is an attempt at something different.
Posted: 16:55 Tue 17-Jan-2012 by "hot chip" # permalink comment
Comment: it doesnt matter if its a shakentaste chicken from mac or a zinger fro kfc, what is most essential is that the food is HOT. ive tried and compared mac burgrking kfc and it DEPENDS on the manager and the shop and the staff. COLD is COLD.
Posted: 11:12 Fri 20-Jan-2012 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Argh now I have some new sighting ideas but my broadband's been acting up - anyway, just a quick heads-up that the latest development here is Shake 'N' Taste Chicken with Mexican Spices...

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Posted: 00:51 Sat 21-Jan-2012 by "pooyan" # permalink comment
Comment: Further to Zeddy's comment re the lack of sauce on these bad boys, I didn't even get any 'Shake' powder with my order, of any sort. Just three dry 'chicken selects'. Yum. No, I didn't order "plain, dry chicken selects please!"

Thanks, MaccyD's.

Also, why oh why do McDonalds staff, if your meal isn't going to be ready straght away, insist on making your drink, leaving it to stagnate while you're told to go and park up for 5 mins or whatever. Annoying.

Posted: 17:33 Fri 27-Jan-2012 by "Lee" # permalink comment
Comment: There's a new flavour now, of course, and it's replaced the lovely BBQ one.
Posted: 20:36 Fri 27-Jan-2012 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: As I have said before, condiments are important... personally for me they could make a wrap with Chicken Selects, Cheese, BBQ Sauce and Fries and sell as a alternative to the KFC Streetwise menu maybe? Although nothing beats KFC Gravy and their Crispy Chicken Strips (what happened to the spicy ones?!!?)
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