Welcome friends to another edition of Travels in the South. Today is being brought to you by daddy. Recently McDonald’s launched a bigger Big Mac called the Grand Mac. Now dad loves his Big Mac’s of any kind but he has been opting out of trying this because of eating clean. Well this past weekend, he couldn’t help himself. He had to try one and of course mom was there to interview him and take pictures – that’s my mom. She didn’t try one or any of his french fries – go mom and your will power!
Now this is from the McDonald’s website: “A regular Big Mac is two pure beef patties, Big Mac sauce, sandwiched between a sesame seed bun, American cheese, crisp lettuce, onions and pickles.” And a regular Big Mac has 540 calories.
Now here is the description from McDonald’s website on the Grand Mac: “Sink into 1/3 pound of real beef seasoned with salt & pepper sandwiched between a sesame seed bun. All dressed with special sauce, crisp lettuce, onions, pickles and two slices of American cheese.” And a Grand Mac has a whopping 860 calories!
Okay, a little more beef, an extra slice of cheese and 320 more calories. And the pictures on television and on the McDonald’s website show there is a size difference and we all know that size matters, right? So what did daddy think about the Grand Mac?
Daddy shrugged his shoulders at it. The Grand Mac that he got did not look much bigger than a regular Big Mac. It didn’t taste any different per say. It was just okay. In fact, if dad had to do it all over again, he said he would pass. It just wasn’t that awesome. So there you go – from the dad’s mouth.