McDonald’s Down Under, Seriously

Maccas Serious Lamb BurgerSince seeing Super Size Me, I typically refuse to eat anything at McDonald’s with two exceptions.  The occasional nostalgic Egg McMuffin for a Saturday breakfast (Thanks, Grandma!) and menu items unique to non-U.S. McDonald’s menus such as the McPork in Japan and the McAloo Tikki in India.

I spent the better part of the month of August in Australia, and after a week or so of intriguing commercials, I decided to go to Maccas (Aussie slang for McDonald’s) and try The Serious Lamb Burger, made with “real Aussie lamb”, as the caricature of an Aussie businessman on the commercial and the rather official-looking seal on the sandwich carton both proudly proclaim.

This is a typically over-the-top Aussie burger.  The lamb patty is topped with a fried egg, a slice of beetroot, lettuce, tomato, onion and aioli.  The taste of the lamb is good, surprisingly so for a fast food chain.  The other ingredients made the whole thing a bit sloppy and not very big on structural integrity, but the flavor made up for that shortcoming.  If you’re looking for a fast food meal and you like lamb, you could do much worse than The Serious Lamb Burger.

From the inside of the carton…
Love Lamb
At McDonald’s® we’re celebrating Australian Lamb, everyday.  Our thick and juicy patties are made from 100% seriously succulent Australian lamb, combined with egg and breadcrumbs, then seasoned with rosemary, parsley, oregano, garlic and real onions to create a mouth-watering taste.  This is a serious burger, two hands are highly recommended.
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