The much-hyped McSpicy has finally arrived in the UK, with fans across the country rushing to their local restaurant to purchase one.
The fast food chain announced a partnership with the maker of hot sauce, a fan favorite in the US, for its new McSpicy burger.
This could be because many Brits handle spice so weakly that they can’t order anything more extreme than lemon and herb chicken at their local Nando’s.
So, is it really a spicy success or rather a failure? FEMAIL’s Zac Campbell came down to try it…
The chicken was crispy on the outside and tender enough on the inside to be tasty, with a good bun to burger ratio.
The McSpicy costs £5.59 on its own or £7.29 if purchased as part of a meal, but will only be available for the next six weeks after its launch on February 7.
Zac says: “Having not had a McDonald’s for what seemed like forever, I ventured down to my local branch to see if the noise was really worth shouting about.”
‘The McSpicy costs £5.59 on its own or £7.29 if purchased as part of a meal, but will only be available for the next six weeks after its launch on February 7.
“As someone who has never tried Frank’s RedHot Sauce before, but has a dedicated hot sauce rack in the cupboard at home, this was a pleasant surprise.
‘A spicy note was expected, but it never arrived, indicating that there wasn’t enough Frank’s in the burger, which could have benefited from a more generous portion of sauce.
‘The chicken was crispy on the outside and tender enough on the inside to be tasty, with a good bun to burger ratio.
‘The extra kick from the addition of jalapenos was nice, but there was one minor issue with this offering: the lettuce.
‘There was just too much spread across the burger, meaning I had to remove some to be able to handle the McSpicy.
‘Invigorated by my spicy chicken sandwich, I cooled things off with McDonald’s new dessert selection, starting with the KitKat Ruby Chocolate McFlurry.
I finished my quick culinary review by trying the Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake. Although in theory the duo should work well together, this dessert was let down by the pastry which, instead of being light and flaky, was akin to chewing on a Toblerone triangle with just two teeth.
There was simply too much lettuce spread around the burger, meaning I had to remove some to handle the McSpicy.
‘Trying this after trying the McSpicy was nice, as the cool combination of ice cream and raspberry sauce helped cut through the lingering spiciness of the chicken burger.
‘While ice cream and raspberry sauce are a classic combination, there was too much of the latter to make it palatable.
‘The KitKat chunks were also quite difficult to taste amid the tartness of the raspberry sauce.
‘Then I finished my quick culinary review by trying the raspberry and white chocolate cake.
Although in theory the duo should work well together, this dessert was let down by a cake that was, rather than being light and flaky, akin to chewing on a Toblerone triangle with just two teeth.
“Add to that the unfortunate circumstance that the pie filling was about 98 percent raspberry, and I felt like I was chewing on all the different flavors of Starburst at once: theoretically pleasant but, in reality, too unwieldy to handle. ‘