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Katsu Curry McNuggets Are Coming To McDonald’s UK

As if we needed any more proof that America hardly ever gets the cool releases in fast food, McDonald’s in the UK will be debuting Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets on December 30.

Featuring McNuggets coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and served with a side of curry dip, this iteration is an eyeopener in terms of the potential McNuggets have to be served in different flavors and types. Patrons can try a box of the Japanese-inspired nuggets for £3.59 for six, £4.09 for nine, or 20 pieces for £5.99.

However, they have to act quickly, as these McNuggets are a limited-edition and will only be available for a six week window. Now if the US can even get a sniff of any creative fast food item such as this, then things can get exciting again in that space.

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McDonald’s Is Launching Spicy McNuggets For The First Time Ever

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As far back as I can remember, which only goes as far as the mid-’80s, McDonald’s McNuggets have been a mainstay communal dish amongst my friends and family. The never-changing morsels of breaded chicken meat paired with a smorgasbord of dipping sauces always brought light to the paralyzing darkness in the pit of my stomach. 

Never once did I ever think McDonald’s would change their McNugget in any capacity. Turns out, I was pretty wrong.

The fast-food chain just announced that they’ll be launching a new variation of their iconic Chicken McNuggets for the first time ever. 

Dubbed the Spicy Chicken McNuggets, the new Golden Arches innovation is breaded with tempura batter seasoned with chili and cayenne powder. 

Joining the new Chicken McNugget offering will be the brand’s first new dipping sauce flavor since 2017: Mighty Hot Sauce. McDonald’s Mighty Hot Sauce is made with a blend of crushed red pepper and spicy cheeses combined with savory garlic and just the tiniest hint of sweetness.

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With all the hot new items added to the menu, McDonald’s is also adding a new McFlurry flavor to help balance out all the heat. The new Chips Ahoy! McFlurry features the chain’s famous soft serve topped with caramel and Chips Ahoy! Cookie pieces blended together. 

Patrons can find the new items arriving on September 16 at participating McDonald’s locations. 


McDonald’s Reveals Why McNuggets Have 4 Distinct Shapes



I’m sure most of us have eaten enough chicken McNuggets to realize that its shapes are no coincidence, but you’ve probably never cared enough to ask “why?” It’s understandable. While indulging in the crispy, fried goodness, the only question you should be asking yourself is how much sauce you’re going to dip them in.

But now that you’re in a curious state, McDonald’s actually offered an explanation for their nugget shapes, albeit, a corny one.

McDonald’s Canada responded to a customer in one of its forums, saying:

“The four shapes we make Chicken McNuggets in was the perfect equilibrium of “dipability” and fun. Three would’ve been too few. Five would’ve been, like, wacky.”

Kind of a lame explanation, but they also said it’s basically said it’s for the kids to enjoy, because we all know kids love eating boot-shaped foods.

At least we also found out the nuggets were designed to be kept in a consistently similar size so that the cooking time isn’t affected by the odd shapes.

Probably the cooler tidbit of nugget knowledge, is that the McNuggets actually have names. There’s the Ball, Boot, Bell, and Bone. They use a machine that’s similar to a cookie cutter, so that the ground up chicken is shaped in those “fun” shapes.

The video below shows the whole McNugget process, but just a disclaimer, they all have Canadian accents.


Watch This Guy Set The World Record For Most McNuggets Eaten

Competitive eater, Nadder “FreakEating” Reda, made history once again on September 2, as he claimed the world record for eating the most McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets — ever.

Originally set to eat 200 McNuggets, Freak Eating obliterated the previous record, set at 155 by FoodMeetsBeard, establishing the new mark to beat at 170 McNuggets.

The event was broadcasted live, via FOODBEAST Facebook Livestream, where an audience of live viewers cheered him on. Freak Eating plowed through the first 100 hundred McNuggets with ease. However, as he approached the record, his bites became staggered and his face began to show signs of exhaustion and discomfort.

After he broke the 155 mark, FreakEating kept going. Some live stream viewers were even writing that they would give up smoking, if he reached 160 McNuggets.

FreakEating did not disappoint, and pushed his way to 170 McNuggets.

This isn’t the first record FreakEating has under his belt. Recently, he attempted to set the record for eating a 50 x 50 In-N-Out Burger at the FOODBEAST offices in Santa Ana, CA.

Although he didn’t finish all 50, Freak Eating set the mark at 40 x 40, beating the previous record of 38 x 38, set by competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie.


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McDonald’s Chicken McBites Get a National Rollout

Chicken McBites, McDonald’s latest answer to a promising new year of new products. The new poppable pieces of premium seasoned chicken breast. The snack size will set you back 310 calories, 19 grams of fat and credit you 14 grams of protein, compared to a 4-piece Chicken McNuggets that are 190 calories, 12 grams of fat and 9 grams of protein.

The new Chicken McBites will be available in three sizes. Our question is, if these new pieces of chicken become popular enough, will there be room on the menu for both them and the original Chicken McNuggets?


This Woman Offered Sexual Favors In Exchange For Chicken McNuggets

Police have some major dirt on one particular Los Angeles woman, and it involves prostitution and Chicken McNuggets. According to a customer’s report to police, a lady by the name of Khadijah Baseer was seen opening customers’ car doors in a McDonald’s drive-through last Wednesday night. Apparently, the LA woman was soliciting sexual favors in exchange for free Chicken McNuggets. She was later arrested on suspicion on of prostitution. [LA TIMES]

Damn, if she was going to give up her body for some McDonald’s, I’m thinking she should have asked for some of those new Chicken McBites.

OK, that’s not funny.


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THE BURGER: An 11 Lb. Monstrosity

Looks like the folks at Belly Busters have been inspired to create a truly remarkable, fattening and ultimately ridiculous burger. They’ve created a video that chronicles the creation of a sandwich they simply call “The Burger“. An heir of ridiculousness resides in the name, and rightfully so, with the buns created from 2 medium pizzas from Little Caesars, 7 lbs of ground beef mix, 40 Chicken McNuggets, 1 lb. of bacon, a burrito mix ( 2 Big Daddy’s Sausages, 2 Large pulled chickens, corn, beans, jalapenos, tomatoes), and a bottle of Tostitos Cheese Dip. Count me in for a bite! Or…a slice?