Monday, June 13, 2022

I Try The Italian Stack

The Italian Stack

McDonald's has brought out a new lasagne-inspired burger for the start of the summer.

Someone on The Sun website reviewed it. She seemed very taken by its similarity to a real lasagne. The burger is made up of, and I'll quote the McDonald's website, '..layers of two 100% beef patties, mozzarella, onions, crispy onions, a rich tomato sauce, lettuce and a smooth cheese sauce all served within a freshly toasted tomato-and-basil flavoured bun'.

I had to try it.

Here's what it looked like as soon as I opened the packaging, which - in a way - is also Italian themed as it looked like a pizza box (if I say so myself).

The Italian Stack

The reviewer in The Sun went overboard with her assessment that it truly tasted like a lasagne. In my opinion, the ONLY ingredient in this thing which made it taste anything like the famous pasta dish is the aforementioned 'rich tomato sauce'. The cheese sauce did nothing to make it give off a lasagne feel. It was all in the tomato sauce. And that's it.

The Italian Stack

Don't get me wrong, it was an enjoyable burger. And if I have to say 'yes, it does taste like a lasagne', I would have to add my point about the tomato sauce being the trick ingredient which would sway to believing it was a lasagne because nothing else does. Not the cheese and definitely not the mozzarella.

To be fair, they could have simply added a couple of pepperoni slices and said 'Hey look, we've created a pizza-inspired burger' and I would have stated 'Yes, yes.. they have!'

The Italian Stack is part of McDonald's 'Taste of Italy' range which will be available in restaurants right through to July 26. Other products currently in this themed promotion are a Crispy Chicken Italiano burger and a McFlurry which tastes of Tiramisu.

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