Review: Jolly Burger from McDonald’s Canada
T’was a few weeks before Christmas, and all through McD’s,
New Holiday menu items were cooked up, by the elves in R&D.
So what did debut, was there much folly?
Well, lo and behold, a new burger coined “Jolly”.The cross split bun, was the first thing I did see,
Topped with rolled wheat flakes, not sure I agree.
Buttery & toasted, a sight to behold,
Yet overly chewy, if truth shall be told.Upscale lettuce was next, looking fresh & so green,
Like fresh sprigs of holly, if you know what I mean.
The peppercorn sauce applied, was just enough to enjoy,
A welcome spicy finish, my palate it did toy.Grilled onions a good foil, to the sauce aforementioned,
A round of applause, if this was what McDonald’s intended.
Two slices of white cheddar brought nothing to the party,
Is it too much to ask to maybe try some Havarti?Maybe something spicy, for my tastebuds to be fed,
With Christmassy jalapeño flecks, in both green and red.
A quarter pound patty, is the usual beef suspect,
Their standard, ho hum go-to, what did you expect?Overall, not a bad burger, but certainly not festive,
Kept looking for a tie in, come on Ronald, what gives?
Jolly is happy, evoking images of Santa.
his burger has as much to do with him as the city of Atlanta.
As a burger, it’s fine, just nothing to write home about,
A limited time menu item, certainly worth seeking out.
Pros: Nice peppercorn sauce, with a pleasing finish. Fresh lettuce. The Holidays.
Cons: Needs more grilled onions. The Grinch. Rhyming. Boring cheese.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Price: $5.49 CDN
Overall GrubGrade: 6.50/10
More Info: http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/holidaywarmers.html
Serving Size - 224 grams
Calories - 540
Total Fat - 28 grams
Saturated Fat - 13 grams
Cholesterol - 90 milligrams
Sodium - 1220 milligrams
Carbs - 42 grams
Sugar - 8 grams
Fibre - 8 grams
Protein - 29 grams