I might not be the best person to review McDonald’s BTS Meal because I don’t think I’ve ever heard a BTS song prior to this review.
(I’ll pause here to let you loudly gasp and then sing angrily at my ignorance your favorite BTS song through your screen. I apologize.)
I wrote, “I don’t think” because nowadays, I almost never listen to the radio, and when something just so happens to be playing, and because I’m super lame, I never know who’s singing it. So one of those times might’ve been BTS.
So I thought, to appropriately review this Chicken McNuggets meal with Cajun and Sweet Chili dipping sauces, maybe I should knowingly listen to a BTS song, so I can understand why this fast food combo appeals to Jin, V, um, and the other members I can’t remember off the top of my head that many of you are probably yelling through your screen right now. I apologize.
My first BTS listening experience was with the group’s latest song, “Butter,” which I watched on YouTube. I should point out that it was the original version and not the “Hotter Remix.” After the song was done, I thought, “That sure was a catchy ditty. I think that might be my summer jam.”
Fifty-four listens later (and counting) and several poor attempts to mirror the side step right, left moves in the video that led to a sprained ankle, I’m pretty sure it’s my 2021 Summer Jam.
Even with one song swirling around in my head, I might not be the best person to review McDonald’s BTS Meal. But then again, I might be the best person to review McDonald’s BTS Meal because I order Chicken McNuggets 8 out of 10 times when I go to McDonald’s for lunch or dinner. Also, being a McNugget sauce hoarder helps with my qualifications.
Speaking of sauces, I’m just going to review the Sweet Chili and Cajun dips because almost all of you know what McDonald’s French fries and McNuggets taste like, which are fried heaven and battered and fried heaven, respectively.
A Sweet Chili sauce isn’t new to the US. It made an appearance back in 2010. But, comparing the ingredient lists shows that this 2021 version is a bit different. Much like the original one, this tastes like the sauce that comes with spring rolls. However, this one has a better sweet and spicy punch than the one that came out over a decade ago, which I thought was bland.
As for the Cajun one, after dipping my pinky finger into it and then tasting it like I was a TV cop trying to figure out if the cocaine is authentic, I thought it reminded me of my beloved Hot Mustard, but with some noticeable differences, mainly being not as spicy or mustard-y. With it being close to my favorite McNugget dip, I can’t help but love this Cajun sauce more than the other.
The previous McDonald’s celebrity meals with J Balvin and Travis Scott can be recreated with some customizations. But the BTS Meal probably won’t be because of the two limited edition McNugget sauces, which are both tasty and worth a try, whether or not you love (or know of) BTS.
Purchased Price: $7.99
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Sauce nutrition facts not available on McDonald’s website, so here are the numbers for just a medium fries and 10-piece McNuggets) 740 calories, 40 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 1100 milligrams of sodium, 68 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 28 grams of protein.
20 thoughts to “REVIEW: McDonald’s BTS Meal”
Yesss! The Hot Mustard dipping sauce was my all-time favorite dipping sauce of McD’s…or any other fast-food joint, for that matter. I rue the day that they ever (foolishly) discontinued it. ::shakes fist in the air::
Hot Mustard is THE BEST. I order it all the time, except when I have to review a McNuggets meal inspired by the biggest musical act in the world right now.
“almost all of you know what McDonald’s French fries and McNuggets taste like, which are fried heaven and battered and fried heaven, respectively.”
the only dips i ever use are ketchup and plain honey, but i’d try that sweet chili sauce. probably.
also never heard BTS. i don’t think.
We can get honey at McDonald’s? I think I’d like to dip McNuggets into honey. That sounds great. Oooh, maybe a spicy honey.
Growing up I ALWAYS got honey as my sauce!
You didn’t know that you can get honey at McDonald’s?! What kind of food reviewer are you?! 😛
I’m pretty sure our local McDonald’s here don’t offer honey. Spam and fried pies, yes. But honey, no. Now I want to try McNuggets with honey. Maybe I’ll go stop by a KFC before or after picking up McNuggets.
grew up in Maine and pretty much every McDonald’s i ever went to in New England had honey. in Oregon it’s like, 60% of the time i can get it. lived in San Francisco for ten years and none of the city McDonald’s ever had it.
sometimes the servers will say they don’t have it until you ask if they have honey for tea, which prompts them to look in a completely different condiment/store area.
KFC uses “honey sauce” which is mostly corn syrup, i think. McDonald’s uses real honey and it’s magical with the McNuggets.
Maybe I’ll spend the money and get real honey. Dip the McNuggets into them, straight to my tummy. After I’m done dipping, I’ll use the rest on recipes that are yummy.
I’m a big BTS fan but I kind of hate McDonalds so I don’t know if I’ll be trying this. I am sad that other countries like Canada got purple themed Mcnugget boxes and drink cups, America sucks when it comes to fun packaging.
I was told about the purple box on Twitter and I’m so disappointed I can’t add it to my collection of fast food packaging. Well, I could maybe buy one on eBay, not that I checked or anything.
I didn’t think I’d heard BTS either until I’d heard/seen the same Samsung commercial like 50 times and then found out it was BTS “shining through the city with a little funk and soul, light it up like dynamite, woah oh”. There’s at least one other Samsung commercial with another BTS song, so if you’ve seen a Samusung ad lately, chances are it was BTS 🙂
I’ll be honest Marvo, the only part of this review that I care about at all is the Reese’s Ultimate surreptitiously giving me come hither looks.
I didn’t have a recent newspaper to prove the photo wasn’t taken a long time ago, so I used the next best thing, which is also tastier than a newspaper.
As you well know, I’d replace one of those dead guys on Mt. Rushmore with a Reese’s in a heart beat. So, I’m happy to see I’m not alone in the world in my interpretation of ABC. Always Be Carrying an emergency peanut butter cup.
My bug out bag consisting of pounds of Justin’s Dark PBC is of questionable value in an actual emergency, but at least I’d die with a smile on my face. I suppose it’s also doing a service to the undead devouring my guts in the zombie apocalypse so everyone wins in the circle of life.
On a side note, I wonder if Jelly Belly has ever made a newspaper flavored bean. I don’t think they have, and that surprises me.
I hate to admit that I’ve chewed on printed newspaper before and from what I remember, it wasn’t that bad.
They’re the best!
lol I love your authentic cocaine line Marvo. so evocative!
Well, not really authentic. I don’t think real cops do that.
The sweet chili sauce was much hotter than i anticipated but I loved it would get that again. The cajun was weird similar to Wendy’s creamy sriracha maybe but not nearly as good… would not get the cajun again
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