Vernicious Knids

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Siren Song from the Golden Arches...

After watching Supersize Me and reading Fast Food Nation I very rarely eat at McDonald's but every so often the golden arches lure me back in...

McDonald's in Japan regularly introduces new menu items - generally seasonally related - and their lastest treat, Ume Sauce McNuggets, just had to be sampled:



Ume is one of my favourite flavours - it's a variety of Asian plum or apricot (depending on who you talk to) that tastes like a salty, sour plum. It's usually combined with shiso AKA perilla AKA beefsteak plant which provides a refreshing flavour.

So my verdict? The nuggets were average, but the sauce was quite good - though not sour enough for my taste. I was amused by the "chick lit-tish" illustration on the McNugget container - I guess the target market is now
Bridget Sophie Kinsella Jones ?!

Apologies for the dodgy shot below - I had to do it hastily :p




Do you think sleeping heavily is allowed?!
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11 Comments:

  • At 11:04 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    chick lit nuggets...

     
  • At 8:51 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    I wondered if you'd notice this one B :)

     
  • At 4:21 pm, Anonymous antonia said…

    That sauce sounds yummy and the sign made me laugh.

     
  • At 5:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow, great sign

     
  • At 5:43 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Antonia: the sauce was not too bad especially as it came from McDonald's! But I prefer the umeboshi I have in my fridge :p

    The sign really made me wonder what the staff have seen in that shop before?! I was also amused that sleeping in the smoking area was allowed! But honestly how could anyone possible sleep in a smoke filled, cough inducing area?!

     
  • At 5:44 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Glad you liked it anon - despite my less than professional pic!

     
  • At 5:57 pm, Blogger Helen said…

    Taking a nap?!!! Helen

     
  • At 12:00 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    McDonald's isn't usually such a restful environment in my experience!

     
  • At 3:35 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your right verniciousknids their usually real noisy

     
  • At 11:24 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Anon: Uh huh...not exactly conducive to slumber ;p

     
  • At 1:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh this is too funny. I've never even thought about sleeping in McDonald's. Sleeping at the cinema, yes

     

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