The Laidback Gourmet: McDonalds McRib Sandwich

Welcome to the Laidback Gourmet where Halloween doesn’t seem to want to end. Today we’ll be looking at a sandwich that has been dead and buried for years here on in the Northeast which has recently risen from the grave, like some delicious BBQ sauce covered zombie. I am, of course, referring to McDonald’s McRib Sandwich:

Here I was, driving down the highway and as I passed by the local McDonalds and I saw a vision. There was a man standing out front. He was wearing a foam frog suit. This frog suit was drenched in bbq sauce. And he was yelling out, “Try the new Ribwich! It’s so good you’ll croak.” Then I turned to make sure it was safe to pull in, and when I looked back, the man was gone. Was it an omen? A sign from a higher power? Or was it just another reason why one shouldn’t eat Laffy Taffy that expired 10 years ago?

Long story short, I bought the darn sandwich. Let’s open it up and take a look:

Looks good, has a nice BBQ smell to it. The memories… they flood back to me. The look is nothing special but it actually smells quite good. Let’s open it up and see what we got going on here:

Looks like a pork type meal molded into a “rib” like shape smothered in a sauce with onions and pickles. Pretty much exactly what I expected. Well, except for the pickles, they do seem a bit odd. Now, as my loyal readers know, I usually onomonopia me eating as “om nom nom” but today I have better. Please enjoy this dramatic re-enactment of me eating the McRib:

Not bad, pretty much exactly what I expected and what I sorta-kinda remember from way back in the day. The sauce is pretty tasty and the onions and pickles add a little something extra though I do find the bread to be a bit spongy and doughy and quite frankly crappy. But again, its McDonalds, what do you really expect. While it was good, I don’t think I’m rushing out and buying another one any time soon, I’ll give this one a 6/10.

That concludes another edition of the Laidback Gourmet and as always thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed yourself. If you have any comments, suggestions for future laidback gourmets, or if you wish to lavish thy praise upon me (or heck if you just want to shoot the crap with me) email me at Until next time, I’m Ed DiFolco, you’re Laidback Gourmet wondering if this is the most Simpons references that‘s been made on this site at one time.

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