McBreakfast Sandwich

Egg McMuffin

Egg McMuffin with egg, ham, and cheese on an English muffin.

Well, it’s been ages and eons since I’ve really had anything from McDonald’s.  But years ago I used to be a regular daily patron.  Oh, yeah.  That Double Cheeseburger Meal was a daily requirement for the likes of me—and supersize me please with those pimped out fries.

And if I ever made it for breakfast by 10:30am, it was an Egg McMuffin every single time.  Mmm, mmm, mmm.  And didn’t you just love those $1 muffin day sales?  HONK, HONK—HERE I AM (at the window again)!!!  I just love a good sale.

But, like I said, it’s been years since I’ve frequented the establishment.  Once you start either a.) eating at better establishments or b.) home-cooking your own meals on a regular basis, you start to discover a very different kind of freshness and taste to your food.

And, well then, I mean……………….there’s just no turning back.  Your taste buds just can’t handle going back in reverse.

As I was passing by McD’s, I made the dreaded mistake of making a quick stop at the drive-thru to order an old favorite.  Ah, the memories I thought it’d bring back.  But no such luck.  There were no good memories after that first bite.

McDonald’s just doesn’t have the same baller status it used to have with me back in the day.  That egg mcmuffin tasted NOTHING like I remembered it!

There was nothing fresh about it.  It tasted blah and rubbery like it had been sitting around forever.  And look at the pathetic processed cheese hanging out of it.  Come on now.

So is it just ME?  Has McDonald’s, in fact, always tasted this way and my taste buds just didn’t know anything different back then and I mistakenly thought that this was ‘the bomb’ cooking at one time?  But once exposed to fine dining and freshly home-cooked meals for years afterwards, my taste buds knew there was no turning back?  Or has McD’s gone downhill over the years?

Who knew what you once loved so much  SO long ago could be so YUCK now if you haven’t had it in years?  I’m telling you people—don’t make your taste buds cry like that.  Just save yourself now.

I knew I should have just made my own egg muffin at home.  I mean, how hard is it to slap a freshly cooked egg, piece of ham, and piece of gourmet cheddar cheese onto an English muffin and eat it fresh off the grill without letting it sit there for 8 hours first???!!!

So, if you have nothing else to do today, get an egg ring mold and make your very own freshly made egg muffin breakfast sandwich with a variety of fresh gourmet cheeses and eat it straight away after cooking.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Avoid fast-food establishments if your taste buds have been exposed to freshly home-cooked meals for several consecutive years (not to be confused with concurrent years).  Otherwise don’t expect it to taste the same as it did back when all your taste buds ever knew existed was fast-food.

16 thoughts on “McBreakfast Sandwich

  1. The same thing happened to me with McD’s Filet o’ Fish and BK’s Whopper. How I used to looove those, but the last time, both made me feel sick afterwards. That was over ten years ago, and I haven’t set foot in either chain since.

    Americans’ taste buds and food awareness are maturing — a big reason for the growth of “fast casual” restaurants such as Panera and Chipotle. Not as fast as McDs, but worth a little wait for higher quality. Pret a Manger, a London fast casual chain, just arrived in Boston this year. They are in New York too. So good. Check them out — and chuck that McWhatever.

    1. You are SO right. It can literally make your stomach turn. I’d much rather go places with better quality food. Will have to check out Pret a Manger if I’m ever near one. Thanks.

  2. For me Mc D is only someplace to go when driving for a long time…. have a quick stop to eat something… although, I have to say, the newer restaurants along the roads are much nicer now than they used to be, so I actually would prefer those… but you can make two little boys very happy if you propose to go to the “golden M”… 😉 But you are so right: Home cooking rules! 🙂

    1. It’s definitely a fun place for kids, but I always hope for a good old hometown diner anywhere along the highway for myself after a long drive. 🙂

  3. I find that I get a quick fleeting feeling, but then it goes sour and I’m like, “Why am I eating this crap?” and then it isn’t worth it and I remember that for the next time I think I want something.

    It’s totally true that our buds change when we only eat the good stuff.

    Sorry your McDonald’s experience wasn’t awesome, BUT! Maybe it’s for the best! 🙂

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