McDonald's McLobster

Even though I'm a huge fast-food junkie; I rarely review the items from those places. However, a couple of my friends have been asking me about my take on the McLobster hence this brief review =)

The McLobster is McDonald's take on the traditional lobster roll. It has been on the menu in Atlantic Canada for several years now, and is now available in the GTA but only for a limited time (until Monday, August 26, 2013).


Earlier this week, I headed to my closest McDonald's, and ordered myself a McLobster. The sandwich alone was $6.79 (plus tax), so it's slightly pricier than other sandwiches on the menu. McDonald's McLobster is touted as containing 100% Atlantic lobster meat and mixed with celery, green onions, lettuce and sauce. 

I have seen a few pictures posted online of friends' McLobster, and there doesn't seem to be a consistency in the presentation of the rolls. I didn't enjoy the bun as it was really cold but I was glad that my McLobster wasn't completely drenched in mayonnaise. Additionally, the claw tasted a little rubbery but the small pieces of lobster was pretty decent and edible. 
ond problem is the cost. In order to make a profit, McDonald's has to charge more for the McLobster than they would for a cheeseburger, because lobster meat costs more than beef. But in order to keep the costs reasonable for consumers, they have to put a minimum amount of meat in the roll. Thus, y - See more at: http://www.klat.com/blogs/practical-cooking/have-you-tried-mclobster#sthash.FsCzMiRX.dpuf

McLobster is wads of dry lobster meat mixed with tons of lettuce and "McLobster sauce" stuffed into a hot dog roll. It bears only a passing resemblance to the New England traditional lobster roll, which is filled with lobster meat that has only the slightest touch of ma - See more at: http://www.klat.com/blogs/practical-cooking/have-you-tried-mclobster#sthash.FsCzMiRX.dpuf
McLobster is wads of dry lobster meat mixed with tons of lettuce and "McLobster sauce" stuffed into a hot dog roll. It bears only a passing resemblance to the New England traditional lobster roll, which is filled with lobster meat that has only the slightest touch of ma - See more at: http://www.klat.com/blogs/practical-cooking/have-you-tried-mclobster#sthash.FsCzMiRX.dpuf

Overall, there wasn't a good bun to lobster meat ratio, but that's pretty much a given considering you get what you pay for. Traditional lobster rolls (at seafood restaurants) are usually double the price of the McLobster, and therefore you'd get more lobster meat there, so you can't really complain in that department.

The McLobster is not something that I'd return to McDonald's for, but it's something that I am glad to have at least tried once.

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 3/5
Service: Take-Out
Overall Dining Experience: N/A
Price: $