McDonald’s McGriddles Review: So Good, It Lives Up to Its Hype

It all started with this…

And Singaporeans went crazy.

The Google search keyword of the day was McDonald’s, McGriddles, or McDonald’s McGriddles Singapore.

Most Singaporeans were praying for May to be over. Not because of the Trump-Kim summit, but because of McGriddles.

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It’s all about priorities, man.

Then, news broke out that McGriddles actually launched in Singapore’s McDonald’s two days earlier than the official launch.

Instead of 7 June, the holy-momma of all breakfast burgers made their reappearance in Singapore on 5 June.

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After such glowing reviews, who can resist trying it out for themselves?

So, me, being my usual cheapo self, decided to ask my boss if we should review the McGriddles. And my fat boss, after seeing how much I want to eat the McGriddles for free, told me he’ll do it himself.

After loads of negotiations (read: crying, sobbing and begging), he finally bought one measly McGriddles for me. Not that I’m complaining.

In return, I have to be his slave (or even more of a slave than usual) for the rest of the week.

Yes, that felt like a handshake with the devil.

He refuses to let me try the Chicken Pizza Kickers, though.

All-Day Breakfast for a limited time

Okay, this is more of a PSA for those who couldn’t wake up in time for McDonald’s breakfast menu.

The McGriddles is available all-day at McDonald’s outlets and through McDelivery.

In fact, you might want to get it during lunch or dinner time because then, you’d enjoy the chicken pizza kickers at the same time.

We’ve also reviewed the Chicken Pizza Kickers, but that’s an app-exclusive article so ahead and download our free app to read it:

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So, with that said, here’s our review for the all-star favourite.

Not exactly like the advertised burger but it’s pretty damn close

I’ll be totally honest here. I wasn’t expecting the McGriddles to look good. For one, I’m a complete believer in Picture is for Display Purposes only.

And two, we ordered via delivery, so it might have been disfigured on the way here.

But it still looks pretty good. Here, take a look for yourself.

That and my colleague said he’ll take the pictures for me after seeing my (non-existent) photography skills in a previous article.

At least you can still see the “M” on the hotcake.

When you unwrap the McGriddles, the sweet smell of pancake wafting through the air is enough to get you drooling.

So, enough about the looks. Now, let’s talk about what’s inside.

It’s not what’s outside, but what’s inside, that’s important – Wise old man, 2091.

So, does this highly-anticipated burger meet the standard, or is it overhyped?

Let’s admit it. For most items that are this hyped up, the real stuff usually falls flat. With a splat.

Kind of like you’re talking to this guy online and he’s a definite 10/10, kind of cute like Song Joong-ki.

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But when you meet him in person, he’s more of a Lee Kwang-Soo. No, Lee Kwang Su isn’t ugly but you’re disappointed anyways. And a second date is the last thing on your mind.

Will this happen with the McGriddles? Thankfully, it didn’t.

When you take the first bite, you’re going to go into sensory overload. Confirm.

The sweet hotcake “bread” with maple syrup, together with the savoury chicken sausage and cheese, forms a sharp contrast in taste.

Yet, they strangely blend together as well.

Instead of an explosion of flavours (which is used too much in food reviews), I’d say it’s like a fusion between east and west. Both so different from one another, yet able to blend so well together like Laksa and pasta.

Plus, the burger is the right size, not too big that we can’t bite from the different layers equally, yet not too small for us to feel cheated.

And, for the first time ever, I’ll say that you won’t get too jelat from the sweet maple syrup.

All in all, I’ll give this a 5 out of 5 stars.

The only drawback is this: it’s not filling.

Like my skinny colleague said, you can have it as a snack, but not as a meal.

Not me ah, someone skinny.

Conclusion: Try it or you’ll live in regret for the rest of your life

Okay, maybe not that serious. But seriously, give it a shot before it’s gone after the World Cup 2018. Yes, it’s that good.

Forget the Party McFlurry though. Seems like it’s just using your normal McFlurry and multiplying it by 4. That’s just my opinion, though.

You’re welcome! 😉

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Boon Hun

Boon Hun

Armed with paper and pen, or rather keyboard and the internet, he wants to change the world one word at a time. I guess you could call him a keyboard warrior, except he doesn't troll, honest!
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