#FastFoodFriday: McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Emoji Potato: Goody Burger, Baddy Potato


I never thought this day would come.

Eating healthy with Goody Feed’s #FastFoodFriday.

Image: Knowyourmeme

What? I know I’ve been calling for #FreshFruitFridays, but is this the day #FriedChickenFridays finally be abolished?

Are Fridays now #FitFoodFridays?

Is this… the way I start my healthy lifestyle by finally reviewing things like The Daily Cut? or perhaps VeganBurg?

Well no, it’s still Macs.

McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Emoji P☺︎tato

And really, it’s not that healthy when we examine it.

The entire set costs S$8.20, though we ordered from McDelivery which is S$8.70. Drinks aren’t not pictured here. Sandwich itself would be S$6.20 ala carte.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Opening the package, the sandwich looks solid. Even though it’s tucked under the buns, we can see everything that was promised:

Thick, tender and juicy chicken patty, beautifully paired with delicious chicken bacon, cheddar cheese, and crisp lettuce topped with a mouth-watering chargrill sauce; all perfectly tucked between hearty semolina buns

Opening up the sandwich shows that the construction of the sandwich is quite impressive.


A few criticisms, though:

  1. Not enough cheese (though we know there’s no such thing as too much cheese, so this is an impossible improvement)
  2. Chicken isn’t really “thick”
  3. “Chargrill sauce” is clearly just mayonnaise and black pepper?

So here’s the good news: everything else looked good for the sandwich. Good meat:bun ratio and sufficient fillings.

Right off the bat, things are looking good for the sandwich.

Of course, nothing really matters if it doesn’t taste good.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich: Taste Test



This is the first time I feel like I’m not scammed by a McDonald’s new menu item.

A cause for celebration by itself.

Image: Giphy

The chicken is very lightly spicy, a little ticklish to the tongue, but it is by no means spicy.

It’s marinated and packed with flavour, kind of like the grilled non-spicy version of McSpicy which doesn’t even give you laosai.

How do you learn such power?


Then you add the chicken bacon, which adds some saltiness to it, and the light grilled smokey flavour, the slight funk of the cheese, the crunch from the lettuce.

It achieved something I never thought possible from fast food sandwiches.


Image: Giphy

But despite all the good, it never reached mouth-plosion.

The chicken bacon isn’t crispy, the chargrill sauce (aka mayonnaise black pepper) seems to be a little lacking, and the cheese isn’t cheesy or substantial enough.


It’s an adequate sandwich that’s a satisfying meal by itself, but not exactly something to call friends and family over to party.

Still a good sandwich though!

Rating: 3.75/5

Emoji P☺︎tato

I mean, let’s be honest. This might be even more exciting just because of the emoji.

So here’s the first question: What kind of emoji do they have?


We have the standard 🙂, 😃, 💓, flower, and some kind of weird mask thing with heart shapes for eyes.

It would appear that the smiley selection is random, and this is probably not all of the available ones.

Emoji P☺︎tato: Taste Test

At first, I thought this would be like fries. Crispy on the outside, with a little potato on the inside.

The surprise was, although the outside texture was indeed crispy, it wasn’t quite like the fries kind of thin layer. It felt like it was an additional batter added, and is thicker than usual.

And it’s thick. Texture is totally different from a fry. The inside is more like mashed potato, and rather doughy.

While fried mashed potatoes sound like a deliciously good idea, in practice this emoji potato was just too dry. A sauce or something is desperately needed.

It’s like mashed potatoes without butter and just a little sad.

Rating: 2.5/5

But just for fun, I went flipped the back of the packaging and noticed this:

McCain Food Limited. So I had the idea if this emoji could be bought separately.

And it might be possible.

Image: PotatoPro

Woah, so those are the range of emojis that I didn’t get? That’s more interesting than the food itself.

Checking their website it appears that they even sell a Cheddar Cheese flavoured one.

Image: McCain Potatoes

But I haven’t quite figured out if they can be shipped to Singapore.

Searching further, it would appear that their Smileys was also once discontinued and had a petition to bring it back.

Image: Change.org

And really, where’s the sauce?