I recently stopped for a Ghost Pepper McChicken from McDonalds. After seeing their most recent Spice Face commercials, I thought I would give one a try. The last time I tried a new McDonalds product was when they introduced their poutine. It was a disappointment.
I paid a visit to the McDonalds on the corner of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street. Walking in, I am pleasantly surprised at the good job they are doing promoting physical distancing. The closed tables are fully taped off, and there are only a few that are open for seating.
I notice that there are three different levels of heat. The first is Jalapeno, the second Scotch Bonnet, and the third Ghost Pepper. So the first question is: Do I order all three? I decide to keep some money in my pocket and only order one.
The next question: Do I start at the bottom and work my way up? Or do I start with the spiciest and work my way down. I chose the latter approach and ordered the Ghost Pepper McChicken
Ghost Pepper is a Ghost of a Pepper
I am glad I chose the top end heat. The reason? There is almost no heat in the supposedly extreme heat McChicken. A few months ago I listed the best hot sauces in Winnipeg. If this sauce is ever bottled I will rank it number 15, even though I have only tried 9.
This sauce definitely does not give me spice face. I made an attempt to record my spice face, but it did not work out. Perhaps I hit the wrong button. I think however, there is no incredibly boring setting on my camera.
In the end I can only blame myself. I should know not to trust McDonalds. Their poutine is a disappointment. Their Ghost Pepper McChicken is a case of fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.