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Ghost Pepper McChicken Spiceless Face

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.

Ghost Pepper McChicken
The Ghost Pepper McChicken from McDonalds.

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.

By Donald McKenzie

Anglican priest, and food blogger. This blog is focused on Food. It will feature reviews of places to eat books, and the odd recipe. I also write about what it means to gather together around food.