Week 2 of the McDonalds’ Great Tastes of America promotion is the Dallas BBQ sandwich, which they actually stopped serving yesterday but hey, I never claimed that timeliness was a trait of mine. I also don’t have a photo, again. Am I even committed to this food blogger lifestyle?
The Dallas BBQ is a beef patty topped with dry cure bacon, shredded lettuce, red onions, cool mayo and the ‘Dallas BBQ sauce’, served in a sesame seed bun of course. My verdict on last week’s Great Taste, the Miami Special, was that aside from the sweet, tangy sunblush tomato sauce, it really wasn’t that special. I hate to say it, because no one loves McDonalds like me, but I’d have to say the same for this one too, and it doesn’t even have the sauce. Maybe it’s because I ordered mine at 11pm after a disappointing, sober night out. But there just wasn’t any flavour.
The bacon would have been a nice touch, but it was limp and lacklustre. The red onions were about the tastiest part of the whole thing; I don’t know what makes the Dallas BBQ sauce any different to a regular BBQ sauce but it lacked any of the fruity, smoky tang that I’ve come to associate with it.
I feel a little bit heartbroken but you can’t win them all, I guess.This coming week’s special, the California Melt, features a cheese sauce and that’s probably enough to win me over. Til then.