The McSpicy is back! But this time, McDonald’s Philippines releases their newest version of the McSpicy – the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy. Buns topped with black sesame sandwich the McSpicy chicken fillet, a bunch of lettuce, and melty garlic cheese.
We tried the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy right when it was released to the public and here’s what we really think:
What does the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy actually taste like?
We asked our resident tech blogger Ritz to taste the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy because he just loves McDonald’s so it’s just fitting he give the new product a try.
First of all, let’s just pretend that there’s a whole lot of cheese in this thing. The size of the chicken is a little bigger than the usual McSpicy, but that’s probably just because there are no two chicken fillets that are the same size. Either way, you get a pretty decent amount of chicken, a bunch of lettuce, but with only little cheese.
On first bite, the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy tastes pretty much like the Chicken A La King menu at McDo. The cheese is creamy more than it is stringy or sticky, and it’s a weird sweet flavor similar to having a slice of loaf bread spread with butter and sprinkled with garlic powder. Oh and it might also be worth noting that the garlic parmesan sauce replaced the original McSpicy’s mayo.
Ritz isn’t a fan of spicy stuff altogether, but he did enjoy the kick this sandwich brought. This is exactly why people look forward to the McSpicy all year round – a new flavor from the regular non-spicy menu McDonald’s delivers.
But the McSpicy isn’t just spice. It’s flavorful and filling making it a great choice for lunch or dinner. Busog!
The McSpicy and the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy are both priced at P99 for the a la carte, P135 for the small meal with fries and drink, P155 for the medium, and P175 for the large.
Overall Rating and Final Thoughts
Ritz rates the Garlic Parmesan McSpicy with a 7.5/10
Though they do have the same price, Ritz prefers the original because the cheese just doesn’t do it for him. The mix of the garlic and the cheese takes away the great flavors of the original McSpicy, and that’s never a good sign. So it would just be best if you ordered the Chicken A La King and bring a whole pack of chili powder.