The votes are in. Well, at least the votes are in by my wife and me, and it’s a split decision. In Chicago for the last couple of days McDonald’s has been running a promotion for their new “Mighty Wings” where you could get two wings for a dollar, a sampler portion as it would be. As we are both a fan of the chicken wing (Hooters being our go-to place with a consistently solid wing offering), we both decided to give the McDonald’s version a shot, and for the sake of science we tried them from two different locations. Fine, it was for the sake of convenience, but science sounds better.
The McDonald wing is, as advertised, a crispy, spicy wing, kind of like crispy, fried chicken with a kick. They reminded me of their chicken strips, a little spicier only now less convenient because you have a bone to deal with. I opted for no sauce as I wanted to try the wings in their original state, but I did try one of them with blue cheese dressing at home (an option not available at McDonald’s as the closest they have is ranch dressing). Me, I was disappointed. Yes, the wing was crispy and spicy, but my wings had the feeling they were under a heat lamp too long as they were pretty dry, without much meat, and even with the blue cheese dressing I ate them thinking “I wasted a dollar and blew my healthier eating for this?”
Then my wife came home.
She sampled her samples, also was disappointed they didn’t have blue cheese dressing, but said hers were juicy, a little more meaty, and in general pretty good, and although if the option if there between Hooters and McDonald’s, she’s still choosing Hooters, but with a chicken wing craving without a Hooters nearby, the McDonald’s version will do.
So there you have it, at least for me, that the Mighty Wings can be hit or miss. For me they were a miss, although there is a chance I may give them another try, and for my wife they were a hit, or at least a double if Hooters is generally a home run. They both, however, pale in comparison to the best wings I’ve ever had, at the Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong, NJ. We might have to take a road trip as my wife has never had them. Another taste test in the name of science?
Enough rambling, my plight is this: Would you eat chicken wings from McDonald’s?
That’s it for this plight! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!