What’s Bigger than a Big Mac? A Mega Mac!
In addition to timing the time it takes to travel overseas, another one of my travel traditions is to eat a Big Mac in “foreign” countries (like South Africa). While my research thus far has found that no matter the country, the Big Mac tastes the same as in the U.S. 100% of the time, I always want to sample it anyway – just in case. Well in Singapore, I walked by McDonald’s and saw something that took my breath away…the MEGA MAC
What makes the Mega Mac Different from a Big Mac? Well, I’ll rewrite the McDonald’s Big Mac Jingle to tell you…
FOUR all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!
That’s right adventurers, the Mega Mac has four beef patties.
Where Can You Buy a Mega Mac?
To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never seen this item on the menu in the United States. Which meant, I had to try it out. So in the name of research, I ordered my Mega Mac. (According to Wikipedia, the Mega Mac is located in select countries).
First things first, the Mega Mac is mega size. It truly lives up to it’s name. I literally could not fit the sandwich in my mouth to eat it. It was gigantic.
It takes some finessing to actually eat the sandwich.
But after awhile, the sandwich starts to fall apart. With special sauce all over my fingers, I opted to eat the Mega Mac with a fork. Caution: the photo below is not pretty. This is what a Mega Mac looks like on the inside.
Let’s face it, the best part of a Mega Mac is the special sauce. But the special sauce doesn’t touch every patty. So after eating the sauced-up patties, the remaining patties are nothing but dry beef; A bit disappointing.
How Many Calories Are in the Mega Mac?
I wish I could tell you how many calories are in the Mega Mac. McDonald’s didn’t have it posted on their wall, nor does the Singaporean website list it. I tried the McDonald’s websites for other countries where the sandwich is sold, but it wasn’t listed there either. An oversight or an intentional masking of the nutritional value? You be the judge. But I’ll take a guess and say that the Mega Mac has more calories than a Big Mac, which tops in at 540 calories.
For better or worse I ate everything but a few bites of bread. I’m trying to watch my diet and didn’t want the extra carbs.
And yes, the Mega Mac tastes just like a Big Mac, only megarer!
It’s okay, every once in awhile, to eat something really, really bad for you and live dangerously. Just don’t make it a habit. But maybe that’s just me. Would you ever eat a Mega Mac? Why or Why not? Share by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…! But not in a Mega Mac line. Never again.