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« Reply #200 on: December 20, 2012, 08:57:37 PM »

Yuck.

I never will forget being home sick with pink eye in middle school, and my mother bringing me one of these for lunch.

I maybe ate half of it, then threw it away.  Only time I've tried one and after the last post have no plans on trying another.

I'd love to see a similar analysis done on Krystal Burgers (similar to White Castle for those of you not in the south).
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« Reply #201 on: December 20, 2012, 11:03:52 PM »

I can't explain it, no I cannot. But oh how I love the gooey-goodness McRibs provide of restructured meat product shaped like riblets.  Mmm, plastinated meat product.
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« Reply #202 on: December 21, 2012, 12:22:08 AM »

You can explain it, they're good. They have really strong flavor, fatty, salty, and with the starchy bun, and the onion and pickles add random bursts of other flavor. Combined with more starch and salt from the fries, to offset the strength of the BBQ flavor, it's great.

It's a very good product, but not that great food overall.
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« Reply #203 on: December 21, 2012, 06:25:18 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on December 20, 2012, 08:57:37 PM

Yuck.

I never will forget being home sick with pink eye in middle school, and my mother bringing me one of these for lunch.
If you had eaten the entire sandwich, it would've cured your pink eye.  smirk Don't say that's not true. You'll never know!  icon_razz
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« Reply #204 on: December 21, 2012, 09:20:50 PM »

Never really got into the whole McRib thing.. found it kind of meh... But I really did like BK's little Rib things they had a while back, even though they were pricy...
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« Reply #205 on: December 22, 2012, 02:00:32 AM »

The first time I tried the McRib in its original incarnation in the 80s, I bit into a processed bone fragment that completely grossed me out.  Even though the taste was ok, the reality that I was eating processed meat and bones ruined the freakish sandwich for me for all time.  Today the concept of processed meat (with whatever else is processed with it) shaped to look like ribs makes me quesy.   
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« Reply #206 on: December 22, 2012, 03:42:01 AM »

This vile-sounding food product must taste really good to be as popular as it is, or maybe keeping it scarce is just really brilliant marketing. I've never had one, and I probably never will now that McD's seems to be completely off my list. I used to get their hamburgers a few times a year, but the restaurant nearest to me is incapable of assembling sandwiches correctly and serving them hot.
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« Reply #207 on: December 22, 2012, 07:25:05 PM »

Until recently, I owned some McDs stock, so I was reading anything and everything about the company. IIRC, the McRib doesn't sell that great, but its a good PR piece that gets people talking about the restaurant. There is a cult following for the sandwich, but not a big enough one to make it a huge seller, they get more people who want to try it because they heard about it, or for nostalgic reasons.

McD's hasn't been doing so hot this year, so they were desperate to drum up business, hence the BCO burger (which did well is the rumor) and now the McRib. Reading this thread it sounds like the McRib always comes out this time of year though.
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« Reply #208 on: December 26, 2012, 06:35:53 AM »

Well since the world didn't end, and I haven had the "opportunity" to try try it, I'll pass. nod
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« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2013, 06:57:09 PM »

A competitor????

Burger King's answer to the McRib
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/15/news/companies/burger-king-rib-sandwich/index.html?source=cnn_bin
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Burger King (BKW) is about to offer up some competition. The fire-grilled burger-maker unveiled its summer BBQ menu on Wednesday, which includes the Rib Sandwich along with 12 other items.

The menu, also featuring a Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich and a Carolina BBQ Tendercrisp Sandiwch, will debut on May 21.

While a Burger King publicist wouldn't confirm if this menu is intended to lure customers away from the McDonald's McRib, the Burger King rib sandwich does bare a BBQ-themed resemblance.

Burger King described the Rib Sandwich as a "juicy boneless rib patty with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce" that is "topped with crispy bread and butter pickles" served on a "warm toasted artisan style bun."
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« Reply #210 on: May 15, 2013, 07:20:23 PM »

An answer to a question no one asked!
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« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2013, 07:35:21 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 15, 2013, 07:20:23 PM

An answer to a question no one asked!

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« Reply #212 on: May 15, 2013, 08:38:59 PM »

In case you were wondering, when the appropriate day presents itself, I will be trying this.
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« Reply #213 on: May 16, 2013, 02:56:38 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 15, 2013, 08:38:59 PM

In case you were wondering, when the appropriate day presents itself, I will be trying this.
We expect a full report with photographs, videos, a 3-D animation (maybe X-Ray video of the sandwich going down your esophagus), and a Powerpoint presentation.  icon_smile

Actually, if the Memphis pulled pork bbq is any good, I need to try that.  drool
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« Reply #214 on: May 16, 2013, 02:12:44 PM »

GuineaPigTeggy is on the case!
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« Reply #215 on: June 14, 2013, 07:25:23 PM »

As promised I have had the Burger King rib sandwich. I have yet to have their pulled pork sandwich, which to be honest I am more interested in.

The rib sandwich was pretty meh - the pork "slice" was pretty thin and was mostly overpowered by pickles and barbeque sauce. You can probably take a pass. It is also much smaller than a McRib, served on a round bun.

I will say that Burger King shakes are damn good now - very thick and creamy.
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« Reply #216 on: June 14, 2013, 07:34:18 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on June 14, 2013, 07:25:23 PM

I will say that Burger King shakes are damn good now - very thick and creamy.

but are they made out of pulled pork?
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« Reply #217 on: June 14, 2013, 09:25:32 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on June 14, 2013, 07:25:23 PM

As promised I have had the Burger King rib sandwich. I have yet to have their pulled pork sandwich, which to be honest I am more interested in.

The rib sandwich was pretty meh - the pork "slice" was pretty thin and was mostly overpowered by pickles and barbeque sauce. You can probably take a pass. It is also much smaller than a McRib, served on a round bun.

I will say that Burger King shakes are damn good now - very thick and creamy.

Yeah, I was not impressed with the BK Rib sandwich. frown

Give me my McRib year round, McDonalds!!!!
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« Reply #218 on: June 16, 2013, 06:29:39 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on June 14, 2013, 07:25:23 PM

As promised I have had the Burger King rib sandwich. I have yet to have their pulled pork sandwich, which to be honest I am more interested in.

The rib sandwich was pretty meh - the pork "slice" was pretty thin and was mostly overpowered by pickles and barbeque sauce. You can probably take a pass. It is also much smaller than a McRib, served on a round bun.

I will say that Burger King shakes are damn good now - very thick and creamy.
Thanks for the report, Teggy.  icon_cool
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« Reply #219 on: November 08, 2013, 05:21:47 PM »

and it's back!  went to McDonald to grab some lunch today, and surprise surprise!

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« Reply #220 on: November 08, 2013, 05:53:05 PM »

You must have gained about 200 lbs from all those years ago when you posted a pic of yourself CeeKay.
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« Reply #221 on: November 08, 2013, 05:55:41 PM »

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You must have gained about 200 lbs from all those years ago when you posted a pic of yourself years ago CeeKay.

funny you should mention that: I recently had to start wearing jeans ago due to cold weather, and have been finding my jeans with the 36" waist don't fit quite right; I think I need to go back down to 34"...
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« Reply #222 on: November 08, 2013, 06:01:51 PM »

You must have the metabolism of a 16 year old then. I think we are about the same age, and if I had for that lunch I wouldn't be able to function afterwards. Everything goes straight to my gut at this age as well. (40+)
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« Reply #223 on: November 08, 2013, 06:05:42 PM »

yeah, I tend not to gain weight easily.  Gonna hit 40 in just under 2 months, I figure it'll catch up with me eventually smile
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« Reply #224 on: November 15, 2013, 04:24:17 AM »

Here am I trying to go on a diet and there MacD is coming out with all these.. So tempting!!!  tear  icon_neutral
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« Reply #225 on: November 15, 2013, 05:33:25 AM »

Can't wait to find these in the wild again!
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« Reply #226 on: November 15, 2013, 07:17:42 AM »

That's just nasty.




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« Reply #227 on: November 15, 2013, 12:54:42 PM »

I can't find it anywhere in the DC/NOVA area. Could this be a regional release?
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« Reply #228 on: November 16, 2013, 09:37:24 PM »

Quote from: Fireball on November 15, 2013, 12:54:42 PM

I can't find it anywhere in the DC/NOVA area. Could this be a regional release?

I haven't seen any ads for it, so it might be.
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