While McDonald’s is known for its steadfast menu full of fan favourites (what would the world be without the Big Mac?), it does like to mix it up with some eclectic options from time to time.
McDonald’s outlets in China have introduced a new burger to its menu – complete with Spam patties and topped with Oreo cookie crumble and lashings of mayonnaise.
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London analyst, Daniel Ahmad who covers the video games market in China and across Asia, tweeted: “McDonalds China is introducing a new Oreo x Spam burger on December 21. There will be 400,000 produced and sold.
“(Look, I saw this so you have to see it too. Sorry, that's how it works),” he added.
McDonalds China is introducing a new Oreo x Spam burger on December 21. There will be 400,000 produced and sold.
(Look, I saw this so you have to see it too. Sorry, that's how it works). pic.twitter.com/QCiog64wAY
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 18, 2020
Ahmad followed up his tweet with answers to fellow user’s questions. He said: “Yes, people in China hate this too.”
To respond to some of the questions
1. Yes, people in China hate this too.
2. Some of y’all saying “Why would China do this” seem to have forgotten that McDonald’s is an American company. If anything this is a declaration of war on China by the US.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 19, 2020
While many users were quick to voice their distaste at the new product, some jumped in offering odd combinations from other countries around the world.
One user said: “Scottish here and we love fried Mars bars and fried chicken. It is a tradition here.”
Another added: “It isn't too different from this KFC donut sandwich sold in the US.”
Twitter user, @pwdvod posted a TikTok video of him trying the new burger and he said: “It’s actually not bad.”
— Y B (@pwdvod) December 21, 2020
He added that the Oreo and mayonnaise was like “Oreo milk” so it “kind of worked in a strange way”.
While we’re not yet convinced, the burgers are on limited release in China, so we likely won’t see them on British menus any time soon.
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