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McDonald's almost got one by us. Earlier this month, we announced that the McRib would be returning to menus for a short time only, starting November 2nd. But we kept spotting massive McRib ads posted in the windows of various McDonald's locations, and our curiosity spiked. So we hit the McRib locator, made a couple of phone calls, and it was confirmed: McDonald's has sent the McRib into the world (at some locations) a week early.
For those of you who have been hiding under a rock, the McRib is a pork sandwich (not actually boneless ribs, so don't get your hopes up) slathered in BBQ sauce and topped with onions and pickles. After it made its last and brief appearance back in 2006, the McRib has gathered a cult following.
We admit that many of us at Slashfood were McRib virgins until today. And while we all agreed that the pork-patty sandwich was slathered with way too much BBQ sauce (so much so that the bun was soggy), it was actually a pretty pleasant nosh. To take it one step further, check out the McRib deconstructed.
McDonald's McRib Sandwich
Nutritional Information: 500 calories, 26 grams fat, 980 mg sodium
Our testers said: "Ok, while it wasn't a true BBQ sandwich, it was tasty and I found myself wanting more." "If I closed my eyes and you didn't tell me what it was, I could have mistaken this for a BBQ burger." "The onions and pickles get lost, but that could be because of the BBQ sauce." "The pork itself was moist, I would eat this again."