McDonald's new CBO sandwiches are too saucy and salty -- but load up on holiday pies
|The glorious McHoliday pie!|
But the pies were a keen reward for sacrificing my stable blood pressure. McDonald's holiday pies are a bit of a fluke -- traditionally speaking, I would expect them to be eggnog-flavored or some crushed peppermint stick monstrosity, but these have confetti candy-strewn sugar cookie crusts filled with a vanilla pudding substance, seemingly more suited for Easter or spring equinox.
And they are scrumptious: They taste like dipping a sugar cookie in pudding. I did order six of them, eating three right away and saving three for a later plan.
I did a nutritional information check on the CBOs when I got home, and the Angus CBO burger I'd nibbled at had 1830 milligrams of sodium...in that one burger. I wondered how much of the salt content was in the sauce, and then went back and checked to make sure none of the sauce had dripped on my floor and burned its way through the carpet like the acid blood from Alien.
Kill the urge to order the CBO sandwiches and plan to keep living -- if for no other reason than ordering holiday pies.