Recreating Discontinued McDonald's Menu Items (TASTE TEST)
we're eating McDonald's food that doesn't exist anymore let's talk about that good mythical morning announcement the fall tour of mythicality is heading to Toronto New Jersey and Connecticut on November 8th 9th and 10th so get your tickets now at tor of mythicality dot-com but today life is fleeting and often cruel and as humans we were predisposed to take for granted the blessings we receive and live miserable lives full of loss and grief what rep means is that sometimes fast-food chains suddenly
itemsand he really just misses the McRib but today we are bringing the dead back to life by tasting
itemsthat you cannot find anywhere it's time for to be
discontinuedMcDonald's food edition mythical chef Josh has scoured the internet to faithfully recreate to the best of his ability actual McDonald's food that existed but has since been
discontinuedand we're gonna review said food
tastetheir zombie reincarnations and decide given all the information available to us if it's wack or if they should bring it back so listen up Ronald because we're gonna travel back in the make time machine and figure Mick out if these should be brought back you just said make time Mickey I know it I like that ok first thought we had McDonald's onion nuggets yes this was a thing introduced in the 1970s these weird little lumps were made out of diced onion blobs that were breaded and fried they were pulled from
markets in the early 80s and then seemingly replaced by the introduction of the now iconic chicken nuggets I couldn't find a commercial for this but we found a couple of old school ads look what's new for you onion nuggets yeah I'm blown away that this was a predecessor to the chicken nugget well you got to start nugget nugget fiying something before you get to chicken I'm willing to bet that these probably contain more chicken than an actual current chicken nugget no it's a hundred percent white meat man don't you listen to the ads that's true it's also only served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. that's weird so there's like a limited window you got to get it in and get you on he's applying demand takeout tonight and this is something that really piqued my interest was because it looks a lot like the McRib but that is not the McRib that's just a chopped beef steak sandwich bring that back while you're at it anyway we're not gonna touch that is the way we made these the way Josh made these is he sourced onion directly from local McDonald's and he breaded and fried it to a golden lumpy finished just like we see in the picture here's one for you now I know I don't like a lot of things but one thing I really do like your eggs I like no onions in general onions in sugar but onion rings I'll still find a way to complain about those because when you bite them you bite even the whole onion strings out of the ring not so...
with these that's the point right off the bat oh you know what you are right this is an onion ring that has been made easier to consume it's really good with ketchup gel you double dip into I'm not saying that these are better than chicken McNuggets I'm not saying they should rerelease them I'm just like a totally different thing though I don't think these would compete with each other you get your veggies you know it's hard to get your veggies at McGee's that is really really really good yeah of course we're really really really hungry and really really stupid that's true so according to two D student named Raj we save bring it back we have the iconic McDonald's fried apple pie and it was introduced in 1968 as McDonald's first dessert item but then it was actually replaced by its basic second cousin which is a doughy baked apple pie in 1992 but right now let's take a m'q trip to the mick 1971 ad campaign that introduced a hellscape known as
mcdonaldand where little kids never come back again take a little friend and grab McDonald and has since closed but it has been featured on several episodes of daylight the only thing creepier that that commercial is whatever grimaces go but I'm gonna say this these things in buddy's catchy it's very catchy okay so you got the baked apple pies here and we got the fried oh we wanted to do a want to do a side by side here goodness now you might be wondering how did we get...
hold of a fried apple pie yeah that's right the the only place that still serves them in the United States is in Downey California which is the oldest McDonald's is still in existence you can also get them at select franchises in Canada Mexico and Hawaii yeah but the only place in the mountain get one is right down there and down right down to Downey I'm gonna
tastethe baked one first it's prettier it's got like the traditional apple pie slits mm-hmm I definitely remember these the only thing that can ruin an apple pie is knowing that it used to be fry mmm-hmm how much better is it just a point that Hawaii is in the US but it's just not part of the continental US for all the fans who are about to comment that thank you thank you I'm all about the continental US I thought I said Continental but I'm just thinking it all the time I didn't hey it's so much better than me first of all I remember this mm-hm childhood and I remember the early nineties when it changed and nobody told me I didn't realize that it changed I just I was like yeah I stopped ordering it and I remember the thing about the Apple the fried one you may not think this is good but when you bite into one end it's like hollow yeah you got to go all the way like halfway down just to get to the Apple part but you don't care because you got trans-fats ronald bites the end off of this what does he do with all that space he hides contraband I'm glad you said...
contraband listen uh I think that when you make a decision about dessert you shouldn't be thinking about health they shouldn't have made this change fried is better go to downy or Hawaii ah much better bring it back take yourself back to the 1960s counterculture was booming free love was abounding and the dull company which had cruelly overthrown the aboriginal Hawaiian monarchy decades earlier had finally colluded with the US government to secure Hawaii as the last day added to the Union so dull pineapples were popular introduced in 1962 the hula burger was meant to add an exotic twist and a non meat alternative for Catholics observing lent to the
menuwe couldn't find an actual pure hula burger commercial but we did find a video from the 1980s where they introduced pineapple to add an exotic twist to an actual regular burger they call it the golden grill it stopped pineapple limited time only it was that a Disney collab McDonald's you had to be blond to order it there are lots of lawsuits look at this packaging though within these boxes we have to recreated hula burger yes so here's what we do mazey nice source the bun from McDonald's and purchased the same exact style and brand of American cheese squares and then Dole pineapple cord rings lightly grilled the pineapples added cheese and covered them in bullets oh my gosh look there's a little cubbyhole for you contraband you like finding holes in thinking about what you could put in them...
don't you no no no no I don't okay so look look I removed the pineapple and it left a little cheese dollop maybe they should bring it back is based on the excitement that it causes you now again there's no meat in this and I think that people were super excited about the hula burger and many people were like excuse me they didn't put the beef on my burger and that's why they
discontinuedit but I mean I gotta give it a maybe they were ahead of their drug vegan/vegetarian trends it takes exactly as you would imagine if you were to take pineapple put some American cheese on it and put it on a bun well you may be thinking cheese and pineapple sounds gross but actually it's good it's not a bad
tastebut it's the kind of thing that you would like make if you had run out of food and you were snowed in you know what I'm saying it's like it's not this is something I would ordered a restaurant it's something if I was given other options that I would pick there's absolutely no way that they should bring this back even if it is a little bit tasty it's it's it's interesting but you're exactly right so ultimately that's whack McDonald's fries have always been some of the best fries on the fast food market but allegedly they used to be even bester because pre 1990 they were cooked in beef tallow which is purified beef fat we made a more delicious he gave him more saturated fat per ounce than a McDonald's burger...
okay however so let's dive back into the hell hold at least a McDonald and and watch another at the fry guys get back those fries guys all the fry guys are really thriving after BuzzFeed alright bring in our beef tallow prepared fries all McDonald's french fries are precooked and only refried in oil to deliver them warm and fresh and not at the store yes of what we did was we took McDonald's fries and then refried them in the original recipe which is 7% cottonseed oil and 93% straight straight beef fat now we're not we're not comparing these are we we have those over there I don't want to I wanted to get unadulterated experience before we just went to them these are the modern-day fries mm-hmm and these have in the US at least they still have beef flavoring in them right in 1990 they switched because the backlash over how much cholesterol the beef tallow added so they just switched to beef flavoring 100% vegetable oil there is definitely a difference but I honestly can't tell you which one I like more well they probably dialed in that beef flavoring it's almost too much for me it's it's almost - mm-hmm it's almost too beefy I don't know if my palate is just adjusted to the modern-day fry there's no doubt in my mind it better but they're not so much better to justify this bringing them back it's not worth the years of disease that it will bring you so unfortunately as much as I want to bring us much back and beef fat...
as possible I'm never gonna have to say no that's wack it just occurred to me are you dressed like the Hamburglar hey you figured it out what you hadn't you mask man is you he's the Hamburglar he blew my cover no one needs McDonald's to get fancy no one wants McDonald's to get fancy but McDonald's decided to get fancy regardless of everybody's thoughts and feelings with the McLobster her McLobster is filled with big tender chunks of Atlantic lobsters this is one sandwich that's bound to please everyone well almost everyone I love a fun commercial about a living creature who we kill and then rip apart who's trying the best he can to prevent his species genocide yeah makes you hungry doesn't it yeah mm-hmm let's get into it okay so these are actually a seasonal item in Canada but they officially pulled them in 2017 because they basically are too expensive to make yeah Josh really did some incredible work on this one because he followed what is called the rule of thirds wherein restaurants make a
menuitem for a third of the cost of what it sells for to achieve profits and so based on our research the last reported price of this was $9 so Josh made this sandwich for $3 okay this is a $3 lobster sandwich so you set your expectations well it smells kind of like the sea but it's actual Lobster right I'd like you guys to
tasteit before you ask me okay a black piece of something on it hock a lobster roll man kind of chewy so...
it's mostly lobster you got some crab in there as well no that was also pretty expensive so we did use imitation chunk style lobster meat was described but it's about 70/30 real Atlantic lobster too imitation chunk style what is this imitation a chunk style it's a imitation lobster product that's made from grinding up I believe it's Pollock the fish from the sea and then compressing it until you know the fish from the sea yes it's not horrible yeah it is not bad at all but it's really not great either it's the kind of thing that the thing I like about McDonald's is the the
itemsthat they have are so different than what you normally expect that they had their own McDonald's quality like even a burger like you don't think you can't make a McDonald's burger oh it is its own thing right and this is getting too close to a actual lobster roll and still being nowhere near a lobster roll right so the comparison in your mind is just a disappointment we can get them in food trucks they're pretty great but they cost like eighteen dollars I had high hopes for this one I thought we could bring it back and make some money but that's wack alright Ronald Onion nuggets and fried apple pies get to work buddy also make the McRib available year-round please thank you for liking commenting and subscribing you know what time it is hi my name's Christian from Atlanta Georgia I'm doing a blindfolded chicken nugget
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