McDonald’s Double Hamburger Review:
Price Paid: $1.19 | Company: McDonald’s
I’ve eaten my fair share of these double hamburgers (into the hundreds). So I must like them? Not necessarily. I mostly consume these burgers after hitting large muscle groups as a cheap and quick recovery meal. I order them plain, however for review sake, I ordered them with condiments. How did it fair?
Very plain looking burger, not much to it. Bun has that characteristic McDonalds toast. The chopped onions are cheap looking and unappealing. More ketchup on the burger than mustard (which I think is right to help reduce/balance the acidity). Pretty boring overall.
- Plain bun
- Mustard & ketchup
- Chopped onions
- Two pickles
- Two beef patties
Before biting into the burger I had a sense of disgust. “Those dang chopped onions”, I said. But oddly enough, I kind of like the chopped onion. It’s almost relish like, removing all the harsh, raw onion flavor. The condiments help make the meat more interesting, offering a good balance of acidity. The bun wasn’t soggy or greasy.
Overall, I think the burger is decent in the flavor department. Nothing exciting or outstanding about it. But I am sure you already knew that :).
Although boring and straight forward, I think this burger is a good value (price wise). The quality is lacking in some aspects but we cannot expect much when you slap this much meat onto a burger. For my lifestyle, I would rate this burger more into excellent since you get a ton of protein for around $2.50 with tax (40g of protein in 600 calories) for two burgers.
ValueGrub Rating: (7.95 / 10)
300 calories (14 calories per gram of protein). It was pretty difficult trying to find the nutritional value of this burger (not listed on their website). So I had to piece it together from their McDouble burger minus the slice of cheese. Like I said above, I eat a lot of these and although I know they aren’t the best food option, they help me reach my calorie goals. Asking for plain could help reduce the calorie count by about 30, pushing them down near 300 a piece. But please be mindful of the saturated fat (most beef burgers are high in saturated fat).
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet:
– You can eat 6 double hamburgers, per day.
– You will reach 22 grams of suggested saturated fat in 1,244 calories or 3 2/3 double hamburgers.
– You will reach 300mg of suggested cholesterol in 4 2/3 double hamburgers.