McDonalds_logoMcDonald’s Egg McMuffin Review:

Price Paid: $3.69 | Company: McDonald’s
This sandwich encompasses breakfast as a whole, I think. The first meal of the day shouldn’t be about heavy, harsh, or aggressive ingredients. The meal should be light on the stomach and palate. The Egg McMuffin delivers in that respect, but does it deliver in flavor and value? Read on to find out.

When I eat this breakfast sandwich, it amazes me how well they can execute it on a large and fast-paced scale. There is some precision associated with the sandwich, which makes them difficult to manage logistically on a consistent basis. Eggs are time sensitive so the sandwich cannot be sitting around for too long (eggs turn green and rubbery within hours of cooking them). The cracking of the egg is also difficult and requires competent workers (lest we forget proper food safety practices too). Props to McDonalds for creating a system that can make this complex task, simple.

Great toast on the English muffin, nice brown on the Canadian bacon, egg was seasoned and cooked over hard, yellow American is… yellow American (never been much of a fan). The sandwich includes:

  • English muffin
  • Thick slice of Canadian bacon
  • One over hard egg
  • Yellow American cheese
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Taste (8.8/10):
This sandwich is reminiscent of Eggs Benedict with a McDonald’s twist. I feel they tried to replicate it so that it would fit into their business model and into our hands (no mess). Smart!

Like I said above, this sandwich is mild tasting (not too heavy on the palate), so don’t expect to have any single ingredient pop out and say, “here I am”. The meaty taste from the Canadian bacon compliments the egg, while the soft English muffin ties everything together. The yellow American cheese creates the creaminess that I feel the sandwich cannot do without. The flavors are muddled which makes it a great breakfast sandwich but lacks the sustenance we favor during lunch and dinner.

Value (7.9/10):
I paid $3.69 for the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and although difficult to execute, I find it a little expensive. The quality of the ingredients is the only reason this scored a 7.9. Pricing wise, I would like to see this sandwich more near the $3.00 range. I believe the ROI on this sandwich is good, if not great.

ValueGrub Rating: 8.4 Stars (8.4 / 10)

Nutritional Information:

 Calories  300
 Fat Calories  110
 Fat  12g
 Saturated Fat  6g
 Cholesterol  245mg
 Sodium  720mg
 Carbs  29g
 Fiber  2g
 Sugar  3g
 Protein  17g

300 calories (18 calories per gram of protein). The only thing really adding fat to this sandwich is the buttery muffin and cheese. The Canadian bacon is lean and the egg has very few carbs/calories. The egg attributes to most of the cholesterol (eggs are high in cholesterol, check your egg carton at home). I wouldn’t freak out because of the cholesterol levels though, you can read more about eggs and cholesterol, here (WebMD).

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

– You can eat 6 2/3 egg McMuffins, per day.

– You will reach 22 grams of suggested saturated fat in 1,101 calories or 3 2/3 egg McMuffins.

– You will reach 300mg of suggested cholesterol in 1 1/4 egg McMuffins.

Health Rating: 1.63 Stars

Kevin O

Kevin O

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