I used to be a McD kid, maybe back in my school days, starting from upper primary when my friends and I started visiting McDonald’s near the school for their ice-cream cones or sundaes. I think in those days, fast food restaurants were a treat and luxury for us, and when some kid would hold his/her birthday party at McDonald’s, he/she will be the envy of the rest. It’s different these days due to growing affluence and therefore bigger pocket money allowances, making such things easily available and affordable by kids.
McDonald’s in Singapore is pretty ubiquitous, you can find the golden arches just about anywhere, and when I went on to secondary school, we also had several McD outlets near the school. But then, my more frequented fast food outlet was A&W’s because of the waffle ice-cream and curly fries, not to mention that root beer was the preferred beverage over coca-cola. In my JC days, I think we ventured a little bit more, and widened our reportoire of fast food outlet visits to include Burger King as well. But again, McD was the most easily available so again my body ingested disporportionate amounts of unhealthy fast-food. I would think that many of us grew up with fast food being a big part of our lives. These days, there are more choices and with even more coffee joints sprouting up, and also the general trend of healthy living permeating the society, I suppose it is possible to have a growing-up period without so much fast food in it.
Anyway, I decided to head into McDonald’s when I was in Germany in August, because there weren’t much options available on a Sunday and I knew that McD usually has customised items based on their locations.
So I did a takeaway back to the hotel. This literally translates into “Give a waste removal”, which actually doesn’t make any sense but I figure it means to ask people to throw waste into their proper places? I didn’t get my usual french fries, which I still think beats many other fast food chains where yumminess of fries is concerned, but instead chose something that I thought might be healthier, i.e. a wrap. Was contemplating a salad but they didn’t look all that appetising, and on a fairly cool/cold evening, I wanted something that could warm my tummy a little.
I ordered this Italian Chicken Mozzarella wrap, and if I recalled, there were 2 other choices. I don’t know why I picked this too but maybe because it’s chicken and there was cheese. But the product was not fantastic. I remembered that I was really looking forward to eating it which explained why there wasn’t any picture of the wrap, but when I opened it up, the whole wrap was pretty soggy despite that it was prepared only when I ordered, as I had to wait a while for it to be done. There was too much sauce being used and I ended up taking apart the wrap to eat the chicken slices and mozzarella balls on their own, salvaging whatever I could of the lettuce and tortilla skin that weren’t too soggy from the sauce, and threw the rest away.
The result was pretty disappointing and perhaps if I had ordered french fries I might have been better off, though I don’t know if the oil would then be too stale since it wasn’t a busy day which would mean that probably the oil used to fry the fries would have been left standing.