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McDonald's Premium Salad Review (kinda long)

Vanessa On The Town | Apr 25, 2003 03:57 PM

So, shoot me. I work across the way from a McDonald's, and in my attempt to find lunch time bargains that are semi-healthy, I thought that I would guinea pig myself on one of McDonald's new salads.

McDonald's Claim:

California Cobb Salad (Grilled or Crispy Chicken)
Premium mixed greens are tossed with juicy grape tomatoes, shaved carrots, crumbled bleu cheese, hickory-smoked bacon and chopped egg. Offered with Newman’s Own California Cobb Dressing – a full-bodied vinaigrette with a creamy blend of cheeses, hints of sweet pepper and savory herbs.

The Reality:

California Cobb Salad (I chose Grilled Chicken, although when I got it, I thought it was the crispy, because it was sort of brown. Turns out that is all the seasoning they use...MSG...before they tenderly throw it on the hot open grill...microwave)
Mostly iceberg lettuce with a few sprigs of baby greens and green leaf for color tossed with not a single tomato in my bowl, shaved carrots, crumbled bleu cheese, bacon and chopped egg. Offered (this expression kills me, like they were offering a wine pairing too. especially, since when I merely asked what kind of dressing it was, they just kept repeating the title...California Cobb..duh) with Newman's Own California Cobb Dressing which is a tasty, creamy vinaigrette. The dressing was actually pretty good.

Health wise, a better choice than a big mac, if you're in a hurry and want a $4 salad. 280 Calories, 14 Grams of fat, dressing 1.5 grams of fat, bad thing-SODIUM 960 (pretty sure this is because of the chicken seasoning...MSG)

So, I might get it again, but without the chicken, because I'm having heart palpatations from the MSG right now. If I got a tomato or two, it would have been a little more satisfying. Hopefully, that was an oversight.

Perhaps I'll even try the Ranch or Caesar versions. Glad Paul Newman is making more money for charity. Sorry if I'm rambling on right now, but I've been reading alot of on-line journals lately, and I'm inspired to write in diary style.

Vanessa On The Town

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