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Old 10-04-2019, 12:58 PM
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Mcrib is back Oct 7!!!!!


Only three more days before the McRib reenters our lives.

I can't hardly wait. It's not the best barbecue but Mcribs have sustained me since college. Lots of great gastronomical memories.

I rarely eat pork barbecue because I prefer beef. I make an exception for the McRib.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:08 PM
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How often do you order a McRib while they're available?

It's twice a week for me until they stop selling them.

I wouldn't order them that often if they were on the menu permanently.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:15 PM
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I definitely make sure to visit at least once when the McRib is back in town.

My mom loves the McRib and I always make sure to call her and let her know it's back.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:59 PM
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I don't know if my tastes and/or taster have changed of if they changed the formulation but the last time they came around, I could barely eat them. I used to love them, knocking down three of them after a shift was nothing. Last year though, I swear, the texture of the "pork" degraded from "cat food" to "used cat food".

I'll try one but I'm not optimistic.

The sauce though, I'm still a fan. I know it's just corn syrup and industrial by-products. So what? I've still got friends behind the counter. I'll buy the sauce by the gallon if I can. If it's "not for sale", well, options exist.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:46 PM
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Yeah, I'm of the I think I used to like them mindset, but I'm not sure if it was the "limited time only" availability and advertising of them that made me crave them. Some time about ten or fifteen years ago, after yet another year of "why in the fuck did I buy this McRib?" I've just stopped buying them at all. I like McDonald's; I just don't like the McRib.
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I don't think I've had one since the late 90s but I am finding myself more tempted than usual this year.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:29 PM
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For years, mostly in my 20s, I would go to McDonald's around this time of year for my annual McDisappointment McRib. Eventually I learned not to bother.
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Bleeeck. Beck will be at the Sonic


(Acey, have you tried a corndog yet?)
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:33 PM
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I suppose most people do this a few times a week:

McDonald's ☆$15 BIG MAC RIB☆ EATING CHALLENGE!!!
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:59 PM
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I happened to be helping a colleague with her computer when her coworkers offered to grab her something for lunch while she was stuck. When they returned, they gave her a McRib.

I gotta say I was thoroughly unimpressed by the content of that box. Four inches of bread, half an inch of meat-like substance covered in sauce?

Even she didn't appear to be enthusiastic about eating it. She seemed to be consuming the thing simply because it was given to her free.

Anyway, it's available early on the left coast, here. Enjoy!

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Old 10-04-2019, 07:25 PM
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I happened to be helping a colleague with her computer when her coworkers offered to grab her something for lunch while she was stuck. When they returned, they gave her a McRib.

I gotta say I was thoroughly unimpressed by the content of that box. Four inches of bread, half an inch of meat-like substance covered in sauce?

Even she didn't appear to be enthusiastic about eating it. She seemed to be consuming the thing simply because it was given to her free.

Anyway, it's available early on the left coast, here. Enjoy!

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like most fast food, it's not "bad." it's just, you know, meh. The biggest knock against the McRib is that McD's BBQ sauce is way too damn sweet.
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Bleeeck. Beck will be at the Sonic


(Acey, have you tried a corndog yet?)
I got two corndogs from Sonic for lunch Tues. I like the breading. Sonic uses a good quality wiener for their conys and corndogs.

We used to cook corndogs at home. Haven't done it in a long time. It's cheaper when you have several kids to feed.

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Old 10-04-2019, 07:44 PM
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Alton Brown did corndogs from scratch. Way, way too much trouble and mess.
I bought some frozen ones. Not as good as Sonics, but ok.
My SIL, the fine dining chef goes berserk over the McRib, every year. He'll eat as many as he can while they're available.

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I got two corndogs from Sonic for lunch Tues. I like the breading. Sonic uses a good quality wiener for their conys and corndogs.

We used to cook corndogs at home. Haven't done it in a long time. It's cheaper when you have several kids to feed.
I don't know if it's a nationwide event or not but every now and then, our local Sonic will do 50 cent corndogs.

Yeah, they see me coming.....and fear me. (My God - he wants more mustard?!)
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I like a dab of mustard on my McRib. Helps cut the sweetness.
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I don't know if it's a nationwide event or not but every now and then, our local Sonic will do 50 cent corndogs.

Yeah, they see me coming.....and fear me. (My God - he wants more mustard?!)
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:16 PM
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I happened to be helping a colleague with her computer when her coworkers offered to grab her something for lunch while she was stuck. When they returned, they gave her a McRib.

I gotta say I was thoroughly unimpressed by the content of that box. Four inches of bread, half an inch of meat-like substance covered in sauce?
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They're expensive, too. Aren't they nearly $5?
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:26 PM
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I tried a McRib a couple years ago on account of all the hype. I have no interest in repeating the experience.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:09 PM
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I don't know if my tastes and/or taster have changed of if they changed the formulation but the last time they came around, I could barely eat them. I used to love them, knocking down three of them after a shift was nothing. Last year though, I swear, the texture of the "pork" degraded from "cat food" to "used cat food".

I'll try one but I'm not optimistic.

The sauce though, I'm still a fan. I know it's just corn syrup and industrial by-products. So what? I've still got friends behind the counter. I'll buy the sauce by the gallon if I can. If it's "not for sale", well, options exist.
If you like the sauce, try Top Secret Recipes for a clone. I can't tell you if it's a match or not, but the reviews seem positive.
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Four inches of bread, half an inch of meat-like substance covered in sauce?
Sounds like my boxer shorts.
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If you like the sauce, try Top Secret Recipes for a clone. I can't tell you if it's a match or not, but the reviews seem positive.
Well, according to that, it's just Hunt's Original Barbecue Sauce, so not much recipe cloning needs to go on to recreate the sauce.
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Here's my little tribute to the McRib from 6 years ago, when I decided to get the smoker out and have a little silly fun and make a pressed spare rib of pork à la McDonalds with glace d'Open Pit, dilled gherkins, Spanish onion.
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Meh, I've always found the McGristle underwhelming, I'd rather eat a foam Yoga mat...

Bring back the McDLT...
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They're expensive, too. Aren't they nearly $5?
Yeah, but they sucker you in. You wind up paying something like $8 for the value meal and then you're given the option of buying a second McRib sandwich for just a buck. That makes it seem like a better deal than it actually is.
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I forget where I read/heard it, but I'll steal it for this thread:

If I ever end up on death row my last meal request will be a McRib and a Shamrock Shake.



Because they're, you know, not always available, and probably never at the same time and so I would probably...ah, never mind.
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Bring back the McDLT...
'Make the hot stuff hot, and keep the cold stuff cold!'

A good idea, but what was the cheese doing on the 'cold' side? Never could figure that out.
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Well, two McRibs down. We'll see if they stay there.

They're OK, not at bad as I remember from last year.
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I tried a McRib a couple years ago on account of all the hype. I have no interest in repeating the experience.
:raises hand:

I had two of them about 10 years ago when they came back and honestly, I thought they were pretty terrible. I doubt I'll ever have another one.
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What bugs me the most about MickeyDs is the ubiquitous older person who mops up the dining area. Why is that person always mopping when I'm in there? Do they not smell that nasty junk they mop with and that filthy mop? Ok. Done ranting.
Son-of-a-wrek got 2 McRibs today. He reports they were very good. I may have to get one, now.
I'll drive thru.

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Slather a foam beach flip-flop with barbecue sauce and put it inside a small sub roll, you'll get the rough approximation of the McRib
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I guess China's not buy our pork right now, so McD's is getting it cheap?
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I guess China's not buy our pork right now, so McD's is getting it cheap?
IIRC the McRib patty is made from ground pork trimmings (bits and scraps of meat left over and not useful for anything else) and McD’s only buys them in bulk once a year from their supplier. Whether that’s due to availability or artificially creating demand, I don’t know.

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I tried a McRib a couple years ago on account of all the hype. I have no interest in repeating the experience.
I did pretty much the same thing several years ago. I bought one mostly due to the hype, and my reaction to it was pretty much "meh". It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't something I would go out of my way for again.

My school's cafeteria used to occasionally serve a McRib style sandwich that was was one of the few items they served I truly liked (as opposed to finding merely palatable). So I thought I'd feel the same way about the McRib. But obviously my tastes have changed since high school.

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Enters my zip code.

Gets: We couldn’t find a McRib® near you.
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I'd suggest asking at your nearest McDonald's.

The web page may not be accurate.
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They just don't love us.

See if I ever buy another shamrock shake!
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Whether that’s due to availability or artificially creating demand, I don’t know.
Just a WAG but I'd bet some of my favorite personal anatomic tidbits that pork availability and seasonal pricing play little to no role in this. I've seen studies that portend to claim otherwise. Maybe, but I'm not buying it.

UL says that once a McD's customer was riding in an elevator with a McD exec. The customer supposedly asked the exec about year round McRib availability. According to UL, the exec shot back with "We can't do that! The nation would run out of pigs."

Yeeaah.
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So I succumbed yesterday based on this thread. Obviously the thousands like me will contribute to some blip in popularity, but the McRib is not what I remember. The last time I had a McRib was 2011 in Leon, Guanajuato, but by then I'd had a pretty sophisticated palette and can't imagine my tastes have changed significantly. Was definitely not impressed.
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I think McRib is ground pork hearts with BBQ sauce.
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I think McRib is ground pork hearts with BBQ sauce.
Why should that bother anyone? Heart is muscle meat. The traditional Michigan Coney Island sauce is made with beef heart.
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The last time I had a McRib was 2011 in Leon, Guanajuato,
Oooooooooh!
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I made the ultimate lazy man McRibs by buying Banquet TV dinner BBQ pork ribs and putting those between two hoagie buns, and there really is no difference in meat quality. Banquet makes "Family Size" BBQ pork ribs which are 6 pork ribs for $3 so they're plenty cheap.
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It's strange to see the McRib so coveted. Over here (Germany), it's available year-round in every McDonald's, and nobody as far as I know considers them anything really special. Goes to show what a bit of artificial scarcity and clever marketing can accomplish!
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Had 2 McRibs Friday. They were pretty good.

It's my first ones since last year.

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