I wasn’t talking about pot pies and beef pies, I guess I never thought of them as pastry.
I’m talking about the recent trend of mixing meat with stuff like maple syrup/pancakes/donuts/etc. Every single one of these I have ever tried has been horrible, if you look online for opinion it is negative, yet they keep coming!
*The McGriddle may be the single worst thing I’ve ever tasted at a fast food joint, that is an accomplishment of amazing skill. They had to have like a scientific committee searching for the most offensive combination of flavors for decades.
I have only heard the McGriddle derided here. Most people I know love them, like they love pancake on a stick. The only reason I don’t get them is a gluten allergy and the fact that I can never eat just one. Sweet and savory just go together. So people are now trying to create something else that captures that.
There’s a French-Vietnamese bakery I go to for the sandwiches, but stay for the pastries. They make a meat-filled croissant that’s just delicious. Something like that is what I think of when someone says pastry and meat combo.
Cooking at home, I wouldn’t be surprised if I made bacon/pancakes/maple syrup/eggs and they all somehow ended up on my fork and then into my mouth together. Why wouldn’t a restaurant figure out that might make a good sandwich? But we’re talking McDonald’s here, isn’t disgusting food at McDonald’s just par for the course?
McGriddles looked almost as disgusting to me as the abominable McRib.
There’s no point, anyway. McDonald’s has the best fast food item out there (from a health point of view): the egg McMuffin – relatively low in calories and carbs and with plenty of protein. If they actually had cheese on them, they’d be perfect.
This is what I came to post. Grew up on Pigs in a Blanket and it only got better when I discovered real maple syrup. Chicken and waffles is also delicious and traditional southern cuisine.
And Maple Bacon Bars, too! I just had the opportunity a couple of months ago to try Voodoo Donuts’ MBB and I was not disappointed. Yum!
I think the problem is trying to broad-brush sweet+savory cuisine by your experience with a fast food variation of it. In the future, try not to use McDonald’s as a measure of whether a type of food, in general, is good. It tends to throw off your results.