The other day, my wife wanted to buy some Chicken McNuggets. I almost had an aneurysm when I saw how expensive they were – $4.69 for 6 nuggets! After tax, that was almost a dollar per McNugget.
And now, I just noticed in another thread that a pack of 4 McNuggets is on the “dollar menu” in the U.S. (at least in some locations). That’s one third of the per-nugget price that I’m paying in Canada (Toronto, specifically).
Thinking back, when I was a kid I seem to recall that 9 McNuggets cost about the same as a Big Mac or a Quarter Pounder. And now 6 McNuggets cost about the same as a large sandwich.
Why can’t we have cheap McNuggets in Canada? Do we have to import chickens from Mongolia or something?
But that’s interesting; if the 10 piece McNuggets costs $4, then at least it’s not one-third as cheap as the Canadian 10 piece. I think the Canadian 10 piece costs somewhere in the $5.50 to $6 range – that’s still expensive compared to the U.S., but not ridiculously so (no more so than U.S. vs. Canadian book and magazine prices, for instance).
I remember it. It sucked. The extreme saltiness of the fries, topped with an extremely salty gravy, made it almost inedible. Besides, those crisp skinny fries are ALL WRONG for poutine. I need to see if I can talk the manager of the nearest Five Guys to experiment with poutine on the menu. He would make millions.