By Cailey Rizzo
Dec 23, 2020
WHILE IT’S SAFE TO SAY most McDonald’s fans head in for staple items like a Big Mac and French fries, the fast-food chain’s locations around the world keep it interesting with unique offerings to cater to specific tastes around the world.
On Monday, McDonald’s in China introduced a “Lunchmeat Burger” — a concoction made of Spam and topped with crumbled Oreo cookies.
The sandwich consists of two slices of Spam, Oreo cookie crumbles and is topped with a smear of mayonnaise, The Associated Press reported. It costs 13 yuan (about US$1.98) and is only being offered to McDonald’s ”members” in China.
McDonalds China is introducing a new Oreo x Spam burger on December 21. There will be 400,000 produced and sold.
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There is no clear reason why this sandwich is being sold in China — other than the fact that many international brands test out unusual products in the Chinese market, attempting to outdo each other for the most outrageous debuts.
“I thought it was delicious,” a commenter in Weibo wrote, according to The AP. “Is that because I love McDonald’s too deeply? Or is something wrong with my taste?”
McDonald’s plans to sell only 400,000. Only time will tell if they sell out quickly or if the “Lunchmeat Burger” will sit behind the McDonald’s counter, waiting for a brave soul to order it.
McDonald’s is often drumming up international publicity with its unusual endeavors abroad. Last year, the company made headlines by opening the “world’s smallest McDonald’s” in Sweden — which was actually only meant for bees.
For those now craving a Big Mac, earlier this year a computer programmer developed an interactive map showing every single McDonald’s location around the country — and which ones had a broken McFlurry machine.