|McDonald's Singapore - Honey Lemon Drumlets - February 2013|
|McDonald's Singapore February 2013 Promos|
Consumed on 21 February 2013
Location - McDonald's Centrepoint Mall, Singapore
Price - $2.00SGD = $1.62USD
Calories - Unknown
|Never had this type of small bag before. When did they switch over from brown?|
|McDonald's Singapore Receipt|
My wife and I were walking around Orchard Road trying to decide what to have for dinner. As we need to take the purple (North-East) line to go home, we normally walk to Dhoby Ghaut station rather than getting a red line train at Orchard or Summerset and then have to transfer. As we were walking, we stopped into Centrepoint Mall to use the toilet, and since we decided to skip the restaurants and just cook at home, I thought I'd be able to quickly try the Honey Lemon Drumlets as a snack, and it wouldn't ruin my dinner. The Centrepoint Mall branch of McD's is normally pretty busy, but it seemed that we caught it in a lull as at ~19:15 there wasn't a queue to order, nor was there a struggle to find an empty seat. I ordered my food, and through I didn't ask for it as takeaway, they provided it in a small white bag. I've never noticed the bleached white takeaway bags before, I always picture them in my head as brown bags, is this just a Singapore thing?
The bag seemed heavy enough as I carried it to the table, but when I opened it and looked inside I actually laughed because I was so shocked at the size of the 'drumlets'. I guess I never really thought about the name, as 'drumlets' do lead you to believe that they are going to be small, but judging from the promo photos, I expected them to be bigger. Each one was about the size of my thumb and neither had all that much meat on the bone. They would have been slightly larger than a single chicken nugget, but really, with the bone, each one only has as much meat as a single nugget. It's McDonald's, and its on the value menu, I never expected them to be huge, but at $1.00 each, they should be significantly bigger. If they can sell a double cheese burger (McDouble), or a McChicken sandwich for the same price, these should at most be $1.00 for two.
|Nearly finished after one bite.|
|My wife was sick, so I had to have my photo taken this time.|
|I wasn't going to bother to scrape the last tiny pieces of meat off the bone.|
If I was just judging the flavour, it would have been an easy 5/5, they tasted great! The only problem was the size. They could have sold them at half the price, and I still might have felt a bit ripped off. When I can get a whole meal at a Hawker Centre for $3, I expect more than 3 bites of food for $2, even if at McDonald's. I'd say give them a try once if you want to experience the flavour, but don't bother coming back for more next time, just get the $2 McChicken instead.
Rating - 3/5