'I compared the McDonald's Veggie Deluxe to a Big Mac and I bet cardboard has more flavour'

Publication Date12 Sep 2021
Turns out there is only one, the Veggie Deluxe, so I decided I might as well try one out to see why they'd put so much time and effort into developing a brand new vegan burger to replace it.

To best way do this I figured was to pit the Veggie Deluxe, against the classic Big Mac and see which comes out on top.


I don't go to McDonald's all that often, to be completely honest I feel like they're a jack of all trades and master of none, I go elsewhere for chicken, and I go elsewhere for burgers.

But overall they're always good and the Big Mac is a pretty solid burger so it was going to take something above average to top it.

But I've tried out a few different meat-free burgers at home over the last year or so and you can get some great ones.

You can get some absolutely woeful ones too though.

As this is McDonalds and surely they have certain standards to upkeep I was fully expecting to be pleasantly surprised, so let's get into what I found.

My first impression of the Big Mac, having had a handful previously in my life, was the way it was absolutely overflowing with salad.

The Big Mac

I'm not sure whether this was due to a rushed assembly or just part of the Big Mac experience TM, but it was quite annoying.

The burger itself looked pretty good, as far as fast food goes, and tasted even better.

The various different garnishes and sauces perfectly complimenting the meat and cheese coming together to form a strong flavour, as it should be.

I was intrigued with how my Veggie Deluxe would compare.

The Veggie Deluxe

Much like the Big Mac this was difficult to get a good grip of, not because it was so packed full of food though.

The Veggie Deluxe felt a lot more like the veggie-lite, with two battered, fish-finger looking pieces of veggie goodness replacing the meat.

The only issue was the bun dwarfed them meaning they rattled around between the two halves making the whole thing deceptively hard to handle.

When I did manage to tame it for a bite I was left disappointed.


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