I regretfully missed out on last week's My Burger entry, so if anyone has one left over, could they please flatten it down, slide it into a jiffy bag and mail it to me? Anyway, this week was the one I was looking forward to most, with the most inventive looking burger on the menu, the McPizza Pepperoni. The idea is simple, it's like a pizza crossed with a burger, and the ingredients certainly seem to add up to that vision. Beef patty, lettuce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomato and paprika sauce, all wrapped up in a cheese topped bun.
How does it taste? Well, pretty much like a pizza. A pizza with a burger slapped in the middle. The mozzarella cheese adds some great flavour, while the cheese on top of the bun helps it blend in as well, lending the taste and texture of a pizza base. The pepperoni is a nice touch too, and probably an essential one for a true pizza experience, adding another great meaty layer on top of the regular patty. Where this burger really shines, though, is the sauce. The tomato is fantastically bold, and the paprika lends a lovely spice that doesn't take over. It's a sauce that pulls all the other ingredients together, and all in all I got the impression that I was tucking into a pretty tasty pizza. A pizza with a burger slapped in the middle, of course. But hey, a pizza with a burger slapped in the middle is what McDonald's promised, and that's what they delivered. This is definitely another winner from My Burger, and while it may not reach the heights of the Sweet Chilli Fiesta, it's definitely a close call.
My rating: 5/5