So, I went to a McDonalds in downtown Tacoma several days ago to – not surprisingly – get something to eat.
As Im trying to eat healthier these days, I dont dine at Mickey Ds nearly as often as I used to.
However, when I do decide to eat at McDonalds, I usually order a grilled chicken sandwich, one of the healthier items on the menu that actually tastes good.
(Okay, every once in a great while I have a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Eating greasy junk food on occasion is one of those things that makes life worth living. Eating Quarter Pounders for every meal, it should be noted, would make that life a lot shorter.)
Actually, the healthiest item offered at McDonalds would probably have to be those salads in a cup, although I find theres something slightly sinister about eating a salad out of a cup, but perhaps thats just me.
Anyway, my point is – and you knew I had to get to it eventually – I never got to enjoy a McDonalds grilled chicken sandwich because they dont offer the grilled chicken sandwich anymore.
It has been replaced by some sort of grilled chicken in pita bread monstrosity that doesnt taste nearly as good as the grilled chicken sandwich.
I find this a strange move by a company that was just in the news recently for deciding to cook its oh-so-tasty french fries in a less fattening oil.
It makes no sense to me that they would then go ahead and get rid of one of their more healthful sandwiches.
Then again, maybe Im just bitter, because Im a big fan of the grilled chicken sandwich.
Still, why couldnt they get rid of one of their less popular sandwiches, like that filet o fish that I havent seen anybody order in a really long time?
Well, I guess I shouldnt be too surprised, as McDonalds has a history of getting rid of the food I enjoy.
Im referring specifically to the cherry pies McDonalds used to serve several years ago.
You know the ones – those mostly hollow, rectangular pies that on average contained only two cherries, but tasted delicious anyway.
Well, I guess Ill be eating even healthier from now on, as I wont be visiting McDonalds as often.
My Two Cents is a weekly column where the author – who now has a craving for a McDonalds grilled chicken sandwich and cherry pie – gets in his two cents worth in spite of the old saying that you only get a penny for your thoughts.