McDonald’s Turned to the Gray Side

McDonald recently released hamburgers with concrete-colored bread buns in select locations in China.  It has been called the “futuristic burger” or “modern burger.”  They buns with slightly metallic features is only available till November 3!

Reading the initial article from here, it didn’t offer what made up those buns and I wanted to find out how safe it was before I posted an article here.  I copied and pasted the following article from Delish about this burger and they appear to be non-partisan, so a good thing in my opinion.  This source will also give other items on the menu from other fast food restaurants from around the world.

If you tried this burger out and would like to drop a comment on your initial thoughts (or reservations) and what it tastes like, feel free to do so!

McDonald's China
McDonald’s China

McDonald’s Just Released Burgers with Silver Buns

The not-so-pretty patty is taking China by storm.

OCT 16, 2015


McDonald’s has been doing a lot to get our attention these days. Over the span of a few months, the chain has managed to completely change its image by employing everything from self-service burger kiosks to all-day breakfast. And while those advents were great and all—oh hi, late night McMuffins!—its latest creation leaves much to be desired. Frankly, it’s leaving us a little perplexed.

Introducing the Modern China Burger on a silver bun, which seems like an answer to Burger King’s black buns in Japan that just recently launched in America for Halloween. Perhaps if McDonald’s hadn’t been so quick to dismiss the McWhopper, BK could have offered up some guidance. Instead, we’re left with this sordid grey getup.

The bun is simply made by baking black sesame seeds into the dough while the sandwich is layered with a pork patty, bacon, iceberg lettuce, and lots of American cheese, which actually doesn’t sound too bad. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), it’s only available in China through November 3.

Though not particularly appetizing, this burger does have one plus side: It won’t give you any unsavory side effects in the bathroom, which is more than Burger King can say.


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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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