McDonalds Mc Rib Review

Diana Chan June 21, 2011 Fast Food, Food for Thought

I couldn’t help noticing the ads on some bus stops saying the “McRib is Back”. I don’t remember having it in Canada. Perhaps I wasn’t cool enough to get it back then… or I just didn’t notice it. Nonetheless, it was new to me and I just had to try it out.

When we ordered the McRib, we were super confused when it came with salsa. I really doubt it was for the fries. I also doubt it was for the McRib either, probably a mistake.

Inside the box is the sandwich, which has a large ground pork patty, onions, pickles and bbq sauce. I was actually surprised at the taste. For a Mc Donalds Sandwich, it was not bad at all! The meat is quite nice and not tough. While eating the Mc Rib, it was a bit drippy, so make sure you don’t drop any sauce on yourself. The sauce was similar to bottled bbq sauce, but a bit on the sweet side.

They even tried to make the patty look like ribs too. It looks super fake, but it’s McDonalds… what can you really expect. It’s probably not the most healthy thing you could be eating, but its good to have something bad for you once in a while.

M got the sandwich as well and it just reminded him of his childhood in Arizona. They have the sandwich in the States way longer than in Canada. Eating it gave him nostalgia.

Overall, decent sandwich and it’s something thats not on the regular menu. It’s only a few bucks, so it’s not like it’s going to burn a hole in your wallet.

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Gilkayo June 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I was really upset at the lack of sauce that came on mine. I guess I’ll have to ask for extra but if you look at the picture that thing is DOUSED in it.

    • DesignGirl June 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

      I find that certain locations in Vancouver make the sandwiches horribly! I usually go to the McDonalds near Renfrew.

  2. michelle June 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

    How long is it here for? Trying to see if it’ll last long enough for me to try it this time.

  3. buddha boy June 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    you probably don’t remember it because you were too young to. I remember it came out in the 80s and every once in a while it makes a return. they tried to put it on a value menu in a smaller version a while back.

    • DesignGirl June 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      @ Michelle
      I don’t think it will stick around very long. It seems like most new sandwiches just die after a few weeks. Who knows, it might be here for a bit.

      @ BuddhaBoy
      hahaha….thats probably why..I wasn’t even able to eat solid foods or able to walk. Perhaps I wasn’t even born yet.

  4. Gloria June 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love the mcrib! I remember they had this not too long ago, and I had it way too often. Good thing this is only coming once in a while.
    I had one yesterday, and another one today. I’m probably going to be eating these until they run out because I ate them all ><
    Now if only the pizza from McD's would come back…

  5. Divine~Miss~M July 24, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I was really looking forward to these. When the commercial aired, before they even said what the product was, I squealed with delight. I got my husband to pick up a couple each and the total was $13+ for 4. What a big disappointment. It lacked any flavour. Sauce was minimum and it didn’t taste the same as I remembered from many many moons ago. Edmonton McRib was a fail.

    Now if you want a quick pork sandwich, head to Costco and buy the frozen Rib sandwiches made by Tony Roma’s. It was around $13-$14 for the box of 8. As soon as I took one bite I was ooohhing and awwwing. So much more meat, flavour is defiantly there and the price was right.

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