McDonalds New Third-Pounder Sandwich Review

Diana Chan April 8, 2011 Fast Food, Food for Thought

McDonalds is continuing to crank out ‘premium’ style burgers. This week, M visited the Mc Donalds across the street and saw they were advertising their third pounder sandwiches. These are burgers that weight 1/3 a pound. So, if you eat 3, that is +1 pound to your belly.

The Angus Third Pounder burgers some in 3 styles – the Angus Deluxe, Angus Mushroom and Swiss, and Angus Bacon and Cheese.

In general, the sandwiches are way better than their regular burgers. The patties were noticeably thicker and larger, shows some nice exterior searing, had some noticeable juiciness, and were augmented with some nice-looking, good-tasting, fresh and crisp toppings. The pickles, lettuce and tomatoes are 213945843293 times better than on the usual burger.

All these items are housed in a new bun! They are larger and softer sesame seed buns. These burgers are not new to the States, but is new in Canada. After a year or so of delays, it is finally here!

These burgers put all the other ones to shame! But, this does some at a price about $5.50 a pop.

Since I wanted to give you guys a full review on each new burger, M and I both chowed down on all 3. As I write this, we are still digesting.

The Mushroom and Swiss Third Pounder comes with swiss cheese, the angus patty, mushrooms, and McChicken Sauce.

In this version at the location that we got, there was way too much McChicken Sauce and it was not spread around, so you would get a mouthful of sauce. The mushroom quality was quite low. Very thinly sliced and did not seem fresh at all. There is supposed to be 2 slices of swiss cheese, but our burgers only had one. M had this at another location and the quality was way better than the one today.

Next we had the Bacon and Cheddar Third Pounder. This is by far the BEST one of the their pounders. It has red onions, 2 slices of cheddar cheese, the patty, bacon strips, romaine lettuce, and pickles.

You get the crispness of the bacon with the ooey gooey ness of the cheese. This version beats the old version of the angus burger with bacon and cheddar (the one on the ciabatta bun). Bacon has improved a lot but it still can not beat Wendy’s Baconator!

Lastly, they also had the Deluxe Third Pounder. This was exactly like the bacon and cheddar pounder but without the bacon and one slice of cheddar.

Since they are the same price….M and I agreed that we would just get the bacon and cheddar since it has 2 extra ingredients.

On the side note, don’t you hate it when they forget your straws? M and I had to use the ones that were in my kitchen. It’s kinda cute but strange at the same time.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Expensive for a McDonalds Burger
  • Bacon and Cheddar third pounder is the best
  • Fresher ingredients
  • Tastier thicker patty

Have you tried this yet? Or will you ever try this new burger?

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.