McDonald’s Jalapeno Double

Praise the test market lords and demigods of saturated fat, we have a new burger! The Jalapeno Double features two beef patties, white cheddar cheese, jalapeno aioli, and both pickled and crispy jalapenos. I’ll give it to you in stock terms: buy now, and buy long. This burger is impeccable. I was nervous that the loss of the onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard would take away some of the acidity and balance that the classic McDouble is known for, but thankfully, McDonald’s mitigated the acidity gracefully in this one.DSC_8702

The bun, beef, and cheese are nothing new, but the fresh jalapenos and crispy jalapenos are well-balanced here, and surprisingly don’t battle it out too heavily. The burger was not as spicy as I expected, and the sliced peppers brought out more of a tangy, pickled flavor rather than heat. The crispy jalapenos were excellent- thinly sliced, crunchy, and much hotter than their sliced counterparts.wpid-imag1262.jpgThe sole small complaint I had was the inconsistency of the burger, but this was largely based on ingredient distribution rather than overall quality. The bites that had only jalapeno, beef, and cheese were dry, and subsequently smothered the flavor of the pepper. DSC_8703The aioli brought the sandwich together, adding yet another layer of tanginess and flavor to the burger. The end result tasted somewhat like a jalapeno popper. This was an excellent burger, and I’m crossing my fingers that it makes its way to the permanent menu.
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8 comments

  1. Kevin

    I am so glad you are a flexitarian when it comes to gluten because I would not know how to kiss you on the cheeks without using my doughy lips.

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  4. Lorie

    Went to get this burger yesterday, it was a disappointment! Did not look anything like it’s photo, and had only one patty. Looked like their kids hamburger with a few jalapeños and what looked like a slice of cheese.

  5. Sergeant343

    I really wanted to like this, but in comparison to other spicy fast food burgers this had little to no kick. Hell the Spicy McChicken has more of a kick to it than something with Jalapenos on it and I don’t even know how that is possible. I will agree however lack of spice aside, the burger itself was pretty good.

  6. Chris

    I just had the jalapeño double and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very tasty and had a nice kick to it! Will try again..

  7. Mike

    Had my second one in two days. Two different McDonalds the first was awesome. I was hooked from the first taste. At the second McDonalds I took a bite as I was driving away and it was just a regular double cheesburger. I quickly turned around and had it replaced and it was just as good as the day before.

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