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Listen, I’m no snob when it comes to fast food. Starbucks knows who I am by my frequent mobile order, and I might as well apply at Chick-fil-A for the corporate discount. When the CFA line is too long, I’ve been known to swing through the McDonald’s drive-thru for some all-day breakfast sandwiches and those delicious, greasy fries that are completely worth breaking out over. With that said, there are a few places even I won’t touch when it comes to my fake, processed fast food order. Fish sandwiches get a pass, as well as any eggs that come in the shape of a square. However, there’s now one new item that you couldn’t pay me to touch with a ten-foot pole, and that’s the new Nutella burger at McDonald’s.
Now available at McDonald’s Italy locations is the “Sweety con Nutella” which is literally just a giant wad of Nutella sandwiched between a hamburger bun, and no, I’m not kidding. If the photo of this menu item doesn’t turn your stomach, I’m honestly not sure what will. Eating a giant gob of Nutella by itself is bad enough, but spreading it on a hamburger bun so you can shovel it down faster? I’m not sure why they’re testing this in Italy instead of in the States because that’s probably one of the most American things I’ve ever heard.
The strangest part about all of this is that my repulsion is apparently not the most common response when told about the Nutella burger. McDonald’s Facebook post announcing its arrival has over 50,000 shares, and when I pitched this to the PGP writing staff, they all seemed unbelievably enthusiastic about it as well. While I could maybe see myself ordering this in a seriously drunk and/or hungover state, I doubt I’d ever willingly place this order in a state of fully functioning mental capacity. For now, I’ll be glad this isn’t a menu item at my disposal at the moment, but for my friends across the pond, pick one of these up the next time you want to consume 10000% of your daily fat in 30 seconds, and let us know how it goes, ok?
[via Business Insider]
Image via McDonald’s / Facebook