Trying McDonald's in Canada

 

In my first trip to the Great White North (in quite some time), I made sure I embraced what unites all countries: McDonald’s. One might think McDonald’s in Canada must be pretty close as far as the menu is concerned to the US. I found out that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The reason? Poutine. I realize my first experience eating poutine perhaps shouldn’t be at a McDonald’s, but I’m a food non conformist.

Here is my experience trying McDonald’s in Canada (Calgary).

Poutine

I think it would be best for me to first give a little background on poutine. Poutine came about in the Canadian province of Quebec in the 1950’s. It consists of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. I didn’t even know that much previous to my first time eating poutine. As I found out in the very heated comment section of video I made of trying McDonald’s in Canada, you do not eat it with your hands.

I didn’t dislike it as much as I didn’t get much out of it. I’m sure if I had it in a more traditional place known for poutine, maybe I would feel differently.

Photo: laterre.ca

Photo: laterre.ca

McDonald's McTasters Mexican Chipotle Burger

I will trying almost anything with chipotle. The McDonald's McTasters Mexican Chipotle Burger has a pretty impressive name, but doesn’t deliver all that much. It actually tasted pretty good, but wasn’t mind blowing as far as the amount of flavor I thought it might have. Again, you can see in the video that it’s kind of basic burger from their McTasters menu.

Photo: travellingmcds.com

Photo: travellingmcds.com

With all that said I will be sure to trying Canadian McDonald’s again. Some have asked about McDonald’s prices in Canada as compared to the US. It’s pretty comparable. The McDonald’s in Zurich on the other hand was pretty steep. Also if anyone is wondering, on the same day I tried Tim Horton’s, and it was pretty great.

Here is my video on McDonald’s in Canada:

You can also check out my post on trying McDonald’s in Seoul and McDonald’s in Tokyo!