The reason? The sandwich, in addition to substituting beef for canned pork, is loaded with a confounding topping: crumbled Oreos cookies.
McDonald’s released the spam burger as a limited-release item on Dec. 21, according to the Associated Press. As of now, the sandwich is only available in China, but its existence seemed to spark a reaction among fast foodies worldwide.
“Oh my god it looks worse than I imagined,” one Twitter user wrote.
The savory-sweet burger, which is also topped with mayonnaise, is one of McDonald’s China’s “members only” promotions. Released every Monday, the deals offer special discounts and limited-edition items for the chain’s customers.
According to CNN, McDonald’s made a total of 400,000 burgers for the promotion. The item is retailing for 13.14 CNY (around $2 in USD).
Social media users had plenty to say about the spam burger, which some called “disgusting” or “nasty.”
“Some foods should NOT mix!” one Twitter user wrote.
Others were a far more open-minded, though.
“I’d try it. Why not be open minded,” one user wrote.
“I can’t hate it if I haven’t tried it…..” another added.
Of course, the McDonald’s spam burger is just the latest fast food item to stir controversy online.
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