The McPlant Burger is a new non-plant-based vegetarian burger that was recently introduced by McDonald’s in Germany. The burger features a patty made from pea protein and is served with classic toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, along with a mix of tasty sauces. The description by McDonalds Germany is the following: “Try the new McPlant® now with hearty-juicy Beyond Meat patty based on pea protein (may have come into contact with beef or pork in the kitchen), melt-in-the-mouth cheese (with milk), crunchy salad and delicious sandwich sauce (with egg). Real McDonald’s taste!”
First of all, I was impressed by the overall taste of the burger. The patty by Beyond Meat had a great texture and was seasoned well, and the toppings complemented it nicely. I also appreciated that the burger was served on a sesame seed bun, which gave it a classic McDonald’s feel. However, from a size perspective, the bun was small as a Cheeseburger bun, not as big as a Big Tasty Bacon bun. This makes the McPlant burger by McDonald’s Germany rather feel like a snack than a proper burger. I also really liked the mix of sauces, as you can find ketchup, mustard and sandwich sauce on top of the burger. A great mix I never knew I would like, but definitely do. The sandwich sauce gives the creaminess, the ketchup sweetness and the mustard the cherry on top acidity.
After many different vegetarian burgers over the years, such as the Veggie Clubhouse Burger or Vegan TS Burger, the McPlant® makes me feel more confident in McDonald’s commitment to providing options for all customers.
In terms of price, I thought the McPlant burger is fairly priced compared to other fast-food options. While it may be a bit more expensive than a regular burger, like a Cheeseburger or small Chickenburger, I think it’s worth it for the quality of the ingredients and the fact that it’s a more sustainable option. As prices vary from franchise to franchise, the usual price is around 4,99 € – 5,29 € for a single burger (not in a menu!), as far as I’ve seen. Make sure to look up McDonalds Germany Prices & Menu overview.
In terms of nutrition, the McPlant Burger is said to contain fewer calories and less fat than a traditional McDonald’s burger, but more than smaller ones. However, it still contains a fair amount of sodium and carbohydrates, so it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
|Nutritional values, per portion||McPlant®||Filet-o-Fish®||Cheese burger||McCrispy® Homestyle|
|of which saturated fatty acids (g)||6.1||2.6||6||7.5|
|of which sugars (g)||9.9||4.8||6.9||10|
Overall, the McPlant Burger seems to be a promising addition to McDonald’s menu in Germany, offering customers a tasty and convenient vegetarian option. I would highly recommend the McPlant burger to anyone looking for a tasty vegetarian option at McDonald’s. It’s great to see a fast-food chain like McDonald’s offering more non-meat options, and I hope to see more options like this in the future.
However, the name might spark some miscommunication as only Patty is plant-based, and the cheese and sandwich sauce contains milk and egg. There would be an option to order the burger without cheese and sandwich sauce tho if you are eager to try the plant-based McPlant version (cross-contamination not excluded, would not recommend it if you are actually allergic to either eggs or milk/lactose!).
Disclaimer: This Article has been largely written by ChatGPT / GEM AI