Hi humans. I’ve been sick for the past few days – I started getting some symptoms this past weekend, and the full illness hit me yesterday and today. I usually recover from illnesses like this within one to two days, so I’m expecting to get better soon. No, I’m not saying this to get sympathy from my readers; this actually has a relevance to my rant for today, which is McDonald’s. As you know, McDonald’s food is extremely unhealthy. For those of you not aware of it already, an American independent film maker named Morgan Spurlock created a documentary called Supersize Me where he ate McDonalds for 30 consecutive days for all three of his daily meals. At the beginning of the 30 days, he was an extremely healthy man; at the end of the 30 days, he was showing extreme health problems and was going in and out of the hospital. Because of this, I tend to eat McDonald’s in relative moderation. I usually only go when I either have a coupon, don’t have any other place to go to eat, or if I’m sick and want comfort food. (For those who don’t know, comfort food is food that gives a nostalgic and happy feel, usually high in flavor, sugar, salt, and/or fat.) Being sick, I decided that McDonalds would be a good place to go to get some food, and that I would try some of their new items. One specific item that I wanted to try was the Shamrock Shake, which is a special item that is only sold during the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. I also wanted to get some chicken, because I usually get a hamburger when I go to McDonalds, and there was conveniently a new chicken item called chicken McBites. I’m sad to say that I was disappointed at both items. The Shamrock Shake is basically a huge (and slightly warm) mixture of whipped cream and mint flavoring. The mint flavoring is so strong that I was able to get a large Shamrock Shake, drink half of it, fill the entire cup back up with milk, then keep drinking it and still be able to distinctly taste the mint flavoring. The chicken McBites were worse. It says on the container that they’re lightly breaded chunks of chicken. Unfortunately, they use the term âlightlyâ very loosely, because about 60% of the contents of the container is just breading. The McBites taste as if they were overcooked and give off a slightly bitter aftertaste that you would expect from burnt food. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been disappointed with a fast food restaurant’s new items. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog lately, you might remember that I had issues with Taco Bell’s new items – one of which was an XXL Chalupa that was barely as large as two normal Chalupas, and a layered steak item (I forgot its official name) that was basically chunks of steak messily thrown and mixed in with cheese. It’s highly unlikely that anyone with power in a fast food restaurant chain is reading this, but in case you are, please go make a decent new product so I won’t lose all faith in all fast food restaurants.