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Jan 22, 2008 12:04 PM

McDonald's Confession

I used to eat this stuff at least twice a week in high school. For a single meal, I would get a Filet O' Fish, a Big Mac, fries and a coke. Since my Junior/Senior year, I decided to start eating healthier and put a stop to the McDonald's.

The night before last, however, I was with my boyfriend and decided to go ahead and try a Filet O' Fish, which I had not so much as had a sniff of in the past (almost) 10 years. I was sure I would think it was not nearly as good as I had remembered, but was curious nonetheless.

With great shame and trepidation, I must confess that I LOVED it. I'm not sure whether it was because it was late at night, but it was very freshly fried. The breading was crisp and the filet itself was surprisingly juicy. The tarter sauce was salty and creamy, just as I remembered it. My only complaint is that the bun is a bit weak. It's slightly sweet and I'm more of a savory girl (especially when it comes to my hamburger buns!)

Alright, that's it! Now it's out in the open! I have confessed my sins and, you know what? I feel a little better.

Thank you, Diary (aka Chowhound)

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  1. Well why do you think they sell so many of these things? Too hard to resist! My meal in high school (and later years) was same as yours sans the Big Mac. There's something about the combo of that soft bun, crisp fish with the oil squirting out and the tartar sauce holding it all together that is just too much to say no to. That said, I haven't been inside of a McD since the summer, partly for health reasons but mainly because I hate what lousy service they have.

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    1. re: monkuboy

      Many chowhounds secretly indulge in fast food. Won't get on my soapbox about the difference between a chowhound and a foodie. Anyway, I too have a McDonald's confession I am craving their chicken nuggets! My mom routinely made Mickie D's stops when I was a kid and the nuggets were my favorite, especially the little boot shaped one. As an adult I avoid as much fast food as a busy schedule will allow. Every so often I take my grandmother's out to eat. They are tried and true chowhounds. We love to impress each other with our finds. Sometime within the last year McDonald's has become their 'restaurant' of choice. Damn those senior prices!

      1. re: dream_of_giusti

        I loved the little boot-shaped chicken nuggets best, too.

        1. re: alliebear

          Why is it that the boot-shaped nuggets taste better? Somehow they just do.

          1. re: Shayna Madel

            i think back in the day (not sure if it's still the same), they were the "dark meat" nuggets. a favorite of mine too!

    2. You are not alone. I have a deep and abiding love for Big Macs and crave them often.

      1. I love Filet O' Fish and always have. I also love McDonald's fries and a coke. I've never been a fan of Big Macs but, then, I hadn't liked a fast food burger since Roy Rogers during my youth until In N Out. I do like McDonald's chicken nuggets a fair bit.

        1. Oh, but there's something even better! Coming north through Kansas a couple years go, at a turnpike oasis McDonald's (between the OK border and Emporia, KS), they were offering a DOUBLE filet o' fish. Just a filet o' fish with an extra fish square. And for $1! I was like a pig in slop. And I know because all around me for the next few hundred miles were pigs and some were in slop.

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          1. re: MSPD

            My college son has extolled the virtues of the - and I quote - Double FOF ("Fillet o'Fish)

            C'mon, Just say FOF out loud! :-) FOF!

            Every few months now (less than the previous monthly - yikes, what does THAT mean about the body moving down?) I need a Fillet O' Fish from McD's. It's ridiculous, I know, but delicious, in a weird way.

            Hey, is it Lent yet? Good deals on the Friday FOF when it is.

            Cay (Jeez...I'm sooo embarrassed to be hungry for a Fillet O'Fish)

          2. My typical McD meal in junior high school was the fish sandwich, french fries, sundae and a soda. Oh, and sometimes a nugget or two. Ah, to be able to eat anything at that age and not worry about it showing up on the scale!