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Sandwich Monday: The Mc10:35

The McDonald's 10:35 sandwich.
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Maybe it's happened to you. You go into a McDonald's around 10:45, order a McGriddle, but they've shut down the Breakfast Food Fabricators and are only operating the Lunch Food Fabricators.

But there is a sweet spot—from 10:25-10:35, give or take—when you can order both. And it's in that sliver of the McDonald's Venn Diagram that the Mc10:35 was born: a McDouble, topped with the egg and Canadian bacon from the Egg McMuffin. We heard about it back when we tried the McRedacted, but only now got the courage to try it.

Peter: It's like a whole day at McDonald's, sped up.

Eva: Yeah, this is like a time lapse sandwich.

Ian: You know, it's a bad sign of what's to come that the Mc10:35 has a colon in its name.

The sandwich under construction.
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Mike: There's a flavor here, not like burger or egg, but just "McDonald's." I wonder if they just spray it on there.

Peter: Like "new car smell" or something.

Ian: You're right. It's weird. That flavor should be comforting but I still don't want it. It's like a hug from a creepy uncle.

Cross section of the sandwich.
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Eva: The ham doesn't add anything really except make it spongy.

Ian: I'd say not really spongy, but bouncy. It's a hampoline!

Peter: I thought it was Canadian Bacon?

Mike. I know Canadian Bacon, Canadian Bacon was a friend of mine. And that, sir, is no Canadian Bacon.

Peter and his muffin.

hide captionThis is the healthy bran muffin Peter was eating when we told him he had to come eat the Mc10:35.

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Eva: The egg and ham make it taller, but not necessarily good.

Mike: It's like Shawn Bradley in that way.

Ian: That joke needs a link.

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