McDonald’s is serving up a new line of CBO (Cheddar, Bacon, Onion) sandwiches for a limited time. McDonald’s is offering these sandwiches giving the consumer the choice of Angus Beef CBO, Crispy Chicken CBO, or Grilled Chicken CBO.
McDonald’s released a similar pair of sandwiches last year (The Jalapeno Cheddar McChicken and the Cheddar Onion McChicken). So how do the new higher end CBO sandwiches compare?
I have to say I loves me some caramelized onions… and bacon… and cheddar cheese, so I just had to try these new sandwiches! I went out and had the Grilled Chicken CBO and the Angus CBO sandwiches. Most of what I have to say will be about the Angus Beef CBO Sandwich.
How Does the New CBO Taste?
The Angus CBO Sandwich was an intriguing beast. The first bite initially tasted like a standard bacon cheeseburger, but then things quickly got interesting. My mouth was assaulted with this tangy, dijon-like flavor, something I totally wasn’t expecting.
The sauce was a tad bit on the tangy side, but it mellowed out a bit once I started getting more into the onions, which there were plenty of on this sandwich (They really didn’t hold back on these things).
For the amount of onions that were on the sandwich I was very surprised to find that the onion flavor was barely noticeable, which was a real disappointment for me. The onion flavor was much stronger on the Grilled Chicken CBO Sandwich.
The cheddar cheese flavor was definitely more present on the Angus CBO than the Grilled Chicken CBO, but it was still very mild. Luckily the sandwich didn’t need too much support from the cheese because the delicious bacon strips and the tangy dijon sauce definitely took front and center here. Actually the bacon was probably the highlight of the sandwich for me. In my eyes this sandwich wasn’t much more than a bacon cheeseburger, and it truly could have been so much more.
I have to say that while I wasn’t totally impressed with the CBO sandwiches, they were still quite good. My main complaint is that I couldn’t help but long for more onion flavor through every bite of this burger. The CBO ingredients were probably brought down overall by the angus beef patty, although they just wouldn’t taste right on a standard McDonald’s burger patty.
I also wished that they either put less of the sauce on, or that the sauce was less tangy overall. It truly was the most dominant feature of the entire sandwich, something that isn’t even in the name! While the sandwich came at somewhat of a disappointment, I’d still recommend the CBO sandwiches.
Pros: Wonderful amount of bacon, good sized burger
Cons: Weak onion flavor, overpowering sauce
Angus CBO Burger
Calories from Fat: 370
Total Fat: 41g
Sat. Fat: 18g
Trans Fat: 2g