Fast food companies nowadays have this trend (as I’d like to call it) with their burgers, like they’re trying to come up with a burger that’s unique as much as possible. As far as I know, it started with KFC’s Double Down burgers. Unfortunately for them, the DD burger will never get my attention and make me crave for it so bad to actually try it out because it looks really oily/icky/nasty/disgusting. Also, I’m not really a person who fancies eating burgers that can barely fit in her mouth, lol.
With that said, the McDonald’s regular burger is more than enough for me, to be honest. There are times when I get Army Navy’s regular burger, too. But with that burger, I sometimes split it with my brother since it’s too heavy for my tummy.
Heh, oh yeah, happy 30th year to McDonald’s today! Believe me, doing this ‘review’ of your competitor on this day is a big coincidence. It slipped my mind that it’s your 30th year today and the Hash Brown Burger is calling my attention, so there. 😛
Read more about my review of Jollibee’s Hash Brown Burger after the jump!
I’ve been hearing and reading about this new burger almost everywhere. People around the blogosphere blog about it, and the commercial for it is starting to be a tad bit overplayed and exaggerated. If bloggers blog about it so much then it must be that good, right?
My first impression on this is that I had hoped it would be a big, big step up from their previous new offering which was the Crispy Chicken Burger. I didn’t bother writing an entry about that because I did not enjoy it at all. It wasn’t crispy at all; it had little sauce dressing, the chicken didn’t tasted fresh, the order I got was cold. Maybe I’m just biased towards their chicken, I never really liked Jabee’s chicken. This is the reason why I didn’t try this Hash Brown Burger at first, for it might have the same fate as their Crispy Chicken Burger.
Good thing I was wrong. 😛
What caught my attention at first is the part where they say that the hash brown is baked. I liked baked foods, and since it’s baked hash brown it has that hint of specialness to it as opposed to just using a bun. Other than that, there’s nothing really special about it. I barely tasted the cheese but the burger patty is good. I’ve always liked their burger patties than the one from McDo. Instead of using the same sauce from their regular burger they use ketchup on this one (I expected they’d use the former but oh well). The hash brown itself could do more like make it more crispy. Or maybe it’s because it was a to-go (take out) order that I didn’t get to try it fresh from the oven. Who knows, if I ordered one and ate it right there it would be crispy and I would’ve written a better review.
Presentation-wise, it looks presentable enough to me. Matter of fact the look of the burger on the packaging is rather meh and pale than seeing it in real life. I’d rather have that kind of setup than seeing a well-done burger on the packaging and see a shitty-looking burger the moment I open the box.
Would I buy this again? Maybe. I didn’t love it that much neither did I hate it that much either. Sakto lang siya. It’s yummy and delicious when you try it for the first time around. I would buy one if I were in the mood to chew down two hash brown patties, otherwise, I’d would get their regular burger. Their regular burger is enough to fill my tummy for a good 2-3 hours, anyway.
The Jollibee Hash Brown Burger costs P64 a pop for ala-carte and around P80 (I think) with your choice of a softdrink beverage.
The Zagu is not included, lol. I bought that one separately because I was craving for it so bad. I originally wanted Mocha but they were out of stock so I opted for Chocolate instead.
So yeah, I had these for my afternoon snack 3 hours ago.. quite a leap from afternoons I’ve spent just lying in bed and sleeping around. I watched Ben Kenney’s (Incubus bassist) ‘Not Now, Ben!’ talkshow from their HQ live sessions while munching and drinking. He’s a pretty chill and funny dude.
PS: This is my first try in writing a food review entry. Let me know what you think!