Chicken McBites are a welcome addition to the menu. A promise of breast meat chicken (and rib meat according to the much too long ingredient list) is more comforting than a conglomerate mish mash of mystery meat, shaped into circles and crowns. McDonalds decides to serve these bad boys in a carton that transforms into a dipping apparatus to make the eating experience seem more fun. It also comes in three size varieties: Snack, Regular, and Sharable
The bites are priced at 1.99 for the snack size and 2.99 for the regular. Based on the nutrition info, you get 50% more when you step up from snack to regular and then double from regular to shareable. The few legitimate perfectly sized pieces I did get were really good, it’s a shame there are so many low quality “bites” to fill the order.
So my recommendation is to get the snack size. It definitely makes a great snack or add-on to a meal, but I wouldn’t try to make a meal out of the regular size. And if you get the shareable size you better share it or face the wrath of 97% of your daily fat content.
The following is the nutrition for the Snack Size, Regular Size and Shareable Size from left to right, click to enlarge:
Chicken breast chunks with rib meat, water, maltodextrin, modified rice starch, yeast extract, sodium phosphates, salt, modified tapioca starch, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, spices, carrageenan, natural (botanical and animal source) and artificial flavors, chicken broth, citric acid, spice extractive, gum arabic, lactic acid, chicken fat.
Battered and breaded with:
bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, food starch-modified, wheat gluten, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), salt, spices, garlic powder, dried onion, dried garlic, maltodextrin, onion powder, citric acid, natural (plant source) and artificial flavors, lactic acid, yellow corn flower, extractives of paprika and turmeric (color).