I don’t frequent McDonald’s much. The last time I was there was in August 2011 after a bit of bar hopping. The filet-o-fish at the time did taste rather magical.
I went to the McDonald’s closest to my location and ordered the 3 piece box of mighty wings with a side of buffalo sauce. At $2.99 for three pieces, that’s a dollar a piece. These mighty wings are mighty expensive! There are also five and ten piece options, and the price per piece comes down a bit in price with the medium and large orders. I headed home somewhat disturbed that I just paid a dollar per piece.
As I opened the box, I wasn’t exactly greeted with a flattering view. What was that round ball between the two wings? Oh, it was the over-breaded drumette. There’s a good amount of breading, but in this case, that’s not a bad thing. The breading was as crispy as advertised but as with any fried item, was greasy. The size of the wings were decent and had a good amount of meat. The slight peppery kick and savory spices help the wings hold up on their own, so there really is no need for an additional dipping sauce.
I actually enjoyed them. The crunchiness and flavors go well together. It’s a good product with great potential, but it carries a steep entrance fee. If McDonald’s Mighty Wings manages to go national, the $2.99 starting price for three pieces may keep them grounded.