Sometimes you have to take a chance. That's what McDonald's is attempting to do as they put a new twist on an old classic.
It's risky business in my opinion, you really shouldn't mess with something that's almost perfect. They are making a new chicken nugget.
Describing the new nuggets McDonald's writes:
"We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” That’s why we’re excited to announce a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please our spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce. Both will be available September 16 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide."
"Breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers, these craveable, dippable, and downright-delicious Spicy Chicken McNuggets are joining our classic McNugget line up, and pack plenty of spice and flavor into each bite."
There is even going to be a spicy dipping sauce that will accompany the new flavor of classic Chicken McNuggets. Called 'Mighty Hot Sauce', it's a powerful blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. The new dipping sauce is the first new sauce McDonald's has made since 2017 and is the hottest they have ever made.
FYI: Here's a little tidbit I thought was interesting. McDonald's first executive chef, René Arend, a native from Luxembourg, created the Chicken McNuggets recipe in 1979. "The McNuggets were so well-received that every franchise wanted them", said Arend in a 2009 interview. "There wasn't a system to supply enough chicken".
According to McDonald's, the nuggets come in four shapes: the bell, the bow-tie, the ball, and the boot. The reason for the four different shapes is to ensure consistent cooking times for food safety. Four shapes were chosen because McDonald's states "The 4 shapes we make Chicken McNuggets in was the perfect equilibrium of dipability and fun. 3 would’ve been too few. 5 would’ve been, like, wacky.