|This guy is saying - "Hrnngg.. Pie! Hrnng..."|
So it is only been a precious few weeks since my last experience with McDonald's "pies" (I scarfed me a Micky D's Punkin' Pie a bit ago). Why are you doing this to me Ronald? Why must you tempt me with your fascinatingly weird "pie" offerings?
Anyhow, I was driving down Deleware Ave. when I spied a sign on the Golden Arches proffering "Holiday Pie." The advert had a picture of a strange rectangle thingy bespeckled with what I am going to call "funfetti" along with slits that appeared to be belching out a strange yellow lava. As a seasoned fast food anthropologist I (of course) had to purchase and consume, for science!
I got my prize, a single Holiday Pie, in a sad little baggy. I unfurled the satchel and I was pleasantly amused by the assault on my nostrils. If you have ever had egg custard, imagine that smell, only with a half pound of sugar dropped on top. I will say that the smattering of colored balls was a bit merry.
I broke her open and was met by a depressingly small amount of a pudding/custard sort of substance. Taking a bite I found the "crust" to be sugar cookie like and the filling to be shockingly sweet, but with an assertive eggy kind of flavor. I am a huge fan of eggy custard confections, but I have found this to be a marginally acceptable flavor with non-adventurous (i.e. children and my wife) food types.
So I am a bit perplexed. Both pumpkin flavor and egg custard are "adult" sort of flavors and I am surprised that McD's, the arch-purveyor of bland-oily-salty-fatty flavors, is attempting to peddle them. Maybe in some bizarre, sick sort of way this is a step in the right direction for our fast food overlords. Maybe I am reading into this a bit much.