The last several years has seen the super health food kale craze go wild. We all learned how to make the perfect kale salads and even how to replace the potato chip with a crunchy salty green leaf. But now it seems that kale has found its way into one of the most unlikely of places...a fast food hamburger.
Today reports about McDonald’s move to add kale to their burgers and the social media response of both fans and those who find kale and fast food burgers to be a strange combination. As part of McDonald’s Signature Crafted sandwich line, they have now released a Kale & Sriracha Mac Sauce sandwich. Customers can customize the sandwich (which runs around $5), adding either a beef patty, crispy chicken, or grilled chicken. The sandwich is topped with crispy onions, tomato, white cheddar cheese, a baby kale and spinach blend, and Sriracha Mac sauce.
This may sound delicious to some, but others are questioning the logic of mixing their healthy greens with notoriously unhealthy fare. One Twitter user writes, “Why does @McDonalds think kale on a burger is a good idea? We eat kale for health benefits... put it on a greasy burger and it's negated lol”. And another says, “Putting kale on a burger from mcdonalds is like putting sugar free caramel on a 50 scoop ice cream sundae with 15 toppings.”
But still, the kale burger may be luring in some fans of the healthier topping. One Twitter user writes, “Wait. Baby spinach and kale on this new mcdonalds sandwich? It's like they know that I'm distancing myself from them they tryna call me back.”
What do you think of McDonald’s adding kale to one of their new sandwiches?
Would the addition of kale make you more likely to order from McDonald’s?