TORONTO — McDonald’s Canada has launched its new Spicy-McChicken sandwich at all Canadian locations.
Available until March 11, the restaurant chain will introduce variations of the sandwich every two weeks — each highlighting a different chili-pepper-flavoured sandwich: the Jalapeño McChicken, Habanero McChicken and the Ghost Pepper McChicken.
“The McChicken sandwich is an iconic menu item, so offering spicy versions will be an exciting new take on the classic,” says Milesa Chu, menu development at McDonald’s Canada. “By giving guests a unique experience tailored to their spice preferences, we are continuing to innovate the items Canadians know and love.”
The new sauces were created for spice lovers by the McDonald’s chefs, along with chef Joseph Horvath from Flavour Reddy Foods — a McDonald’s supplier.
“Spice is a complex topic in food,” says Horvath. “Any spice lover has a unique preference in flavour profiles and overall spiciness. Some like their spices for the taste it lends to the dish, while others enjoy it for the thrill and excitement of testing their limits.”
Ranking between 2,500 to 8,000 SHU on the Scoville scale, the Jalapeño McChicken will be available from January 29 to March 11. The Habanero McChicken will be available from February 12 to March 11 and ranks 100,000 to 350,000 SHU on the Scoville scale. Lastly, the Ghost Pepper McChicken is the highest in terms of heat and ranks more than one million on the Scoville scale. The sandwich will be available from February 26 to March 11.
This is the first time in recent history that McDonald’s Canada has changed the iconic McChicken sandwich.