The Travis Scott Meal Review

The Travis Scott Meal Review

Tristan Beach, Staff Writer

In a surprising move, McDonald’s teamed up with famous hip-hop artist, Travis Scott, to sell his “order since back in Houston,” “The Travis Scott Meal.” Available from September 8 to October 4, the meal consists of a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, lettuce, pickles, onions, ketchup, mustard, medium fries, BBQ sauce, and a medium Sprite. The meal comes in at just $6. Unfortunately for the fans, the meal does not come with a toy.

The duo also released limited-edition merchandise, featuring a mix of iconic McDonald’s meals with Travis Scott’s action figure and the Cactus Jack logo, capturing Scott’s already established 90s-esque nostalgia.

The last McDonald’s-celebrity collaboration was way back in 1992, featuring Michael Jordan. Needless to say, if McDonald’s broke their 28-year streak of celebrity silence for this, it has to be good.

On the 11 of September, my brother and I set out to see if the meal was worth all of the hype. The McDonald’s we went to was abnormally not very crowded, considering the enormous amounts of excitement behind the meal. We didn’t complain, though. We ordered two Travis Scott Meals, set it aside, and drove back home to chow down. We wanted to eat the meal in the right setting, not in a hot car in the parking lot in McDonald’s, risking spilling everything onto the floor.

After returning home, we immediately opened the box to see if the meal looks as good as the advertisements. As usual, the presentation was not the greatest thing ever. Presentation isn’t McDonald’s strongest skill, after all. There was more lettuce in the box that contains the burger than there was on the actual burger. The bacon, on the other hand, was lacking. There were one or two slices of bacon on the burger, and you could barely taste the bacon over the avalanche of lettuce on the burger. The taste was not completely void, but the overwhelming amount of lettuce drowned out the bacon quite a bit. Now, the onions. I am vocal about my sheer dislike for onions. I’ve never liked the taste of onions and I never thought I would. But this meal changed that. I don’t think it entirely changed my feelings towards onions, but it reduced my dislike of it. The onions, like the rest of the ingredients, complimented the meal. Everything that was chosen to be included, was chosen perfectly.

The fries were just as good as they have always been. This time, we had to try them with BBQ sauce, rather than ketchup or nothing. I’m not the biggest fan of the BBQ sauce, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It oddly complimented the saltiness of the fries and added to the enjoyability of the meal.

To our shock, the meal was not bad at all. For people who do not enjoy lettuce or onions on our burgers, it was enjoyably good. All of the ingredients complimented each other greatly, including the side of fries and the Sprite. If the lettuce and onions were absent from the burger, and the meal wasn’t created exactly how it was, it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable.

The Travis Scott Meal Review Tristan Beach
All in all, the collaboration was pretty high quality, especially considering the somewhat declining enjoyability McDonald’s is experiencing. The meal was genuinely good and the merchandise looks very appealing. Their break of celebrity silence was worth