Deb Tawna’s true love tastes delicious

We’re blogging about love this week, so naturally, I need to talk about the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin.

My feelings for the Egg McMuffin border more on lust than love, but since I’m a romance author, I’m licensed to combine the two.

I’m a chronically healthy eater 99.9% of the time. I stock up on whole grains and devour healthy portions of fruits and vegetables. I don’t eat much candy or junk, and I generally steer clear of fast food.

But then there’s the Egg McMuffin.

In case you live under a rock (or in Spain, where I was disheartened to discover McDonald’s does not serve breakfast) the Egg McMuffin consists of a fresh Grade A egg with warm Canadian bacon and a slice of melty American cheese sandwiched between a toasted English muffin.

Biting into one is the closest thing I can imagine to nirvana.

I’ve tried making my own, but they’re never quite as good as what the friendly McDonald’s cashier hands me in that crinkly yellow wrapper. I’ve also tried the substitutes – the Sausage McMuffin or the pale imitations from other fast food chains.

Nothing compares to the original Egg McMuffin.

My adoration for this culinary delight has spanned more than three decades.  It is unwavering. My love is true and pure and all-consuming.

For the record, I should point out the Egg McMuffin is not terribly unhealthy. It has 300 calories and 12 grams of fat. I didn’t even have to look that up, by the way. I am a veritable font of Egg McMuffin trivia.

Are there any foods you love with a blinding, all-consuming devotion? Please share!

No, really – share. If you have an Egg McMuffin, I want it. Now.

22 thoughts on “Deb Tawna’s true love tastes delicious

    • Lenore, you go for the original, right? My mom always talks about enjoying an Egg McMuffin once a year, but she’s actually talking about the SAUSAGE McMuffin. *shudder*

      Tawna

      • I always knew I liked that mom of yours.

        I, too, get periodic cravings for fast food, but it invariably ends up disappointing me.

        Now, watermelon? Never lets me down.

  1. It’s all yours. I don’t eat eggs except as required in baked goods. I do lust after a sausage cheese McMuffin (hold the egg) when we make our yearly drive to Cleveland. It’s a horribly decadent treat I would never buy in a million years at home. I pass McD’s all the time – never pull in even for a coffee, sorry, McCafe – (they coffee still stinks.) I used to love their hot apple pies. The strafed roof of the mouth was worth every gooey fried bite.

      • I can kick you my egg and you can make yours a double – did you you just fall over in ecstasy? I also like one of those green mint shakes one every ten years. Yum.

  2. As abominable as my eating habits are, I’m not much of a fast food eater. Although I do like their french fries. But I totally respect you for having your 0.1% unhealthy pleasure. As I sit here typing with my mouth full of Pop Tart.

  3. I gave up fast food something like ten years ago – but you’ve actually made me want one of these. (Still – where *does* that unnatural shade of yellow come from??)

    • Jeffe, you mean the yellow in egg? I think it’s just the yolk turned kinda funny in the photo. The cheese, on the other hand…yeah, I prefer not to think about that 🙂

      Tawna

    • Harley, your scrambled eggs are mighty delicious, too. Er, that’s not supposed to sound dirty.

      Tawna

  4. About a year ago I went vegetarian and have done really well. I hardly ever get a craving for anything too crazy. The one exception is an In-N-Out cheeseburger. Animal style. Just the aroma wafting from that place as I drive by kills me. Top it off with a vanilla shake and some fresh cut fries. Holy Hannah it hurts just to think about it.

  5. You’ll be pleased to know they now serve breakfast at Mcdonalds in Spain. How do I know? Because I went there recently and ordered a delicious egg mcmuffin, of course. As you do when you go to Spain, washing it down with some sangria. lol! ;O)

  6. Alright, I can top you dear Tawna. I too have a horrible lust for two food items that make me want to gag when I consider eating them separately, but when combined……Oh. My. God.

    Spam

    Velveeta

    Need I say more?

  7. I am so happy Lynda gave the shout-out to In’N’Out burger. I can’t eat fast food… but I will DEVOUR In’n’Out. I usually go hamburger or cheeseburger, protein style, kethup and mustard instead of sauce, with pickle and drilled onions. And their fries are UNBELIEVABLE.

  8. What puts the muffintop in muffintopmommy? Shagging Happy Meals for the kids (I know, I know, borderline child abuse, which is why I eat some of their fries….to spare their arteries a bit). ANd your crinkly wrapper glee, oh I feel it….but your egg mc muffin is my regular hamburger….the pickle, the little chopped up onion….it is heaven on a bun! No cheese needed!

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