In a recent revelation, fans of McDonald’s were left astonished after discovering the unexpected ingredient in the beloved Sweet ‘N Sour dipping sauce. Millions of devoted customers regularly flock to the iconic golden arches without a second thought about the culinary mysteries behind their favorite sauces. However, a resurfaced clip from a Melbourne-based radio show, featuring presenters Jase and Lauren, took a closer look at the composition of the renowned dip. What they found had many fans taking a second taste of this beloved dip in confusion!
The Unexpected Twist
As Jase indulged in a nugget dipped in McDonald’s Sweet ‘N Sour sauce, Lauren dropped a surprising bombshell that the sauce is actually apricot flavored. The revelation took both the radio presenters and listeners by surprise, with Jase expressing his dismay at the unexpected apricot twist, dramatically tossing away his half-eaten nugget.
The radio clip triggered a wave of reactions from fans who had never contemplated the McDonald’s sauce’s composition. Social media comments reflected a mix of shock and intrigue, with users sharing their newfound knowledge. While some drew connections to apricots’ compatibility with chicken, others shared similar experiences of having their culinary perceptions challenged.
In response to the online chatter, McDonald’s Australia offered a quirky suggestion to those taken aback by the apricot revelation. A spokesperson encouraged fans to try dipping their soft serve in the Sweet ‘N Sour sauce.
Despite the surprise element of apricot, it’s essential to note that the sauce also comprises various ingredients, including peach puree, salt, xanthan gum, garlic powder, onion powder, and caramel color, among others. Now your next trip to Mickey D’s might be met with a newfound appreciation for the sweet and tangy notes of the iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce, with the once-hidden apricot flavor taking center stage.
When we talk about comfort food, many start craving a good, hearty bowl of mac & cheese. Stingy pull, elbow pasta, and some seasoning are enough to turn your bad day around. To elevate your entire experience of enjoying a bowl of home-cooked mac & cheese, we are here with the recipe for luxurious lobster mac & cheese. Just by adding a new ingredient to your classic bowl of food, your entire experience will hit a new level of satisfaction.
Tips to Keep in Mind
While you prepare this extra cheesy meal for yourself, here are a few tips that can help you throughout the process. Firstly, always use a cheese block. It will melt so much better than the packed one, we promise! You also have the full liberty to choose any small pasta that you like and add it to this recipe, and that wouldn’t affect the taste or the experience at all. Lastly, if you are unable to put your hand on fresh lobster, you can choose canned lobsters instead.
The Devine Recipe
● Cavatappi ( or other small pasta) – 1lb.
● Butter – ¼ cup
● All-purpose flour – ¼ cup
● Milk – 2 ½ cups
● Kosher salt – as per taste
● Grounded black pepper
● Nutmeg – a small pinch (optional)
● Cooked and chopped lobster – 1lb.
● White Cheddar (shredded) – 1 ½ cups
● Fontina (shredded) – 1 cup
● Parmesan (shredded) – ¾ cup
● Breadcrumbs – ½ cup
● Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp
● Parsley (chopped) – for garnish
Start by preheating your oven to 375°. Add a pot of water and put it on a high flame. Let the water bowl and add salt and cavatappi to it. Cook it until al dente and then drain it.
In another large saucepan, add butter and let it melt over medium heat. Next, sprinkle some all-purpose flour and sauté it until it turns brown. Then, add milk to this and keep whisking until you get a smooth consistency. Now, add salt, pepper, and nutmeg and simmer it down to form a slightly thick sauce.
Take the pan off the heat and start folding in all the cheeses. Remember, you only need to add ½ cup of parmesan here. Mix it until smooth, and then drop in your cavatappi and cooked lobster. Now that everything is mixed well, transfer it to a 9×13” baking dish.
In a separate bowl, add breadcrumbs, remaining parmesan, salt, pepper, and olive oil, and mix well. Next, spread it all over pasta and then bake this delicious meal for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.