McDonald’s Canada launched three
Spicy McChicken Launch Schedule
The sandwiches were launched at different two-week intervals starting with the Jalapeño McChicken (January 29 – March 11), Habanero McChicken (February 12 – March 11), and Ghost Pepper McChicken (February 26 – March 11).
The McChickens were made spicy through new spicy mayonnaise sauces created by McDonald’s chefs and Chef Joseph
The spiciness level is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) with the higher the units the more spiciness.
Spice ratings of each pepper, according to the Scoville scale, measure at:
- Jalapeno Pepper = 2500 – 8000 SHU
- Habanero Pepper = 100,000 – 350,000 SHU
- Ghost Pepper = Over 1,000,000 SHU
The Ghost Pepper is essentially 10x more spicy than the Habanero.
From a nutrition standpoint, all the McChickens are pretty comparable. This is not surprising considering the only change to the sandwiches were the sauces. The most obvious difference is that the Habanero and Ghost Pepper have more sodium than the regular McChicken.
|Regular McChicken||Jalapeño McChicken||Habanero McChicken||Ghost Pepper McChicken|
|Serving size (grams)||173||176||177||177|
Spicy McChicken Price
All the spicy McChickens are $5.69 for the sandwich or make it a meal for $9.09. They’re just $0.30 more than a regular McChicken is $5.39. This is based on Vancouver, Canada pricing.
McDonald’s Spicy Jalapeño McChicken Review
I tried only the Jalapeno McChicken which features a green
Have you tried any of the new spicy McChicken sandwiches? Let me know in the comments below.