I tried the 4 international menu items that McDonald's is bringing to the US, and this one was the best by far

McDonald’sThe Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain was my favourite by far.

Starting June 5, there will be four foreign guest stars on McDonald’s US menu: the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, cheesy bacon fries from Australia, the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, and the tomato-mozzarella chicken sandwich from Canada.

I sampled all four of these items and was blown away by them all. Each item has something new and exciting to offer American customers, and I’m thrilled that McDonald’s international offerings have finally started to make their way to the US.

However, the item that stood out to me the most was Spain’s Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger.

McDonald's international menu grand mcextreme bacon burger spain wholeIrene Jiang / Business Insider

The Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger, or GMBB, is a truly gorgeous, greasy beast.

My fingers were dripping with beef fat after the first bite, but it was so worth it. The beef is juicy, juicy, juicy. There’s gouda cheese on top and gouda cheese on the bottom. And it tastes like real gouda. The bun is fluffy and toasted, and it thankfully soaks up most of the burger’s juices.

The bacon is the same applewood-smoked variety that is in the rest of McDonald’s bacon burger offerings. On its own, it’s nothing special. However, putting bacon and gouda together on a beef burger was possibly one of the best flavour choices McDonald’s has made, period.

There are also onion slivers on this burger, but they don’t make much of a difference flavour-wise. What really punches up the flavour is the McBacon sauce, which is a smoky, peppery, tangy, mayo-based sauce that glues all the pieces of the puzzle together.

You wouldn’t find the GMBB in La Boqueria in Barcelona, but it definitely tastes better than any US McDonald’s burger I’ve had.

McDonald's international menu grand mcextreme bacon burger spain biteIrene Jiang / Business Insider

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