This post is a continuation of my main post about my trip to Sweden, which can be found here.
Yes, you did read that right, gluten free McDonald’s really does exist, just not in the UK!
Before I went to Sweden I’d been told that they had gluten free McDonald’s so I felt I had to try it once, just to say I had. It turned out that I actually had it twice…..
I never really ate at McDonald’s before my diagnosis as I’ve never been a fan of any of the fast food burger chains, but the idea of a gluten free burger sounded intriguing.
The first time we had it was when we arrived in Gothenburg as we wanted something quick and easy, so McDonald’s was everyone’s choice. I wasn’t sure what to order as the only thing I ever did eat was the chicken burger, but as this is breaded it wasn’t an option. Their burgers were ok though, so I opted for a gluten free cheeseburger.
It’s good to know that these are freshly made as you have to wait a bit longer for it to be prepared. I can see how easy it would be to have this a lot though, as a cheeseburger meal with fries and a drink only cost 39.00 SEK (approx. £3.90).
The cheeseburger tasted ok, but the second time I had it I made sure I didn’t have the gherkin (I’d forgotten about those!). The bread tasted quite stodgy, but I didn’t have any ill effects from eating the burger, and that was the main thing!
The second time we ate at McDonald’s was on our last day as we wanted something quick and easy before heading to catch our bus to the airport.
Although I’m still not a massive fan of McDonald’s I can see how these would be a convenient lunch option, particularly as lunch tends to be the hardest meal to find gluten free options for. I think the introduction of this in the UK wouldn’t be a bad thing to fill this void, it just wouldn’t be my choice of food.