Monday, February 21, 2011

Shape Up Series: Taste Testing the New McDonald’s Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder

By: Finance Foodie

This week in my Shape Up series, I taste tested the new McDonald’s Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder. “What? That can’t possibly be weight loss friendly!” you say. Correct and incorrect – yes this massive 800 calorie burger is almost ½ of the recommended daily caloric intake, BUT as I have always said – everything can and should be eaten in moderation! As a food lover, I am a firm believer that no food is “off-limits”. In fact, after much trial and error, I find the more I try to “restrict” certain items from my diet, the more I “fall off the wagon” (aka the disastrous Papa John’s incident).
Therefore, after planning to consume no more than 800 calories for the rest of my meals (which mean fat free yogurt and fruit for breakfast and steamed chicken breast for dinner), I decided to indulge my inner fatty with this juicy burger for lunch the other day. Given that the Angus burgers are so much better tasting than the McD’s regular burgers (and also much pricier, natch), I had high hopes for this new kid on the block…

…And I was not disappointed!
First, the gorilla of a burger was the size of my face, so portion-size wise, this left me super full until dinner (and even at dinner, I wasn’t that hungry). The chipotle sauce was a great flavor enhancement to the entire burger, as it provided a sweet tangy kick that wasn’t as spicy as I had initially feared. The sesame bun, although incomparable to In-and-Out’s legendary bread, was nice and fluffy and served as a great foil to the hearty and heavy Angus patty, bacon, and cheese. The only negative? At $4.00 a piece, this sandwich is heavy on everything, including the wallet. And how did I weigh-in for the week? Including the burger, here are my results…

Height: 5'1'' 
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Week 1: 140lbs (Starting Point)
Week 2: 138lbs
Week 3: 137lbs
Week 4: 136lbs
Week 5: 137lbs (HORRORS!)
Week 6: 134lbs
Week 7: 133lbs (3 LBS TO GO!)
Week 8: 132lbs (down down down!) 

Goal Body Fat: 20.0% 
Week 1: 25.0%
Week 2: 24.0%
Week 3: 24.0%
Week 4: 23.5%
Week 5: 24.2% (DOUBLE HORRORS!)
Week 6: 23.2%
Week 7: 23.0% (YAY!)
Week 8: 22.8%

 TWO more pounds to go! Almost there – but can I make it? Tune in next week and find out!

***Giveaway***
Congrats
Grand Prize #120 -- Cynthia Roberts
1st Prize #10 -- Erin
2nd Prize #23 -- Kimmie

McDonald’s wants my readers to try their new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder (IN MODERATION and ALONG WITH A HEALTHY DIET!). Three lucky financefoodie.com readers will win free McD’s -- will it be you?
Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card (McDonald’s gift card)
1st Prize: Four (4) VIP Burger Cards for a free Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder *
2nd Prize: Three (3) VIP Burger Cards for a free Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder *
* PS the burgers are only for sale until March 31, 2011 – so if you win, use these cards ASAP!

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me is your favorite burger condiment? (Mine is ketchup - it makes EVERYTHING better!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Disclosure: McDonald's provided me with the VIP Burger cards for the giveaway. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card.

313 comments:

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Anonymous said...

My favorite burger condiment is Chipolte mayo///yummy! I would love to try this burger!

McKim said...

Ketchup - can't have a burger without it!
kimkmc at yahoo.com

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

If it counts as a condiment - my favorite is pickles! I always ask for extra pickles at McDonalds. :)

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I follow on twitter too!

Amber said...

Mustard is my favorite burger condiment - I like it better than ketchup!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Stephanie said...

cheese and ketchup
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kelly said...

My favorite condiment is yellow mustard.

kelly said...

I follow you on twitter (@cupcakekellys)

Erin said...

I don't have one particular favorite condiment, but I do like to have a burger with jalapenos and cheddar! Thanks for the great giveaway -- I tried one of the Chipotle BBQ burgers a couple weeks ago and it was amazing. I hadn't eaten at McDonald's since September and I broke my "fast" with that delicious burger.

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Erin said...

I follow you on Twitter as @one_of_three.

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Mysharona said...

I love ketchup.

Mysharona said...

follow on twitter
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Mysharona said...

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KPort207 said...

My favorite is definitely ketchup.

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Janet said...

I have to have ketchup on burgers!


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Sarah said...

I love blue cheese burgers!

Sarah said...

Twitter follower @sarohioan

traciet said...

Love Pickles~! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

Pickles! tracietrump@yahoo.com

5webs said...

I like lots of mayo, preferably Best Foods or Hellmans.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

debbie said...

My favorite is mustard.There are so many flavors, they go with everything you can put on a burger.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

*kimmie* said...

I'm impressed with anyone who allows themself to enjoy life's richer things, in moderation of course, while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Congrats on your ongoing success!

Mustard is my must have condiment! Ketchup and mayo freak me out.

*kimmie* said...

I also follow on twitter! @fullcircleadv

email is kimmie @ fullcircleadv . com

BowieTip said...

Creamed Horseradish is the perfect hamburger topping in my book.

Hope to win!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite condiment is rosemary garlic mayo. Ummmm!
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rgkennon said...

My favorite condiment is mustard...
rgkennon(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tiffany said...

My fave burger condiment is ranch dressing

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

shootin4par said...

BBQ sauce makes everything taste better

Anonymous said...

You haven't lived until you've tried Tart Cherry Salsa on hamburgers- the flavor will make your knees go weak.
writer61@yahoo.com

wheelerclan said...

I agree with you, KETCHUP makes everything better! LOL

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like mustard on my burgers.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

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Megan said...

I like the way you think!! I'm a big fan of indulging every once in a while, as long as I don't do it all the time and it doesn't throw me off track.

Favorite condiment? Ketchup. loads and loads of it!

Anonymous said...

KETCHUP! I agree! Love it on burgers, fries, fish, and grilled cheeses! Mmmmmmm!

BloodRN@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

L like mustard on my fries and sandwiches! Sometimes regular yellow mustard, sometimes spicy, depends on my mood and the food! Bncnlove@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

I like a mixture of ketchup and mayo.

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Mami2jcn said...

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Mami2jcn said...

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Crystal said...

I like barbecue sauce
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Anonymous said...

Ketchup would be my first condiment choice also.rob,rf60527@att.net

Miss Manda said...

ketchup is my fave condiment... i put it on everything, burgers, eggs, mashed potatoes, corned beef, you name is!! thanks :)



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Miss Manda said...

following on twitter @Iheartcupcakes5



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susie said...

mine is definitely ketchup.

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susie said...

twitter follower of yours as sherri2345.

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susie said...

tweeted your message from your button as sherri2345.

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Kiara said...

My favorite burger condiment is mustard.
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slb3334 said...

I like to dip mine in bleu cheese dressing.

slb3334@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

BQ sauce

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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mlswin@triad.rr.com said...

Texas Pete Hot sauce

ohstac said...

You have to have mustard on a burger!
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ohstac said...

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ohstac said...

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Erica C. said...

I like ketchup and mustard...yum!

Denise S. said...

My favorite is mustard.
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Denise S. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: @lazybones344

agatewood1 said...

Mayo! agatewood1 @ ymail.com

agatewood1 said...

I follow on twitter @shuggysmommy
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Nicole C. said...

My favorite is Mustard.

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Kristy said...

My fav condiment is ketchup!

casualdish@gmail.com

Kristy said...

I follow you via twitter @casualdish

jazz33 said...

my favorite condiment is mustard

Linda said...

My favorite is onion.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

jlafount said...

I love dill pickles
jlafount at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

My favorite condiment is definitely ketchup. It has been ever since I was a kid, it makes everything taste better.

Email: JasperJax2003@aol.com

Rosalie said...

ketchup only! no mayo :)

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Lisa Weidknecht said...

I love ketchup too!

Joy said...

I also love ketchup. I use it often. Thanks.
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mistee said...

I like ketchup.

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mistee said...

I follow you on Twitter. @misteedawnw

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mistee said...

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David Huggins said...

Kethup and pickles for me.
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David Huggins said...

I follow you on twitter @dbh020384
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David Huggins said...

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Andi said...

My favorite condiment is mayo!

amp said...

It would be ketchup for me as well.

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Deb said...

Onion. Got to have it.
debfantom@yahoo.com

Nanneygoat said...

Pickles. I love bacon, but try to cut back as much as possible. It has to be a treat.

crystletellerday said...

ketchup crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Roxy said...

i love ketchup and mustard swirled together into an orange paste... yes i eat a lot of burgers.

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Roxy said...

twitter follower @hockiemack

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Anonymous said...

Mine is ketchup too! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

Mine's ketchup too!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

cjbstar said...

I don't know if this can be considered as a condiment but I have to say bacon

Peace Love and Pets said...

Mayo, I love Mayo on a burger.

Peace Love and Pets said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/40094103450562560

sksweeps said...

tough one! Anything chipotle gets my vote at this point, but I also have to have catsup and mayo

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

mogrill said...

Mine is Thousand Island.
Thanks for the chance.
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Amanda S. said...

Barbecue sauce!

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PAIGE said...

Ketchup for sure.
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snowluvnferret said...

I like putting bbq sauce and mayo on mine

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snowluvnferret said...

Follow on Twitter @snowluvnferret2

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AEKZ2 said...

Mustard is my favorite

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llinda29 said...

fave is mayo

smilekisses said...

Heinz Ketchup for me.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

mttsmm7 said...

I agree. Ketchup is my favorite

kdkdkd said...

Everything is better with ketchup indeed! Yummy

jen453 said...

I love bbq sauce and pickles jen453@hotmail dot com

buzzd said...

I like mustard. Email in profile

Desmond said...

I like mustard myself

dwarzel at hotmail.com

Jenn S. said...

Miracle Whip is my favorite burger condiment. I think it spawns from having Mayo burgers in the school cafeteria when I was little.

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Jenn S. said...

Following you on twitter: jashelep

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jzagarjr said...

I like ketchup

Curran said...

I like ketchup on almost everything.
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like my cheeseburgers simple... Cheese and ketchup only... Speaking of which, i'm on my way to mcdonalds right now. hehe

BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Meredith said...

I like mustard!

Shilo Beedy said...

I love Ketchup!

shilobeedy@gmail.com

jmcharries said...

Mustard! I actually like mine with just Cheese & Mustard!

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jmcharries said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter under the name JCHARRIES

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Becca Ann said...

I love a combination of ketchup and mayo..
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jmcharries said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/JCHARRIES/status/40202230007209984

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jmcharries said...

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Cynthia Roberts said...

Mustard - yellow like the sun!

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AutumH said...

My favorite burger condiment is Bleu Cheese!

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AutumH said...

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AutumH said...

tweeted this giveaway- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/40217369762729984

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Anonymous said...

I like ketchup on my burger...also mayo...
rachel70802002@yahoo.com

Michelle R. said...

Pickles are mine. I order extra!

Anonymous said...

I like cheese and thousand island
dressing on my burgers
Thanks Cathy Truman
kbtruman(at)aol(dot)com

Shannon said...

Hot sauce. Gives any burger a little kick,as well as keeps others away from my food!


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Tara V. said...

My favorite burger condiment is mustard.
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Denise said...

I like ketchup and mustard!

bleush said...

BBQ sause is great

bleush said...

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Laura said...

My favorite burger condiment is mayo.
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Laura said...

My favorite condiment is mayo.
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Laura said...

Follow you on Twitter (slostrem)
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Anonymous said...

I can do without condiments, but I can't ever do without cheese!
KarahM318@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Ketchup is my favorite!

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Jamie said...

I follow on twitter. @lolturtle

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Jenndiggy said...

I love BBQ sauce!

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Jenndiggy said...

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Debbie C said...

My favorite burger condiment is mayonnaise or Frisch's Tartar Sauce.

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Debbie C said...

Tweeted
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valerie2350 said...

mayo :)
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valerie2350 said...

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gcomstock said...

My fave burger condiment is thousand island dressing + plenty of garnishes (tomato, onion, lettuce and dill pickle slices)

gcomstock said...

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gcomstock said...

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ferriz said...

for me its ketchup. or if we are at mcdonalds big mac sauce. normally if i get a burger it is a little burger with my ketchup. if its not "bleeding" ketchup its not a burger.

ketchup is made from tomatoes.. that makes it healthy.... RIGHT? ;)

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ferriz said...

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Sara said...

I love me some pickles on a burger. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Melissa B. said...

Ketchup is also my favorite.

ellie said...

My favorite is mayo. The more the better.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

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ellie said...

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hale2005 said...

Ketchup is my favorite condiment.

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hale2005 said...

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Shanna said...

I love Mayo & Mustard ! =)

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Shanna said...

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ShyMommy said...

My favorite condiment is ketchup, and occasionally mustard.

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Bebemiqui said...

I adore mustard...though guacamole (does that count) is a close second.
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speck135les said...

mcdonalds secret sauce when i can get it best foods sandwich spread when i can't speck135les at yahoo

rkcaple said...

erm, I like salt as a condiment...!!...seriously

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Anonymous said...

I love pickles on my burgers... and straight from the jar... and on my pizza... and, well, you get the idea. I'm also a big fan of the new McD oatmeals! Glad they're starting to offer better "healthy" options.
kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

Diane said...

I love ketchup and extra pickles. I am a pickle FREAK!

dwalline at gmail dot com

csue said...

Mayo.

Diane said...

I follow on twitter im @dwalline

Diane said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/dwalline/statuses/40475033524510720

Jennifer Neal said...

I love a spicy BBQ sauce as a condiment. Or spicy anything!

Lo said...

I love ketchup on my burgers!

Lo said...

I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/40498342752550912

michael said...

McDonald's Special Sauce

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Claire said...

Are pickles a condiment? ;)

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Kitty Cardero said...

My favorite burger condiment is BBQ sauce.

Kitty Cardero said...

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Kitty Cardero said...

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gkbccb said...

my favorite condiment to put on is back and/or ranch!

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diesel51 said...

Chipolte make everything taste great. Summer BBQ season is coming and more uses for Chipolte for the grill.

diesel51 said...

http://twitter.com/diesel51/status/40535682862678016

Jennifer M said...

I like mine with onions.

Anonymous said...

I like onions on my burgers best!

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Breanne said...

Mine is definitely ketchup

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Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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Liz said...

My favorite is tomato.

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Liz said...

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SalanderServant said...

I cannot live without ketchup!

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SalanderServant said...

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SalanderServant said...

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macartherparker said...

thousand island dressing. I have it with fries too

macartherparker said...

Twitter follower

Deb F. said...

My favorite is ketchup!

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mary said...

I love ketchup!

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mary said...

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mary said...

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Julieh said...

My favorite burger condiment is mustard. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like Mayo.
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Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love mayo on my burgers and sometimes jalapenos!
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Linda said...

On my burger, put Marzetti Ultimate blue cheese dressing! So good....

susan1215 said...

I love mustard

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susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/40590444513591296

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