Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cheddar is Better: Taste Testing McDonald's New Cheddar Bacon Onion Sandwiches

By: Finance Foodie

Just in time for fall, the savory new Cheddar Bacon Onion Sandwich (CBO), has just joined the McDonald’s menu in restaurants nationwide. The Cheddar Bacon Onion is available to order as an Angus Burger or as a grilled or crispy Premium Chicken Sandwich! Whatever your CBO meat preference is, each sandwich is stacked with two slices of white cheddar cheese and caramelized grilled onions, and combined with hickory-smoked bacon and topped with a creamy mustard sauce. Even though I'm technically on a "low carb" diet in anticipation of a foodie heavy Thanksgiving break with the family (Asians get-togethers = pig-out fests), I had to take a cheat day to try these three sandwiches out....
Source: McDonald's


At 790 calories a serving, the Angus CBO Burger surely packs a punch - both to the stomach and heart. This was my least favorite out of the bunch - not only did I feel guilty about the indulgence, but the patty was pretty dry and the "bakery style" bun a bit too firm. I liked the sweetness brought out by the caramelized grilled onions, but that was not enough to save the sandwich. Next.
CBO Angus Burger
The crispy chicken CBO burger was a lot better than the Angus, but I still thought the patty was a bit dry (though more flavorful than the Angus beef). At 630 calories, this sandwich isn't too terrible, but I would probably opt for a different choice if available.
CBO Crispy Chicken
My favorite out of the three was (surprisingly) the grilled chicken CBO burger. I thought I would like it the least because of the lower calorie count (and therefore "healthier" taste), but it actually got high marks for the juicy and flavorful patty. At 480 calories, this not only didn't break the calorie bank, but also was very satisfyingly filling. I will for sure be going back for seconds (and thirds) on this yummy-ness!
Grilled Chicken CBO
One thing that clearly stood out was the hickory-smoked bacon on the sandwiches - which really gave the sandwiches a nice meaty "kick". So for you like-minded baconistas out there, McDonald’s has just what you need to get your bacon fix with the CBO Sandwich. But, if you need more, McDonald’s has created the "Your Daily Bacon” image series on Twitter (@McDonalds) to remind fans of the simple joys of bacon. You can follow and join in the conversations while enjoying all of the "Your Daily Bacon" images by following the Twitter hashtag #CBO!

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McDonald's wants financefoodie.com's readers to "bacon" it up with FREE CBO sandwiches + meal!  One lucky reader will win a $20 Arch Card and seven (7) coupons good for a free CBO sandwich of your choice!

Grand Prize: $20 Arch Card
+ 7 free Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwich coupons

There are THREE ways to enter
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Contest ends Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The coupons are being provided by McDonald's. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card. I was not compensated for this post.

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Mysharona said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO.

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PAIGE said...

I want to try the grilled chicken CBO burger most.

MANDY83 said...

the CBO Crispy Chicken

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MANDY83 said...

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steve weber said...

the grilled chicken CBO would be my choice

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marcia goss said...

I want to try the Angus CBO Burger.
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BowieTip said...

CBO Angus Burger served with a bottle of beer.

Hope to win!

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Sass said...

I want to try the CBO Burger.... ltjacobs704 at aol dot com

Sass said...

I'd like tot try the CBO Burger.

ithinkthrifty said...

I'm most excited to try the CBO Angus Burger!!
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Amber said...

I'm most excited to try the CBO Angus Burger!
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Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
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Kia89 said...

I would like to try the CBO Angus Burger.
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KPort207 said...

crispy chicken CBO

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KPort207 said...

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jzagarjr said...

I want to try the Grilled Chicken CBO

peg42 said...

I'd like to try the CBO Angus Burger

peg42 said...

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Yona Williams said...

I want to try the Angus beef. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona Williams said...

Im your Twitter friend (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

kdkdkd said...

CBO Angus Burger - yum!

traciet said...

Love to try the CBO angus, tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

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Ann Fantom said...

I would like to try McDonald's CBO Crispy Chicken sandwich.

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Kenny Fensom said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO.

Kenny Fensom said...

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cjbstar said...

Definitely the Angus Burger
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Joseph said...

I'm excited to try the McDonald's NEW Crispy Chicken CBO [cheddar bacon onion] burger.

slb3334 said...

the grilled chicken.

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Teish said...

Grilled Chicken for sure!

Stephanie said...

Grilled Chicken CBO for sure - looks tasty!
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Stephanie said...

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JC said...

I'd like CBO Crispy Chicken

JC said...

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JC said...

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Robert Lengacher said...

I've already tried the Beef, so now I'm really interested in the Chicken. Bring on the bacon

sohamolina said...

CBO Crispy Chicken

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June L said...

I would try the angus :0)

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Michael White said...

Grilled Chicken CBO! :) I haven't had McDonalds forever!

Michael White said...

Followed you on twitter. I'm @Nerveless :)

wildcat32 said...

I would love to try the CBO Crispy Chicken.

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julieanderson said...

I want to try the grilled chicken as it is very yummy!
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Kira Elliott said...

The Crispy Chicken CBO.
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Kira Elliott said...

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debbie said...

I would like to try the angus CBO burger.
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sweepmom said...

I am most excited to try the Grilled Chicken CBO.

elias said...

The grilled chicken because it is healthy

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Holly said...

based on your review, I will try the grilled chicken version first.

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Holly said...

based on your review, I will try the grilled chicken version first.

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Derek Timm said...

I would love to try both, but first the CBO crispy chicken

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GALENA said...

THE CHICKEN I LOVE AN WANT MORE OF AINT TRIED THE BEEF YET

McKim said...

I want to try the grilled chicken CBO.
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Linda said...

I would like to try the crispy chicken sandwich.
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Steph said...

After your review, I would definately try the Grilled Chicken CBO. Sounds like the best one.
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Tarah said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO

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Tarah said...

No I haven't but you have me very interested now!

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Cody said...

Angus!
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Cody said...

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Kim Hardy said...

I would try the CBO crispy Chicken

tatertot374 said...

Angus CBO Burger

Brenda Gaines said...

the angus cbo

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Brenda Gaines said...

twitter follower as showdown561

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Renski17 said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO - yum.

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Kristy Thiel said...

I'm most excited to try the burger. Thanks for hosting!

Renski17 said...

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dwarzel said...

gilled chicken

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Gina said...

Definitely the CBO Angus Burger
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Gina said...

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nyyfan09 said...

i would like to try the chicken cbo.

nyyfan09 said...

i would like to try the chicken cbo.

Thomas Murphy said...

the grilled chicken CBO

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Tabathia said...

the crispy chicken
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Chrissy Nestor said...

I want to try the CBO Angus Burger!

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llinda29 said...

I want crispy chicken CBO burger

Elena said...

the CBO Crispy Chicken

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bayctygrl said...

I would like the grilled chicken

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Tara said...

CBO Crispy chicken!
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Tara said...

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Julie said...

CBO angus burger
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Anonymous said...

The Angus CBO is the one I would try... ladyharley_777@yahoo.com

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the CBO Crispy Chicken.

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Deb K said...

CBO Angus Burger is my favorite,looks so good!

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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I want to try the Premium Grilled Chicken CBO Sandwich
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Anonymous said...

the grilled chicken cbo

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joe said...

i would like to try the chicken CBO
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April said...

the CBO Crispy Chicken sounds great!


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bradbiegler said...

http://www.financefoodie.com/2012/11/cheddar-is-better-taste-testing.html

Crispy Chicken CBO!

Christie Mackey said...

Id like to try the CBO angus burger

Nicole Korson said...

I think I'll like the crispy chicken CBO :)

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Rich Morris said...

i would like to get the grilled chicken CBO burger

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chris z said...

i would like to try the Grilled Chicken CBO

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Susan said...

I would like to try the Grilled Chicken CBO. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!! corrysue@yahoo.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

the Angus CBO Burger makes my mouth water

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ky2here said...

Bring on that Grilled Cx CBO

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ky2here said...

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I'm @thriftymaven and I follow you already on twitter

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Seth said...

I'd like the grilled chicken.

shebebes said...

I AM EXCITED TO TRY THE GRILLED CHICKEN CBO :)

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kim burnett said...

I want to try the grilled chicken CBO burger most

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kyl neusch said...

the CBO Burger.

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Dawn S. said...

The CBO Crispy Chicken looks delicious!

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Jenndiggy said...

I'd like to try the grilled chicken CBO since you liked it the best! Hadn't heard anyone comment on trying these yet!

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Sylvia said...

I would try the beef CBO

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Sylvia said...

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Wendy said...

I would choose the Grilled Chicken CBO.
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Niclan80 said...

I would like try the grilled chicken
CBO sandwich.
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Christie Mackey said...

Id like to try the CBO Angus Burger

Jessica Rose said...

Most excited to try the chicken!

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jcwega27 said...

cbo crispy chikcne
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Anastasia said...

I'd love to try the CBO Angus burger :)

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ellie said...

I want to try the CBO Crispy Chicken.
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smilekisses said...

I'd like to try the CBO Angus Burger.
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Janna Johnson said...

grilled chicken cbo
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Mia J. said...

I want to try the CBO Angus burger.

Derk Thomas said...

Grilled chicken - glad you liked it.

Trinity Babichuk said...

the grilled chicken cbo.

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Deb said...

I want to try the angus CBO burger

Deb said...

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buzzd said...

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Kerry said...

I'd definetly try the Beef Cheddar Bacon Onion Sandwhich with fries and a Dr. Pepper.

Lindsey M said...

I'd like to try the CBO Angus Burger

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Lindsey M said...

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Amanda said...

It would have to be the Grilled Chicken!
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Janice said...

I'm excited to try the Grilled Chicken CBO sandwich
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Melissa Norton said...

After your mouth-watering review, now I am most interested in trying the Grilled Chicken CBO! I also tend to find the grilled chicken sandwiches more moist and flavorful than the fried chicken.

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Grilled chicken CBO
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MizVickik said...

I want to try the crispy chicken CBO!
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Jeni said...

I want to try the CBO Angus Burger

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Caryn said...

The Angus CBO burger

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W Shifflette said...

I would like to try the grilled CBO.
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Heather said...

I want to try the Angus CBO!

Jen said...

The Angus CBO
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channallocks said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO.
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itsrob said...

CBO Angus Burger!!

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Angela Cisco said...

The Angus

Angela Cisco said...

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Charlene said...

I can't wait to try the CBO Angus Burger :)

Marie said...

The Chicken CBO

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Anonymous said...

CBO Crispy Chicken

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Gennie Lancaster said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO. JayGennie05@aol.com

kara hunsberger said...

Grilled chicken cbo
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I want to try the Angus CBO Burger.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Erica C. said...

I'll try the beef first!
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Susie Chadwick said...

CBO Grilled Chicken!

Susie Chadwick said...

I follow on Twitter (swishina)

Susie Chadwick said...

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

CBO Crispy Chicken
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jlafount said...

Angus CBO burger

Sue C. said...

I'm most excited to try the Grilled Chicken CBO.

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Sue C. said...

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chrystal said...

Grilled Chicken CBO looks yummy
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ferriz said...

the angus burger for sure

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Deb Christie said...

I would like to try the Angus CBO Burger

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