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!

****Giveaway****
Congrats Elias! 

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
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me which CBO sandwich you are most excited to try. 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 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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Anonymous said...

I tweeted:
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Grilled Chicken CBO.
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Crystal Con said...

The CBO Angus Burger

one frugal lady said...

The angus burger looks awesome!
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kathy pease said...

id love the CBO Crispy Chicken
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kathy pease said...

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Debra Guillen said...

Angus CBO Burger for me.
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thischickwins said...

i'd try the Grilled Chicken CBO

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cpage2323 said...

cbo angus burger
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cpage2323 said...

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Diane Kleemann said...

Angus

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Leslie S. said...

I want to try the beef version more.Thanks!
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Leslie S. said...

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Leslie S. said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/lstanziani/status/265863891974774784 .Thanks!
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Karen said...

Crispy chicken. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Mindy Easterling said...

Angus CBO Burger. I have had it and it is pretty good!

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Mary Somerville said...

I want to try the Angus Burger!

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Anonymous said...

The Grilled chicken CBO sandwich.

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Mary Somerville said...

I follow with Twitter- @maxfate

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I Re-Tweeted- @maxfate

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the CBO Angus Burger.

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Kellie Conklin said...

I'm most excited to try the Grilled Chicken CBO because I usually enjoy grilled chicken sandwiches and love the flavors on this one! Thanks!
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Kellie Conklin said...

I'm following you on twitter (@kellieconklin), thanks!
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Kellie Conklin said...

I retweeted this post as @kellieconklin: https://twitter.com/financefoodie1/status/265526242139308032
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Nicole D. said...

I would like to try the chicken one!
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Daniel M said...

wanna try the angus burber - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Valeen said...

They all sound great but I'd try the CBO Angus burger first!

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1porkchop said...

I am most excited about the Crispy Chicken CBO

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Cody Anderson said...

I am most excited to try the Grilled Chicken CBO.

Cody Anderson said...

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AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to try the chicken

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tracey said...

the grilled chicken cbo
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Carolyn Daley said...

I want to try the Angus CBO Burger
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Carolyn Daley said...

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Tonya Dean said...

Angus Burger!

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Adrienne said...

CBO Angus Burger

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lyndseyluvsjj said...

I would like to have the Crispy Chicken CBO.

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RebaFan said...

Grilled chicken CBO

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susan1215 said...

I'd like the Angus CBO Burger

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Sarah S said...

I would like to try the CBO Angus Burger s2inamug at aim dot com

mary gardner said...

i want to try the angus cbo burger

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natalia ryjova said...

I want to try the grilled chicken
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tattwo said...

I want to try the crispy chicken CBO. Thanks
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stracey2010 said...

the crispy chicken cbo
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Karen said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO :)

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annemarie562000 said...

I would choose the CBO Angus Burger!

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Breanne said...

Grilled Chicken CBO

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Nicole Larsen said...

The CBO Crispy Chicken sandwich looks amazing!

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Kristin said...

The CBO Angus Burger!!

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Mellanhead said...

Angus CBO Burger

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Kristin said...

I follow you on Twitter @kristinnw

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Jennifer said...

I'm excited about the CBO Crispy Chicken.

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Kayla said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO looks good!

bev said...

The grilled chicken looks really good. Thanks for this contest.

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dario moniz said...

the cbo angus burger looks really good


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Ms Penny Pincher said...

The CBO Angus burger!

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Nicole said...

I am very excited to try either the grilled chicken CBO, or the crispy chicken CBO. They both look amazing!!

Nicole said...

Anything with Chicken would be great

Emily Reviews said...

I'd like to try Angus CBO Burger

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Anonymous said...

CBO Angus Burger

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purango said...

I think I would like the CBO Crispy Chicken. garrettsambo@aol.com

Kaitlyn H said...

I would like the angus burger.

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Aimee Fontenot said...

I'd love to try the grilled chicken.

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corey1971 said...

The CBO burger sounds great! (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon@gmail.com)

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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...would like to try the Grilled Chicken CBO.

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Tracey said...

I'll try them both, starting with the angus beef.
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zekebamm said...

crispy chicken CBO burger is the one I'm anxious to try! zekebamm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynde Foy said...

I want to try them all, but I will choose the grilled chicken cbo to try & stay on the healthier side;)
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Lynde Foy said...

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Sherry Conrad said...

Grilled Chicken discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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Jeanette H. said...

I think they all look good and was really wanting to try the Angus. After reading your review, I may try the grilled chicken first tho.

Jeanette H. said...

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crystalf said...

I would love to try the CBO Crispy Chicken. It looks super yummy! Thank you!
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brendaelsner said...

I want to try the angus cbo burger.

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Cujo hmb said...

The Grilled Chicken CBO.

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tlcfromtn said...

I want to try the CBO Angus Burger

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shirley H said...

id like to try the Grilled Chicken CBO



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susansmoaks said...

i want to try the grilled chicken first
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shirley H said...

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Anonymous said...

Grilled Chicken CBO
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Saver Sara said...

I'm excited about the Grilled Chicken CBO

MELINA said...

want to try the angus cbo

ladyvon5845 said...

I am most excited to try the Beef, chedder & onion andwich. ladyvon at grm dot net

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maryjaco1 said...

I want to try the Angus CBO Burger.
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Alexandra Clatterbuck said...

I can't wait to try the grilled chicken CBO! =)

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Alexandra Clatterbuck said...

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I tweeted =)

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amy16323 said...

the grilled chicken
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fozzy331 said...

The grilled chicken CBO is amazing Ive already tried it!

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ladyspy79 said...

I would try the Angus CBO - seems like a hearty meal

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Gianna said...

Angus CBO Burger.
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jessica schueler said...

I would most like the CBO Crispy Chicken
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Anonymous said...

I would like the grilled chicken CBO. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

Sarah Yurga said...

CBO Crispy Chicken sounds good to me!

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Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Angus is for me!

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I'm already following you on Twitter - @wahwithjl.

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Sarah G. said...

CBO Angus Burger

kathy said...

Angus Burger. Love that beef.

kathy said...

Angus Burger.

kathy said...

Angus Burger CBO

Mya Murphy said...

Angus!!! myamurphy@mail.com

Betty C said...

The CBO Crispy Chicken is at the top of my list.

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Betty C said...

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candy said...

The cbo crispy chicken wilcarvic
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Dawn Reid said...

I want to try the Angus CBO Burger.
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Melanie Montgomery said...

I really wanna try the angus.


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degood said...

the CBO Crispy Chicken

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Ellie said...

I want to try the Grilled Chicken CBO most!

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ltlbitone said...

Grilled Chicken CBO

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Kendra Gillilan said...

Grilled chicken sounds good
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Jackie said...

Crispy Chicken CBO.

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Jackie said...

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barblong said...

I am most excited about trying the CBO Angus Burger.

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Melissa V said...

Grilled Chicken

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Missybeez said...

I would like the Grilled Chicken.

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kryptongirl said...

Thank you for posting the calorie counts - I'm really impressed with the grilled chicken and may actually give in to try one. I feel like under 500 calories is VERY reasonable.

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Lisa Pecora said...

I'd get the CBO Crispy Chicken

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sweetsue said...

I am most excited to try the Grilled Chicken.
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Amy Lee said...

The CBO crispy chicken!

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Clair said...

I would love to try the Angus CBO

Clair said...

I follow you on twitter (clairsfreebies)

noreen said...

The chicken!

Kayla- Kayost90@yahoo.com said...

the CBO Crispy Chicken

bac1 said...

Grilled Chicken CBO

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