Dedicated to bringing you only the best, Penny had 4 breakfast meals offered by fast food joints McDonald’s (McD’s), Burger King (BK), Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Long John Silver’s (LJS) tried and tested.
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They were judged according to a set of criteria:
- Price; value for money
- Packaging and mobility
- Frills: sides, condiments and choice of drink
McD’s Big Breakfast $6.70
Comes with: English muffins, a chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and a hashbrown
Drink: Tea / coffee / orange juice
Yup! – A perennial favourite of Singaporeans, this breakfast meal comes with quite a spread. Besides, you can’t go wrong with an English muffin.
Oh. – Chicken sausage is on the salty side and the scrambled eggs taste like they’re straight out of an instant mix.
Chew on it! – Is the Big Breakfast really that big? Isn’t it the contents of a burger/sandwich spread out onto a plate?
LJS’ French Toast with Turkey Ham and Egg $5.10
Comes with: French toast with turkey ham and egg and a hashbrown
Drink: Tea / coffee / iced lemon tea
Yup! – 2 thumbs up for the French toast. It’s got the taste of a home made breakfast which fills the stomach and comforts the heart. Packaging is also the simplest of all which means we’re paying less for fancy packaging and we save the earth!
Oh. – The hashbrowns were tasteless and were a little rough.
Chew on it! – If it tastes like a home made breakfast, should I be paying for it?
KFC’s Waffle and Eggs $4.80
Comes with: Two waffles with scrambled eggs
Drink: Tea / coffee
Yup! – The waffles ain’t bad and at $4.80 (cheapest of them all) it’s good value for money. The waffles are sizeable. The scrambled eggs from this meal tastes better than the one offered by McD’s Big Breakfast – you can quote us on that!
Oh. – There was nothing bad about it.
Chew on it! – Do waffles and eggs go together? Some of us at Penny had a hard time putting those two into our mouths concurrently.
BK’s Croissanwich $5.95
Comes with: A croissant with turkey ham, cheese and eggs and a serving of bite-sized hashbrowns
Drink: Tea / coffee
Yup! – The cheese is melty and tasty and the turkey ham here beats the one in LJS’ French toast meal. It’s thinly shaved and is closest to premium parma ham. The packaging is good so it affords mobility.
Oh. - First its name is a challenge to most Singaporeans; remember it’s \krwä-ˈsäⁿ\ not “croi-sant”. The pastry is bland.
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY: KFC’S WAFFLE AND EGGS
BEST MOBILITY + BEST FRILLS FOR HASHBROWNS: BK’S CROISSANWICH
BEST TASTE (OF HOME): LJS’ FRENCH TOAST WITH TURKEY HAM AND EGG
PENNY’S FAVOURITE: MCD’S BIG BREAKFAST
Now go ahead and get the fresh start you need with some good breakfast!*
*Penny is not responsible for addiction to fast food breakfast or any binge-eating that may occur as a result of this review. We do not purport that fast food makes for a healthy breakfast in any way.