McDonald’s NEW Spicy McNuggets with Mighty Hot Sauce, Gone Already?

If you’re outside the U.S. then you’re already familiar with McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets. For some reason, McDonald’s has been holding out on us until now.

Their new Spicy Chicken McNuggets will hit these shore on Wednesday, September 16th for a limited time. This is the first time since its launch in 1983 that a new nugget “flavor” has been brought to market.

What are the McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets?

The chicken is breaded with a tempura coating of cayenne and chili peppers. I’m interested to see how hot it really is.

Plus, all new nug orders come with a side of Mighty Hot Sauce.

It’s the first new dipping sauce from McDonald’s in more than three years. I know there’s also a Chips Ahoy! McFlurry debuting at the same time but I could not care less about that.

What McDonald’s needs to do is stop messing around and give everyone what they really want, a giant chicken nugget sandwich! Also, stop toying with our emotions, and keep the Hot Mustard permanently on the menu.

P.S.: Employees of McDonald’s STOP giving me Honey Mustard when I ask for Hot Mustard. I don’t want it!

Spicy McNuggets Found Early

I was driving home one night when I glanced over to a McDonald’s that had a Spicy McNuggets poster. It was too late to turn into it, and then I got caught at a light.

After driving four more blocks down, I was able to make a U-turn and finally made it to the drive-thru line. I’m pretty sure I got every red light on my way home, or at least it felt that way.

I sit down at my dining room table and pop open the box. The Spicy McNuggets look like the regular nuggets but slightly orange tint.

The heat is there, but it’s not intense.

Mighty Sauce for the Win

The Mighty Hot Sauce that comes with the nugs is sublime. If you are frightened of any type of heat in your food, you should steer clear of the Mighty Hot Sauce.

I was not expecting that level of heat from a McDonald’s product. Like all of the original lineup of McNuggets sauces (Barbecue, Hot Mustard, and Sweet & Sour), there is an Asian influence in the flavor profile.

It does fit in nicely with the section of their current sauces; hopefully, they are able to keep it in stock. We don’t need another Hot Mustard situation in our lives.

One weird thing that I noticed while I was in the drive-thru, their registers rung up Szechuan Sauce when I requested the Mighty Hot Sauce. I hope Ricky and Morty’s fans don’t catch that; it could cause another riot.

If you find yourself at McDonald’s order those nuggets but make sure to get the Mighty Hot Sauce, it makes this limited-time addition to their menu totally worth it.

My Spicy McNuggets

6 Spicy McNuggets
McDonald’s 6 Spicy McNuggets
McDonald's Mighty Hot Sauce
McDonald’s Mighty Hot Sauce

I ordered six nuggets, but there were actually 5 Spicy McNuggets and a regular one. It was fine cause I had an extra Hot Mustard container lying around waiting for this moment.

Spicy McNuggets with an infiltrator
Spicy McNuggets with an infiltrator

Gine Already?

If you’ve just discovered the existence of McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. They are gone.

The interest in both the Spicy McNuggets and the Mighty Hot Sauce exceeded McDonald’s expectations. They have been removed from all menus.

But, like most limited promotions from McDonald’s, there is a change that they might return at a later date, according to Mashed.

McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets Press Release

McDonald's Spicy McNuggets
McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets

Spicy Chicken McNuggets® and Mighty Hot Sauce hitting U.S. menus this fall, along with new McFlurry® flavor to help customers cool off

McDonald’s® Bringing First-Ever Spicy Spin to Classic Fan Favorite This September

We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” That’s why we’re excited to announce a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please our spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce. Both will be available on September 16 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

Breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers, these craveable, dippable and downright-delicious Spicy Chicken McNuggets are joining our classic McNugget line up, and pack plenty of spice and flavor into each bite.

For those who care to dial up the heat, we’ve crafted our new Mighty Hot Sauce, boasting a powerful blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. The new dipping sauce is both our first new sauce innovation since 2017 and the hottest one available at McDonald’s. Trust us – you’re going to want to take a dip.

“This is the first time we’ve introduced a new flavor of our classic Chicken McNuggets in the U.S. since they came to menus in 1983,” said Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen. “As our customers have been asking for Spicy McNuggets for some time now, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring them to our menus. We can’t wait for McNuggets fans to get a taste of these new spicy options.”

McDonald's Spicy McNuggets & Chips Ahoy! McFlurry
McDonald’s Spicy McNuggets & Chips Ahoy! McFlurry

Spicy heat, meet cool and sweet.

To give fans the sweet, cool relief they might need after experiencing the Spicy Chicken McNuggets heat, we’re introducing the new Chips Ahoy!® McFlurry®. This delicious treat features vanilla soft-serve, caramel topping and Chips Ahoy!® cookie pieces blended throughout. The Chips Ahoy!® McFlurry® will be available in Snack and Regular sizes for a limited time at participating U.S. restaurants nationwide beginning September 16.

Of course, fans can also treat themselves to a delicious moment with a McFlurry® year-round in McDonald’s two classic flavors: OREO® and M&M’S®.

We’re always listening to our customers and are thrilled to bring them delicious twists on two beloved classics this September with the release of our Spicy Chicken McNuggets with Mighty Hot Sauce and Chips Ahoy!® McFlurry®, all available through Drive Thru and McDelivery.

5 thoughts on “McDonald’s NEW Spicy McNuggets with Mighty Hot Sauce, Gone Already?”

  1. Guess what? They’re gone! Just like that… POOF! They’re not even listed on the McDonalds website either. If you search for “6 piece Spicy McNuggets” you get a dead link. I wonder what happened. Distribution problems (possibly due to Covid)? They couldn’t keep up with demand? I just hope they bring ’em back so at least I can try them.

  2. After all this time — they have not mastered CONSISTENCY from location to location in serving the Original Nuggets— and now they are going spicy?? no thanks


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