Though I don’t eat at McDonald’s that much these days, I do miss their fried apple pie in-a-sleeve. That deep-fried goodness was waaaaaaaaay better than the bland slices they serve now. As my coworker described it: “it was basically an egg roll with really hot apple filling.”
Why did McDonald’s phase it out? Wikipedia says the fried apple pie was discontinued in 1992 in favor of the healthier, baked one. Bummer, I was hoping for a more scandalous explanation. Like what happened with their tiny white coffee spoons (discontinued after druggies realized they were perfect for snorting coke). Or the infamous lawsuit with third degree burns to the groin. Third degree burns to the tongue, anyone?
Thanks to the magic of the InterWeb, I found out there are still a few McDonald’s locations around the country where you can get your fried pie on. Check out http://www.ccytsao.com/friedapplepie.htm and let us know if you track one down.