McDonald’s Takes Sharp Left Turn Into Caprese Sandwiches

September 20, 2016

(No one wants a caprese sandwich from McDonald’s)

If you’ve ever wanted a caprese sandwich (tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil inside some bread) with the wholly unnecessary addition of cream cheese, McDonald’s might soon grant your wish. The chain is currently testing a slew of new items, one of which is called a Pesto Mozzarella Melt.

A McDonald’s spokesperson tells Eater the sandwich is made from “a baby spinach and kale blend, sliced tomato, mozzarella cheese, and a pesto cream cheese spread.” The caprese-inspired combination was tested in several restaurants in Southern California last week. CNBC reports the sandwich retailed