SINGAPORE: “The size had reduced significantly…,” wrote a netizen who posted a photo of a Sausage McMuffin in his hand on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook page on Tuesday (Aug 15).
The famed breakfast sandwich fit into the cupped palm of Mr Al Asaraf Omar Chulia’s hand, giving many the impression that it was significantly smaller than it used to be.
A Sausage McMuffin is supposed to be 4 ounces or 115 grams. And while the fast food giant’s exact specifications for its offerings are very likely to be a closely guarded secret, the sandwich is said to have been patterned after the English muffin, which is commonly 4 inches (10 cm) round and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) tall.
Netizens commenting on the post agreed that it looked smaller than usual, with one asking if it was a kid’s meal, something that had crossed the post author’s mind.
Another agreed, writing that he had “Paid adult price for kid size portion. Look at Big Mac meat patty. So thin…”
A commenter jokingly called it a “Penyet McMuffin.” Penyet is a Javanese term for “pressed” or “squeezed,” which is how it’s used in the dish “ayam penyet.”
Other netizens said that various McDonald’s items have also decreased in size.
“I had sent feedback to McDonald but no responses or they don’t even want to respond. Last time, eat 1 meal will be full. Now is have to eat 2 Sausage McMuffin then is call full,” wrote another.
The Independent Singapore has reached out to Mr Al Asaraf Omar Chulia, as well as to McDonald’s, for further comments. /TISG