McDonald’s now sell spicy chicken nuggets – but they are not around for long

FAST food chain McDonald’s is adding SPICY nuggets to its menu next week, The Sun can reveal.

Spicy McNuggets have already been trialled in the US and Asia, while Australian branches of the fried food empire have them on the menu permanently.

The UK version is a new specially developed recipe and comes with a Tabasco based dip for anyone who wants an extra hot hit.

The new nuggets will be available from 10:30 am next Wednesday 7 August, but if you want to try them then you’ll have to be quick as they’re only around for seven weeks.

Prices vary between branches but on average they cost £3.19 for 6, £3.49 for 9, £4.99 for 20 – the same as regular nuggets.

A box of six nuggets has 290 calories, meaning they have slightly more nuggets than a classic six piece box which has 259 calories.

The new nugs were spotted at Y Not in Derbyshire where 1,000 lucky festival goers got the change to try them, including YouTube star Mark Ferris.

On a post on Instagram he said: “It may be cold @ynotfestival but @mcdonaldsuk are turning up the 🔥 I’ve been given exclusive access to the new Spicy Nugget van! You will NOT be disappointed🤤😍 Launching in the UK soon! Keep your 👀 peeled”.

McDonald’s is also rumoured to be working on launching vegan nuggets, following the success of Greggs’ sausage roll for non meat eaters.

It already sells vegan nugs in Norway, but they have mashed potato, chickpeas and carrots inside.

Last week McDonald’s announced it is extending breakfast hours in 115 restaurants.

It came on the same day that supplies of its new bacon roll had sold out after the menu item was relaunched earlier this month.