Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happiness on a Sesame Seed Bun

McDonalds burger and fries
I'm lovin' it!
So here we are: sitting in a line of 20 cars at McDonald's, because the debit machine has broken.  Grumbling is at a mild roar.

Since my gr-daughters have helped me become more tech aware, I use my android to visit Google: What is in McDonald burgers? It tells me 100% beef, and shows a site where more info can be found.

Going to a non-McDonald site, we learned much in our ten minutes.

What is actually in their hamburgers?



  After you watch the first minute or so, skip to 6:37 where you will see more.


Beef by-products are meat and fat scraps, connective tissue, and bone bits.  These are the ingredients of the absolute cheapest dog food.  BUT, add some ammonia and voile’! There you have 100% beef.  And, by all definitions, it IS 100% beef with a secret pink sauce added. 

British chef Jamie Oliver shocked American audiences by showing them the raw 'pink slime' produced in the ammonium hydroxide process
EEWWW

The bun consists of 28 ingredients. First three are flour, water, and barley flour. The rest are unpronounceable words, all science stuff. 

I then looked at Chicken McNuggets. This info is guaranteed to be nauseating.

Our turn came up and we drove off with diet Dr. Pepper.  Yes, it is chock full of chemicals.

Coffee and soda are our usual purchases.  Now I know why.


Vintage 1970s commercial

P.S. Nearly every web site visited, I encountered all sorts of blockades, and videos simply disappeared.  Some sites I had just visited had been removed or an error message appeared.

21 comments:

  1. Yep, each filled with lots of nasty crap. Avoid them at my sea.

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  2. After we returned from Switzerland, the first McD I
    tried made me gag. No more.

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  3. We just learned that a lot of the sausage and processed meat products we used to eat actually may contain horse meat. Aint life wunnerful?

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    1. The more we know about mass produced meat products, the more I will move to fish. And befriend organic farmers.

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  4. It makes me gasp when I see this pink slime thats for sure. Its not very ethical for McDonalds to be passing it off, bone bits and dog meat washed with chemicals as 100% beef. The public, myself included truly need our eyes opened because we really haven't got a clue what is going on with our food.... Which raises another question how long has this been going on? Thanks Susan.

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    1. This has been going on for a long long time. Only when James Oliver (chef) revealed it did McD finally admitted this was happening. They promised to gradually cut back on this. Go to one of the sites listed under the above videos.

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  5. Eeew! I knew there were good reasons, beyond that those burgers taste like minced cardboard, why we don't patronize the 'Golden Arches' anymore. Like you Susan, we are moving, not completely much closer than before, to being vegetarians.

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    1. Being informed is the best way to make decisions about stuff like this. Burger King, Jack in the box? Gotta check those out.

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  6. Just visited this site. Go there. Go there now. Run. Quick.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/taco-buns-fast-food-meat-cook-home/story?id=12826571

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  7. Bleah. Grateful to be a vegetarian here. And appalled at the things that the god of profit deems acceptable. Even more appalled that it seems they are right.

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    1. The number of denials is staggering, from all fast-food restaurants. Now I look at all restaurants with suspicion.

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  8. If we knew what went into our food, many of us would starve. That is why it's best to cook your own and get the best ingredients as much as possible. (Although, it's not always possible.)

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  9. I'm happy the entire video played for me, but I already knew about the MacDonald's formula (recipe) and I know it was said in there the recipe is changing, but to what? How is it going to be different? Will it be more nutritious? Actual meat instead of byproducts? We lowly minions may never know. And I will continue to avoid MacDonald's.

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    1. Their coffee is good, soda is cheap. That is the only reason now to go to McD.

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  10. Geez, apparently McD's is working to keep the videos off the internet. I stopped eating there ages ago (easier to do once kids are over a certain age, but I went there plenty when they were smaller). We're lucky to have several drive-thrus/drive-ins with fresh local meat, so it makes it easy to go there.

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    1. In-and-Out burgers may be the healthiest place to go. But, NOW I will be checking.

      Chick-fi-Lay is heavy with monosodium glutamate in their products, and this is bad for migraines.

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  11. More people need to know about this, especially young people. So many don't question it because it's cheap and convenient. Well, there's probably a reason for that.

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    1. The impact these ingredients have on the digestive system is disastrous. Obesity, diabetes, colon diseases, and more result from eating McD/fast food in quantity. And you are right. Poverty leads to eating cheapest food available.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!