Saturday, September 4, 2021

100% beef on a sesame bun

 

McDonalds burger and fries
I'm lovin' it!

So here we were: sitting in a line of 20 cars at McDonald's, because the debit machine was broken.  Grumbling is at a mild roar.

Since my gr-daughters have helped me become more tech aware, I used 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.

This is a repost back from 2012, after sitting in a line and reading the above. Diet coke, decaf coffee, ice cream cone, and that's it: I order these items and maybe a pie. 

Since this reveal was opened up a decade ago, the McD industry has done a lot of backpedaling. I am sure the factories no long have ammonia in the pantry.

26 comments:

  1. I don't even like Macca's bread. It is too soft and too sweet for my tastes...

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  2. I've known about the 'pink slime' for years, so wasn't interested in that part, although I'm pleased to hear they have changed the 'formula', perhaps it is now an actual recipe? what did interest me was the woman's point of view about poverty levels and food choices. Those who work three jobs for less than minimum wage just to be able to feed their families and all they can afford is fast foods. THAT, right there, is what needs to be changed. No one should work, or have to work, for less than minimum wage, and America's minimum wage needs to be lifted. I haven't eaten Macca's in decades, apart from a small serve of their fries about three years ago now.

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  3. Thank goodness I only get a craving for a Big Mac maybe once a year! Probably less now, LOL!

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    1. After writing some, we went out to McD for their special foods.

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  4. Next, I'm going to find out their fish sandwiches are Asian carp.

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    1. well, as a matter of a fact, the Illinois river holds tons of carp catches. The fish is sent to a prison for dinner.

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  5. Something just happened to my connection, but I think I am back. We eat at MCds every Sun. Morn. WE split a biscuit and have jelly along with coffee.
    WE bought the 15 cent burgers in the 60s and took them home to add cheese lettuce and tomato.
    Mc Ds has been successful due their attention to kids, happy meals, toys and a play place. For some reason if the kids are happy the quality of meat is unimportant.
    We do eat a couple times a year. I have the Big Mac and Sherry the Chicken sandwich.
    But to the post, it is amazing what some corps have did to our food. I hate to read those words I do not recognize and cannot say that are in foods since all that labeling has been required.
    Very interesting read and videos. And NO I had not heard of the pink slime.. UCK!
    Sherry & jack coming back

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    1. Good to see your name! My hubby will eat anything McD or not. I am more discerning. I go for the pies.

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    2. We remember the "1---5" and it was a treat. I wish the 60s were here for a day or so.

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  6. This makes me incredibly sad. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!

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    1. It is probably a good idea to become on top of the food we eat.

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  7. I love McDonald's. I believe they stopped using the pink slime a couple of years ago. At any rate one look at a chicken McNugget will show you why they are not healthy to eat.

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  8. I've been doing McDonald's a lot lately for breakfast. I like stopping to pick up a breakfast sandwich on my way to work. I'd rather not find out what's actually in them, though. I only go once a week.

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    1. We like the sausage cheese burritos (hubby does) to take to work.

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  9. You're right - Nauseating! I never go there any more. Starvation's better.

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  10. As was noted on a site i read a while back, McD's fries are a long list of chemicals added to potatoes. They noted that Five Guy Fries are only potatoes, oil, salt. They are horribly unhealthy, but at least they aren't full of chemicals and thus even worse for you.

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  11. Growing up, McDonald's headquarters used to be in my neighborhood, (Oakbrook, Illinois) and we had a special McD's that trialed the newer items..like the BBQ sandwiches. We were the first to have a playground area too. It was my dream to work at the headquarters after high school. Which I never did. I also had a big dream of being Snow White at Disney World but that's another story for another day! All this McDonald's talk reminded my of an old McD joke about 2 obese Patty's, special Ross, Lester Sneed picking his bunions on a Sesame Street Bus! Have a nice Labor Day!

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    1. This sounds like our gr-kids' dream. Well, My dream in some ways!

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  12. Now I know why I have never cared for McDonald's. This just confirms my dislike of their food. So glad you shared this because I had NO idea.

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  13. things that i did not know at all dear Susan
    thank for the sharing ,this can help so many indeed

    blessings to you and loved ones!

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