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What's in McDonald's McRib

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member VIP

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    http://theweek.com/article/index/220866/whats-the-mcrib-made-of-anyway

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    How many ingredients are there?
    At face value, the sandwich contains just pork, onions, and pickle slices slathered in barbecue sauce and laid out on a bun. But the truth is, there are roughly 70 ingredients. The bun alone contains 34, says TIME's Melnick. In addition to chemicals like ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80, the most egregious may be azodicarbonamide — "a flour-bleaching agent most commonly used in the manufactur[ing] of foamed plastics like gym mats and the soles of shoes." According to McDonald's own ingredient list, the bun also includes calcium sulfate and ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, among other chemicals.

    Ooof. What's the meat made of?
    Pig innards and plenty of salt. Typically, "restructured meat product" includes pig bits like tripe, heart, and scalded stomach, says Whet Moser at Chicago Magazine, citing a 1995 article by Robert Mandigo, a professor at the University of Nebraska. These parts are cooked and blended with salt and water to extract salt-soluble proteins, which act as a "glue" that helps bind the reshaped meat together.

    Is it really that bad for you?
    Well, it's certainly not good for you. Though "slightly trimmer than the Big Mac," which contains 540 calories and 29 grams of fat, says Christina Rexrode at USA Today, the McRib, first introduced in 1982, still packs in 500 calories and 26 grams of fat. And despite its name, one thing you won't find inside a McRib is bones. The absence of any detectable "rib" is what gives the unnutritious mush its "quirky sense of humor," says Marta Fearon, McDonald's U.S. marketing director.
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    Ill eat it if it taste good.:buffet:

    Don't really want to know whats in it.
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    Happy belated Birthday! :party:
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    Sipawitz said they were better than any po boy sandwich in NO. :jj:

    McRib is a slab of no flavor fat with smokey flavored bar b que sauce on it. Haven't had one in years. Decades.
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    :jj:

    I've never had one, and I'm far from a food snob, they just look gross.
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    Sipawitz is crazy then.. :cwl:


    McRib should be called something like McShit or McCardboard with McSauce.
  10. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Thanks!!! :cake:
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    Macreeub is people Nooooooooooo
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    Can't believe Dawg didn't make a thread for you, I waited all day.

    Nonetheless, I hope you had a happy birthday, you see.
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    I would have never clicked on this if I ate them. Not that I don't eat bad food, I just don't want to know what is in it. Around here where regular pork ribs are a mainstay this sandwich has always looked gross to me. As far as being better than any po boy... Where the f are you getting po boys from? and are there real ribs available in your area? Mabye the sauce is awesome/has crack in it
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    I don't know you but Happy Fucking Birthday!
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    Just fucking eat it
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    Thank you very fucking much! :dance2:
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    This thread repulses me.
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    I would eat road kill before I would eat a Mcrib.

    At least I know what it is..
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    Bought one maybe 8 years ago, took 2 bites, gave the rest to a homeless dog, and even he didn't want it :puke:
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    If you ever try the meat minus the sauce there isn't any flavor. The sauce is good, not great but good. I'll take a good pulled pork sandwich over a mcrib any day.
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    i like the mcrib. but i drink a lot

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