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(Seattle Times)   Danish researchers eat Chicken McNuggets in 20 countries to test trans-fats content, local plumbing. (NYC nuggets 30 times fattier than Denmark nuggets)   (seattletimes.nwsource.com ) divider line
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2006-04-13 10:27:26 AM  
eat Chicken McNuggets

Probably not. Not only are they bad for you, but they taste awful.

NYC nuggets 30x fattier than Denmark nuggets

To clarify: that's trans fat, not total fat, but that's still a problem. It could be considered more of a problem.
 
2006-04-13 11:34:23 AM  
krelborne: To clarify: that's trans fat, not total fat, but that's still a problem. It could be considered more of a problem.

Transfat is the worst fat for you. Worse than saturated fat. Note: Margarine (sp?) has that fat. You're not doing yourself any favors by not eating butter.
 
2006-04-13 11:34:35 AM  
Take the six nuggets, and throw two of them away. I'm just wantin' a four-nugget thing. I'm tryin to watch my calorie intake.
 
2006-04-13 11:35:02 AM  
Remember a couple months back where McDonalds made a huge deal about it's chicken nuggets now being made from 100% white meat? I always wondered, what were they made of before? Or do I even want to know.
 
2006-04-13 11:35:40 AM  
Scandinavian trifecta!
 
2006-04-13 11:35:47 AM  
I doubt this will cost us a penny or a fry.
By the way, bring back my Super Sized Fries you bastards! I'm skinny I shopudl be able to eat them. I miss my lunch...
 
2006-04-13 11:36:06 AM  
SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO MY ORDER!

/TheD
 
2006-04-13 11:36:24 AM  
Ninja Burger only uses the rendered fat of our slain enemies, which is healthier AND tastier. MMMMM.
 
2006-04-13 11:37:53 AM  
I love chicken Mcnuggets, Each bite is like a gentle nudge to my chin telling me everythings going to be alright.
 
2006-04-13 11:38:20 AM  
NYC nuggets 30x fattier than Denmark nuggets

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

No, wait...
 
2006-04-13 11:38:52 AM  
Denmark nuggets:
www.chinadaily.com.cn

/mmmmm...
 
2006-04-13 11:39:15 AM  
"I don't think people would mind paying a penny more or getting one less French fry to avoid heart disease," he said.

If they really want to avoid heart disease, they're not eating at the Clown.
 
2006-04-13 11:40:20 AM  
All this proves is that everything is greater in NYC

\\I almost said fattier
 
2006-04-13 11:40:26 AM  
Coming soon... The McAED.
 
2006-04-13 11:40:50 AM  
I don't eat those racist white meat only McNuggets.
 
2006-04-13 11:41:41 AM  
Eat enough and you get a coupon for a free McStint.
 
2006-04-13 11:41:45 AM  
bricksandwind0ws for the win...
 
2006-04-13 11:41:48 AM  
krelborne: To clarify: that's trans fat, not total fat, but that's still a problem. It could be considered more of a problem.

To clarify: If you eat at McDonald's.
 
2006-04-13 11:43:23 AM  
AgentPothead: "I always wondered, what were they made of before?"

Little pieces parts.

/anyone...?
 
2006-04-13 11:43:26 AM  
McNuggets are about the only thing I can eat at Rotten Ronnie's.

/mmmm Sweet & Sour sauce... drool
 
2006-04-13 11:43:50 AM  
If they really want to avoid heart disease, they're not eating at the Clown.

True. Like those fat shiats who sued because they shoveled McDs in, day after day and sued when they became fat pieces of shiat. Those guys were from the Bronx I think.
 
2006-04-13 11:43:51 AM  
AgentPothead - I always wondered, what were they made of before? Or do I even want to know.

My understanding is that after they're done cutting off all the saleable parts of a chicken, they grind up what's left, sieve out the bones, and you've got the infamous "parts."

I used to eat McNuggets... can't even look at them now.
 
2006-04-13 11:45:05 AM  
I work for McDonald's.

So I am getting a kick .

Some of you guys are good at making it sound like you know what you're talking about.

But trust me, you don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Don't make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some farkers belive anything they hear.

/I really do work at McDonald's.
//Only during the summer though, when I'm not at UF.
///Yes, I still eat there.
 
2006-04-13 11:45:37 AM  
The Kings chicken tenders are much better the mcnuggets.
 
2006-04-13 11:46:13 AM  
Yea well, the guy who invented the chicken nugget died 3 weeks ago at age 84.

AND -- TWO slices of cheese pizza = 11g fat; 6 nuggest = 18g

source: http://www.fns.usda.gov/TN/Educators/youth_activities/line_up.html

/Perfecting chicken nuggets = smart
//Not eating chicken nuggets, = smarter
///Knowing is half the battle
////GI Joe!
 
2006-04-13 11:47:01 AM  
In other news, Taco Bell has been asked to stop referring to its taco mixture as "meat". Must refer to it by its real name, ground turkey-genitals.
 
2006-04-13 11:47:13 AM  
Mr. Anon: Transfat is the worst fat for you. Worse than saturated fat. Note: Margarine (sp?) has that fat. You're not doing yourself any favors by not eating butter.


i2.tinypic.com

/B&B ftw.
//Less than 0.5g
 
2006-04-13 11:47:41 AM  
The Cat Who Walks By Herself: I used to eat McNuggets... can't even look at them now.


www.fullyramblomatic.com
 
2006-04-13 11:50:54 AM  
Police release picture of the suspect who shot Julius Hodge of the Denver Nuggets. It's a tire

Nugget trifecta???
 
2006-04-13 11:51:53 AM  
Mr. Anon:

Note: Margarine (sp?) has that fat. You're not doing yourself any favors by not eating butter.


Not all margarine is made with hydrogenated oils. I have a tub of Earth Balance margarine in my fridge that tastes identical to butter without the trans fat.

Added bonus: it has omega-3 fatty acids.
 
2006-04-13 11:52:38 AM  
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2006-04-13 11:53:01 AM  
I'll admit I noticed this when I went to Quebec and ate at a McDonald's up there for lunch. In addition to serving poutine (which is a cheap attempt at the real thing), I did notice their food was a lot less greasier. The fries in particular were very bland.

They also had a ton of specialty salads on their menu, and this was about two years before they did that in the US.
 
2006-04-13 11:53:46 AM  
The smell of McDonalds makes me gag... :-X
 
2006-04-13 11:54:01 AM  
2006-04-13 11:35:02 AM AgentPothead
Remember a couple months back where McDonalds made a huge deal about it's chicken nuggets now being made from 100% white meat? I always wondered, what were they made of before? Or do I even want to know.

Heard a report on this once. It's called "mechanically recovered meat" (pops). They run the carcass scraps through a fine sieve, then reconsitute the resulting protein paste with gelatin binders, color and flavoring.

The tipoff is that the "meat" has no fibers or grain structure.

No, you didn't want to know.
 
2006-04-13 11:54:13 AM  
the researchers are clueless. it would have been a lot easier to analyze the trans-fat content had they not eaten the mcnuggets first.

talk about a messy analysis
 
2006-04-13 11:54:18 AM  
BatFang

I love chicken Mcnuggets, Each bite is like a gentle nudge to my chin telling me everythings going to be alright.



I think that's one of the strangest things I've ever read!
 
2006-04-13 11:54:52 AM  
tricycleracer

Just have a large coke, but fill it up half with regular and half with diet. That ought to make up for it.
 
2006-04-13 11:57:36 AM  
Mr. Anon - Transfat is the worst fat for you. Worse than saturated fat. Note: Margarine (sp?) has that fat. You're not doing yourself any favors by not eating butter.

Look out, Mr. Anon, my mom has taken over your computer!

/and your interwebs!!!one1
 
2006-04-13 12:01:21 PM  
Eating Chicken McNuggets in 20 countries sounds like a bad sequel to Super Size Me.
 
2006-04-13 12:02:26 PM  
Remember when trans fat was the healthy alternative to saturated fat? I should sue a margarine company.
 
2006-04-13 12:07:49 PM  
Lance Uppercut

Just have a large coke, but fill it up half with regular and half with diet. That ought to make up for it.

Yeah! Add aspartame to your already-deadly diet!
 
2006-04-13 12:08:26 PM  
Anybody notice the new trend? Now that people are moving back to butter from margarine, there's that new butter on the market that mixes the butter in with natural oil so that it can be spread instead of being hard and needing heat to melt.

Kind of a neat appraoch - I have to admit that margarine is a lot more convenient than butter.
 
2006-04-13 12:08:52 PM  
Chicken nuggets are often made using a high proportion of chicken skin. This is because without the skin the consistency would not be sticky enough for the nuggets to hold together. Food labelling law dictates that skin used to make the nugget need not be distinguished from the muscle tissue consumers normally think of when they hear the word "meat". The remainder of the nugget is most likely to be made up of mechanically recovered meat, with some processing additives such as anti-foaming agents (usually polydimethylsiloxane). The meat of the nugget may also be comprised of a reconstituted meat slurry.

Meat slurry
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A meat slurry, or emulsified meat, is a liquefied meat product that contains less fats, pigments and myoglobin than unprocessed dark meats. Meat slurry also eases the process of meat distribution and is more malleable than dark meats.
Meat slurry is not designed to sell for general consumption; rather, it is used as a meat supplement in food products, such as chicken nuggets.

Properties and production

Dark meat from poultry is often viewed as less palatable because of its color, low plasticity and high fat content. This meat is less useful in industry, especially fast food, because it is difficult to mold into shapes.
These characteristics are caused by myoglobin, a pigmented chemical compound found in muscle tissues. Myoglobin is most prevalent in tissue that undergoes frequent use. Because domestic poultry rarely fly, the breastthe muscle group responsible for flight in avifaunacontains little myoglobin and appears white. This is why the meat of wild game is often all dark.
The meat is first finely ground and mixed with water. The mixture is then used in a centrifuge or with an emulsifier to separate the fats and myoglobin from the muscle. The product is then allowed to settle. The result is three layers, meat, excess water and fat.
The remaining liquified meat is then flash frozen and packaged.
Poultry is the most common meat slurry; however, beef and pork are also used.
 
2006-04-13 12:09:10 PM  
Ingredients in Chicken McNuggest:

Boneless chicken breast, water, salt, modified corn starch, sodium phosphates, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt and natural flavoring (chicken source), seasoning (vegetable oil, extracts of rosemary, mono, di- and triglycerides, lecithin). Battered and breaded with water, enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, bleached wheat flour, modified corn starch, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, dried whey, corn starch. Batter set in vegetable shortening. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or corn oil). TBHQ and citric acid added to help preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an anti-foaming agent.

Why in the world do chicken nuggets need an anti-foaming agent? Oh, also, those ingredients above are from an older version of the McD's website. The new version omits the words "foaming agent". Hm.

You know...a little vegetable oil, some hand-chopped chicken pieces, and a few bread crumbs mixed with spices and a little parmesean cheese, and you have your very own, whole-food chicken nuggest, and I guarantee you it tastes better too...
 
2006-04-13 12:10:23 PM  
I'm curious to know what Canada's rating of trans-fat in their fast food is. Here in Canada it is now illegal to have trans-fat in food boughten in stores (the exception is naturally existing trans-fats which is very rare to begin with).

The law however doesn't cover restaurants and fast food chains. I wonder if the law has encouraged any of these places here to cook differently?
 
2006-04-13 12:10:40 PM  
xRyanx: Not all margarine is made with hydrogenated oils. I have a tub of Earth Balance margarine in my fridge that tastes identical to butter without the trans fat.

Umm, isn't that, by definition, what margarine is? Hydrogenated oil? I mean, how else can you make vegetable-oil-converted-into-a-thick-spreadable-substance?

Not saying Earth Balance doesn't exist - just wondering wtf it is.
 
2006-04-13 12:10:54 PM  
Notice it's now white "meat"... not necessarilly chicken.

/I'll have a 6-pack of all white "meat" McMaggots please
 
2006-04-13 12:11:35 PM  
Contrabulous Flabtraption will never see the ninjas until they strike.

/eye bleach is filed under H for toy, right?
 
2006-04-13 12:12:25 PM  
xRyanx: Not all margarine is made with hydrogenated oils. I have a tub of Earth Balance margarine in my fridge that tastes identical to butter without the trans fat.

Added bonus: it has omega-3 fatty acids.


Ohh, I'll have to look for that. I need to increase my omega-3 intake.
 
2006-04-13 12:12:34 PM  
WhatYouSay: anti-foaming

Pools of flaming hot margarine are probably very, very scary to work around. If it foamed, the spatter would probably kill the poor teenagers handling the stuff. I imagine that is why there was an "anti-foaming-agent".
 
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