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(Daily Mail)   McDonalds makes a video showing how they make their fries to squash rumors that they come from sentient, genetically mutated potatoes that scream in pain each time a chunk of them is sliced off to make tasty, tasty fries   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 92
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2012-10-21 08:21:01 AM
They're not going to taste as good now that I know the rumor is false
 
2012-10-21 09:17:35 AM
"Ding!"
 
2012-10-21 09:21:40 AM
Their fries have sucked since they stopped using lard to fry their fries in.
 
2012-10-21 09:23:17 AM
They only scream when you fry them.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-21 09:26:46 AM
Seriously with the stupid farking tablet in the middle of a potato field to make a stupid farking question look legitimate from a stupid asshole with a fake concern for the publics concern?

/why yes I'm cranky and hate the human race today
 
2012-10-21 09:27:03 AM
Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!
 
2012-10-21 09:30:15 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Their fries have sucked since they stopped using lard to fry their fries in.


Whatever, man. That change was necessary to stem the rising tide of obesity-related diseases in this country.

And it WORKED.
 
2012-10-21 09:31:48 AM
The word is "quash," subby.

/damned kids these days...
 
2012-10-21 09:33:23 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Their fries have sucked since they stopped using lard to fry their fries in.


Not lard, beef tallow.

FWIW Michael Symon's fries at Lola and B Spot are fried in lard and are the vegetable equivalent of crack.
 
2012-10-21 09:37:59 AM
The onion did it


Link
 
2012-10-21 09:42:04 AM

poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!


Nothing but the finest potatoes go into my poutine.

/sounds dirty, but it's not
 
2012-10-21 09:44:33 AM

poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!


UK here and dito. The nuggets are glorious here, white meat as well.
 
2012-10-21 09:48:38 AM

ChrisDe: poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!

Nothing but the finest potatoes go into my poutine.

/sounds dirty, but it's not


You're supposed to put it in the front.

/old joke is still funny.
 
2012-10-21 09:49:39 AM

Vaneshi: poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!

UK here and dito. The nuggets are glorious here, white meat as well.


The McNuggets in the states are not too bad. If you want bad, go with:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

/not chicken
 
2012-10-21 09:55:05 AM

Vaneshi: poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!

UK here and dito. The nuggets are glorious here, white meat as well.


UK here too. Completely shocked at the standards of McDonald's here ... in a good way. I avoided them the last 20 years of my life in the US and here they're actually really good. With hygenic employees and decently kept shops. It's a bit more expensive but well worth it.

/sustainably sourced fish
//fried (not baked) apple pies
///fried, I said!
 
2012-10-21 09:56:02 AM
I'm not sure what is more retarded....

The rumors I hear about McDonald's food - or that fact that the people spreading them still eat there.

//McDonalds is many times cleaner than the Mom & Pop restaurants people seem to prefer.
 
2012-10-21 09:56:22 AM

nmemkha: Vaneshi: poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!

UK here and dito. The nuggets are glorious here, white meat as well.

The McNuggets in the states are not too bad. If you want bad, go with:

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

/not chicken


HmmMMmm overly hydrated random meat pudding in a golden brown breadish shell!
 
2012-10-21 09:59:18 AM
McDonald's real secret ingredient:
img.timeinc.net
 
2012-10-21 10:08:55 AM

Vodka Zombie: McDonald's real secret ingredient:
[img.timeinc.net image 525x294]


This.
 
2012-10-21 10:09:41 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-21 10:10:50 AM
I just figured they made them the same way they made their McNuggets. (In a blender)
 
2012-10-21 10:13:34 AM
FAKE VIDEO IS FAKE!

nmemkha: Vaneshi: poisonedpawn78: Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries!

UK here and dito. The nuggets are glorious here, white meat as well.

The McNuggets in the states are not too bad. If you want bad, go with:

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

/not chicken


Are they made from dehydrated, lab discarded, experimental human embryos dipped in congealed lizard blood and coated in a crispy sawdust shell and finally fried in trans fats? Sounds delish, I'll have 3 portions please.
 
2012-10-21 10:14:46 AM
Cutting open the bag that's been sitting in the freezer for 6 months and dumping it straight into a fryalator, remove and cover with an equal amount of salt by weight while sitting under a warming light for 12 hours?
 
2012-10-21 10:24:53 AM
On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.
 
2012-10-21 10:28:19 AM
I never got the obsession that people have with McDonald's fries. To me it just smells like a bag of grease. Makes me gag if I'm in an elevator with someone with a bag of McD's. It smells rank.

I guess it's because I never ate at McDonald's as a kid.

/willing to bet that 90% of McD's sales is from "nostalgia".
//willing to admit that their coffee isn't bad and the yogurt parfait with the fruit is really good and super cheap.
 
2012-10-21 10:30:31 AM
That video host sounded GAY.

Or is it just that US gays sound Canadian?

If so how do Canadian gays sound? Or is everybody there gay?
 
2012-10-21 10:30:34 AM
To recap: we start with potatoes, then leach out the naturally-occurring sugars (and any possible nutrients), then treat them with "a solution" and add "an ingredient".
Not exactly revealing, though it does confirm their fries are far-removed from the potatoes from whence they originated.
 
2012-10-21 10:39:05 AM

Farnn: On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.


They don't have the shelf life of normal fries. They have to be made fresh, and no fast food company is willing to invest that type of money in the process
 
2012-10-21 10:41:50 AM

Farnn: On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.


Burger King has them down here in Texas. I didn't like them all that much.
 
2012-10-21 10:45:20 AM
Prefer Wendy's fries anymore. The company has apparently figured out how to properly cook them. Now, McDonalds fries seem mediocre when they were previously the only reason I bothered with going there.
 
2012-10-21 11:07:22 AM

Farnn: On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.


Burger King sells them up here in Canada...though I've never tried them.
 
2012-10-21 11:14:49 AM

Farnn: On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.


Because sweet potatoes don't fry well.
 
2012-10-21 11:21:00 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: The word is "quash," subby.

/damned kids these days...


^ that
 
2012-10-21 11:24:29 AM
lots of places in Seattle sell sweet potato fries.
though not the fast food chains.
probably why they tasted so good.
 
2012-10-21 11:26:49 AM
Never been a huge fan of sweet potato fries myself, they just don't taste any different to me, and if I'm eating fries I'm not going to pretend it's some sort of healthy thing.

Also not a huge fan of McD's fries honestly. They're ok, and it's nice that they still salt the bejesus out of them, when most other places don't, so if I want something salty, there we go.
 
2012-10-21 11:30:34 AM

Farnn: On the topic of fast food fries, I was wondering the other day why no fast food restaurant has started selling sweet potato fries. Shouldn't be that hard to make and they are so good.


Carls Jr. has them
 
2012-10-21 11:40:48 AM
And this is why people like going to In-n-Out and 5 Guys. They cut the potato right there in front of you in the store. It's not just the illusion of freshness, it's actual freshness and it has a psychological impact
 
2012-10-21 11:42:08 AM
My heart goes out to those poor fry guys in those cramped little cages.
 
2012-10-21 11:42:56 AM
poisonedpawn78

Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries! 

McCain's (listeria) and XL Foods (e coli.) beg to differ. Just sayin'.

/thought McD.'s was sh*t no matter where you are?
 
2012-10-21 11:44:58 AM
www.seriouseats.com 

This?
 
2012-10-21 12:06:04 PM
from sentient, genetically mutated potatoes that scream in pain each time a chunk of them is sliced off to make tasty, tasty fries


I would pay extra for those...
 
2012-10-21 12:08:12 PM

New Age Redneck: poisonedpawn78

Keep in mind this is McDonalds Canada. We have higher food standards than in the USA. So perhaps americans can still clutch the rumors while downing a large fries! 

McCain's (listeria) and XL Foods (e coli.) beg to differ. Just sayin'.

/thought McD.'s was sh*t no matter where you are?


He's right. Canadian beef patties are far better tasting than whatever Grade Z stuff they serve in US fast food chains. The difference between a Canadian and US McDonalds burger is noticeable.
 
2012-10-21 12:14:49 PM
carnifex2005

The difference between a Canadian and US McDonalds burger is noticeable. 

I'll take your word for it! :D
 
2012-10-21 12:47:04 PM

Vodka Zombie: McDonald's real secret ingredient:
[img.timeinc.net image 525x294]


I thought it was pepper... or have I got it mixed up with KFC?
 
2012-10-21 01:32:54 PM
FTA: "The strips are treated with a solution*, so they retain their even coat, and lastly an ingredient** is added to prevent the fries from greying during the process"



*MEK
**Polyurethane
 
2012-10-21 02:06:19 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Their fries have sucked since they stopped using lard to fry their fries in.


THIS!!! SO MUCH THIS!!!

I used to work for McD's when I was a teenager. People would call us on the phone to ask when the new lard was going in the fryer. It was a thing of beauty. You'd peel the blue plastic off the giant cube of pure snowcap lard and gently lower it into the sparkly-clean empty vat. Then after you turned on the heater, it would slowly melt into a pool of liquid gold. The smell was intoxicating. People walking past would catch a whiff of the scent from the rooftop exhaust fans and instantly begin salivating.

The sound was iconic. Loud. The frozen potato strips would drop in and then instantly begin popping and squealing as the steam tried to escape from the moist starchy interior. Fries cooked in wimpy vegetable oil just kind of sit there. Lard makes a fry SIZZLE.

In a few minutes, the buzzer would sound, and we'd slide across the greasy floor to pull up a basket of perfectly crisped fries, golden caramel on the outside and flaky white on the inside. Hardly any oil get into the interior of the fry, unlike vegetable oil which permeates the potatoes. Add a dash of salt, and get 'em while they're still so hot it hurts to hold them in your fingers.

If you want REAL fries these days, you have to go to Belgium. Over there, they fry them in pure ox lard and serve them with buckets of mussels and strong Trappist beers. Pure heaven.
 
2012-10-21 02:27:08 PM

tillerman35: Dwight_Yeast: Their fries have sucked since they stopped using lard to fry their fries in.

THIS!!! SO MUCH THIS!!!

I used to work for McD's when I was a teenager. People would call us on the phone to ask when the new lard was going in the fryer. It was a thing of beauty. You'd peel the blue plastic off the giant cube of pure snowcap lard and gently lower it into the sparkly-clean empty vat. Then after you turned on the heater, it would slowly melt into a pool of liquid gold. The smell was intoxicating. People walking past would catch a whiff of the scent from the rooftop exhaust fans and instantly begin salivating.

The sound was iconic. Loud. The frozen potato strips would drop in and then instantly begin popping and squealing as the steam tried to escape from the moist starchy interior. Fries cooked in wimpy vegetable oil just kind of sit there. Lard makes a fry SIZZLE.

In a few minutes, the buzzer would sound, and we'd slide across the greasy floor to pull up a basket of perfectly crisped fries, golden caramel on the outside and flaky white on the inside. Hardly any oil get into the interior of the fry, unlike vegetable oil which permeates the potatoes. Add a dash of salt, and get 'em while they're still so hot it hurts to hold them in your fingers.

If you want REAL fries these days, you have to go to Belgium. Over there, they fry them in pure ox lard and serve them with buckets of mussels and strong Trappist beers. Pure heaven.


I don't think I've ever read a post on Fark that made me salivate, until yours. And I don't remember ever eating fries in lard.
 
2012-10-21 03:29:48 PM
Now I understand how they make the least offensive part of their menu!

Now, how are the nuggets made?
 
2012-10-21 03:57:44 PM
 
2012-10-21 04:08:03 PM
"My dad used to tell us that one year they ate nothing but potatoes. That was when they lived in Idaho. Even later in life, my dad couldn't look a potato in the eye... that's kind of a joke."

- Mitt Romney
 
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