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(Slate)   McDonald's didn't invent the chicken nugget; it was actually created by a Cornell University professor who proposed the idea of a frozen chicken stick...in 1963, almost 18 years before the Golden Arches unveiled their nasty prototype   (slate.com) divider line 118
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2012-12-30 08:01:27 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-30 08:14:29 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 550x367]


Yeah. If my only culinary triumph was the chicken nugget, I sure wouldn't brag about it.
 
2012-12-30 08:18:33 PM  
Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...
 
2012-12-30 08:22:15 PM  
Silly putty and lighter fluid, mmmmmm...
 
2012-12-30 08:50:40 PM  
Yes, we here in CNY know this. He also invented Cornell sauce. Baker's Acres chicken is some mighty fine eatin'.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 08:50:41 PM  
They're fish sticks with a chicken-like substance inside. I remember disliking fish sticks when I was a kid, before McDonalds started McNuggets.
 
2012-12-30 08:56:49 PM  
McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.
 
2012-12-30 08:59:46 PM  
Just so it's clear, I have NEVER been under the impression that McDonald's had invented chicken nuggets. I'm not sure the "myth" you're trying to dispel is even a myth at all, Submitter.
 
2012-12-30 09:00:05 PM  
McNuggets are tasty.
 
2012-12-30 09:09:19 PM  

doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.


Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.
 
2012-12-30 09:28:16 PM  
Wendy's makes good nuggets.
 
2012-12-30 09:41:20 PM  

Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.


McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.
 
2012-12-30 09:44:07 PM  
There's actually chicken in a McNugget?
 
2012-12-30 09:46:33 PM  

revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.


Yeah but it's still processed breast meat that's glued together.  CFA's are actual cut pieces of breast meat.
 
2012-12-30 10:27:39 PM  
And I'm supposed to believe that why? Because some writer wrote some words down on a website? The only citation I see is "a few obituaries".

Anybody can write anything as an obituary.
 
2012-12-30 10:28:59 PM  

revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.


No they are not. And they contain fish.
 
2012-12-30 10:31:27 PM  
Isn't this a McRepeat?
 
2012-12-30 10:48:01 PM  

toddalmighty: revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.

No they are not. And they contain fish.



As of October 9, 2010, the ingredients are as follows: Chicken, water, salt, sodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, modified food starch, salt, spices, wheat gluten, paprika, dextrose (sugar), yeast, garlic powder, rosemary, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono- and diglycerides, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid). Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent.

Teh Wiki.  *shrug*
 
2012-12-30 10:54:59 PM  
Leonardo da Vinci came up with the idea of the tank. We don't give him credit for inventing it
 
2012-12-30 11:17:54 PM  
It's just the chicken version of ground beef, really.
 
2012-12-30 11:18:34 PM  
Mechanically Seperated Chicken

i877.photobucket.com

Enjoy your chicken McNuggets
 
2012-12-30 11:18:43 PM  
Subby's getting pretty liberal with the "interesting" tag.
 
2012-12-30 11:19:39 PM  
I have nothing to add, I just think the word "nugget" is inherently funny.  And funnier if the nugget is made of chicken.
 
2012-12-30 11:19:54 PM  

Lsherm: revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.

Yeah but it's still processed breast meat that's glued together.  CFA's are actual cut pieces of breast meat.


Real cuts of breast meat aren't nuggets, the industry calls those "tenders".
 
2012-12-30 11:19:54 PM  

Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.


Ah, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets do not come with Hot Mustard, so they are unfortunately disqualified from being considered.
 
2012-12-30 11:21:46 PM  
Paul and Storm knew all about him long ago.
 
2012-12-30 11:22:52 PM  
Is that something you really WANT listed on your official bio, though? Why not let McDonald's have the dubious credit for that abomination.
 
2012-12-30 11:23:01 PM  
If you want something delicious and vaguely nugget shaped that actually comes that way on a real bird, dig the "oysters" out a roasted chicken:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-30 11:25:00 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

Ah, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets do not come with Hot Mustard, so they are unfortunately disqualified from being considered.


True, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are also served with a side of anti-gay sentiment, just like Jesus wanted.
 
2012-12-30 11:25:23 PM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

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Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


... Okay?  Why does that look worse than any other dead chicken?
 
2012-12-30 11:25:39 PM  
What part of the chicken is the nugget?
 
2012-12-30 11:25:42 PM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

[i877.photobucket.com image 300x225]

Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


I thought that was pink slime. Delicious pink slime.
 
2012-12-30 11:26:03 PM  
POULTRY SAVANT

That's how I want to be remembered.
 
2012-12-30 11:28:08 PM  

NutWrench: What part of the chicken is the nugget?


It's right between the "tender" and the "finger"
 
2012-12-30 11:28:31 PM  
There is even a song about him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEa8wqv4QM0
 
2012-12-30 11:29:47 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
Because Ronald McDonald puts an addictive chemical in his chicken McNuggets that makes 3 year olds crave it fortnightly, smartass!
 
2012-12-30 11:30:49 PM  
Quick link to song Link
 
2012-12-30 11:31:06 PM  
Hey guys I came up with a idea of a self folding plastic Christmas tree that can fit under the bottom of a common book shelf. Please inform me when someone steals my idea so my Lawyer can fire off a lawsuit.
 
2012-12-30 11:33:31 PM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

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Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


SNOPES: (Although McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are typically offered as an example of a popular MSP-based food, since 2003 that product has been made with all white meat rather than MSP.)
 
2012-12-30 11:34:22 PM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

[i877.photobucket.com image 300x225]

Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


Now I want a 20 pack. Just $4.99...
 
2012-12-30 11:34:23 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...


A ton of this. They have been, and always will be a BBQ sauce delivery mechanism for me.
 
2012-12-30 11:37:08 PM  

Lsherm: Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.


Yea - but that means eating at a Chik-Fil-A.
 
2012-12-30 11:37:35 PM  
Croquettes have been a standard recipe since the 1800's. this is total bullshiat. Supposed to make them with two spoons. Maccas just makes them with giant factories.

I make "chicken nuggets" at home once or twice a month, it's not brain science
 
2012-12-30 11:38:20 PM  

NutWrench: What part of the chicken is the nugget?


I once met an sculptor artist that worked with chainsaws and logs. He said people often ask him how he makes a tree trunk into an lifelike eagle sculpture. He said that he starts cutting away the bits that don't look like an eagle. I hope this helps somehow.
 
2012-12-30 11:39:48 PM  
I'd rather hear about the guy who first thought of frozen pizza.
 
2012-12-30 11:40:20 PM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

[i877.photobucket.com image 300x225]

Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


Fap.
 
2012-12-30 11:41:34 PM  

gimmegimme: Nuclear Monk: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

Ah, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets do not come with Hot Mustard, so they are unfortunately disqualified from being considered.

True, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are also served with a side of anti-gay sentiment, just like Jesus wanted.


There are a few selected Chik-Fil-A's that are even testing Spicy Bigoted Nuggets, which are pretty good. Though still noticeably devoid of a Hot Mustard option.
 
2012-12-30 11:41:43 PM  
www.amstudy.hku.hk
 
2012-12-30 11:43:03 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I'd rather hear about the guy who first thought of frozen pizza.


I bet it was a frat boy. It's got all the classic signs:
1. Leftover pizza
2. Freezer

He usually put it into the fridge, but late one drunk night he missed and it got tossed into the freezer instead. Next morning...Dude! what should I do? Hungover roommate: Just throw it in the toaster oven and stop yelling! One thawed pizza later, a meal was born.
 
2012-12-30 11:44:48 PM  

ZAZ: They're fish sticks with a chicken-like substance inside. I remember disliking fish sticks when I was a kid, before McDonalds started McNuggets.


Maybe you don't trust the Gorton's Fisherman, but to me, he is timeless. And breaded. And a bit bearded. Somewhat frightening actually. His loving rubbers are almost as stern as your mother's voice as she tells you that you can't go to McDonald's and that your penis will never be as large as your father's. Ahhh, good times.

Trust the Gorton's Fisherman. Because, he's been there.
 
2012-12-30 11:45:26 PM  
Nugget Man
by Paul & Storm

Robert C. Baker died on a Monday
We all know his work, although few knew his name
A Cornell professor who taught poultry science
Forever enshrined in the poultry Hall of Fame
84 years worth of food innovations:
Chicken dogs, turkey dogs and turkey ham
Beyond them all stands Baker's greatest creation
For Baker begat chicken nuggets for man

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Happy the meals all have been since the day
That the Nugget Man came our way

Robert C. Baker, way back in the '50s
Changed the way children and college kids eat
When he invented a way to get breading
To adhere much better to raw chicken meat
His new method led fast food chains in the '80s
To develop and market a new bite-sized snack food
Made from mechanically recovered meat and anti-foaming products
Reconstituted meat slurry and extra chicken skin for its binding properties

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Guts, feet and beaks now don't get thrown away
Since the Nugget Man came our way

The King of the Burgers is mourning with Popeye
The Colonel arranged a 21-gun salute
The Church's are silent, but for Wendy's weeping
And Ronald has hung up his big yellow clown suit

Robert C. Baker's last will was specific
That his bones be removed, and he be ground up real fine
And to place his remains into small cardboard coffins
And bury the pieces six at a time

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Dipped into his honey-mustard filled grave
We're glad the Nugget Man came our way
We're glad the Nugget Man came our way
 
2012-12-30 11:45:32 PM  
B-but chickens don't have nuggets
 
2012-12-30 11:46:31 PM  

Nuclear Monk: There are a few selected Chik-Fil-A's that are even testing Spicy Bigoted Nuggets, which are pretty good. Though still noticeably devoid of a Hot Mustard option.


I don't know about everywhere else, but the McDs around here no longer offer Hot Mustard.  This has essentially eliminated all of my (admittedly rare) McNugget purchases and caused me sadness.
 
F42
2012-12-30 11:47:15 PM  
Robert C. Baker died on a Monday
We all know his work, although few knew his name
A Cornell professor who taught poultry science
Forever enshrined in the poultry Hall of Fame
84 years worth of food innovations:
Chicken dogs, turkey dogs and turkey ham
Beyond them all stands Baker's greatest creation
For Baker begat chicken nuggets for man

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Happy the meals all have been since the day
That the Nugget Man came our way

Robert C. Baker, way back in the '50s
Changed the way children and college kids eat
When he invented a way to get breading
To adhere much better to raw chicken meat
His new method led fast food chains in the '80s
To develop and market a new bite-sized snack food
Made from mechanically recovered meat and anti-foaming products
Reconstituted meat slurry and extra chicken skin for its binding properties
 
2012-12-30 11:47:39 PM  
Balls!
 
F42
2012-12-30 11:48:22 PM  

jw1776: Nugget Man
by Paul & Storm


Should have seen that before posting.
 
2012-12-30 11:49:16 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Nuclear Monk: There are a few selected Chik-Fil-A's that are even testing Spicy Bigoted Nuggets, which are pretty good. Though still noticeably devoid of a Hot Mustard option.

I don't know about everywhere else, but the McDs around here no longer offer Hot Mustard.  This has essentially eliminated all of my (admittedly rare) McNugget purchases and caused me sadness.


Thanks for starting off my New Year with the sudden urge to hoard. Much obliged...
 
2012-12-30 11:50:41 PM  
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/oblig
 
2012-12-30 11:58:24 PM  
 
2012-12-31 12:01:29 AM  
Every time I have eaten Mcnuggets, half an hour later I got the runs.
 
2012-12-31 12:02:32 AM  

Gyrfalcon: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I'd rather hear about the guy who first thought of frozen pizza.

I bet it was a frat boy. It's got all the classic signs:
1. Leftover pizza
2. Freezer

He usually put it into the fridge, but late one drunk night he missed and it got tossed into the freezer instead. Next morning...Dude! what should I do? Hungover roommate: Just throw it in the toaster oven and stop yelling! One thawed pizza later, a meal was born.


I like the way you think. Favorited.
 
2012-12-31 12:03:39 AM  
Now you think Ronald McDonald gonna go down that basement and say, "Hey, Mr Nugget. You the bomb. We selling chicken faster than you can tear the bone out. So I'm a write my clowny-arm name on this fat-amp check for you." ... Man, the neighbor who invented them things still working in the basement for regular wage thinking of some splints to make the fries taste better.
 
2012-12-31 12:04:13 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I'd rather hear about the guy who first thought of frozen pizza strung up by his heels and gutted.


ftfy
 
2012-12-31 12:04:16 AM  

doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.


So you're saying that there are better (and worse) places than McDonalds, but since they're not chains, they don't really count. Got it, thanks.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:17 AM  

jw1776: Quick link to song Link


Came to find this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:57 AM  
McNuggets are only vehicles for Hot Mustard sauce.
 
2012-12-31 12:11:33 AM  
McNuggets? I can take them or leave them. The McRib on the other hand? The guy who invented that monstrosity should DIAF.
 
2012-12-31 12:13:55 AM  

Temescal: Just so it's clear, I have NEVER been under the impression that McDonald's had invented chicken nuggets. I'm not sure the "myth" you're trying to dispel is even a myth at all, Submitter.


THIS.

Maybe submitter also thinks Col Sanders invented Fried Chicken, or Mr. Arby invented the Roast Beef Sandwich. LEt's not forget that Starbuck fella from Battlestar Galactica invented coffee!

Some people need to get out of their basement.
 
2012-12-31 12:13:57 AM  
Meh. A poultry plant I worked for in the 70s ground up chicken backs, feet and heads to be processed into baby food, weiners and chicken "cutlettes".

Turkey livers were frozen and shipped to France to be turned into some kind of pate.
 
2012-12-31 12:23:45 AM  
chicken nuggets are an abomination
 
2012-12-31 12:27:03 AM  
We still get hot mustard sauce up here. I would drink that shiat through a straw if it was a bit more socially acceptable.

Goes well on mc chickens, too
 
2012-12-31 12:28:07 AM  
The last batch of McNuggets I had, one of them had a piece of bone in it. I guess they don't make them out of pink mush anymore.
 
2012-12-31 12:35:54 AM  

mechgreg:


Came for this. Thnx.
 
2012-12-31 12:37:46 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-12-31 12:46:37 AM  

NephilimNexus: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 600x1172]


I see my work here is already done. Carry on.
 
2012-12-31 12:46:55 AM  
chicken nuggets are a terrible frankenfood developed only a short while ago. We must ban this monstrosity. Never before have lower grade parts of meat been combined to create a food.
www.stonehillwinery.com

oh wait
 
2012-12-31 12:47:48 AM  
meh.
If i had a Chick Fil A next door and a McDonalds 2 miles down the street, id STILL go to the McDonalds.
Love their Fries. Love their Nuggets. and yes. i even like the McRib.


/And i could give a Flying Farmer WHO invented the Nugget.
 
2012-12-31 12:52:33 AM  
bp2.blogger.com
 
2012-12-31 12:52:39 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
No No No No No No No. They have the McNugget, we've got the McNOUgat....do you understand Akeem?
 
2012-12-31 12:55:46 AM  
natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid). Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent.


They are willing to name all the other ingredients, but for some reason the "natural flavor (plant source)" MUST remain an unnamed mystery?

Also..Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent.

So - if they did not add this, the nuggets would foam? Foamy Nuggets would be a... no, it would be a horrible band name. Nevermind.
 
2012-12-31 01:05:31 AM  

willfullyobscure: Croquettes have been a standard recipe since the 1800's. this is total bullshiat. Supposed to make them with two spoons. Maccas just makes them with giant factories.

I make "chicken nuggets" at home once or twice a month, it's not brain science


Is that the combination of brain surgery and rocket science? Like Brains being rocket propelled through space (and time). Or did you just fark up and combine the two on accident?
 
2012-12-31 01:11:28 AM  

Nuclear Monk: gimmegimme: Nuclear Monk: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

Ah, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets do not come with Hot Mustard, so they are unfortunately disqualified from being considered.

True, but Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are also served with a side of anti-gay sentiment, just like Jesus wanted.

There are a few selected Chik-Fil-A's that are even testing Spicy Bigoted Nuggets, which are pretty good. Though still noticeably devoid of a Hot Mustard option.


Maybe you and gimmegimme can open a chain that adds a bigot burger to the menu. It would be fecal matter and you could call it the fabulous burger, pretending that it's something else. Maybe you could offer a NAMBLA and buttless chaps discount on pride days.
 
2012-12-31 01:17:27 AM  
Nor is it rocket surgery
 
2012-12-31 01:49:59 AM  

Salmon: Nor is it rocket surgery


I saw that once. Well, it was more like torpedo surgery, but the fundementals are the same. Some Starfleet doctor did it once. Nice fellow, but he killed his father...
 
2012-12-31 02:00:31 AM  
For my nugget money, it goes Zaxby's, then Bigot-Fil-A, then McDonald's.

But yeah, I don't think McDonald's ever claimed to have invented a breaded and fried piece of boneless chicken used for dipping.
 
2012-12-31 02:05:37 AM  

Temescal: Just so it's clear, I have NEVER been under the impression that McDonald's had invented chicken nuggets. I'm not sure the "myth" you're trying to dispel is even a myth at all, Submitter.


Maybe it's a double-cross. Perhaps by posting about the myth, Subby is hoping to create the myth?

Submittard, fess up. Do you work for McDonalds' PR firm? ;-)
 
2012-12-31 02:08:04 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: For my nugget money, it goes Zaxby's, then Bigot-Fil-A, then McDonald's.

But yeah, I don't think McDonald's ever claimed to have invented a breaded and fried piece of boneless chicken used for dipping.


I don't know what it is about Zaxby's -- I most recently had them yesterday -- but they do not know how to farking cook real chicken. Chicken strips, sure, but anything with the bone in they cook until the meat is so dry it could double as leather. I don't usually use much sauce on wings, but with Zaxby's there's no farking choice if you don't want it to stick halfway down your throat.
 
2012-12-31 02:13:03 AM  
Having long since evolved into a sommelier of chicken nuggets from both McDonalds and Chick-fil-bigot, I can say they both have good and bad aspects.

Chick-fil-a nuggets have some texture reminiscent of chicken, and taste like a fried bit of chicken. Unfortunately, they are ridiculously overpriced and pair with nothing else on the menu--waffle fries suck!

McDonalds nuggets, meanwhile, taste a touch sweet, have a pleasing mouth feel, and are generally awesome with their fries. What they lack is crispness in the breading, and the "pink slime" stigma will stick around for a while. Plus, $4.99 for twenty nuggets and another $1 for all-you-can-drink diabetes? Hell yes.

McD's sweet and sour sauce is so much tastier than CFA's Polynesian sauce, too.
 
2012-12-31 02:28:06 AM  

namegoeshere: Yes, we here in CNY know this.


...anyone who's ever listened to Paul & Storm knows this.
 
2012-12-31 02:29:07 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...


...which is similar to my complaint about barbecue. If you have to hide the fact that your meat is nasty or you cooked it to brick form under even nastier sauces, I'm out.
 
2012-12-31 02:35:35 AM  

IlGreven: PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...

...which is similar to my complaint about barbecue. If you have to hide the fact that your meat is nasty or you cooked it to brick form under even nastier sauces, I'm out.


Proper barbecue is about the meat. Texas' brisket, when done right, is so moist and succulent that it falls apart in your mouth. I'm no fan of ribs though--that much work for so little meat is just offensive to my sensibilities.
 
2012-12-31 02:40:00 AM  
TFA might have it right about who created the McNugget, but my reprobate friends and I still get credit for inventing "how to be complete asshats by ordering McNuggets at Burger King" shortly after their introduction.
 
2012-12-31 02:43:37 AM  

IlGreven: PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...

...which is similar to my complaint about barbecue. If you have to hide the fact that your meat is nasty or you cooked it to brick form under even nastier sauces, I'm out.


Where the hell have you been eating barbecue?
 
2012-12-31 02:47:33 AM  
I think I have this mcnugget thing figured out, but I still don't understand why popcorn chicken don't taste like popcorn
 
2012-12-31 03:03:59 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Wendy's makes good nuggets.


I thought the same thing until May of 2000. Put me in the hospital with food poisoning.
 
2012-12-31 03:05:22 AM  

rockforever: Is that the combination of brain surgery and rocket science?


Yes, that is the joke.
 
2012-12-31 03:14:13 AM  
I invented human nuggets back in the 70's. They wouldn't let me get a patent on it though.  *shrug*
 
2012-12-31 03:18:34 AM  
I like them French fried potaters.
 
2012-12-31 03:32:47 AM  
I've been through the Advance Foods plant in OK where they make McNuggets for the Mid and Southwest. Taste testing was great. The key to McNuggets (and many other chicken items) is mechanically separated chicken (MSC). Chicken carcasses are blasted with high pressure water which removes all the remaining meat and other tissue from the bones. Current market price for MSC last week was around $200 for a 2000 lb combo box. You can make a lot of 20 piece boxes with one MSC combo. Same thing with mechanically separated turkey (MST). Turkey usually goes into hotdogs and other spiced foods to cover the turkey flavor. MST is around $150/2000 lbs which is why you will always find it in hotdogs and other formed foods labels.
 
2012-12-31 04:26:25 AM  

Maybe you should drive: McNuggets? I can take them or leave them. The McRib on the other hand? The guy who invented that monstrosity should DIAF.


The McRib is the best sandwich ever invented.
 
2012-12-31 04:43:59 AM  
McNuggets are the only thing at McDonald's besides the Filet-O-Fish that's actually edible. And since McNuggets aren't ruined by stale buns, it's usually what I pick when I'm forced to eat there.

Besides, they're not too bad when fresh and served with honey.

/Has anyone else noticed that McDonald's honey packets haven't changed in design since the mid-1980s? I wonder if they just made a bunch of packets in the 80s and are still using them.
//Not like honey goes bad though. Stuff keeps for 5000 years if sealed.
 
2012-12-31 05:02:19 AM  

Relatively Obscure: IlGreven: PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...

...which is similar to my complaint about barbecue. If you have to hide the fact that your meat is nasty or you cooked it to brick form under even nastier sauces, I'm out.

Where the hell have you been eating barbecue?


Apparently no place that deserves the name...
 
2012-12-31 06:20:56 AM  

Lsherm: revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.

Yeah but it's still processed breast meat that's glued together.  CFA's are actual cut pieces of breast meat.


Which is inferior. Breast meat has no flavor and is dry inside. Shaped ground meat is much better.
 
2012-12-31 07:10:52 AM  
CMOT Dibbler begs to differ.
 
2012-12-31 07:36:51 AM  

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

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Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


Am I supposed to be horrified? Seriously, wtf? You would rather waste chicken just because it's not in easy to butcher chunks? I do not understand some of the shiat people manufacture outrage over.

Though, McNuggets were better when they were a mix of white and dark meat. Not that it really matters, they're mostly so I can eat the hot mustard.

/I hoard the hot mustard for use with other nugget products. Or in case of discontinuation.
 
2012-12-31 07:45:23 AM  
I've become sort of amused by people who are concerned with all the "wrong" bits of the chicken that might be in their food, ala Jamie Oliver. Ok, so they probably don't eat sausage or hot dogs. But how do they avoid chicken stock?
 
2012-12-31 07:45:30 AM  
The day they took away my dark meat McNuggets was the day McDonalds stopped selling me McNuggets.
 
2012-12-31 08:49:44 AM  

BizarreMan: Paul and Storm knew all about him long ago.


I know the lyrics have been posted already, but the performers website has lyrics, and a link to play the song.
 
2012-12-31 08:51:41 AM  
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 10:56:05 AM  
Chick Fil A nuggets rock.
 
2012-12-31 11:04:43 AM  
Truett That.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-12-31 11:40:21 AM  
I have a chicken (Dottie) who no longer lays. She may be a little old and tough to put into the pot.
Is it concievable that her cleaned and skinned carcass could be workd over with a new sledge-hammer and then run through the meat grinder a couple of times, so that I might have my own tasty treat??
Mmmmm! Extruded Dottie!
 
2012-12-31 11:50:44 AM  
I KNOW nuggets. Especially McDonalds. Check profile pic. God I suck.

Wasn't there some Mcd's commercial not too long ago, with some kids acting as "taste testers" and then declaring that the new nuggets were "OK!!!" Like they had to declare the nuggets had real meat now.

Thanks to the Chic-Fil-A poster, I'm gonna go try them. Though I kinda get sick on their sandwiches, I think it's the peanut oil they use.

Latest disapointment was getting the boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. The sauce was great. Thai curry. But the bites were dry and overcooked. Small. I filled up on the cheese fries.

I still sound fat.
 
2012-12-31 09:07:37 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The McRib is the best sandwich ever invented.


I vaguely remember the McRib when I was a kid and McDonalds first brought it out. Last year I thought I'd give it a try during its limited release. The best I could describe it was Spam covered in ketchup and served on a soggy bun with pickle and onion. YMMV.
 
2012-12-31 09:17:07 PM  

Maybe you should drive: The best I could describe it was Spam covered in ketchup and served on a soggy bun with pickle and onion. YMMV.


Whatever the hell ketchup you've been eating, I don't want any. And you've clearly not eaten Spam in decades, either. Yes, the texture is vaguely similar, but Spam is basically canned, meatified salt.

I can think of few things less like a McRib than Spam and ketchup. (Not least due to their edibility -- I'd happily eat fried Spam, fried egg, and some hash browns served with ketchup for breakfast. Yum!)
 
2012-12-31 09:42:30 PM  

gweilo8888: I can think of few things less like a McRib than Spam and ketchup.


I can think of a lot of things.

1. chocolate cake
2. egg foo young
3. Twinkies
4. escargot
5. etc.

Anyhow, like I said, YMMV. Happy New Year!
 
2012-12-31 10:13:54 PM  

gweilo8888: hash browns served with ketchup


GTFO.

/;)
 
2013-01-02 02:29:53 AM  

Relatively Obscure: gweilo8888: hash browns served with ketchup

GTFO.

/;)


Actually, the ketchup was for the fried egg. ;-)

Maybe you should drive: 1. chocolate cake
2. egg foo young
3. Twinkies
4. escargot
5. etc.


Welcome to sarcasm 101.
 
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