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2014-02-03 08:51:13 PM  
Then where did all the pink, slimy goo from the inside of my rubber chicken go?
 
2014-02-03 08:54:45 PM  
Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken
 
2014-02-03 09:03:19 PM  
cf2.foodista.com

obligatory
 
2014-02-03 09:04:41 PM  
So the pink goo is actually tan?  Well THAT changes everything.
 
2014-02-03 09:05:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken



I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch
 
2014-02-03 09:05:59 PM  
so the article is declaring that this

i.dailymail.co.uk

is more palatable than this?

i.dailymail.co.uk

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.
 
2014-02-03 09:07:39 PM  
Duh. The pink goo is "beef".
 
2014-02-03 09:11:08 PM  
Look at the picture of the crestfallen Christie on the same page. :(
 
2014-02-03 09:27:45 PM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


In that the former looks like ground meat and the latter looks like unnatural "pink goop," yes. The first one is entirely more palatable.
 
2014-02-03 09:36:20 PM  
If you have a meat grinder and a rolling pin, you can make your own chicken McNuggets at home. You just need to find some cookie cutters shaped like a ball, a bell, a boot and a bow tie. In other words, Christmas cookie cutters: round, bell, Christmas stockin and bow ties.

If that pink goop is meat at all, it is clearly almost completely fat with a bit of blood, chicken hearts or liver adding the pink. I can't imagine anybody eating that without knowing the difference between it and ground chicken breast. Have you ever seen raw hamburger? How about the lowest grade that is half fat?

One remark:  blood is not Kosher. Jews could not eat McDo Chicken McNuggets if they contained that much blood.

Check for that Kosher label, whenever you shop.

K or M in a little circle. You can see them both on a lot of products because there are two different certifying bodies with different standards.
 
2014-02-03 09:50:41 PM  

brantgoose: Jews could not eat McDo Chicken McNuggets if they contained that much blood.


Yes they could. Nothing would happen. No lightning bolts, no earthquakes, nothing.
 
2014-02-03 10:15:42 PM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


Well, yeah. One is chicken with clear steps on how it got there and the other is an unidentified pink slime.
 
2014-02-03 10:31:08 PM  
I don't want to turn this into one of those threads, but the burgers at McD's upset my stomach pretty badly. McNuggets are about all I can eat there.

If they use any milk products in their buns, that would explain the indigestion and subsequent liquid bowel matter fountains I experience.

Damn you, lactose intolerance!
 
2014-02-03 10:41:02 PM  
Came to see the giant pink snake.... Fark does not disappoint!
 
2014-02-03 10:41:27 PM  
The butt is a part of the chicken
 
2014-02-03 10:42:05 PM  
McDonald's reveals Chicken McNuggets are actually made out REAL chicken. No, really

Someone made out with a real chicken?  I can't made out what you sayings.
 
2014-02-03 10:43:42 PM  
real chickens don't have breasts like third rate hollywood starlets
 
2014-02-03 10:43:58 PM  

KarmicDisaster: The butt is a part of the chicken


The butt is the best part of the chicken.

image.space.rakuten.co.jp
 
2014-02-03 10:44:03 PM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


Robocop is getting hungry

/and Leon is getting bigger
 
2014-02-03 10:44:32 PM  

fusillade762: Duh. The pink goo is "beef".


This.

Pink slime is beef.  Please go be so very smart about food production somewhere else.
 
2014-02-03 10:45:05 PM  
McDonald's chicken is as much chicken as as a fruit drink 'made from real fruit'.

Or Ginger Ale 'made from real ginger'.

It may have a little bit of the real stuff in there, but that doesn't count.
 
2014-02-03 10:45:37 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: KarmicDisaster: The butt is a part of the chicken

The butt is the best part of the chicken.

[image.space.rakuten.co.jp image 640x428]


wut wut
 
2014-02-03 10:45:51 PM  

jake3988: McDonald's chicken is as much chicken as as a fruit drink 'made from real fruit'.

Or Ginger Ale 'made from real ginger'.

It may have a little bit of the real stuff in there, but that doesn't count.


Did you read the article?
 
2014-02-03 10:46:20 PM  
The Daily Fail always lies.
 
2014-02-03 10:47:48 PM  
And parts is parts.
 
2014-02-03 10:49:08 PM  
bicoastalbitchin.files.wordpress.com
I remember riding my bike three miles to McDonald's to try Shanghai Chicken Nuggets.

Now that seems crazy.  What kid rides a bike that far?
 
2014-02-03 10:53:04 PM  
 
2014-02-03 10:53:27 PM  

jake3988: McDonald's chicken is as much chicken as as a fruit drink 'made from real fruit'.


I don't know how much chicken they put in fruit drinks or even what that sentence is supposed to mean but if you're saying those McNuggets are mostly real chicken then I agree.
 
2014-02-03 10:54:30 PM  

Fano: AverageAmericanGuy: KarmicDisaster: The butt is a part of the chicken

The butt is the best part of the chicken.

[image.space.rakuten.co.jp image 640x428]

wut wut


CHICKENBUTT!
 
2014-02-03 10:57:34 PM  
wasn't it spelled "reel" in the original article ?
 
2014-02-03 10:58:08 PM  
GUESS WUT!
 
2014-02-03 10:58:53 PM  
Amir may or may not be pleased

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-03 10:58:59 PM  

SquiggsIN: All chickens aren't equal.  They still use birds that can't turn around and spend their entire life shiatting on the bird in the cage below them.


As long as the McDonald's worker doesn't forget the BBQ sauce, I don't care.
 
2014-02-03 10:59:08 PM  
Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.
 
2014-02-03 10:59:23 PM  
Miasma of javascript libraries... or just link to the youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua5PaSqKD6k
 
2014-02-03 11:01:34 PM  
Last time I checked McDonald's chicken nuggets are still only about 50% chicken, with the rest being corn in form or another.

It's pretty well documented in "The Omnivore's Dilemma".
 
2014-02-03 11:01:48 PM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


I too remember dark meat and/or gristle in nuggets.
 
2014-02-03 11:02:38 PM  
Did they show the petri dishes where they grow the meat?
b.vimeocdn.com
 
2014-02-03 11:04:11 PM  

SquiggsIN: All chickens aren't equal.  They still use birds that can't turn around and spend their entire life shiatting on the bird in the cage below them.


Why the shiat would you put fryer birds (or whatever they are) in cages? It's not like there are eggs to collect.
 
2014-02-03 11:06:35 PM  

trappedspirit: fusillade762: Duh. The pink goo is "beef".

This.

Pink slime is beef.  Please go be so very smart about food production somewhere else.


Yup, straight from the Bovine slimery gland. Accept no substitutes.
 
2014-02-03 11:07:55 PM  
Now I want McNuggets.
 
2014-02-03 11:12:05 PM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


Not this one, as since I can get boneless, skinless chicken thighs, that is what I go with.  For chicken soup, I use thigh leg quarters and boil them till the meat falls off the bone, then pull out bones and skins before adding the rest of the ingredients.  I don't mind them charging more for the breast, that keeps the rest cheaper for me.
 
2014-02-03 11:18:16 PM  
Snobs will gleefully eat turkey dogs or turkey burgers, but they balk at chicken mcnuggets.  Derp!
 
2014-02-03 11:20:54 PM  
i160.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-03 11:22:02 PM  
Had some yesterday, just as good as always.
 
2014-02-03 11:23:57 PM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


100% breast meat (but they add the skin back in according to the video) chicken sausages breaded and deep fried.
 
2014-02-03 11:24:24 PM  

lack of warmth: Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.

Not this one, as since I can get boneless, skinless chicken thighs, that is what I go with.  For chicken soup, I use thigh leg quarters and boil them till the meat falls off the bone, then pull out bones and skins before adding the rest of the ingredients.  I don't mind them charging more for the breast, that keeps the rest cheaper for me.


Thigh meat is the best part! Well, the second best, but I've never seen the oysters sold off the bone.

And now I want to make crock pot chicken...
 
2014-02-03 11:25:00 PM  
Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.
 
2014-02-03 11:28:04 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.

100% breast meat (but they add the skin back in according to the video) chicken sausages breaded and deep fried.


Yum!!

/you forgot spices
 
2014-02-03 11:28:10 PM  

Gyrfalcon: And parts is parts.


Well now you are just talking sausage
 
2014-02-03 11:28:27 PM  
Well, technically speaking, last nights bowel movement was made out of a dry aged 14oz ribeye, champ, butternut squash, and some nice Cabernet, but I'm sure as hell not putting it in my mouth.

/still eats the McRib
 
2014-02-03 11:29:40 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.


Noble savages?! How about our grandparents who lived on the farm?

If McNuggets are icky, what about scrapple and haggis and meatballs and meatloaf and ... ?
 
2014-02-03 11:32:54 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.


There's a limit to it though.  I love pigs feet, hot dogs, sausage..all sorts of "bit's n pieces" food.  But lately, fast food has gotten a lot worse than it used to be, even 10 years ago.  It's mostly salt with some nasty filler.  I used to love fast food, but it's finally gotten to the point that most of the menu is barely edible.

/and I drink far too much to complain about the health side of it, but I doubt there are too many processable nutrients in today's burgers.
 
2014-02-03 11:33:35 PM  

jake3988: McDonald's chicken is as much chicken as as a fruit drink 'made from real fruit'.

Or Ginger Ale 'made from real ginger'.

It may have a little bit of the real stuff in there, but that doesn't count.


WHAT!?!

Are you saying there isn't any of this...
media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

in my ginger ale ?
 
2014-02-03 11:34:16 PM  
McDonalds Canada switched to "real chicken" years ago, so it's not really surprising that they filmed this in a Canadian plant to answer a question from a Canadian customer. Notice that by not mentioning whether plants in other countries make them the same way (or whether this plant ships internationally) they're implying that this is the case everywhere, but I wouldn't bet on it.
 
2014-02-03 11:39:36 PM  
Well if you think about it, isn't everything made of mostly the same stuff... at the atomic level?
 
2014-02-03 11:40:15 PM  
Well, put it this way.......... Ever get a pack of them and NOT get at least one with gristle in them? Dunno if I'm alone on that one.
 
2014-02-03 11:46:16 PM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


I think the last one is actually raspberry sherbet, not chicken.
 
2014-02-03 11:48:32 PM  
Sure it wasn't spelled like this; "REAL™ chicken"?
 
2014-02-03 11:52:41 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.


Yeah!  I mean, fluck us for learning which parts actually had nutritional value and not building houses out of bones.  amirite?
 
2014-02-03 11:54:36 PM  

bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch


This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.
 
2014-02-03 11:56:44 PM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


It's no different than ground beef, the only difference is they add seasonings to it. Looks perfectly fine to me.
 
2014-02-03 11:59:39 PM  
 This is a stupid thread. You have one camp talking "oh I don't eat McDs" and another saying "WTF it's chicken parts".

Okay...you take chicken parts and grind them to paste and put some Carregean as a binder (because you can't really use egg products to avoid alergy stuff). So you basically have a chicken paste with some gell as a binder, then you form those and after a spray of a cornstarch water mix and dust with a light crunchy bit of corn flake type things ground down to coating give them a flash freeze and bag them.

Those get put in a deep fryer with Canola oil and you have Mc Nuggets.

Or if you have a Molecular Gastronomy type Restaurant.  You freeze them in liquid nitrogen and flash fry them and serve with a beet foam and charge 50 bucks for 6.
 
2014-02-04 12:05:08 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.

Noble savages?! How about our grandparents who lived on the farm?

If McNuggets are icky, what about scrapple and haggis and meatballs and meatloaf and ... ?


Haggis is pretty tasty if made right...

/only had it once
//prepared at a hotel for a Robert Burns dinner, so YMMV
 
2014-02-04 12:09:00 AM  
or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!
 
2014-02-04 12:11:11 AM  

Shostie: Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.

In that the former looks like ground meat and the latter looks like unnatural "pink goop," yes. The first one is entirely more palatable.


I tend to agree. It is just chicken. Of course, it's prepared in a way that is absolutely the worst possible way for anyone to eat chicken, but it's not pretending to be anything it's not.

And yeah, I wouldn't touch a mcnugget with a 10 foot pole, but primarily it's because they are just farking terrible for you. In my advancing age, if I'm going to blow calories on unhealthy food, you damn well better bet it's going to be beer.
 
2014-02-04 12:14:03 AM  
Here's the biiiig secret... it's chicken butt.
 
2014-02-04 12:14:59 AM  

apoptotic: McDonalds Canada switched to "real chicken" years ago, so it's not really surprising that they filmed this in a Canadian plant to answer a question from a Canadian customer. Notice that by not mentioning whether plants in other countries make them the same way (or whether this plant ships internationally) they're implying that this is the case everywhere, but I wouldn't bet on it.


mcdonalds Canada runs all non us branches of the company
 
2014-02-04 12:16:06 AM  

txchad: or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!


Time/Money/Quality triangle.  McD's offers 20 nuggets for $5 out the door.  Try doing that yourself with $5 in ingredients (including the oil, and associated setup, cleanup, and tear down), paying yourself labor, and doing it in under 3 minutes.

How much does it really cost to do it yourself?  $15-$20 by my estimate.
 
2014-02-04 12:18:02 AM  
The more I look at the pink goop, The more it looks like soft serve pink ice cream to me.
 
2014-02-04 12:19:27 AM  
This is actually a lot more dissuading to me than the pink goop (even with the obviously biased blogger)

http://blog.fooducate.com/2011/03/21/why-20-mcnuggets-for-4-99-is-ac tu ally-a-bad-deal-for-you/
 
2014-02-04 12:21:49 AM  

ladyfortuna: Haggis is pretty tasty if made right...


With the right hot sauce people will eat the flesh tubes animals use to evacuate their feces.  Chitterlings.  The question is, do you want 'stump whooped' or 'hand slung'.  Meaning do you clear the intestines of fecal matter by beating them against a tree or centrifugal momentum by just slinging them around in a circle.
 
2014-02-04 12:22:23 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.


I think we do as well if not better.

Ever hear of any of them wrestling a Dodge out of the wilderness?
 
2014-02-04 12:23:44 AM  
ITT a bunch of people who didn't RTFA still repeating untruths while everyone else tells them to RTFA while beating their head against their desk in frustration.


So basically, McNuggets are chicken sausage made with actual meat, and not offal. I've eaten plenty of ground chicken and ground turkey. Nothing particularly gross about them.
 
2014-02-04 12:26:22 AM  

KarmicDisaster: The butt is a part of the chicken


But it drops poo from there!
 
2014-02-04 12:28:43 AM  

txchad: or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!


That's not very convenient when you're stopped at an interstate exit on your way to a conference.
 
2014-02-04 12:33:10 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.



A totally fair point. People have eaten offal in various forms since pretty much ever....
 
2014-02-04 12:36:04 AM  
Best washed down with 100% Malk.
 
2014-02-04 12:38:58 AM  
The US proudly still eats "chicken based product" because the real stuff tastes "bad" now.
 
2014-02-04 12:48:32 AM  

queezyweezel: txchad: or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!

Time/Money/Quality triangle.  McD's offers 20 nuggets for $5 out the door.  Try doing that yourself with $5 in ingredients (including the oil, and associated setup, cleanup, and tear down), paying yourself labor, and doing it in under 3 minutes.

How much does it really cost to do it yourself?  $15-$20 by my estimate.


I'll admit that I have never actually timed myself in preparation, cost estimated, or considered your other salient data points about attempting personal chicken nugget production, mainly because I have to be in a really dark, depressing state to want to consume chicken in a fashion that it's only positive palatable contribution is a mediocre fried batter and whatever flavors the chosen sauce could add.  And in that state I am not wanting to cook for myself.  In that state I have generally decided that my appreciation of food stock and nutritional value have plummeted well below my need for cheap calories and fake social interaction with people that wouldn't take the extra second it requires to wipe a booger off the food they are about to serve me.  So I think you have scored yourself a point there.
 
2014-02-04 12:58:32 AM  

apoptotic: McDonalds Canada switched to "real chicken" years ago, so it's not really surprising that they filmed this in a Canadian plant to answer a question from a Canadian customer. Notice that by not mentioning whether plants in other countries make them the same way (or whether this plant ships internationally) they're implying that this is the case everywhere, but I wouldn't bet on it.


THIS!!!!! SO MUCH THIS!

/exactly
 
2014-02-04 12:58:35 AM  
Great. The old slight of hand. They distract you with the chicken so you won't ask about the McRib.
 
2014-02-04 01:15:16 AM  

queezyweezel: txchad: or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!

Time/Money/Quality triangle.  McD's offers 20 nuggets for $5 out the door.  Try doing that yourself with $5 in ingredients (including the oil, and associated setup, cleanup, and tear down), paying yourself labor, and doing it in under 3 minutes.

How much does it really cost to do it yourself?  $15-$20 by my estimate.


Applying this metric to cooking as a whole will lead somebody to eat fast food until it kills them.

Aside from that, considering the cost of your own labour isn't valid unless there's a real opportunity cost - ie, instead of spending that time cooking, you could have actually gotten paid to do something else.
 
2014-02-04 01:21:01 AM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


Man, I miss the dark meat McNuggets. Used to ask for only those, and of course they'd happily oblige since dark meat is cheaper. Haven't eaten the things since they got rid of the dark meat, because the white meat ones taste like goddamned cardboard.
 
2014-02-04 01:26:50 AM  

costermonger: queezyweezel: txchad: or you could just get REAL chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, batter and fry them!

Time/Money/Quality triangle.  McD's offers 20 nuggets for $5 out the door.  Try doing that yourself with $5 in ingredients (including the oil, and associated setup, cleanup, and tear down), paying yourself labor, and doing it in under 3 minutes.

How much does it really cost to do it yourself?  $15-$20 by my estimate.

Applying this metric to cooking as a whole will lead somebody to eat fast food until it kills them.

Aside from that, considering the cost of your own labour isn't valid unless there's a real opportunity cost - ie, instead of spending that time cooking, you could have actually gotten paid to do something else.


Agreed, this is also why the idea of "motherhood is a job" falls flat on it's face. During that time that you're changing juniors nappy, could you have actually gotten paid to do something else?
 
2014-02-04 01:34:35 AM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


I'm far from a typical American that just likes bland food but Jesus I hate dark meat chicken. Just can't stand it. Never have liked it. I usually prefer leaner meats though.

Then again I don't like their chicken nuggets either (the batter is awful). For fast food, KFC's got some crispy chicken bites that are pretty damn good right now. I only go to McDonald's when I want their fries or if I want their deluxe quarterpounder (which was better when it was the Angus burger) and don't feel like getting all those toppings together myself. Or if I want the extra bubbly fountain diet coke, since I can't find a local place to get bubbles to make my own.
 
2014-02-04 01:43:35 AM  
People keep getting all outraged at McD's when Burger King is far grosser and getting away with it.
 
2014-02-04 01:54:48 AM  

trappedspirit: McDonald's reveals Chicken McNuggets are actually made out REAL chicken. No, really

Someone made out with a real chicken?  I can't made out what you sayings.


Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's making out with the hen? You only hear of a hen, a rooster and a chicken. Something's missing!
 
2014-02-04 02:04:12 AM  
InterruptingQuirk

Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.

Agreed.

Sometime back I biatched that macaroni factories had found a way to recycle their 'factory seconds', meaning boxes full of edible pasta which could not be sold because of misprints, slight damage and so on. They donated tons to Charities who fed the poor. Now, they can grind up the contents, mix it in with fresh dough, and recycle it.

That means much less free food for the needy.

I got chastised soundly for complaining about a way to recycle food that helped bring the cost down.

A bit later, I biatched that grocery stores no longer include the neck, gizzards, liver or heart in whole chickens. Instead, the neck is sold to pet food companies, the gizzards and livers are packed in bulk containers for separate sales and the hearts often are sold to companies who use chicken parts to make processed chicken patties.

So, the consumer looses out. I recall many a Mom, when I was a kid, hoarding the livers, hearts, necks and gizzards. Necks and livers often went into soup broth. Livers and gizzards and hearts were often fried up with onions and butter for a tasty meal.

I had noticed the exploding cost of whole chickens, which used to be one of the cheapest meats available.

I got chastised again for disagreeing with free enterprise that allowed companies to make greater profits off the same product.

I was also lectured on how much food is wasted by everyone.

So, now it's cheaper to buy bags of frozen chicken parts, injected with water, broth and/or sugar for flavor and thighs now come with great gobs of fat left on to increase the bulk weight.

So, businesses started recycling assorted byproducts they would normally dispose of and most folks never even noticed. Scraps of less popular meats get pulverized, mixed with assorted fillers, seasoned and sold as cheap burgers, patties, meatloaf's, sausage filling. Bones get sold for fertilizer additives or, occasionally, to make soup.

Companies waste less.

'Dirty Jobs' showed how a crab meat company packed the prime sections in cans, then processed the scraps in the shells, normally tossed out, into a crab filling, seasoned it and sold it mainly to restaurants. There was even a market for the calcium rich shells.

Fish scraps from assorted fish, normally tossed out or sold to pet food places, are processed into artificial crab and lobster meat, tinted with dyes to resemble the real stuff, flavored and sold cheaper than the real thing.

This, from what I understand, was supposed to be a good thing. Less waste. More food. Cheaper prices, bigger profits. A win-win situation.

Another company collect deceased, rotting farm animals from farmers, processes them into huge vats of oil and tons of basically minced meat. The oils are sold to companies who make soaps and lubricants. The now sterile, mixed meats are drained and sold to pet food companies. The hides are sold to various leather companies.

A nice savings from animals useless for food or anything else, which would have been left to rot or just buried.

After the Organic Craze hit, this all changed. Suddenly recycling once thrown out, edible parts was a bad thing. A good thing was grass raised, free range, non-antibiotic or steroid injected meats. Only the best cuts, no fillers.
At 4 times the price of conventionally raised meat.

Fish Farms were the thing of the future. Cheaper, more plentiful seafood. They were fed food pellets made from assorted meat and vegetable scraps, including the processed, dead bodies of other fish.

Now, its bad, not all that healthy, the land locked farms consume too much water and the fish often swim in a soup of their own waste, requiring antibiotics to be added to the waters. Natural, free range is the best. However, natural fish cost three times as much as farmed and the stocks are being wiped out.

Commercial trawlers rip up the seabed and diminish the schools of other fish accidentally hauled in. (Bycatch.) Most are tossed back, but are either outright killed in the other tons of fish in the net or damaged so that they die shortly after.

Look how Tuna went from an affordable food to one fish costing tens of thousands of dollars as the schools steadily diminish.
So, pretty much anything the food industry does to stretch the limited supply, cut waste, keep prices low comes down to 'Damned if you do and damned if you don't.)

BTW. I've had real hotdogs. To me, they taste more like chewy sausage than hotdogs. They're much more expensive also.
 
2014-02-04 02:05:53 AM  
They used to make them out of all sorts of leftover crap scraped off the meat processing plant floor (just like you've seen on Food Revolution).

But surprise! Food Revolution wasn't helping McD's already damaged reputation, so NOW they've switched to all white meat nuggets. It's a marketing thing. I doubt it will last five years before random sh*t starts creeping back in he nuggets.

We can call it "profit margin creep" if you guys like.
 
2014-02-04 02:24:01 AM  
To hell with the food at McDonalds, I go there for the shamrock shakes.
 
2014-02-04 02:26:56 AM  

trappedspirit: ladyfortuna: Haggis is pretty tasty if made right...

With the right hot sauce people will eat the flesh tubes animals use to evacuate their feces.  Chitterlings.  The question is, do you want 'stump whooped' or 'hand slung'.  Meaning do you clear the intestines of fecal matter by beating them against a tree or centrifugal momentum by just slinging them around in a circle.


Any time you eat a hot dog or sausage made with 'natural casing,' that means it's wrapped in intestines. Also, cheese is essentially curdled milk from a cow's stomach.

Dunno if I'd go as far as eating chitterlings, but it's pretty clear that people don't realize many of their favorite dishes are byproducts of assholes and stomach acid.
 
2014-02-04 02:49:50 AM  

Chaide: Also, cheese is essentially curdled milk from a cow's stomach.


I understand what you are trying to say, but the way you said it makes you sound retarded. Yes cheese is created with rennet. Yes rennet is extracted from cows (and other mammals) stomachs. Cheese however does not come from the inside of a cows stomach which for some reason contains curdled milk.

Fark, I know we are lazy around here, but c'mon.
 
2014-02-04 02:56:43 AM  

TwistedFark: Chaide: Also, cheese is essentially curdled milk from a cow's stomach.

I understand what you are trying to say, but the way you said it makes you sound retarded. Yes cheese is created with rennet. Yes rennet is extracted from cows (and other mammals) stomachs. Cheese however does not come from the inside of a cows stomach which for some reason contains curdled milk.

Fark, I know we are lazy around here, but c'mon.


I'll be sure to list every detail from here on out. Or, you know, assume people might use Wikipedia once in a while. I took some liberties on the internet. My bad.
 
2014-02-04 03:01:55 AM  

Chaide: TwistedFark: Chaide: Also, cheese is essentially curdled milk from a cow's stomach.

I understand what you are trying to say, but the way you said it makes you sound retarded. Yes cheese is created with rennet. Yes rennet is extracted from cows (and other mammals) stomachs. Cheese however does not come from the inside of a cows stomach which for some reason contains curdled milk.

Fark, I know we are lazy around here, but c'mon.

I'll be sure to list every detail from here on out. Or, you know, assume people might use Wikipedia once in a while. I took some liberties on the internet. My bad.


Well, at least you accepted responsibility. Next time do better.
 
2014-02-04 03:36:20 AM  

LordOfThePings: trappedspirit: McDonald's reveals Chicken McNuggets are actually made out REAL chicken. No, really

Someone made out with a real chicken?  I can't made out what you sayings.

Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's making out with the hen? You only hear of a hen, a rooster and a chicken. Something's missing!


Somethingsmissing alright.
 
2014-02-04 03:39:05 AM  
I found it surprising that during the whole horse meat thing we had here in the UK, none of the major fast food chains were found to of been using it or the company that supplied the raw ingredients to the other places.

As far as I can tell a McDonalds burger does indeed have 100% beef in it and the McNuggets are 100% breast meat; just as advertised.

We all say it's 'C' grade food and such but apparently not.
 
2014-02-04 03:41:50 AM  

Rik01: InterruptingQuirk

Doesn't anyone remember the days when we would celebrate the noble savages for not wasting any part of the animals they killed by eating all the flesh that on the creature and using all the skin and bones for practical purposes. How civilized we have become in our snobbery.

Agreed.

Sometime back I biatched that macaroni factories had found a way to recycle their 'factory seconds', meaning boxes full of edible pasta which could not be sold because of misprints, slight damage and so on. They donated tons to Charities who fed the poor. Now, they can grind up the contents, mix it in with fresh dough, and recycle it.

That means much less free food for the needy.

I got chastised soundly for complaining about a way to recycle food that helped bring the cost down.

A bit later, I biatched that grocery stores no longer include the neck, gizzards, liver or heart in whole chickens. Instead, the neck is sold to pet food companies, the gizzards and livers are packed in bulk containers for separate sales and the hearts often are sold to companies who use chicken parts to make processed chicken patties.

So, the consumer looses out. I recall many a Mom, when I was a kid, hoarding the livers, hearts, necks and gizzards. Necks and livers often went into soup broth. Livers and gizzards and hearts were often fried up with onions and butter for a tasty meal.

I had noticed the exploding cost of whole chickens, which used to be one of the cheapest meats available.

I got chastised again for disagreeing with free enterprise that allowed companies to make greater profits off the same product.

I was also lectured on how much food is wasted by everyone.

So, now it's cheaper to buy bags of frozen chicken parts, injected with water, broth and/or sugar for flavor and thighs now come with great gobs of fat left on to increase the bulk weight.

So, businesses started recycling assorted byproducts they would normally dispose of and most folks never even noticed. Scraps of ...


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2014-02-04 04:54:08 AM  

brantgoose: Check for that Kosher label, whenever you shop.

K or M in a little circle. You can see them both on a lot of products because there are two different certifying bodies with different standards.


I thought it was a U in a circle?  at least when I worked in manufacturing I thought it was.

/after a little googlefu, I think it is U or K... but no M

https://www.google.com/search?q=kosher+symbol&safe=off&espv=210&es_s m= 93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=V7fwUtWLLePB2wWU84D4Cg&ved=0CCkQ sAQ&biw=1366&bih=643
 
2014-02-04 05:02:17 AM  

trappedspirit: McDonald's reveals Chicken McNuggets are actually made out REAL chicken. No, really

Someone made out with a real chicken?  I can't made out what you sayings.


Check out any Benghazi threads in the Politics tab for further examples.
 
2014-02-04 05:06:53 AM  

jake3988: McDonald's chicken is as much chicken as as a fruit drink 'made from real fruit'.

Or Ginger Ale 'made from real ginger'.

It may have a little bit of the real stuff in there, but that doesn't count.


Canada Dry, however, does actually consist of at least 50% dried Canadians.
 
2014-02-04 06:34:31 AM  

Iplaybass: bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch

This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.


Spoken like a farker who has never left his mom's basement.
 
2014-02-04 06:59:35 AM  
Spice, breading, sauce, salt, sugar, oil...that's what you're tasting and that's what you like.  It doesn't need to be meat, whatever the color or source.
 
2014-02-04 07:54:01 AM  
Wait, I thought they battered baby chicks and deep-fried them.
 
2014-02-04 08:02:05 AM  

SquiggsIN: All chickens aren't equal.  They still use birds that can't turn around and spend their entire life shiatting on the bird in the cage below them.


...then its much better that they are dead then, right?


If they're dead, might as well fry the buggers.
 
2014-02-04 08:09:28 AM  

bluenovaman: Iplaybass: bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch

This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.

Spoken like a farker who has never left his mom's basement.


No, that isn't how normal parents behave.  Most of us make rules and our kids follow them or there are consequences to deal with.  You know, kind of like the real world.  It helps them learn how to grow up to be responsible adults.  We don't just lie to them to get them to shut up and then sneak out and allow ourselves pleasures that we deny them because reasons.
 
2014-02-04 08:10:33 AM  

EmmaLou: To hell with the food at McDonalds, I go there for the shamrock shakes.


Are you my wife?
 
2014-02-04 08:17:40 AM  

optikeye: This is a stupid thread. You have one camp talking "oh I don't eat McDs" and another saying "WTF it's chicken parts".

Okay...you take chicken parts and grind them to paste and put some Carregean as a binder (because you can't really use egg products to avoid alergy stuff). So you basically have a chicken paste with some gell as a binder, then you form those and after a spray of a cornstarch water mix and dust with a light crunchy bit of corn flake type things ground down to coating give them a flash freeze and bag them.

Those get put in a deep fryer with Canola oil and you have Mc Nuggets.

Or if you have a Molecular Gastronomy type Restaurant.  You freeze them in liquid nitrogen and flash fry them and serve with a beet foam and charge 50 bucks for 6.


This. If McNugs were being hawked by Wiley Dufresne or Richard Blaise instead of a creepy clown, they would be as popular and trendy as cronuts.  If you're freaky against McNugs, just think of them as breaded, fried chicken sausage. I find them to be one of the best emergency foods when driving.
 
2014-02-04 08:19:18 AM  
I just figured they threw whole chickens into a woodchopper Fargo-style. But in the end, who cares. Yummy McNugget goodness.
 
2014-02-04 08:23:14 AM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


Yeah, I hated that personally.  It was more like a certain percentages of them had dark meat, so you'd get two or three white meat ones in a row, then bite into a hunk of dark meat gristle without warning.  Not cool.
 
2014-02-04 08:28:29 AM  

sharphead: Came to see the giant pink snake....


NTTAWWT
 
2014-02-04 08:41:22 AM  

Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.


for many years they WERE made from dark meat or a mix of dark & white. in the early 2000s someone in mcdonalds corporation decided that in order to appease the growing vocal cries for "healthier" food options, it would be a good idea to change the recipe to all white meat mcnuggets. i haven't liked mcnuggets since then!
 
2014-02-04 08:44:30 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bluenovaman: Iplaybass: bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch

This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.

Spoken like a farker who has never left his mom's basement.

No, that isn't how normal parents behave.  Most of us make rules and our kids follow them or there are consequences to deal with.  You know, kind of like the real world.  It helps them learn how to grow up to be responsible adults.  We don't just lie to them to get them to shut up and then sneak out and allow ourselves pleasures that we deny them because reasons.


So no Santa or easter bunny for your kids, got it.
 
2014-02-04 08:46:47 AM  

Canton: lack of warmth: Zeno-25: Funny how they advertise the nuggets as being made of 100% breast meat, but they would taste better if they contained a certain proportion of dark meat as well.

Americans are stupid and like bland, flavorless food though, so sell 100% white breast meat at a premium in the US because it gives a false sense of quality and then ship the dark meat over to Asia where they appreciate its superior flavor and make even more money that way.

McNuggets used to be a combination of white and dark meat.

Not this one, as since I can get boneless, skinless chicken thighs, that is what I go with.  For chicken soup, I use thigh leg quarters and boil them till the meat falls off the bone, then pull out bones and skins before adding the rest of the ingredients.  I don't mind them charging more for the breast, that keeps the rest cheaper for me.

Thigh meat is the best part! Well, the second best, but I've never seen the oysters sold off the bone.

And now I want to make crock pot chicken...


thighs, i realized about 2 years ago, are my absolute favorite part of the chicken.

they are one of the cheaper parts if you're buying pieces, they grill up nicely, fry deliciously, debone easily after boiling for use in chicken & dumplings or stew/soup, have a good amount of meat, almost impossible to cook to a dry state, and they are super delicious
 
2014-02-04 09:12:55 AM  

Therion: so the article is declaring that this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x409]

is more palatable than this?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x630]

Keep farking that chicken, McDonalds.


yes, if the pink slime is really what the internet ragers claim it to be, then the ground seasoned chicken is far more palatable.

i have never seen/heard any PROOF that the pink slime is the horrid mess that people claim it to be, and i've always wondered why there is only 1 (or 2?) photo(s) of it, and not an entire plant tour, or spy photos of the rest of the process?

the pink slime looks like a sherbet or soft serve. but why are they putting it into unlined cardboard boxes? if it was going on to be a food product consumed by humans, i would expect it to be put into either boxes lined with plastic bags, or better yet, into plastic tubs

i'm a skeptic. always have been. if something doesn't look right, or if there doesn't seem to be a valid explanation, why should i believe it?
 
2014-02-04 09:36:29 AM  

bluenovaman: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bluenovaman: Iplaybass: bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch

This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.

Spoken like a farker who has never left his mom's basement.

No, that isn't how normal parents behave.  Most of us make rules and our kids follow them or there are consequences to deal with.  You know, kind of like the real world.  It helps them learn how to grow up to be responsible adults.  We don't just lie to them to get them to shut up and then sneak out and allow ourselves pleasures that we deny them because reasons.

So no Santa or easter bunny for your kids, got it.


Don't get off track.  The point is, you're a dick to your kids.
 
2014-02-04 09:51:57 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Don't get off track. The point is, you're a dick to your kids.


I took my toddlers to the beach in the dead of winter, and told them it was always like that.

I hate the beach.
 
2014-02-04 10:55:14 AM  
Man people post that pink snake every time.  It's not even what's used.
 
2014-02-04 01:01:17 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Don't get off track. The point is, you're a dick to your kids.

I took my toddlers to the beach in the dead of winter, and told them it was always like that.

I hate the beach.


I'm reminded of the old Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
 
2014-02-04 07:44:54 PM  

trappedspirit: ladyfortuna: Haggis is pretty tasty if made right...

With the right hot sauce people will eat the flesh tubes animals use to evacuate their feces.  Chitterlings.  The question is, do you want 'stump whooped' or 'hand slung'.  Meaning do you clear the intestines of fecal matter by beating them against a tree or centrifugal momentum by just slinging them around in a circle.


That... really doesn't compare. There's not really anything that I'd consider really gross in it, plus all the 'meat' parts are ground up anyway. It tasted like sausage, except since it's in the stomach instead of skinnier tube casings, it's not all 'formed'. Basically it's got a mushy texture. /shrug

Alton Brown's recipe for Haggis:

1 sheep stomach
1 sheep liver
1 sheep heart
1 sheep tongue
1/2 pound suet, minced
3 medium onions, minced
1/2 pound dry oats, toasted
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried ground herbs

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/haggis-recipe.html?oc= l inkback
 
2014-02-04 07:56:08 PM  

peeledpeas: People keep getting all outraged at McD's when Burger King is far grosser and getting away with it.


THIS
 
2014-02-05 03:22:45 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bluenovaman: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bluenovaman: Iplaybass: bluenovaman: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Technically, beaks, feet, and feathers are chicken


I told my son that all beef includes eyes and butt to get him to stop begging me to take him there.  Worked like a charm.  Now he wants nothing to do with fast food.

/I still get my grease fix at lunch

This is what's wrong with parents these days.

You should have just told him no rather than feeding him misinformation.

Spoken like a farker who has never left his mom's basement.

No, that isn't how normal parents behave.  Most of us make rules and our kids follow them or there are consequences to deal with.  You know, kind of like the real world.  It helps them learn how to grow up to be responsible adults.  We don't just lie to them to get them to shut up and then sneak out and allow ourselves pleasures that we deny them because reasons.

So no Santa or easter bunny for your kids, got it.

Don't get off track.  The point is, you're a dick to your kids.


+1.

Also, for the record, there is no Santa or Easter bunny for my kids. It's lying to them and I think it adds nothing to Christmas. I buy the presents and the eggs and they should know that.
 
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