The Mermaid told me about this yesterday, and I just stumbled on the story...
BMcRib sandwiches contain same ingredient as yoga mats, shoe soles
Attention: Your McRib sandwich is probably not good for your heart. It has 980 mg of sodium and 10 grams of saturated fat. But then we already knew that it wasnt exactly health food.
According to Times healthland blog, thats not all it has: The sandwich contains 70 other ingredients. And some of those ingredients, such as azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80 are kinda gross.
From the story:
These components are in small enough quantities to be innocuous. But its still a little disconcerting to know that, for example, azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun. The compound is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive. (Englands Health and Safety Executive classified it as a respiratory sensitizer that potentially contributes to asthma through occupational exposure.) The U.S. limits azodicarbonamide to 45 parts per million in commercial flour products, based on analysis of lab testing.
Never had one. I could never get past the idea that the thing was SHAPED like ribs, but had no bones. It's like eating something that comes out of a play-dough factory! BLECH!
Never had one either. I love Big Macs too much to deviate to anything else. That being said, I haven't had McDonalds in a long, long time. I think it's probably because I'm now car-less and never do drive-thru. The McDonalds in my neighborhood is surrounded by way better establishments, so no real reason to go there. I'm craving a Big Mac now, though.
Never had one, but read an article last week about the stuff that binds the meat together and how they are "extruded." Now looking at a picture of one makes me nauseous. Not that it didn't before. They served these things in my high school cafeteria and we called it child abuse.
The last time they brought it back, I was in the middle of my crazy health kick and thought I'd break my diet to try one since I love bbq in general and ribs in particular and the portuguee and the giant had been crowing about its return for weeks.
It tasted like shoe soles.
This message has been edited by Maestra on Nov 4, 2011 5:33 PM
I lost power several times but never for an extended period of time.
Just kept going off then back on after a few minutes at various times over the week. Got lucky this time around since most of Manchester was out at one point. My ex just got power back after a week without it. My daughter got to spend many extra nights at my place. She went to work with me a couple times too.
This past week was like Take Your Kids To Work Week with all the school closings. My daughter isn't going back to school until Wednesday. That will be 7 days off in a row. Plus, 2 more missed days from the beginning of the year with the hurricane. It's not even winter yet.
Had one today.
I went to my Dad's as per usual Saturday to get his groceries.
And as usual, I call before going as I usually get there around noon/lunch time.
Today, he said to get some McRib sandwiches.
I saw this thread a day or so ago.
Yes I have eaten them before.
If you don't chemically break down their composition BEFORE eating them, they aren't bad.
They aren't great.
Like run through the streets after consuming one buck nekkid with an erection screaming,
"PENIS, GOOD TIME NOW!!", great or anything though.
But they aren't soggy paperboard, leather and vibram insole inedible.
I haul beef and pork trimmings. w/ribmeat.
I'm pretty sure I know WHERE it goes.
Holiday station-stores and Kwik Trip/Kwik Star stores (along with grocery store deli's and
MANY other convenience store chains, ie; Kum-n-Go, Circle-C, Quik Trip, etc, etc, adnauseum)
that have little kitchens for hot foods, pizza and such get these 'riblet pattys' that they
put on the small deli sandwich buns. The pattys are predestined BBQ flavored and sauce is
added. Stores sell them for 1.49 to 2.49.
I have had a few of them too (at $1.49) and from the store's condiment bars add pickle 'chips',
and diced onions if I want, a little more sauce, a few more seconds in the microwave and walla -
Lunch or whatever.
I saw my heart on the ultra sound monitor. Knew it was mine. It was wrapped in bacon.
Cholesterol test comes back that way too. Bacon.
I'm waiting for that God moment when he reaches in for that inevitable cardiac issue
and whispers softly to me, "Didn't think of this when you were eating all that PORK!".
Of course like those sparkly vampires who call themselves 'vegetarians' and only, uh, feed on
animals and not humans, it's like being a beefeater trying to satisfy themselves on tofu.
Sooner or later, you'll crack. And crack bad. And then there'll be headlines. Always is.
Vegetarian Arrested In Pasture
Next To Half Consumed Hereford
Of course, if you chemically break down anything you might consume you will inevitably find
that even water is bad for you. Air too.
So, for the past several millennia, people have been eating and dying as people normally do.
And did it matter what they ate? No. They lived and died just the same.
Back in the days of Hard Times, they wasn't much a nuthin. They didden even have none o dem
calendars or nuttin back then. It was all jus a called Hard Times. Cudden even spell neither.
But they had dirt.
And they ate that dirt.
And they was THANKFUL for that dirt.
And they lived and died just as folk do today.
A hundred years from now will it make a difference if you had, or had not, eaten a McRib?
I think not.
From time to time, the usual moment seems terribly beautiful.
Hows the incomprehensibility meter running now?
This message has been edited by spacetrucker on Nov 5, 2011 11:33 PM
I've never had one, because if you deviate from what's on the standard menu the staff acts like they're fucking lost. Anything other than a Big Mac or Cheeseburger takes too long. It's supposed to be FAST FOOD people :p
"This is a fun place, but these people will turn on you like a pack of badgers on meth if you're not careful." - big d
I did try a "southern-style" chicken biscuit a few days ago. Why? I don't know. It was on sale? What I can tell you is that it will never happen again. Is that what McNuggets taste like? Jesus, people. Get a grip - that shit is terrible.