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The McRib: A Truly Scary Halloween Sandwich from McDonald’s

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McDonald’s recently announced the return of the McRib sandwich for a limited time (through November 14th) and we think its frightening list of ingredients and nutritional information deserved a closer look before we could dismiss it.

According to an article on Time.com, the 500-calorie “Pork” sandwich includes roughly 70 ingredients. The bun alone contains 34, including chemicals like ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80,  calcium sulfate and ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides. In addition, it includes pig innards, like tripe, heart, and scalded stomach. However, that’s not the worst of it! The scariest ingredient is azodicarbonamide — “a flour-bleaching agent most commonly used in the manufactur[ing] of foamed plastics like gym mats the and soles of shoes.” Yes, you read that correctly — chemicals found in gym mats and soles of shoes!

If that didn’t send you running to the nearest salad bar, here’s the nutritional information: 980 mg of sodium (more than half your recommended daily intake) and 10 g of saturated fat.

Now, that’s one cruel and scary sandwich!

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2 comments on “The McRib: A Truly Scary Halloween Sandwich from McDonald’s”

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6 Years Ago

holy hell!!! Great post for information purposes but don't think it will put people off buying them or anything else Mc D's make,its convenient,some people don't care what they shove down their throats!!!

02 Nov 2011

It's probably true. But did you know soy has been used to paint cars, as an automotive lubricant and also as a component in making clothes such as hats, jackets and shoes! In fact, in America in the early 1900's it was known solely as an industrial product. No wonder it tastes like shit. I would never defend McDonalds but facts are facts and... well.. People who live glass houses etc. etc.

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