It's that time of year again, the best time of year, the time of year when the McRib comes back to McDonalds. If you aren't a McRib lover, you might not know what i'm talking about. If you are one, you might not be for long.
A photo of a frozen McRib recently surfaced. It was allegedly taken by a McDonalds employee and shows a white, hard frozen patty that doesn't look anything close to the sauce covered deliciousness that most of us know and love.
McDonalds didn't deny that the photo was indeed that of a McRib, they more or less just dodged the question. The company released a statement saying,
"There are few things more legendary at McDonald’s than the McRib," the company said in a statement. "It is a boneless, seasoned pork patty on a bun with slivered onions, two dill pickle slices and plenty of our sweet, smoky, barbecue style sauce.
One reason our customers love the McRib is its fun and wonderful shape. Just like a burger patty is formed to be round and flat, we form the iconic McRib in the shape of traditional ribs. We then flash freeze the patty to seal in flavor and freshness, just like you freeze meat in your own freezer, before going to our restaurants.
The McRib is also known for its iconic taste, which is why we use a quality cut of pork – pork shoulder – to give our McRib lovers a thicker, meatier McRib experience."
Ever since a photo of pink slime that contained the main ingredients of McDonald's chicken turned up, many people have questioned the type of food served at the restaurant. But even though the McRib isn't actually shaped like a rib, doesn't mean it isn't made of rib meat.
The McRib, like most fast food meats is processed. This means the meat is ground up into a soft mixture that can be molded into various shapes. Some processed meats like chicken are formed into nuggets or patties and others such as pork, are shaped into McRibs.
Does the frozen McRib gross you out or will you be in the drive thru line tomorrow ordering one?
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