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McNugget Secret Ingredient: Molded Chicken Mush

December 20, 2014 by


By Erik Sherman for An attempt at transparency isn’t necessarily so appetizing. Admit it: You’ve eaten a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget. And if you have, you’ve wondered exactly what it’s made of. The texture isn’t anything like you’d expect from your Aunt Amy’s deep fryer, and the four available shapes are … odd for chicken. […]

McDonald’s rejects genetically modified potato

November 17, 2014 by


by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press McDonald’s has turned down genetically modified potatoes, but its developer seeks to sell them through alternate channels, according to a report in Capital Press. A new genetically modified potato has gotten the stamp of approval from USDA, but not from McDonald’s. The “Innate” potato was engineered by the J.R. Simplot […]

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Recall

November 13, 2014 by


McDonald’s is recalling a red whistle included with the Happy Meal Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy (#6) in the U.S. and Canada after recently discovering that components of the whistle can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children. McDonald’s has received two reports of children who coughed out pieces of the whistle. McDonald’s […]

Fallen Arches: Can McDonald’s get its mojo back?

November 12, 2014 by


by Beth Kowitt, Fortune Perhaps no episode captures what’s ailing the world’s largest restaurant company better than the Mighty Wings Debacle of 2013. In September of last year, McDonald’s launched an ambitious program to sell deep-fried chicken wings across its 14,000 U.S. locations. The wings were a staple in Hong Kong, where the crisp cayenne-and-chili-pepper […]

Only McDonald’s Would Advertise That Its Food Rots

October 16, 2014 by


by Alexander C. Kaufman McDonald’s wants the world to know that yes, its food can rot. In its latest attempt to woo health-conscious customers to the Golden Arches, the company has embarked on a campaign to debunk common perceptions about the quality and nutritional value of its food. At the top of the list was […]

McDonald’s new nuggets are made of fish and tofu

July 30, 2014 by


If you’re wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald’s in Japan could have an alternative for you — tofu and fish nuggets. On Wednesday, McDonald’s in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, […]

What exactly is in McDonald’s french fries?

July 22, 2014 by


What exactly is in McDonald’s french fries? Potatoes Mickey D’s uses varieties like the Russet Burbank, which have a nice oval shape and just the right balance of starch and sugar. Excess sugar can cause a fry to have brown spots where it’s over-caramelized, leaving a burnt taste and deviating from the uniform yellow-arches color. […]