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So you want that McRib, eh?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Would you still want one if you knew that:

    It is 500 calories.
    26 grams of fat.
    980 milligrams of sodium
    and, are you ready for this? There is no rib in the sandwich at all. It is made of pork tripe, pork heart and scalded stomach. This concoction is then processed down with water and suger and then formed into the shape of ribs, which obviously (or not so obviously) it is not.

    I used to love 'em. Now I'm not so sure........
     
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  2. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    Tripe is stomach so it is odd they list it twice...I have eaten it and heart before...so yeah, I still love my McRibs :D

    Edit: Curious as to where you got that breakdown?
     
  3. Deadhead101

    Deadhead101 I am the Vapor King--I can do anything

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    This sounds right up McDonalds alley. It is advertising that, IMO, comes close to flat out lying. It's called the "McRIB" for cripes sake. Talk about deceiving!

    But what difference does it make? It tastes good and it's inexpensive. That's all most people really care about.
     
  4. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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  5. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    never had one, so isn't really going to change anything. don't really like eating at macdonalds, the burgers are always a disappointment(bread that's staler as 2-3 day old bread, and vegetables that have the consistency of seaweed), and it's relatively expensive too.
    if I want a quick snack in the city I prefer a snackbar(they serve some of the same fastfoodsnacks, but with more emphasis on fries and some meatproducts that I think are dutch, like frikandel and kroket, and often they don't belong to a chain)
     
  6. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    You felt deceived? It doesn't even have real rib bones....
     
  7. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    It's fucking McDonalds...
     
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  8. Deadhead101

    Deadhead101 I am the Vapor King--I can do anything

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    Calling something a "McRib" leads me to believe that there is some legitimate rib meat in it. I never sat down and really considered the matter. That's why their marketing is so effective. People think, "yum, I like ribs. The McRib must be tasty". IMO it's a deceptive name for the sandwich. Why doesn't McDonalds instead call it the 'McTripeHeart sandwich?
     
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  9. Tweek

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    I have my doubts that there are really hearts and stomach in the McRib. Perhaps at one time, but McDonald's has been pretty cautious these days after the backlash they have received in the past. Poking around Google, I see plenty of references to pork being used, and not byproducts. That being said, it is called junk food for a reason...
     
  10. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    McPigOrgan Samwich

    "Ya like pigs? Ya like organs? Well then, stop on by and get 'em both, on one tasty bun."
    -----Seasonal due to scarcity of donors.
     
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  11. PAZ

    PAZ Well-Known Member

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    Same way that all of Subway's cold cuts are turkey based. Ham, Salami, and Bologna are all made out of turkey.
     
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  13. StickyShisha

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    i don't care for the extruded meat products like the McNugget but i have had Filet Mignon cut up and assembled by "meat glue". We in the kitchen could barely tell a difference raw and none after cooking.
    amazing stuff but will lead to bacteria problem as exposed surfaces end up inside and served too rare (imo).

    edit to add a video
     
  14. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    After Jamie Oliver exposed the pink slime that McDonalds was using in their burgers, I haven't eaten there. The only thing I'll get there is the coffee. :shrug: Sounds like the way they are "restructuring" the "lower-valued meat trimmings" isn't much different than what they did before. Now, they're using salt and water instead of ammonium hydroxide to break down the by products that were, at one time, labeled not fit for human consumption and put in dog food.

    Yum.
     
  15. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    There must be a different ingredient list between the U.S and Canada...we never had the pink slime here as far as I can recall.
     
  16. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    Just looked it up; you are correct Tweek. :) The Canadian McDonalds only uses/used 100% beef. Obviously, you have tighter standards over there. :tup:
     
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  17. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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  18. xer0

    xer0 Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm...delicious throwaways. ;)

    I'm sure the crappy yet tasty "rib sandwiches" they used to serve in school were made the same way.
     
  19. Tweek

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    I really want a McRib now...had to settle for a Big Mac this afternoon :(
     
  20. Fully Melted

    Fully Melted It's OK to enjoy your medicine.

    McRib doesn't scare me... But a grilled chicken breast does! lol

    McRib Pork Patty:
    Pork, water, salt, dextrose, preservatives (BHA, propyl gallate, citric acid). Not so horrible..

    Chicken McNuggets® (6 piece): Not so horrible..
    White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning [autolyzed yeast extract,
    salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source), safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid],
    sodium phosphates, natural flavor (botanical source). Battered and breaded with: water, enriched
    flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid),
    yellow corn flour, bleached wheat flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium
    acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices,
    wheat starch, dextrose, corn starch.
    CONTAINS: WHEAT.
    Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ
    and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane
    added as an antifoaming agent.

    Grilled Chicken Fillet: Why are you slathering margarine on my added chicken fat and skin bits?
    Chicken breast fillet with rib meat, water, seasoning (rice starch, salt, sugar, yeast extract, canola oil, onion powder, maltodextrin, chicken skin, paprika, flavor,
    sunflower oil, chicken, garlic powder, chicken fat, spices), sodium phosphates.
    Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin,
    mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).
    CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN

    But the huge surprise is the burger patty! The cheap patty is better quality that the premium "Angus Patty" ..

    100% Beef Patty:
    100% Pure USDA Inspected Beef; No Fillers, No Extenders.
    Prepared with Grill Seasoning (Salt, Black Pepper).

    I always wanted added fat sprinkled on my Angus burger while it cooks????

    100% Angus Beef Patty:
    Ingredients: 100% Angus Beef.
    Prepared with Grill Seasoning (Salt, Black Pepper)and Angus Burger Seasoning: Salt, Sugar, Onion Powder, Natural (Animal and Plant Sources) and Artificial
    Flavors, Spice, Maltodextrin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Dried Beef Broth, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce Powder (Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Corn
    Syrup, Salt, Caramel Color, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Spices, Tamarind, Natural Flavor [Fruit Source]), Spice Extractives, Beef Fat, Caramel Color, Annatto and
    Turmeric (Color).

    I was hungry.. Not so much now...

    http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/ingredientslist.pdf
     
  21. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    RIBWICH :mmmm:
     
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  22. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    McRib has serious effects :freak:
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  23. mettle

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    Supposedly, its sporadically available because they wait for the price of pork to drop. McDonalds is a food commodity trader :)
     

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