"Why don't you guys just make it out of chicken?" (via Getty Images)
Long have we joked that there is no nugget part of the chicken, but what if McDonalds were legally required to make commercials that explained exactly what goes into their slimy processed meat lumps?
RT America's Redacted Tonight went to the trouble to make such a commercial for them, complete with monocalcium phosphate which is linked to chronic kidney disease! Here's John F. O'Donnell AKA Johnny O'Donny singing the catchiest McAdvertiesment that will have you barfing with delight.
(Below I've listed the actual ingredients from the "nutrition" section of the McDonald's website so you can sing along!)
Ingredients: 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. Prepared in Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with TBHQ and Citric Acid added to preserve freshness). AND DONT FORGET: Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
Long list, guys. It's probably healthier to leave a McDonalds with a knife in your back.
Redacted Tonight airs Fridays 8pm ET on RT America.
(by Myka Fox)