So what do they put in McDonalds Chicken McNuggets?
McDonalds' Chicken McNuggets with curry sauce dip are considered the height of decadence in the Bitterwallet office. A box of 20 nuggets is enough to provide any cynical hack with what the pornographic industry refer to as a 'bacon face'.
But what's actually in them? Chicken? There's some, at least, judging by this list of McNugget ingredients from Fooducate. You'll notice that the second ingredient in box of nosh is 'water'. Mmm, chicken water:
White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning [yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source), safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid], sodium phosphate, 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). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
Yeah, plenty of foods have additives, but you expect chicken to play a slightly more prominent role in what is hardly a complicated foodstuff. Don't know about you, but gotta get me a brown paper bag of some thiamin mononitrate and antifoaming agent. With curry sauce, natch.