It's that time of year again. The McRib suddenly reappears at McDonald's for a few weeks and we are all supposed to be beside ourselves with excitement as if the holy grail has been discovered at McDonald's. Come Thanksgiving the McRib will disappear from the menu once again, and if you ask me (and even if you don't) that day can't come too soon.

So here's a dilemma.  All you McRib lovers - do you want to enjoy your few weeks of eating McRibs in blissful ignorance, or do you want to go behind the curtain and see what the actual ingredients are?

If you don't want to know, then read no further and continue on with your sloppy "meat" sandwich none the wiser.

If you do, then here are the ingredients of the McRib and why it is nothing to get excited about:


There are about 70 ingredients involved , 34 of which are in the bun.  Most of those are chemicals used for who knows what.  But one is azodicarbonamide, which bleaches flour and is also used to make gym mats.

Pig scraps

The McRib is assembled from pieces of pig like the heart and stomach.  Those are cooked together and blended into a substance that IS pig - technically.

Salt...and lots of it

Salt is used for flavoring - and to extract proteins from the meat which help basically glue the stray pig parts together.

No bones at all

You'll never have to worry about finding a rib bone or any other bone in your McRib.  Just because it's pressed to LOOK like ribs doesn't mean there are actually any ribs inside.

Oh and let's not forget that McRib is drenched in enough barbecue sauce to drown a small mule.

Personally, I can't seem to bring myself to buy into all the hype of the  McRib - no matter how many times they "bring it back". But I suppose when you have a billion dollar advertising budget you can make anything look good.  My suggestion to McDonald's  would be to take a measly couple million and invest in making the food actually taste good.

Now, I know that some of you are all about the McRib and love it with a passion, and some just don't care. So please, take the poll below and let us know if you love it or hate it - then share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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