Six nuggets for 99 cents! Sounds like a good deal..right? Wrong! But how many of us knowing that even though this deal is too good be true continue purchasing chicken nuggets from fast food restaurants anyway. Unfortunately this is the norm for our society who loves to accept the fake, the false and the untrue over what actually is. I mean hell we watch reality television shows like they aren’t scripted with paid actors and then have the nerve to discuss or get upset over the events that transpired in last week’s episode of our favorite show. So no it doesn’t surprise me that our culture continues to do this.
Honestly have you ever broken a chicken nugget in half from McDonalds Wendys or Burger King? Does it look like chicken to you? I’ll answer it for you. Nope! Seriously all of us have either prepared or had chicken whether it be a breast, wing, leg or thigh, prepared for us and it doesn’t remotely come close to resembling the chicken inside nuggets from the King or Mickey D’s. Except for chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-a they may actually be plucking real chickens over there!
I can feel all of your side eyes right now as if I’m exaggerating beyond belief and I’m just hating on multi billion dollar fast food chains. Listen, I wouldn’t have to if they would care more about their consumers and take some of those billions and serve a healthier product. But you don’t care so why should they? They know you’ll eat it anyway even though the truth is sitting blatantly in your face and in your mouth.
You want proof? Read the five line paragraph ingredient description of McDonald’s chicken nuggets found on their website www.mcdonalds.com:
Ingredients: White Boneless Chicken, Water, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Bleached Wheat Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Vegetable Starch (Modified Corn, Wheat, Rice, Pea, Corn), Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Calcium Lactate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Spices, Yeast Extract, Lemon Juice Solids, Dextrose, Natural Flavors.
Now raise your hand if you can not recognize the majority of the ingredients? Trust me I have both my hands raised right now. Maybe they just decided to shorten it to Chicken Mcnuggets because mentioning all the rest would just be an inconvenience. Not! I’m going to give you some food ( believe me my next words will be healthier and more beneficial than anything you ever ate at McDonalds, Wendys and Burger King) for thought. If they are selling you the consumer ( yeah I’m not in this category. I stopped eating ickin uggets aka “chicken nuggets years ago) a product that cost 99 cents how healthy and of good quality could it be?
So to answer my own question…Hell no you can’t call nuggets chicken anymore!