The McRib is a popular barbecue-flavored pork sandwich that is regularly sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain McDonald's. It was first introduced to the McDonald's menu in 1981, and consists of a restructured pork burger, formed into a small rack shaped like ribs, barbecue sauce, white onions and pickles. But what exactly is this sandwich made of?After visual inspection, the meat goes through the grinder before taking the shape of a rib rack. The hamburger, which contains pork, water, salt, dextrose and preservatives, is sprayed with water to prevent dehydration during the freezing process.
McDonald's claims that the sandwich consists mainly of shoulder meat. However, Chicago Magazine published a story that revealed the ingredients actually consist of restructured meat products such as heart, calluses and scalded stomach. So it could be from any part of the animal. The McRib also contains other ingredients such as azodicarbonamide, a flour bleaching agent that is also used in gym mats, yoga mats and shoe soles. In addition to these twisted chemicals, what kind of cuts are used to form this pork burger? According to a Maxim dispatch, there is very little real rib meat in a McRib.
It's made from composite ground pork shoulder. The entire McRib sandwich contains approximately 70 ingredients. Animal rights groups have even sued Smithfield Foods, McDonald's meat supplier for the McRib, for the inhumane treatment of pigs after an undercover video showed horrific scenes of abuse. It's so random because individual restaurants can offer the McRib whenever they feel like it. The Simpsons even parodied it in an episode titled 'I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can', where it gained cult followers. In conclusion, McRib, like everything else at McDonald's, including French fries, is a disgusting product that is not only terrible to eat but also contributes to the cruel torture of sweet pigs. It would be incredibly difficult for McDonald's to create more McRib-style products because that cult following is very difficult to replicate.