Feeling hungry? You may want to read the rest of this article before you head to your favorite fast food restaurant and order your usual chemical and prescription drug-ridden meal. Did you know you’re likely eating crushed beetles and or duck feathers with your fast food burger? Here are some of the most disgusting additives you’re eating when you hit the drive-thru:
Duck Feathers: One of the more-enduring urban legends about McDonald’s is that their hamburgers contain cow eyeballs. While this has not proven to be the case, the company’s Baked Hot Apple Pie does contain duck feathers, or at least an ingredient commonly derived from such. Truth can be just as strange as fiction.
Pink Slime: McDonald’s wants you to believe that every time you bite their McNuggets, you are eating chicken. But, that is far from the truth because it is a mixture of bones and chicken carcass, chicken parts that you won’t normally eat. Other ingredients included in the mixture popularly known as pink slime includes ammonia to kill bacteria and small amounts of petroleum.
Silly Putty plastic: Dimethylpolysiloxane is a form of silicone used in the stretchy toy, but it also keeps fryer oil from foaming and as such, you’ll find it in McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and fries … or almost anything deep-fried in a fast food restaurant.