Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hide, McRibs are Back!

Driving my daughter to school yesterday I noticed a billboard outside McDonald's trumpeting the limited return engagement of the Mc"Rib" to Canada.

You may be wondering why I'm using quotation marks surrounding the word rib.

Well, let's just say it's not really a rib.

It is however made up of pork.

It's basically processed pork pressed into a shape that resembles ribs replete with fake "bones".

That picture up above?

That picture's what a Mc"Rib" looks like when the sauce is washed off.

The picture below?

That's a cross-section closeup.

For more pictures, head over to Fast Food Facts for their full post on Deconstructing McRib.....just don't go on a full stomach.

[FYI: 490 calories, 1,040 mg sodium]

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  1. Anonymous8:36 am

    Oh, lighten up, Yoni. :-)

    I don't think anyone believes there are bones in it, and it's not intended to induce that belief. It's just a bit of fun, like putting honey in a bear-shaped dispenser.

    The meat is basically sausage. What's the problem with that?

  2. um... yummy? *cough* *cough*

    it's funny i used to consider this kind of food a 'treat'... or a 'reward'...

    now that i think of it... i was treating myself to a big behind, and rewarding myself with all sorts of medical complications.

    this is another great reminder of how gross that kind of 'food' is.

  3. Anonymous12:04 pm

    Is it coincidence that the "Krusty Ribwich" episode of the Simpsons seems to have been on a lot since the McRib was re-released? I think not. (It was also processed meat shaped to look like ribs, coated in sauce, and placed on a similar looking bun.)

    If you haven't seen that hilarious parody of the "limited time only" rib sandwich special, I would suggest you watch it.

    As to why Krusty's version of the sandwich was discontinued? The animal they made it from went extinct. When asked if it was pig, Krust replied "think more legs".

    Mmm, mmm. Can't wait to get one and just to add to the calorie count, I'll have one of those cinnamon things for desert. (The tiny blobs of bread, cinnamon, and sugar that pack a huge calorie/carb/sugar whallop.)

  4. Yum. Predigested fat and is that wet cardboard?


  5. Wow, that looks very unappetizing...

  6. ewwwww. Not that I would have eaten that or if I did, it would be in the dark, like when I eat medium rare steak.

  7. Oh that is just nasty! I have never tried a McRib and I guess I won't need to now, either!

  8. Seeing that picture further reinforces why I have never wanted to even TRY that sandwich! Ick! Now, if only I could get that disgusted with french fries, I'd be in good shape!! :)

  9. Anonymous7:12 pm

    ew, the cross-section! I am slightly nauseous now.