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The McRib Is Made Out of Yoga Mats

The McRib Is Made Out of Yoga Mats

Nobody is on the fence about McDonald’s being healthy. Nobody is defending it as being a conscientious option. No blog says, “actually, studies have shown that most McDonald’s food is really good for you.” Nobody has a friend that says, “Can we swing by McDonald’s? I’m counting calories,” unless they’re trying to count to a million. Even so, it’s a little surprising to find out that the McRib—the sauce swamped lump of play-doughy ribcage-shaped sponge-material that can be described as meat only in the sense that it’s brown and (sort of) edible—contains something called “zodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80,” a bleaching agent most commonly used to make yoga mats. Maybe McDonald’s should run with that in their marketing. Yoga mats are probably the healthiest thing on the menu …

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