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McDonald’s Goes Au Naturel, Removes Artificial Preservatives From Most Burgers
By Mikelle Leow, 27 Sep 2018
Image via McDonald’s
Don’t expect for your favorite burger to retain its shape after being kept for years—McDonald’s mainstay menu items have now gone au naturel.
After an extensive Twitter beef, the brand is finally taking a leaf out of Wendy’s book by ditching nasty artificial additives from its most iconic burgers.
On Wednesday, the chain announced that seven of its sandwiches would now be free of “artificial preservatives… artificial flavors and... added colors from artificial sources.”
The cleaner lineup is composed of seven classic burgers: the hamburger; cheeseburger; double cheeseburger; ‘McDouble’; single and double ‘Quarter Pounders’ with Cheese; the ‘Big Mac’. These items make up “nearly two-thirds” of McDonald’s sandwiches in the US.
In order for the change to take place, the company has eliminated artificial preservatives from its cheese slices, ‘Big Mac’ special sauce, as well as the regular, sesame seed, and larger ‘Big Mac’ buns.
Its pickle still contains a non-natural preservative, but patrons can request to leave it out from their food if they’re not relishing the idea of the ingredient.
The recipe changes have rolled out across 14,000 restaurants in the US. They follow that of McDonald’s apple pie, which sports a different appearance, greater bite, and less sugar.
[via The Washington Post, cover image via McDonald’s]
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