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McDonald fries secret ingredients?

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  • May 25th, 2017 12:08 pm
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I ate wendys fries. It doesn't have the flavour of McDonalds fries
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flyingnurse wrote:
May 19th, 2017 3:25 pm
Beef lard ? I don't eat anything beef related, would have been nice to know this information 10 years ago.
i heard they used real beef flavouring after they stopped using beef tallow, but i think any flavouring they use now is a vegetable based imitation...at least in canada.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
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The smart thing to do to always get fresh fries is to order fries with no salt.
How do the fries taste without salt? Is salt part of the "secret"?
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These are the ingredients used to make French fries in McDonalds's, United States -

Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*, Citric Acid [Preservative], Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Salt. Prepared in Vegetable Oil: Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with TBHQ and Citric Acid added to preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. Contains: Wheat and Milk. *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients.

McDonald's explains these ingredients on their website as part of their 'Our Food, Your Questions' initiative. Some of these are -

Dextrose is a natural form of sugar that helps give the fries their perfect golden color.

Sodium acid pyrophosphate is added to keep the potatoes from turning gray after freezing and before they are cooked at the restaurant.

Citric acid is added to preserve the freshness of the oil.

Dimethylpolysiloxane is also added to reduce foaming and oil splattering.

TBHQ is an antioxidant that acts as a preservative, allowing the oil to remain fresh from the supplier all the way to the restaurant.

http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/there- ... ies-736343
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French fries in Canada;

French Fries: Potatoes, canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, safflower oil, natural flavour (vegetable source),
dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain colour), citric acid (preservative), dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming
agent), cooked in vegetable oil (canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, citric acid,
dimethylpolysiloxane).

Have some fun reading the list about everything at McDo below;

http://www1.mcdonalds.ca/NutritionCalcu ... actsEN.pdf
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CocoJambo wrote:
May 20th, 2017 12:10 am
New York fries are better
it is too far to travel to New York just to eat fries.
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picard12 wrote:
May 20th, 2017 1:02 am
it is too far to travel to New York just to eat fries.
They are every where in Toronto. Google
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playnicee1 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:08 pm
The smart thing to do to always get fresh fries is to order fries with no salt.
How do the fries taste without salt? Is salt part of the "secret"?
first ask if the fries were just made...I remember seeing them just make new fries and some ******* asked for unsalted fries...they made him wait 15 minutes and everyone was just getting fresh fries since it was just made
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Redsanta wrote:
May 20th, 2017 1:03 am
Popeyes fries are better...
Popeyes fries are probably the worst fries of any fast food restaurant.
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flyingnurse wrote:
May 19th, 2017 3:25 pm
Beef lard ? I don't eat anything beef related, would have been nice to know this information 10 years ago.
Canadian fries and oil have been vegetarian for at least the last 10 years - I worked there back then when they switched. It was probably 2006 or so?
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playnicee1 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:08 pm
The smart thing to do to always get fresh fries is to order fries with no salt.
How do the fries taste without salt? Is salt part of the "secret"?
lol you really like to waste time, don't you?
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toronto19850 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 3:49 pm
they used to use cow fat to fry them in

I think they changed it though
Yupp, it was called tallow. It was WAY Better. Ask any body who's in their 30s or older and they'll tell you how great the fries were. Like addictive. A couple of vegetarian were horrified not knowing it was beef fat flavouring since they said they cooked it in vegtable oil so they sued McDonald's. If McDonald's wants to turn around it's sinking ship, they have to start offering that again.

This commercial today would seem silly, but bring them fries back, and it's as real as it gets. Better than any of the new stuff out there
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