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American vs Canadian McDonalds

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American vs Canadian McDonalds

According to this video,
we have better Ketchup and better menu selection but they have a better Big Mac...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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The only food I have had at McDonalds is the breakfast sandwich . The rest of the food is emergency only .
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Nuggets in USA are terrible. Also different bbq sauce
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GangStarr wrote: Nuggets in USA are terrible. Also different bbq sauce
Video was quick to push their chicken tenders as being the better American option.
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1 word....McRib
(and I dont really care what its made from)
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GangStarr wrote: Nuggets in USA are terrible. Also different bbq sauce
Really? I like US nuggets more than Canadian.
cardguy wrote: 1 word....McRib
(and I dont really care what its made from)
Think smaller, and more legs.
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Gee wrote: You like the pink slime?
Looking at the ingredient lists between both, they look pretty similar.
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death_hawk wrote: Looking at the ingredient lists between both, they look pretty similar.
What percentage is pink slime.

If you visit a Canadian distribution centre for McDonalds, the box says 100% Beef
The same distribution centre in the US says 100% Meat

100% Meat can mean anything.
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Gee wrote: What percentage is pink slime.
0%
If you visit a Canadian distribution centre for McDonalds, the box says 100% Beef
The same distribution centre in the US says 100% Meat

100% Meat can mean anything.
Sure, but in this case the ingredient is listed as "Chicken" on both.
I'm not even sure it's mechanically separated since it usually mentions that, but i don't recall if that's a law or not.
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playnicee1 wrote: According to this video,
we have better Ketchup and better menu selection but they have a better Big Mac...
Are you sure better Ketchup? I thought they stopped using Heinz.
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xpressmerchant wrote: Are you sure better Ketchup? I thought they stopped using Heinz.
It is subjective.

When Heinz was in Canada, they didn't use High Fructose Corn Syrup. That was mainly a US thing.

Everyone should just switch to French's Ketchup
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The McDonald's fries in the U.S. taste better but this could be because they are using less healthy fats. They seem crispier and more flavourful.
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choclover wrote: The McDonald's fries in the U.S. taste better but this could be because they are using less healthy fats. They seem crispier and more flavourful.
They used to use good old beef tallow here in Canada back in the day to give the fries that ultimate flavour and crispness. Wonder what they're using down there now, if a blend of different fats?
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Gee wrote: It is subjective.

When Heinz was in Canada, they didn't use High Fructose Corn Syrup. That was mainly a US thing.

Everyone should just switch to French's Ketchup
Never liked the switch to Heinz they did up here. Preferred their old red McDonald's own ketchup packets. They were like Hunt's ketchup. Not overly sweet and were pretty salty compared to the major ketchup names.
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playnicee1 wrote: Video was quick to push their chicken tenders as being the better American option.
Over the years, the American ads have shown to have a much more favourable menu compared to up here. The $1 value menu had items you couldn't think of here on the Canadian value menu. The 2 for $5 including Big Mac, McNuggets and some other items can't recall at the moment. Their Mighty Wings were a big hit with customers. Then portion sizes aren't even debatable what's been going on up here.

Heck, when I was a kid back in the 80s up here and saw all the ads for McDonald's on tv during Saturday morning cartoons for their Happy Meals and wanted to have it; only to be told by their staff that that's only in the States! Being in the States has clearly been far more favourable when it comes to fast food. Much more selection in different chains, many of which we've yet to even see up here, the selection in menu items available, portion sizes, etc. No real comparison there.
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The taste of a Big Mac can vary within Canada and within the US

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