Sunday, January 9, 2011

What is this? It is a chicken

It is 1,000 Chicken McNuggets.


According to Early Onset of Night it is 

mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.




Snopes says
Mechanically separated meat is a paste-like or batter-like meat product created by forcing unstripped bones under high pressure through a type of sieve  to separate edible meat tissue (including tendons and muscle fiber) from the bones.  Contrary to what is claimed above, the process does not involve the grinding up of entire animal carcasses ("bones, eyes, guts, and all") into one large, amorphous glob of meat; it is a technique for removing what is left on the bones of a carcass after all other processing has been completed.  (Also, although meat packing plants typically use anhydrous ammonia for refrigeration purposes, with ammonia leakages having on occasion caused contamination issues at such plants, and sometimes introduce additional 


20 comments:

  1. It's insulation. But to a ten-year-old boy it looks like something else.

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  2. Looks to me like you went to a candy factory or some sort of candy making store.

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  3. Janet, you get a point for being first, but you are not close.

    Denise, you are getting warm.

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  4. OK, it is not ice cream. And I did not take the photo.

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  5. Oh, I was going to say ice cream. Hmm, well, how about frozen yogurt?
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. It's going to be used to make chicken nuggets for fast-food restaurants.

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  7. We got some winners, but I won't hit the publish till Monday night. I wanna let the world keep guessing.

    It is not considered a dairy product. But until I saw this photo I considered it food.

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  8. I haven't been able to eat a chicken nugget since.

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  9. What they put in the cotton candy machines to make the finished product?

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  10. It's chicken! Delicious, delicious mechanically-separated chicken! Yum yum yum.

    I'm gonna go get some Chicken McNuggets - anyone want some?

    :D

    What do I win?

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  11. Do I get a prize? A gift certificate to MacDonald's or something?

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  12. Looks to me like somebody opened the "1960's time vault".

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  13. I'm never eating chicken nuggets again.

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  14. Nice. You were about a year and a few months ahead of the "Pink Slime Scare" Wonder why it too so long for the story to break? And where is all the faux outrage now?

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You do not have to be nice!

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