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Putting The Chicken Back In McNuggets

The Washington Post notes that Chicken McNuggets will soon be all white meat. Surely somewhere Jesse Jackson is planning a protest...

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 -- McDonald's Corp. plans to introduce a new, white-meat version of its Chicken McNugget this fall.

The new McNuggets are smaller and have less fat and fewer calories than the current version, with the restaurant looking to meet a growing preference for chicken breast meat, the Chicago Tribune reported today.

Since McDonald's first rolled out McNuggets in 1983, the product line has been one of the company's most popular entrees, especially among children. The company said, however, that consumer tests over the past six months have shown the time is right to shift from a McNugget that is 30 percent dark meat to one that is 100 percent white meat.

There is nothing more disgusting that getting one of the grizzle McNugget (one that is 30% dark meat and 70% mystery meat). Each six pack is guaranteed to have at least one of those...


Comments (4)

Dark meat chicken McNuggets... (Below threshold)
screw everyone:

Dark meat chicken McNuggets were the only reason to order them. My sister and I would fight over who would be able to eat them.

The dark meat ones we'd eat plain, because they tasted good and had a great texture. The white meat ones, well, we always used a lot of sauce on them to cover up the fibrous, less-tasty flavor.

Same here. The whiter meat... (Below threshold)
Luna:

Same here. The whiter meat nuggets sucked muchly in the old batches, but at least you'd get maybe one out of six. The more fully dark meat ones were the ones I'd hope my box would mostly be comprised of. The whiter meat ones were dry and not nearly as tasty, where the dark meat ones were great with just a bit of pepper on 'em. I never had to oversauce them like I did the whiter meat ones - hey, more carbs in the sauce, Atkins people. White meat leads to oversaucing because of its dryness. I can't believe McDonalds did this. My theory is that they did it because of this horrible Atkins craze that seems to be affecting much of food service nowadays. I tried the nuggets and was sorely disappointed, as they've been a favorite of mine since I was a kid back in 1983. The nuggets were noticeably smaller and when I bit into the new nugget, the breading didn't even stick to the chicken. It formed a hollow pocket, no doubt so the Atkins people can peel it off easier... but is McDonalds really great for their diets anyway? I hope this blows up on them because the second I tried the new, smaller, drier, blander nuggets, which have less breading... I knew this HAD to be the New Coke of our decade.

O.K people, back off McDona... (Below threshold)
LORAYNA:

O.K people, back off McDonalds already. The reason they made their nuggets all white meat is because of people like you who complain. McD's gets so much criticism due to people becoming obesed. Give me a break!!! Y'all complain about their Supersizing, nuggets, fries, greasy food. Back off people already! They stopped suggesting the Supersizing even though it's not even the burger they make bigger, just a little more drink and like 4 or 5 fries extra which people dont even finish, white meat nuggets now, changed oil on fries, what next? Want healthier foods, go to "Subway" people and Shut Up! Do people ever say anything about Sonic Sizing, or Biggie sizing it? No!!! Stop trying to change McD's, it's been around for over 50 years for the food and will grow changed or not. So lay off people!!!

O.K people, back off McDona... (Below threshold)
LORAYNA:

O.K people, back off McDonalds already. The reason they made their nuggets all white meat is because of people like you who complain. McD's gets so much criticism due to people becoming obesed. Give me a break!!! Y'all complain about their Supersizing, nuggets, fries, greasy food. Back off people already! They stopped suggesting the Supersizing even though it's not even the burger they make bigger, just a little more drink and like 4 or 5 fries extra which people dont even finish, white meat nuggets now, changed oil on fries, what next? Want healthier foods, go to "Subway" people and Shut Up! Do people ever say anything about Sonic Sizing, or Biggie sizing it? No!!! Stop trying to change McD's, it's been around for over 50 years for the food and will grow changed or not. So lay off people!!!




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