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January 27, 2012 11:55 AM
I came across this article:

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/chicken-nuggets-how-bad-are-they

Good grief.... how do you raise a child on Chicken Mcnuggets for 15 years?!?!? That's disgusting!
January 27, 2012 11:59 AM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/468498-chicken-nugget-diet
January 27, 2012 12:03 PM
Thanks for sharing. See i Love nuggets however, I gave them up after watching the mcdonalds documentary
January 27, 2012 12:03 PM
What makes that story worse is that the mother said she was NOW trying to get the child to eat other foods. Maybe she should of started that years ago instead of waiting for her health to suffer.
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January 27, 2012 12:04 PM
I read that. Lol. Laughed at it. I refused to eat food when I was a child, like many other children but you don't see me or them living on the same food for 15 years. Why? Because our parents refused to be told what to do by a toddler.
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January 27, 2012 12:04 PM
A friend of mine posted a photo on facebook yesterday of some pink stuff that looked like soft-serve ice cream. Turns out that it is the chicken-ish mash that they use to make nuggets, apparently. They add coloring to bring it back to beige/yellow. ((shudder))
January 27, 2012 12:05 PM
I would say chicken strips are better w/BBQ sauce. That is just my opinion LOL
January 27, 2012 12:05 PM
Bad Bad Bad
January 27, 2012 12:05 PM
QUOTE:

I came across this article:

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/chicken-nuggets-how-bad-are-they

Good grief.... how do you raise a child on Chicken Mcnuggets for 15 years?!?!? That's disgusting!


well its the same as giving chips, ice cream, endless candy, cookies, whole milk , tons of cheese , mac and cheese ... hot dogs , need i go on? i was raised on food cooked in lard and doused with msg /salt.. no wonder i became a walking disaster
January 27, 2012 12:05 PM
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A friend of mine posted a photo on facebook yesterday of some pink stuff that looked like soft-serve ice cream. Turns out that it is the chicken-ish mash that they use to make nuggets, apparently. They add coloring to bring it back to beige/yellow. ((shudder))

I don't eat them because they taste awful, so I wouldn't know, but...They're beige/yellow inside? Shouldn't they be white?
January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
I always make my own =/
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January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
After seeing a video on how they make them I'll never eat them again.
January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
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That's what's in a chicken mcnugget

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made – 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.

But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?
Edited by lilRicki On January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
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January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fast-foods-generic/9336/2

this website has the scoop. just basic though 10 chicken mcnuggets have 463 calories with 29 grams of fat sick
yuk now i am glad i have never tried them
January 27, 2012 12:08 PM
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A friend of mine posted a photo on facebook yesterday of some pink stuff that looked like soft-serve ice cream. Turns out that it is the chicken-ish mash that they use to make nuggets, apparently. They add coloring to bring it back to beige/yellow. ((shudder))

I don't eat them because they taste awful, so I wouldn't know, but...They're beige/yellow inside? Shouldn't they be white?


True. She just said that they added the chicken color later. I wish I could copy and paste photos on here. It really was gross.
January 27, 2012 12:09 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5654066/chicken-nuggets-are-made-from-this-pink-chicken-goop
January 27, 2012 12:09 PM
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That's what's in a chicken mcnugget

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made – 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.

But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?



THAT;S IT!!!
January 27, 2012 12:10 PM
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I was going to post this! Well I quess I kinda did! Kinda makes me want chicken nuggets now! mmmMMMmmm
January 27, 2012 12:11 PM
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I read that. Lol. Laughed at it. I refused to eat food when I was a child, like many other children but you don't see me or them living on the same food for 15 years. Why? Because our parents refused to be told what to do by a toddler.


Exactly!! I cringe every time I read a post about having to fix 2 meals because "I have kids and they want junk" or feeding kids fast food because "it's all they will eat and I can't let them starve".
January 27, 2012 12:12 PM
This was discussed yesterday.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/466958-chicken-nuggets-yay-or-nay

Read pages 2-4. That pink gunk is NOT what chicken nuggets are made of. It is all 100% white meat, NOT mechanically separated chicken. These photos are a scare tactic to get people to stop eating fast food, in an underhanded way.

Though I need to correct something that I posted...mechanically separated chicken is NOT the entire carcass. It is a process used to separate the meat from the bone, NOT using all the extras (guts, heads etc). I checked Snopes after posting that and found out that was incorrect inormation.

While fast food is not the best choice of food, it is still food. I still eat McD's after working there for 3.5 years as a manager (only left because I moved to the USA). Anything is fine to eat, as long as it is in moderation. It isn't going to kill you to eat a cheeseburger once in a while.

http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp
Edited by sherrybaby81 On January 27, 2012 12:18 PM
January 27, 2012 12:12 PM
QUOTE:

A friend of mine posted a photo on facebook yesterday of some pink stuff that looked like soft-serve ice cream. Turns out that it is the chicken-ish mash that they use to make nuggets, apparently. They add coloring to bring it back to beige/yellow. ((shudder))


I saw the same thing! It was, "Can you guess what this is?" Unbelievable! Unfortunately, my 9 year old son has eaten at McDonald's ONCE in his life. A sitter took him there when he was a toddler. He hasn't been back. My kids don't always eat what I want them to, but fast food is never an option for them.

www.skinnytaste.com has a great homemade "nugget" recipe that my kids love.
January 27, 2012 12:18 PM
QUOTE:

This was discussed yesterday.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/466958-chicken-nuggets-yay-or-nay

Read pages 2-4. That pink gunk is NOT what chicken nuggets are made of. It is all 100% white meat, NOT mechanically separated chicken.

Though I need to correct something that I posted...mechanically separated chicken is NOT the entire carcass. It is a process used to separate the meat from the bone, NOT using all the extras (guts, heads etc). I checked Snopes after posting that and found out that was incorrect inormation.


http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp



Good to know. I was wondering how they changed the texture enough to make it look like chicken. I've been a bit nauseated since I saw that photo.
Edited by cygnetpro On January 27, 2012 12:19 PM
January 27, 2012 12:20 PM
I don't eat chicken nuggets because they're too processed and the texture is icky to me.

But because of public outcry, most all nuggets these days are made from white meat and not from mechanically separated chicken - which is not as bad as that scare article makes it seem. Check out Snopes' page for a good look at it.

Is mechanically separated chicken GOOD? Nah, not for most of us who want healthier options - most of what it goes into comes out as very unhealthy products. But it is not as bad as the viral spam-email stuff makes it seem.
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January 27, 2012 12:21 PM
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A friend of mine posted a photo on facebook yesterday of some pink stuff that looked like soft-serve ice cream. Turns out that it is the chicken-ish mash that they use to make nuggets, apparently. They add coloring to bring it back to beige/yellow. ((shudder))

I don't eat them because they taste awful, so I wouldn't know, but...They're beige/yellow inside? Shouldn't they be white?


True. She just said that they added the chicken color later. I wish I could copy and paste photos on here. It really was gross.

What I'm saying is, "chicken color" isn't beige/yellow. The color on the outside of the nuggets is the breading...
January 27, 2012 12:21 PM
McNuggets DID used to be made like that, but they changed the process in 2003 to make a better quality product. Some brands you find in the store still do use this process.

Now the meat is all white meat and is ground/minced and then shaped into nuggets, to make them uniform in size.

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