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Subject: The McRib

Date: Thu Nov 3 11:30:42 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
Had one, didn't like it, McEvacuated it 2 hours later, in a big McHurry.
Is this what freecell discussion board is for?

Date: Thu Nov 3 11:54:13 2011
User: mrbuck
Message:
YES!

But the vegan rib served on Fridays at the Little Grill Collective is awesome.

mrbuck

Date: Thu Nov 3 11:57:14 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
Is the vegan rib shaped like ribs? If so, why?

Date: Thu Nov 3 11:59:17 2011
User: xeena
Message:
I never had the nerve to try mcrib. Was it a complete and total barf-o-rama? You could try suing them.


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S7kg1IhZ7M&feature=related

Date: Thu Nov 3 12:02:32 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
It wasn't barf, it was b-b-b-b-BLARF-F-F-F-f-f-f-f followed by a pffft and then several more pffts.

Date: Thu Nov 3 12:08:30 2011
User: TNmountainman
Message:
Read the ingredients if you dare (birdhaus I think you may be excepted):


Link: You don't wanna know...

Date: Thu Nov 3 12:36:59 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
OMG a McMeat Log! I reproduced it 2 hours later, more BMQsauce than log, however. I hated the texture and even the sound of it from the first bite. But now I'll tell you all why I bought one in the first place. I was stuck for two hours at Big McO Tires getting my 18 year old McSuby serviced for the next day's snow storm. On the McLED big screen in the waiting room was a local news piece on the McRib and it featured a local woman who gave up breakfasts and snacks so she could indulge in a McRib twice a day for it's McDonalds McRib Offer McDuration. It was noon, I hadn't had breakfast, I was hungry and there were several McDonlads on my way home. I stopped at one, decided not to go through the McTake out line and instead got off my McAss and entered and ordered. Took the McRib to my car and bit in, the rest is McHistory.

Date: Thu Nov 3 13:14:09 2011
User: mrbuck
Message:
Yes. Marketing no doubt.

mrbuck

Date: Thu Nov 3 19:21:13 2011
User: hotnurse
Message:
I have only had a bite from someone else's McRib and I just about McCrapped. I agree with all of the negative comments previously mentioned. I told my sister McJan and she said that it had been taken off the menu for quite a while but there was so much demand (probably from the makes of Lomotile and Depends) that they did another test market and it was a huge hit so it was brought back. I know several people who love'em but more who hate'um. I'll stick with the McFish and a frappe.

Date: Thu Nov 3 20:30:18 2011
User: .!.
Message:
I feel if youre going to eat something called a Mcrib,you SHOULD McBarf afterwards. Otherwise its still IN you. If youre not actually eating the meat off a RIB, do you really think McDs actually hand-picks it off and puts it all in the sandwich FOR you? Think not. Its all glued together with who-knows-what.

Date: Fri Nov 4 10:56:34 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
Why did I eat the whole thing? Childhood upbringing, I was raised by one Great Depression parent and one German Occupation parent and joined the "Clean Plate" brigade or "there are starving children in China" eat-your-vegetables strategy. Consequently I have no food dislikes, I eat ALL my vegetables and sadly I respect the dollar too much, I could not let my $4 go for nothing, even the French fries was undercooked but I ate them all. I couldn't play peas and carrots with my Diet Dr. Pepper so I topped it off with Classic Coke, nostalgia for a happy childhood, conscientious, am I going to be "beaten" by fast food, pride in cast iron? I guess it's as complicated as a McRib.

Date: Fri Nov 4 11:36:06 2011
User: poptart
Message:
I have never heard of a McRib before, and after reading this thread...I'll keep my McBuck in my pocket!

Date: Fri Nov 4 11:46:50 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
That's right, poptart, learn from other's mistakes.

Date: Sat Nov 5 04:47:12 2011
User: .!.
Message:
pop,theyre like a seasonal thing. Theyre out there for a couple months,then gone.

birdhaus,that explains it quite well. You mentioned fries. Im not one to condone those but if youve got a Carls Jr/Hardees nearby and youve just gotta have em,THATS the place to go. I used to think McDs fries were tops but not any more.

Date: Sat Nov 5 07:19:31 2011
User: .!.
Message:
Mcrib in the news.Link below.


Link: Bad treatment of pigs

Date: Sat Nov 5 07:22:14 2011
User: .!.
Message:
Not enuf? Heres more Mcrib news.


Link: Popular subject suddenly

Date: Sat Nov 5 10:14:42 2011
User: poptart
Message:
Well, I stopped at McD's last night to feed my son before dropping him off at The Carroll Center. [Lucky dog is doing a teen overnight and going geocaching today! hmmm...bunch of blind kids going geocaching...ought to be interesting!]

anyway, there was an display ad for the McRib and I thought about the McBirdhaus experience. He got the dbl cheeseburger.

Date: Sun Nov 6 15:56:58 2011
User: tigertiger
Message:
I rest my case...


Link: This is just one of many examples out there....

Date: Sun Nov 6 18:41:20 2011
User: snowguy
Message:
Reminds me of what a friend of mice used to say about hot dogs. "The best lips and snouts money can buy."

Of course, you can get hot dogs now that are not all that bad, but they do cost more and you have to read the ingredients and nutrition information.

What I especially like are the Kielbasa sausages that indicate a "serving" is a 2-inch piece. Riiight!

Date: Sun Nov 6 19:08:10 2011
User: poptart
Message:
It's all gross, IMO.

Date: Thu Nov 10 12:48:41 2011
User: xeena
Message:
I pretty much gave up meat completely, about 7 months ago. I think my skin is better. :}

Date: Thu Nov 10 13:58:09 2011
User: hotnurse
Message:
I rarely eat meat either and my butt is smaller. Honestly!

Date: Thu Nov 10 14:03:47 2011
User: TNmountainman
Message:
And what does your sister think of the ingredients of their McRib?

Date: Thu Nov 10 15:38:43 2011
User: hotnurse
Message:
I have really never asked her, not sure I would get a straight answer either. But I do know that when I did ask her why they were bringing that crap back she said that there was a big demand for it, so they are trying it in several locations on a trial basis.

Date: Thu Nov 10 15:53:53 2011
User: mrbuck
Message:
The following is not an endorsement of the McRib or any other fast food item or fast food company.

I find an interesting paradox concerning the ingredients in the McRib. As a people we generally find virtue in those who, once the animal is killed, use the entire animal and let nothing go to waste. Often this virtue is bestowed on the Native American population. Yet the group opinion here is that the animal parts in the McRib are somehow foul and should not would not be consumed by humans.

Recently I was influenced by a widely traveled foodie to try either calves brains or lamb brains. After calling all eleven local butchers I was not able to find either item. None of the butchers had an explanation as to why brains were not available.

In case you wondered why I wanted to try brains, I just want to be prepared for life after the Zombie Apocalypse as I understand that brains will be featured heavily in our diet.

mrbuck

Date: Thu Nov 10 16:56:56 2011
User: Akallabeth
Message:
Mad cow disease is a protein found in the brains of diseased cows and goats. It can be passed along to humans that eat their brains. This is probably why they aren't usually for sale.

A better use for brains is to soften animal hides.

Date: Thu Nov 10 17:21:19 2011
User: hotnurse
Message:
Back in the 70-80's my father-in-law would frequently eat sauted (sp?) pork brains for breakfast, scrambled up with onions and eggs. Talk about a heart-attack in one pan!!! It smelled good but I never had the guts to try it. Btw, he had raised and butchered the hogs himself.

Date: Sat Nov 12 10:18:26 2011
User: TNmountainman
Message:
Another take:


Link: "umarketable parts of the animal"

Date: Sat Nov 12 12:50:08 2011
User: birdhaus
Message:
I have to say that I've really learned a lot about marketing, about pork parts, about markets, about Americans, about pork parts in this thread. When I started this thread, it was simply a "in one hole out the other" story, now I've learned a bit about commercials during lunch hour, about story telling, about sacrifice, about pork parts, about pork parts and the marketing of pork parts and why my parts rejected pork parts, it goes on and on.

Date: Wed Feb 1 02:29:59 2012
User: TNmountainman
Message:
If you've recovered from McRibs.........


Link: Ick.

Date: Wed Feb 1 07:18:48 2012
User: weeds2pull
Message:
that picture is so gross....yuck....think I'll skip a McDonald's hamburger today.

Date: Wed Feb 1 07:59:02 2012
User: xeena
Message:
I guess my body never liked that stuff, because I used to eat it, and sometimes it made me sick, to the point of swearing I'd never eat fast food again because no telling what they did to it. Then I pretty much quit it and so glad I did. Maybe it wasn't some disgruntled worker spitting (or worse) in it... maybe it was just the ammonia laden ground up cartilage, and other "lean" parts. Yeah, they're "lean" because how much fat can be found in cartilage??

Another thing I deduced from the article... McD announced at the beginning of last year, they'd quit using it. Then they said they haven't used it since last August. That means it took 8 months to use it up. That's how old your burgers are. (minimum)

Date: Wed Feb 1 10:00:00 2012
User: bil
Message:
maybe it wasn't a real one, according to the "McRib" locator Albuquerque was the nearest place to get one


Link: mcrib locator

Date: Wed Feb 1 10:45:20 2012
User: TNmountainman
Message:
Makes one wonder a bit what's *really* in that "special sauce" on Big Macs.....


Link: Supposedly this.....

Date: Wed Feb 1 11:47:06 2012
User: firenze
Message:
I have never had the McRib, mainly because I am not a big fan of barbeque sauce. However, I find the other offerings such as the burgers or mcmuffins, acceptable for a quick meal on the run. I wouldn't eat there every day, but neither would I eat at any restaurant every day. Variety is nice when it comes to food.

Date: Wed Feb 1 11:55:26 2012
User: firenze
Message:
By the way, whatever happened to birdhaus? Last I heard, she moved to Tiajuna and bartends at Hotel Espana specializing in muddled Southern Comfort Old Fashions.

Date: Wed Feb 1 19:22:27 2012
User: hotnurse
Message:
Maybe birdie *is* the special sauce on the McRib. Remember that I have a connection to the McPresident. ;)

Date: Wed Feb 1 19:36:56 2012
User: TNmountainman
Message:
...and what say she about this story? How bad, really, are the cuts of meat Mickey D's uses?

Date: Thu Feb 2 18:32:20 2012
User: hotnurse
Message:
TN, I have ask her taht before and she said that she personally visits the farms and the processing plants where they do the chicken and beef. She said that all of their chicken foods are 100% real chicken white meat, not processed parts. The McRib is a pork product that is molded into a patty, sorta like sausage patties and then marked with a thing that makes it look grilled and then, imho, the put the crappiest bbq sauce on and slap it on a bun. They have a website that gives a lot of info about their products. Now.................what each McD's site does with their sandwiches may be a different story. If you ever find something you aren't happy with just send your receipt into the Chicago office and they will give you a refund.

Date: Thu Feb 2 23:55:03 2012
User: TNmountainman
Message:
My impression of the story, though, is that this was for their hamburger meat - not about chicken or pork. Not trying to throw stones - just wondering...

Date: Sat Feb 4 10:27:29 2012
User: hotnurse
Message:
TN, I don't like any fast food "hamburger", maybe Wendy's is just ok, but I'm sure the all use a beef-mix, not sure what the *mix* part is but will ask sis.

Date: Sat Feb 4 20:20:32 2012
User: mildcat
Message:
If you want to servive, avoid processed foods. Also avoid food that doesn't spoil.

Date: Sat Feb 4 20:24:35 2012
User: BuzzClik
Message:
Processed food, by some definitions of evolution, are all natural, correct?

Date: Sat Feb 4 21:17:41 2012
User: mildcat
Message:
You've been reading. Natural selection can be wrong before extienction.

Date: Thu Mar 15 02:10:50 2012
User: TNmountainman
Message:
Now they're wanting to pink slime kids in school....

See my post of Feb 1 (02:29:59) above for the original "Ick."


Link: Ick. - school version

Date: Fri Mar 16 10:04:22 2012
User: xeena
Message:
I could use that stuff for wood filler on my porch where some chunks of wood are rotted out. Just fill with pink goo, let dry, then paint. Last forever.

Date: Fri Mar 16 12:04:38 2012
User: MeBelle
Message:
Hey, mildcat, just wondering....what foods don't spoil?
My son's Celiac, & all those gluten free foods are perishable. I just have a small freezer, so can only freeze so much.
Pink slim sounds awful...hey, what about that meat glue that the fast foods use?
Or azodicarbonamide in some bakery breads; I know its in all Subway breads, so much for healthy.


Link: Chemical in some breads

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