Chickens don't exactly have nuggets, so how does McDonald's make its popular McNuggets?
In a new video, McDonald's Canada showed viewers how the sausage -- er, nuggets -- is made.
The segment is part of a campaign that aims to combat attacks on McDonald's food and policies. Earlier videos from the fast-food giant show the company making a burger look delicious in advertisements and constructing a Big Mac from scratch. The chain also posted answers to questions posed on its website, including "Do you use red slime in your meat?" and "How do you afford to sell your food so cheap?"
The latest video takes viewers into an Ontario Cargill plant that produces the nuggets to answer a question from an Alberta, Canada, man who wondered: "What are legitimately in chicken mcnuggets?"
Well, chicken for one. Workers started with whole chicken, which is cut up and the breast meat is set aside to make the nuggets. (It's not clear what happens to other cuts of chicken.)
The next step involves taking a load of chicken breast meat and putting the batch into a grinder along with some seasonings and chicken skin for flavor.
The ground chicken meat is then cut into four distinct shapes: ball, bell, bow tie and boot. (Who knew there were these four shapes?) The pieces, moving along on a conveyor belt, are then covered twice with batter and partially fried.
The nuggets, frozen and packed, are fully cooked at restaurants. Check out the video below: