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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 22:12:45 (permalink)
No, its to point out that McDonalds is absolutely loaded with all sorts of artificial preservatives and crap that not even bacteria will touch it after 6 months stood there in a warm environment.

 
Did you read Wheels's link?
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 22:24:36 (permalink)
I won't deny that I on the very odd occassion have a Mcdonalds burger and fries although prefer other "fast foods" but their history has been very poor and they invariably only change once "discovered" or when the game is up. 
 
I'm sure the occassional meal isn't going to do you too much harm but I'm pretty sure their food is full of low cost crap. I've eaten and made quality burgers from steak and lean beef etc... and not once has such a burger tasted like a Mcdonalds or Burger king burger.
 
Also and I'm sure some of you are happy with GM food but Mcdonalds use huge amounts of GM/monsanto products at least in the US, not sure on their labelling or if its required here in the UK?
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 22:24:56 (permalink)
CheekyChappie

Did you read Wheels's link?


 
Actually I just did now you mentioned it, quite interesting so I guess the not rotting thing isn't anything important. Either way it doesn't change much, the food is still pretty unhealthy.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 23:14:12 (permalink)
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Well, it's point is to mislead and play to peoples pre-conceived notions on McD's etc.



No, its to point out that McDonalds is absolutely loaded with all sorts of artificial preservatives and crap that not even bacteria will touch it after 6 months stood there in a warm environment.

Eat it because you enjoy it, I do from time to time but lets not kid ourselves and pretend its anything other than harmful.

can you name these artificial preservatives and crap?  This will be for british Macdonalds and not american as well, which may be different.
In the last 7 years lots of the food industry have gone clean dec.
 
Though on artifical preseratives. You can go old school with products like ye olde dry cured bacon or wild boar saucisson etc  You will not get mould growing on these either. But these will not get bad press even though more salted and fatty than macdonalds is.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 23:19:29 (permalink)
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I won't deny that I on the very odd occassion have a Mcdonalds burger and fries although prefer other "fast foods" but their history has been very poor and they invariably only change once "discovered" or when the game is up. 

I'm sure the occassional meal isn't going to do you too much harm but I'm pretty sure their food is full of low cost crap. I've eaten and made quality burgers from steak and lean beef etc... and not once has such a burger tasted like a Mcdonalds or Burger king burger.

Also and I'm sure some of you are happy with GM food but Mcdonalds use huge amounts of GM/monsanto products at least in the US, not sure on their labelling or if its required here in the UK?


They are not using GM in the UK.
Whether GM is a good thing or not is another debate.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/28 23:24:25 (permalink)
can some one tell me what "low quality crap is" please
 
It would be a waste to mince Kobe beeef. However that is still quite fatty.
 
Expensive beef like fillet would also be a waste. You also want a cheaper cut of meat as cheaper cuts have a higher fat content that allow the burger to eat better.
 
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 07:15:02 (permalink)
catweasel



 
Oh please! That doc is pure sensationalist garbage.
So if you eat 1000cal extra a day and dont exercise at all, you will be come fat and unhealthy...
 

 
post edited by BBTraining - 2012/12/29 07:16:12
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 08:24:42 (permalink)
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LOL I've tried to feed my dog mcdonalds and he refuses to eat it!

 
RB if you ever need cheering up, give your dog a large chunk of Thornton's Special toffee. Mine pinched a bit last night, it was truly hilarious and I actually woke myself up laughing this morning

 
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 08:51:38 (permalink)
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can some one tell me what "low quality crap is" please

 
In the case of beef, animals which have been given a poor diet resulting in the meat having less micro nutritients (particularly applicable to the fat - grass fed beef is superior in terms of micro nutrition), older animals making meat less tender, more muscle and less fat making the meat taste more dull. General animal welfare as well.
 
This is why 95% of the meat I consume comes from a local, fantastic butcher.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 10:38:42 (permalink)
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Good vid.

  




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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 11:21:02 (permalink)
i like poached eggs

Red Bull

LOL I've tried to feed my dog mcdonalds and he refuses to eat it!


RB if you ever need cheering up, give your dog a large chunk of Thornton's Special toffee. Mine pinched a bit last night, it was truly hilarious and I actually woke myself up laughing this morning

 
haha. I couldnt do that to him mate, he's a boxer, he's so gummy at the best of times. I bet yours was still chewing it in the morning. Your an evil evil man!


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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 11:24:11 (permalink)
McDonalds is staple in my diet. 
 
The legends, selects and grilled chicken are chicken fillet, all the other chicken products are processed.
 
I can't comment on the quality of the beef as all we know is it's 100% beef, but where on the cow it comes from is beyond me, though it still tastes good. I do prefer burger kings burgers though and kfc's chicken most of the time. kfc chips are crap tho, burger kings used to be beaut but heard they'd changed recently.

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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 11:28:26 (permalink)
LOL at some of these comments!!
 
"I wouldn't feed my dog mcdonalds"

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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 11:30:14 (permalink)
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I won't deny that I on the very odd occassion have a Mcdonalds burger and fries although prefer other "fast foods" but their history has been very poor and they invariably only change once "discovered" or when the game is up. 

I'm sure the occassional meal isn't going to do you too much harm but I'm pretty sure their food is full of low cost crap. I've eaten and made quality burgers from steak and lean beef etc... and not once has such a burger tasted like a Mcdonalds or Burger king burger.

Also and I'm sure some of you are happy with GM food but Mcdonalds use huge amounts of GM/monsanto products at least in the US, not sure on their labelling or if its required here in the UK?

 
That's because lean cuts of steak won't make a nice burger, a nice burger contains fat..
 
The best kebabs in the world are made with pieces of meat and pieces of fat... Fat gives it flavour!

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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 12:32:13 (permalink)
But how do you know if you go to a kebab house say,and you get a spicy chicken kebab for example you don't know what meat cut was blended to make it if it was chicken leg meat thigh or wing etc because those cuts are cheaper than say breast meat which i would want but it comes down to profit/cost and the lowest the cost for the seller the higher the profit,
That is why when i go for a kebab now and you see a deal like large chicken kebab on naan for 3.00 vs other takeaway large chicken kebab 4.50 there has to be some difference in quality of the product,
Also why and how mcdonalds can charge 99p for a double cheeseburger or mayo chicken its because they use the cheaper fatter cuts of meat and fill them out with flavorings salt preservatives to bulk the mix up which in turn make the meat go further which make mcdonalds more Monday i bet anything on the pound saver menu wont cost anywhere near 50p to make so if you looked at it like that 50p profit on everything they sell just on that menu not including big macs big tasty chips penny's to make etc.
£££££Profit and that's all they are bothered about fair play to them for doing and getting away with it.  
post edited by danny9 - 2012/12/29 12:33:41
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 15:40:33 (permalink)
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stephen77
can some one tell me what "low quality crap is" please


In the case of beef, animals which have been given a poor diet resulting in the meat having less micro nutritients (particularly applicable to the fat - grass fed beef is superior in terms of micro nutrition), older animals making meat less tender, more muscle and less fat making the meat taste more dull. General animal welfare as well.

This is why 95% of the meat I consume comes from a local, fantastic butcher.

macdonalds will be sourcing there beef from pretty similar supplies to the supermarkets and most butchers who use UK and Irish beef. The quality, animal feed and welfare will be comparable.
Most supermarkets and butchers are not selling masses of grass fed steak.
 
The age is less relavant when mincing for a burger. As the mincing process will break down the toughness. I do not find macdonalds a chewy burger.
 
So while you did answer my question. When people throw around "low quality crap" they think its worse than the mince they get from the supermarket or butcher, when in reality its a similar standard.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 15:43:01 (permalink)
Shae

That's because lean cuts of steak won't make a nice burger, a nice burger contains fat..

The best kebabs in the world are made with pieces of meat and pieces of fat... Fat gives it flavour!

Lets hope dav does not like proper black pudding, pork pie, salami. Yum yum lots of fat
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 15:48:01 (permalink)
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So while you did answer my question. When people throw around "low quality crap" they think its worse than the mince they get from the supermarket or butcher, when in reality its a similar standard.

I generally class supermarket meat as low quality crap too  (when compared to the quality grass fed local stuff butcher sources).  But in terms of beef, agreed that UK standards are actually pretty good, especially when compared to the nonsense that American cattle get fed on.
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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 16:39:52 (permalink)
Fcuk the quality of meat.........................I just go to whoever is giving the best toys!

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Re:mcdonalds vs kfc vs burger king quality of meat 2012/12/29 16:45:57 (permalink)
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But how do you know if you go to a kebab house say,and you get a spicy chicken kebab for example you don't know what meat cut was blended to make it if it was chicken leg meat thigh or wing etc because those cuts are cheaper than say breast meat which i would want but it comes down to profit/cost and the lowest the cost for the seller the higher the profit,
That is why when i go for a kebab now and you see a deal like large chicken kebab on naan for 3.00 vs other takeaway large chicken kebab 4.50 there has to be some difference in quality of the product,
Also why and how mcdonalds can charge 99p for a double cheeseburger or mayo chicken its because they use the cheaper fatter cuts of meat and fill them out with flavorings salt preservatives to bulk the mix up which in turn make the meat go further which make mcdonalds more Monday i bet anything on the pound saver menu wont cost anywhere near 50p to make so if you looked at it like that 50p profit on everything they sell just on that menu not including big macs big tasty chips penny's to make etc.
£££££Profit and that's all they are bothered about fair play to them for doing and getting away with it.  

 
chicken thigh and wings are were the flavour is. Breast is bland in comparrison. Given the choice I will go for thigh over breast.
Burgers are always going to use cheaper cuts of meats unless you go to michelen starred resturants. There is no point using lean cuts of meats, as fat provides flavour and succulanse to the burger.
 
Macdonalds make there burgers with beef and a little salt and pepper. Neither of these are bulking agents. Bulking agents are water, rusk, breadcrumbs etc.
 
i am not sure what macdonalds are getting away with. Their profit will come from volumes rather than massive margins.


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