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11 Amazing Facts about the McDonald's McRib (Reader Reactions Are HILARIOUS!)
Business Insider via Yahoo!Finance ^ | December 17, 2012 | Dina Spector and Kim Bhasin

Posted on 12/28/2012 5:55:19 AM PST by PJ-Comix

The McDonald's McRib is back, hitting restaurants nationwide today. The legendary boneless pork sandwich, famously molded to resemble a rack of ribs, is both a feat of modern engineering and shrewd marketing.

It garners almost as much attention for its pseudo-meat shape as its impermanence on restaurant menus.

The barbecue-sauce-smothered sandwich was supposed to return at the end of October, but was pushed back to help boost end-of-the-year sales.

Better late than never.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: mcdonalds; mcribs
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McDonalds is trying to bring back McRibs but as you can see from the HILARIOUS reader reaction in the comments section, the response is underwhelming. Some sample comments:

Can I pay with restructured money???

Eat the box.It's better for you.

So if one of the ingredients is the same one that is in yoga mats, does that make it healthier?

Sounds like this is a flatten out hot dog.

When i saw the picture of the sandwich i thought this was another Kim Kardashian story

When I get a craving for a McRib, I just slather barbecue sauce on an old shoe - tastes EXACTLY THE SAME - YUMMMM!!

It's a heart attack on a bun - with bonus gym-mat ingredients!

"Excuse me Miss, i dont mean to be rude, but you have a little yoga mat stuck between your teeth".

You sure have to give credit to the guy who came up with the name McRib. I wonder how many they would sell if it was called a 'tripe, heart, and scalded stomach sandwich'.

Restructured meat technology. Sounds delicious!

Yummmmy! A slab of congealed pork scrapins and slurry, slathered with chemicals, adhesives, coloring, salt, and the sort of gelatinous goop that one normally associates with waterproofing a roof. My mouth would be watering if it wasn't for the fact that I just threw up in it.

After reading the list of ingredients, I think I just McBarfed.

So much compressed goodness one wonders if this is the food of the gods.

No ribs were used in the making of this sandwich.

RIB: Restructured Intestinal Byproducts

take some duct tape and just attach this sandwich to your butt

Restructured meat? Soylent Green is People! Soylent Green is People!

The Supersize Meal comes with a defibrillator.

Good luck eating McRib containing the whole periodic table.

1 posted on 12/28/2012 5:55:27 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Monica Lewinsky’s tounge wouldn’t even touch one of those things.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 6:00:21 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: RebelTex; cabojoe; Conspiracy Guy; Lady Jag; glock rocks; MeekOneGOP; sam_paine; ...

Humor PING!


3 posted on 12/28/2012 6:01:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

I like them.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 6:04:53 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Lockbar

I have a pretty high tolerance for horrible food but when I tried it for the first (and last) time years ago, I had to put it down after one bite and then spit out what I bit. I actually couldn’t believe such a horrible food product would be marketed. Actually the most surprising thing is they continue to try to re-market it. Oh, and glad to know that the same ingredient that goes into making Yoga mats goes into McRibs. Does that make it healthier?


5 posted on 12/28/2012 6:05:02 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: central_va
I like them.

You savor Yoga mats?

6 posted on 12/28/2012 6:06:12 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Good news! Here is the thing that you can avoid for Lent. Such a sacrifice!


7 posted on 12/28/2012 6:08:41 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

No but I like tripe, heart and other pig offal.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 6:08:49 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: central_va; PJ-Comix

I like them too. I tend top think most of the comments come from Michelle Obama fans. She’s a food grabber, he’s a gun grabber (among other equally heinous things). Don’t ruin my decadent indulgence just because other morons depend on fast food for most of their meals.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 6:10:01 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: PJ-Comix; All
have yah tried (American) pizza lately..oozing..yuck! :-(
only good thing..haven't detected any meat slime.

10 posted on 12/28/2012 6:10:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bozo man can :-)
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To: Lockbar

There was once a time, many eons ago, when Arby’s used REAL roast beef in their sandwiches. And then their cost accountants had their culinary input.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 6:10:43 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

The McRibb is no better or worse than anything else on their menu.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 6:10:53 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I don’t care what’s in ‘em. I love them. I also love head cheese, fried pig’s ears and pickled pigs feet!


13 posted on 12/28/2012 6:11:31 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: bramps

You don’t have to be a food snob to hate McRibs. I have a high tolerance for lousy food and even I can’t stomach that stuff. I would like to see a TV episode where Andrew Zimmern eats a McRib sandwich.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 6:12:58 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

"...there's a dog next store that hasn't poop the same since I fed him two a year ago

15 posted on 12/28/2012 6:13:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: central_va

THe point made about MickyDs bring a commodity trader was interesting. I woder how much in physical reality the McRib differs from Soylent Green.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 6:13:31 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I remember those days, I was in college 40 years ago! Haven’t eaten at Arby’s since!

I’ve never had a McRib nor will I ever eat MvNuggets again. I watched Jamie Oliver make some on TV!


17 posted on 12/28/2012 6:17:44 AM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: PJ-Comix

It’s kinda like “ I hate martini’s, but I LOOOOVE olives.” to justify drinking the gin/vodka. I love the sauce on the things, better than most rib houses, but don’t care for the meat product. And yes, I’ve had the had NC and SC barbecue sauces. Not hot enough.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 6:20:17 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PJ-Comix

These should be bought in bulk and stored with other non refrigerated prepper items. Shelf life is beyond that of the Twinkie.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 6:21:58 AM PST by albie
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To: PJ-Comix

when Arby’s used REAL roast beef in their sandwiches. ....Only reason I go to Arby’s is to steal the Horsey Sauce packets.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 6:22:33 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Doogle

Years ago I found a Big Mac was good for a hangover. Just like eating predigested food.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 6:26:09 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PJ-Comix

My hubby sends me to Micky Ds for these sandwiches—he loves them.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 6:28:54 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever take the sauce off and taste the bare patty?

None - no taste whatsoever. All the flavor is in the sauce.

We used to have a clone of the at West Point, called Barbeque Ribs McBurton. No idea which came first.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 6:30:00 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

"Hey hey! It's your old pal Krusty for my new pork sandwich, the clogger! If you can find a greasier sandwich, you're in Mexico!"


24 posted on 12/28/2012 6:32:25 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: PJ-Comix
Yummmmy! A slab of congealed pork scrapins and slurry, slathered with chemicals, adhesives, coloring, salt, and the sort of gelatinous goop that one normally associates with waterproofing a roof.

Somewhere, Clark W. Griswold is smiling with his generous Christmas bonus.

25 posted on 12/28/2012 6:32:25 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: PJ-Comix

When I was a kid I had a buddy working at McDonalds. I remember him describing the McRib for us from his training, shortly before it was put on the menu. We all thought it was just about the most disgusting thing we’d ever heard of.
Have to say, thanks to his very vivid descriptions I have never eaten one.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 6:39:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes but as a scruffy looking Bo Dietl earnestly tells us at least the stuff in the sandwich is cut with a meat slicer.

This may be the silliest ad campaign I’ve ever seen.

You should buy a sandwich at our store.

Why?

Because we use a meat slicer.

Ok.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 6:40:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: PJ-Comix

Anyone catch the subtle slander? The article claims that the McRib is made out of “restructured meat technology,” which it, in turn says is made out of heart, scalded stomach and tripe. That struck me odd, since I’ve tasted heart and tripe, and couldn’t picture that being made into a McRib. Turns out, that “restructured meat technology” MAY INCLUDE these, but typically consists more of traditional skeletal muscle meat.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 6:40:34 AM PST by dangus
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To: PJ-Comix

Anyone catch the subtle slander? The article claims that the McRib is made out of “restructured meat technology,” which it, in turn says is made out of heart, scalded stomach and tripe. That struck me odd, since I’ve tasted heart and tripe, and couldn’t picture that being made into a McRib. Turns out, that “restructured meat technology” MAY INCLUDE these, but typically consists more of traditional skeletal muscle meat.

(The article’s use of “contains” is confusing.)


29 posted on 12/28/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by dangus
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To: PJ-Comix

The Mickey D’s in Philly airport had these on sale last week. Finally, something more disgusting than a South Philly cheesesteak - and with less actual food content.


30 posted on 12/28/2012 6:41:51 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: PJ-Comix

Easy for me to avoid. I never eat at McDonalds. Don’t like their food. I have never had one of these things.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 6:43:27 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I would guess, as to who placed those comments, it was someone from the PR department at jack in the box.


32 posted on 12/28/2012 6:43:27 AM PST by widdle_wabbit
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To: Buckeye McFrog
McRibb is mystery meat much like all things coming out McD’s drive thru windows.
33 posted on 12/28/2012 6:49:15 AM PST by tiger63
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To: DManA

I recently went into an Arby’s...and the slicing was going on right behind the counter. I think part of the ad campaign included moving the slicers into view of the customers.

It was kind of a performance art...watching the guy steadily slicing for people’s sandwiches.

Its kind of like fake woodgrain...surprisingly, most people won’t notice it isn’t real.


34 posted on 12/28/2012 6:50:37 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: PJ-Comix
There was once a time, many eons ago, when Arby’s used REAL roast beef in their sandwiches. And then their cost accountants had their culinary input.

Arby's does use real roast beef. This is an urban legend...

Snopes: Arby's Liquid Meat: FALSE

35 posted on 12/28/2012 6:52:46 AM PST by montag813
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"There was once a time, many eons ago, when Arby’s used REAL roast beef in their sandwiches"

Well, whatever they are now, they sure are yummy. So serve me up some fake Arby's roast beef with the red barbecue sauce. (I don't even do fast food, but an Arby's is a rare treat).

36 posted on 12/28/2012 6:53:04 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: PJ-Comix

They actually use real roast beef again.


37 posted on 12/28/2012 6:58:43 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: montag813

Oh, there is now beef in Arby’s sandwiches...along with a lot of other stuff. However, it is not PURE roast beef like it once was.


38 posted on 12/28/2012 6:59:41 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

And they are really pushing the turkey now because apparently even roast beef made with restructured meat technology is getting too expensive.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 7:05:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: latina4dubya

ping


40 posted on 12/28/2012 7:11:49 AM PST by scripter
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The only time I have ever eaten at a McDonalds we were in Oklahoma and we were trying to dodge a tornado. We stopped a McDonalds so we could get on down the road fast and away from the line of storms. I got more than a burger, I got sick and didn't get very far away from the bathroom for a week. Never again a McD for me!
41 posted on 12/28/2012 7:12:37 AM PST by Ditter
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To: PJ-Comix

When we were kids we loved Arby’s until they started using what we referred to as “plastic” roast beef.

But they still make the best shake flavor, IMO. Haven’t eaten an Arby’s sandwich in years, but about once a year I’ll drive through to get a Jamocha shake.


42 posted on 12/28/2012 7:15:14 AM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: PJ-Comix
McRip

With the collective buying power McDonalds has they can buy the best quality meats and produce at lower prices than most of their competition and their by sell the best food.

Instead, they choose to dilute and deceive with their products and fool customers with marketing.

They sell one thing really well though; consistency. Provided your meal standards are not very high, you will rarely be disappointed.
43 posted on 12/28/2012 7:19:35 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (There are no winners without losers.)
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To: PJ-Comix

They bring the McRib back for a limited time periodically. It has a bit of a cult following. Don’t know why. Of all the things I served in my time in McHell the Rib was by far the most heinous, and I served the McLean.


44 posted on 12/28/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Haha! Great comments.

I’m not a fan of messy food. When I do eat messy food, it’ll be Famous Dave’s all the way!


45 posted on 12/28/2012 7:43:27 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: PJ-Comix
McRibs....Ummmm.....Great stuff! A couple of McRib sandwichs and a cold beer...fine dining at its best! Let the food snobs turn up their noses at WhiteCastles, McRibs, and KFC but the only thing missing is bacon and cheese.
Maybe a slice of tomato and a bit of lettuce too. And more sauce, lots more sauce! Some sliced onions would be nice.
46 posted on 12/28/2012 7:57:28 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: PJ-Comix

O.K., What’s in the Arby’s roast beef that makes it not “pure”?


47 posted on 12/28/2012 8:04:05 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
Let the food snobs turn up their noses at WhiteCastles, McRibs, and KFC but the only thing missing is bacon and cheese.

I'm no food snob, and I like (way too much, if my weight is any indication) White Castle and KFC.

But I draw the line at tripe/heart/scorched stomach. I never knew that's what was in a McRib. I tried one a year or so ago during the last limited-release because I'd heard about how it had a cult following. I took a bite, tried diligently to actually swallow it, tossed the rest and got a Big Mac. Now that I know what's actually IN it ...
48 posted on 12/28/2012 8:05:52 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: count-your-change

Three decades ago KFC gave me food poisoning twice in one year, and the food came from 2 stores located 250 miles apart. Ever since then the Colonel has been off my menu.


49 posted on 12/28/2012 8:13:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ditter
The only time I have ever eaten at a McDonalds we were in Oklahoma and we were trying to dodge a tornado

Last time I had to dodge a tornado I picked a Kmart. To each his own I guess.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 8:15:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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