There have been many urban legends about the ingredients that go into a McDonald’s burger. Chances are that you’ve heard them all:
- Dating back to at least 1978, the rumor claims that McDonald’s restaurants use earthworms in their hamburgers.
- One belief is that McDonald’s uses cow eyeballs in its products, permitting it to brand them as “100% beef”.
- Around March–April, 2000, an Internet rumor spread via e-mail in Brazil claimed that McDonald’s meat was actually made from a genetically modified animal maintained in a laboratory.
- McDonald’s uses pig fat in its milkshakes, ice cream, and fried potatoes.
So in an attempt to reassure consumers that their burgers dens have always been 100 per cent ‘pink-slime’ free, McDonald’s Canada has released a timely, PR-savvy video that claims their burgers are made of beef and nothing but.