It looks like the huge fast-food chain McDonald’s is getting a total health makeover.
The company with the golden arches, in hopes to attract more health-conscious consumers to its drive-thrus and counters, announced changes to its most popular hamburgers Wednesday.
Its seven classic burgers — the hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, McDouble, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Big Mac — will no longer include artificial preservatives, flavors or coloring.
The change affects every part of the sandwich, from the bun, to the cheese and the sauce.
McDonald’s said it stripped components like calcium propionate, an artificial preservative, from its buns and eliminated sorbic acid, a preservative, from its American cheese.
Pretty much most of the things we couldn’t pronounce or didn’t know what it was in the first place.
The iconic Big Mac Special Sauce is also being reformulated. McDonald’s said it’s removing artificial preservatives including potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and calcium disodium EDTA without “sacrificing that signature taste.”
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For decades there have been speculation about how long McDonald’s hamburgers last and why. Just do any google search on how long McDonald’s lasts and you’ll see that while other burger companies have mold on them. The McDonald’s hamburgers kept their shape and look–for days–sometimes even weeks! Many people thought this was due in part to a huge amount of preservatives. Now with the company taking that away, it’ll be interesting to see if McDonald’s burgers react the same as other burger companies now.
“This development demonstrates our commitment to leading with the customer and building a better McDonald’s,” said McDonald’s US president Chris Kempczinski in a statement.
McDonald’s is following an industry trend toward healthier food. Companies like Taco Bell, Subway and Panera Bread have all…recently moved to remove artificial ingredients from their menus.In 2016, McDonald’s eliminated artificial preservatives from its McNuggets and ditched high fructose corn syrup in its buns.Earlier this year, the company replaced frozen beef with fresh beef in its Quarter Pounders and in years past have stepped up to include healthier options in their kids Happy Meals.Reports are saying that the pickle is only thing on the burger that has artificial ingredients in it.So, are you here for a healthier McDonald’s?