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The 19 ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries

Munich, GERMANY: A McDonald?s employee makes French fries at a McDonald?s restaurant beside their headquarters in Munich, southern Germany 27 February 2007. Bane Knezevic (not in picture), president of the western division of McDonald's Europe and chairman of McDonald's Germany reported at a press conference that Mcdonald's turnover had increased by 6,2 percent in 2006. AFP PHOTO DDP/JOERG KOCH   GERMANY OUT  (Photo credit should read JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ah, french fries – known as one of the most beloved snacks of the west. It’s great with a load of ketchup and if you’re a sweet tooth, you probably know that dipping it into your sundae cone is the way to go. And after seeing Enrique Gil and his excitement over those shake shake fries it was clear that heading to Mcdonald’s and grabbing a pack of them was absolutely necessary for your cheat day, right? McDonald’s campaign to acquaint customers with what exactly is in their food tells me to do otherwise.

For homemade french fries you’d usually prepare potatoes, some salt and a deep frier. But it’s an entirely different story for fast food giants like McDonald’s that use not 3, not 10, but nineteen ingredients for their french fries. Watch actor and former Mythbuster Grant Imahara explain it in all it’s disillusioning detail.

We agree with the Washington Post’s Roberto A. Ferdman when he said:

“McDonald’s is trying to adjust to modern tastes, in which people want to know more about where their food comes from. They want to feel comfortable about what they’re putting in their bodies. But there is such a thing as too much information—and when it comes to fast food french fries, the less people know, the more they can enjoy the food. If only McDonald’s would let them.”

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