Karen Belz
August 02, 2016 1:28 pm
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So, here’s some good news and bad news from McDonald’s. The good news is that this month, the chain is removing artificial preservatives from a bunch of their products, including their nuggets and breakfast items. The bad news is… well, they’re removing artificial preservatives from a bunch of their products, including their nuggets and breakfast items. While this change seems healthy, and is definitely amazing step forward, it’s always a little tough when our favorite go-to fast food changes things around.

This ingredient swap definitely took us off-guard, but it could be a result of the news that each McNugget contained 31 ingredients besides chicken. And of course, that’s not including the dipping sauce they end up in.

Another big change that McDonald’s is making is that they’re finally removing the high-fructose corn syrup from their burger buns. It’s about time — America has been a bit iffy on the stuff for quite awhile now.

Mike Andres, the President of McDonald’s in the United States, addressed the menu change-ups in a news release.

 “More than ever, people care about their food — where it comes from, what goes into it and how it’s prepared,” he said. “We’re making changes to ensure the food we’re proud of is food our customers love and feel good eating, and we remain committed to our continuing food journey at McDonald’s.”

Keep in mind that some of their changes don’t actually mean the food will be healthy, based on what they’re substituting these ingredients with. It might just be, if anything, slightly healthier than before. And while it’s definitely great that they’re recognizing that a change is necessary, we (selfishly) hope we can adjust to the new taste.

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