BLOG: Frozen McRib Picture Goes Viral

Identified on Reddit as McRib meat.

Identified on Reddit as McRib meat.

The McRib is back on many McDonald’s menus. The seasonal item is often looked forward to by many. The company’s website describes the pork sandwich as “The tasty fan favorite slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, slivered onions and tart pickles all on a hoagie style bun.”

In advertisements, the sandwich looks like the picture below.

Courtesy: mcdonalds.com

Courtesy: mcdonalds.com

There is another picture however, that is getting much attention and going viral. Reports show the picture came from Reddit, and is identified as the frozen version of the McRib’s meat.

Identified on Reddit as McRib meat.

Identified on Reddit as McRib meat.

Some are saying the frozen food looks appetizing. McDonald’s representatives reportedly issued the following statement, ““There are few things more legendary at McDonald’s than the McRib. It is a boneless, seasoned pork patty on a bun with slivered onions, two dill pickle slices and plenty of our sweet, smoky, barbecue style sauce. One reason our customers love the McRib is its fun and wonderful shape. Just like a burger patty is formed to be round and flat, we form the iconic McRib in the shape of traditional ribs. We then flash freeze the patty to seal in flavor and freshness, just like you freeze meat in your own freezer, before going to our restaurants. The McRib is also known for its iconic taste, which is why we use a quality cut of pork – pork shoulder – to give our McRib lovers a thicker, meatier McRib experience.”

If you’re wondering how the McRib measures up nutritionally, here are the nutrition facts from the company’s website:

  • Calories: 500
  • Total Fat: 26g
  • Carbs: 44g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Sodium: 980mg

 

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