Topic: fast food

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Come In Ball, Bone, Boot, or Bell Shapes

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Come In Ball, Bone, Boot, or Bell Shapes

If you’re like me, you like to think that chicken nuggets are breaded, fried pieces of chicken meat. Not even. According to McDonald’s most recent ‘behind-the-scenes’ reveal, their McNuggets only come in four shapes: ball, bone, boot or bell. (Check out Business Insider‘s photo to see for yourself.) They’re clearly meant to make you feel as if you’re getting real chunks of chicken meat–not some kind of uniform chicken good that’s shaped into a bite-size piece, which is, in fact, exactly what you’re getting. More »

Hooray! Americans Are Finally Eating Less Fast Food

Hooray! Americans Are Finally Eating Less Fast Food

Here at Blisstree, we’re constantly talking about fast food and processed food and obesity and other health problems: the ways all of these issues are tied up in a huge clusterfuck in our current food culture. I feel like at least a few times a week, I’m writing a post about how poorly Americans eat or the evils of soda consumption. But today, I actually have some good news to share: according the CDC, Americans are actually eating less fast food.
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Horse Meat–And Horse Drugs–Are Contaminating Food All Over Europe: This Is Why The Meat Industry Should Scare You

Horse MeatâAnd Horse DrugsâAre Contaminating Food All Over Europe: This Is Why The Meat Industry Should Scare You

What started as yet another fast food horror story last week, When Burger King admitted that their UK restaurants might have been serving horse meat last week, it looked like just another fast food horror story. But it’s turning out to be a much bigger, scarier problem, especially if you live in Europe: The unwanted flesh has been found in ground meat supplied to supermarkets, and now, German retailers are pulling frozen lasagne for containing the same stuff. But the scariest part is that, along with the unwanted meat, a common horse drug known as “bute” seems to making its way into the food chain. More »

You Shouldn’t Trust Restaurant Nutrition Facts (But That’s Mostly OK)

You Shouldn't Trust Restaurant Nutrition Facts (But That's Mostly OK)

Filmmaker and health enthusiast Casey Neistat (whose videos I usually love) played ‘Calorie Detective’ in a New York Times Op-Ed published today that explores the accuracy of nutrition facts on restaurant menus and store-bought foods. Unsurprisingly (because we haven’t yet figured out how to replace food workers with robots), he found that nutrition labels are probably not all that accurate, especially for foods that are made fresh in a kitchen. But his suggestion–that we start policing nutrition data to help curb obesity–is where I’m a little surprised: Why would we waste our time policing nutrition facts? More »

Heart Attack Grill Spokesman John Alleman Died Of A Heart Attack

Heart Attack Grill Spokesman John Alleman Died Of A Heart Attack

John Alleman, the unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, died of a heart attack yesterday. If you’re not familiar, the Las Vegas restaurant’s whole schtick is serving horrendously unhealthy food–like the “quadruple bypass burger,” which contains nearly 10,000 calories alone–with a staff dressed up as nurses and doctors. Because who wouldn’t want to visualize a trip to the E.R. while consuming food that’s literally closing their arteries?! More »

Fast Food Flashback: 8 Bizarre Commercials From Super Bowl Sundays Past

Fast Food Flashback: 8 Bizarre Commercials From Super Bowl Sundays Past

Taco Bell courted controversy this Super Bowl season with an ad telling people who bring vegetables to parties that everyone secretly hates them (they’ve since decided to pull it). Bleh. Let’s revisit a simpler fast food advertising era, when Super Bowl commercials didn’t try to shame people into eating Doritos-flavored tacos and instead enticed us with catchy jingles and Carson Daly and dancing burger women. More »