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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

Chips are traditionally much bigger/fatter than fries, a good centimetre and a half wide. The total surface area is smaller so they absorb less fat (which should be beef dripping if you can get it).

McDonalds sell what are called 'french fries', much thinner chipped potato.

Yet another bit of rubbish the Olympic Spirit is foisting on us. Like the blanket ban on using the name Olympic because it's somehow been copyrighted.
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Old 13.07.2012, 13:02
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

Exactly... who knows what?! I remember vegans up in arms because McD's did adverts for vegan friendly fries (but processed in beef/pig lard before shipping). I also find the huge billboard ads hanging everywhere with athletes helping push Coca Cola ads during the Olympics sad, sad, sad....
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

Somewhere I have cutting from a magazine article in the early 70s called something like 'Stars favourite recipes'.
The best one is Paul McCartney's for fried egg and chips......and he says that you must use beef dripping.
Wonder if he remembers that now he's an all-singing, all-dancing vegetarian?
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

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Exactly... who knows what?! I remember vegans up in arms because McD's did adverts for vegan friendly fries (but processed in beef/pig lard before shipping).
then don't look at this video!!

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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

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Curry sauce is a relatively recent invention and doesn't belong. Mushy peas only if you're in the north. I have my chips as nature intended with salt and vinegar only.
Or grated cheese and gravy - that was the most popular lunch at my school Jamie Oliver might be irritating, but really he has a point about school dinners.

Scraps are good on chips too, but you have to be in the right region to get that.

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Bet you can't buy a dandelion and burdock either.
Noooo! Why did you give me a completely-impossible-to-satisfy-in-Switzerland craving three months before my next visit to the UK?!

I'm going to have to try and find solace in a Rivella, even though I already know it won't work.
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

Apparently sense has now kicked in and the rulke has been reversed under pressure from caterers http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business...-1226425149229
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

Seeing as Fish and Chips are exempt from the ban, why don't the other catering outlets just add one fish finger to each meal. Problem solved. In your face Macy Dee!
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Old 13.07.2012, 13:53
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Scraps ...
Scrapes and pea wet.

The food of kings. Of the taxi rank.

Then there's a Babby's Yed (a meat pie sandwiched between a buttered barm).

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Old 13.07.2012, 13:55
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A balanced lunch indeed. The barm is beautifully balanced on the plate rim.

That picture makes me strangely nostalgic for Wigan, and that's no easy feat.
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Old 13.07.2012, 13:56
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beef burgers are not really 100% beef, you have to add other ingredients to make a burger, like onion etc.
No, you do not. Onion, etc goes ON the burger, not IN the burger.

Also, at least in the US, "beef" means only meat, not meat by-products.

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then don't look at this video!!

Well now you know I'd HAVE to look... actually I didn't have to watch, I've seen it before Love super size me!! Although I feel he did the experiment wrong... the moisture was kept in the jars so mold grew... the famous McD's burger museums were allowed to dry out a bit so have therefore been mummified for life
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No, you do not. Onion, etc goes ON the burger, not IN the burger.

Also, at least in the US, "beef" means only meat, not meat by-products.

Tom
You know the "100% beef" was also a scam? This was the name of the company they were using... not what was actually in the patty.
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Old 13.07.2012, 14:05
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Apparently sense has now kicked in and the rulke has been reversed under pressure from caterers http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business...-1226425149229
Not sure that's right, all the other sources say people who work there can now get chips, but the rest of Joe Public will get fries instead of chips when they ask for chips.
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Not sure that's right, all the other sources say people who work there can now get chips, but the rest of Joe Public will get fries instead of chips when they ask for chips.

The herald link missed this small but vital bit off the end of their report.


But the embargo will hold in other areas. That means no chips with anything other than fish anywhere else in the park unless spectators dine at McDonald's.

So, still no chips/fries for visitors, unless they're buying fish or eating in a McDo.
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There is something faintly absurd about watching world class athletes competing at the peak of their physical fitness.. whilst munching on a bag of fat, greasy chips.
Never-the-less freedom of choice an all that
Some athletes compete in various events and they need all the calories they can get...thus the plethora of heartattack foods ingested by fine tuned sporty individuals.
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Old 13.07.2012, 15:33
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You know the "100% beef" was also a scam? This was the name of the company they were using... not what was actually in the patty.
Total nonsense!

"While it's a fascinating tale, there's nothing to it: McDonald's hamburger patties in the U.S. are made with 100% USDA-inspected beef. They are cooked and prepared with salt, pepper and nothing else; no preservatives — no fillers."

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Total nonsense!

"While it's a fascinating tale, there's nothing to it: McDonald's hamburger patties in the U.S. are made with 100% USDA-inspected beef. They are cooked and prepared with salt, pepper and nothing else; no preservatives — no fillers."

Tom
Right... because big corporations NEVER lie and everyone knows snopes is the best resource of know all and be all. Let's see what wiki has to say about snopes: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Snopes_a_fraud
And a bit of a longer answer. A pretty interesting read....
http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_d...p?q=1227232155

And no, I still don't believe MacDonalds has EVER used "100% All Beef" (growth hormones, antiobiotics, pesticides, poorly fed factory cow) Some preservatives and MSG had to be added to this burger from 1996 to still look like this today... real meat does actually get moldy *yum*
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

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Right... because big corporations NEVER lie and everyone knows snopes is the best resource of know all and be all. Let's see what wiki has to say about snopes: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Snopes_a_fraud
And a bit of a longer answer. A pretty interesting read....
http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_d...p?q=1227232155
The wonderful about the internet? There's always more to the story. FactCheck.org.
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

I can't help thinking that this whole chips/fries thing is just a publicity stunt engineered by the McD's PR house.

McD's gets column inches in the three weeks up to the Olympics for free, followed up with outraged letters to the Times, discussions on This Morning and viewers' polls on The One Show.

Win-win and ch-chang.
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Re: MacDonalds Fries are Not Chips (Olympic Sponsorship)

whenever showing visitors around London will always point out the McDonalds, as handy place for toilet (except the one in Bond St tube), when on the way.

What I am curious about is what prices they will be charging at the Olympic venues as their is a price variance depending on location

large chip prices waiting, will they be £1.79 or £3.20 - tee-hee
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