McDonald’s Breakfast Burrito Has More Than 100 Ingredients

February 19, 2015   |   Jonathan Schoenfeld

Jonathan Schoenfeld
February 19, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) McDonald’s never fails to surprise us. Their CEO recently quit after having a year with one of the lowest profit margin ever. They have made laughable attempts to shake the “junk food” label and recover an abandoned marketplace.

Unfortunately for them, the more information the public knows about McDonald’s so called “food,” the more they are turning to other options.

To McDonald’s credit, the egg in the breakfast burrito did start with real egg; similar to the way Dr. Frankenstein started with a real human before creating a monster. The eggs, also known as “pre-cooked egg product,” derive from a farm in Michigan and are processed with 20 different chemical ingredients before being shipped out.

Among those chemicals is caboxymethyl cellulose; a binding agent usually found in adhesives, and sodium benzoate; the chemical that gives fireworks that whistling sound. These chemicals are used in the food industry to thicken and preserve foods. The other ingredients that make up the burrito are the ‘pre-cooked sausage crumbles’ and the cheese.

Surprisingly the sausage crumbles do contain some pork, but they are also infused with various other additives including propyl gallate, which is a preservative used in vanity products like lipstick and shower gel. The cheese uses soy lecithin to prevent the cheese from sticking to each other during packing. Soy lecithin is linked to weight fluctuations and gastrointestinal problems.

Lastly the tortilla is loaded with chemical preservatives before joining the rest of the products and called a burrito. The breakfast burrito, or lab experiment depending on how you look at it, has 300 calories, 12 grams of protein and 790 milligrams of sodium (more than a third of the recommended daily dose of sodium). See the full list of ingredients below.

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Author: Jonathan Schoenfeld

Jonathan Schoenfeld joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in August of 2014. His topics of interest include acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, health, and technology. He resides in San Diego, California, where he was born and raised.

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15 Comments

  1. Sodium benzoate is an extremely common preservative in nearly every food and drink we consume. It prevents yeast from growing which often produce toxic alcohol, like rubbing alcohol, that would make you very sick. Given this simple fact I would say this article is intentionally misleading.

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  2. Misleading? Ok, you can have all the sodium benzoate you want but the food I consume does not contains any ingredients. If you are eating only organic, raw foods then there are no toxic additives or preservatives.

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  3. Misleading? Ok, you can have all the sodium benzoate you want but the food I consume does not contains any ingredients. If you are eating only organic, raw foods then there are no toxic additives or preservatives.

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  4. So you argue one ingredient and now the whole article is flawed? OK.

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  5. It was the one ingredient I am familiar with, as brewers use it to control the alcohol content. I am not vouching for any other ingredient but if this one was intentionally misrepresented then I don't really put much faith in the rest. Call it suspect.

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  6. Robert Crawley, the article mentions that it is used in the food industry as a preservative. there is no misleading claims, the article simply states a couple facts.

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  7. People who eat at McDonald's don't care what they put in their bodies anyway.

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  8. Rob Johnson "the food I consume does not contains any ingredients" LOL – oh wait, were you serious?

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  9. Hahahaha Rob Johnson all food is an ingredient, u must not eat noting lmao ur a special kinda stupid

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  10. @robert crawley, then you my dear are NOT eating FOOD but 'foodlike products'.

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  11. Allan Reilly , lol "Toxic ingredients"

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  12. Caspa Malpas ,"Special kinda stupid" haha

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  13. That's why I cook my own food, less ingredients, healthier, less calories, and my food tastes way better.

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  14. Exacty. This is why my Uncle is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has no hope of recovery after years of eating crap like this. The sad part is that I'm trying to educate my friends of this and they do not listen.

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  15. I don't eat them anyway. They are way to spicy for me. Prefer my homemade ones (When I make them) I like to use crumbled bacon, hash brown potatoes and scrambled eggs in mine.

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