SOURCE: Daily Mail
A McDonald’s Sausage Burrito certainly promises to fire you up for the day, with more than 100 ingredients including one chemical compound used in fireworks.
A new behind-the-scenes video reveals that although the liquid egg in the sandwich originates from a farm in Michigan, it is mixed with twenty other components before flash frozen and reheated at restaurants.
Among the scrambled egg mix is carboxymethyl cellulose – a binding compound found in denture adhesives – and sodium benzoate, which is also used in fireworks to produce a whistling sound.
Both ingredients are commonly used in the processed food industry as a cheap way of thickening and preserving goods.
The other components of the McDonald’s breakfast burrito include ‘pre-cooked sausage crumbles.’ Thankfully the brown-colored nodules do contain pork.
But the niblets are blended with various other substances including propyl gallate – an antioxidant preservative also used in a wide variety of vanity products, including lipsticks and shower gel.
After the egg and pork is combined, a layer of processed American cheese is melted on top.