Thinking About McDonald’s For Lunch? We’ll Give You 10 Reasons To Think Again


There are days where I just can’t bring myself to cook, which is where fast food can come in handy. But there’s one fast food joint that no one should visit: McDonalds. There are tons of disgusting additives and weird ingredients in that burger you’re about to munch on. Read on:

Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium sulfate is used to fertilize soil and kill bugs. It’s also in the buns at McDonalds. You’ll be well fertilized and bug free! And also maybe pretty sick. Best to put the Big Mac down.

Silcone Oil

Chicken McNuggets have been shown in labs to contain dimethylpolysiloxane, or silicone oil. Silicone oil is used to produce contact lenses and other medical devices. McDonalds also had to recall a million chicken nuggets recently due to plastic being found in them. How delightful.


What the hell is this? Cystein-L is an amino acid that is synthesized from duck feathers. It helps to flavor the meat, bread, and pastries apparently. I never knew duck feathers could make fast food taste so much better. Quack!


THBQ, or tert-Butylhydroquinone, is a preservative found in 18 McDonalds foods. It can be lethal, but the FDA says in small doses it’s fine. Still though, we stand by our statement that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t eat it.

Propylene Glycol

This is a chemical found in antifreeze, e-cigarettes, and your McDonalds burgers. Enjoy!


Say that ten times fast. Almost every fried fast food item at McDonalds contains this chemical, and so does silly putty, caulking, shampoos, heat resistant tiles, and contact lenses. I don’t think that burger will help you see better, wash your hair for you or make you heat resistant. You might try pressing yourself against a newspaper at some point to see if the ink sticks to you though.

Carminic Acid

Have you ever eaten bugs? Hey, I’m not opposed to munching down on some bugs, but the carminic acid in the meat at McDonalds is synthesized from components of the Chochineal beetle. Delish.


Pretty much every fast food item contains this compound derived from wood pulp.

Silicone Dioxide

Also known as industrial sand. This one actually isn’t McDonald specific. This is found in Wendy’s chili to keep it from clumping.

Bon appetite.