This Is What McDonald’s McRib Actually Looks Like

The approaching winter can mean only one thing: the return of McRib season at McDonald’s! The McRib is back at McDonald’s. The popular limited-time item features a formed ground pork patty (shaped to vaguely resemble a mini rack of ribs) slathered in barbecue sauce and complemented by slivered onions and pickles on a long cornmeal-dusted roll.

For reference, this is what a McRib is supposed to look like, according to McDonald’s:


Now — and this is not for the faint of heart — here’s what it looks like in frozen form, according to a Redditor’s friend who works at McDonald’s:


Judging from the boxes featured in the background, we’re assuming that the “Boeuf Canadien” is from the land up north. Naturally, this has prompted an onslaught of “McRibbed for Pleasure” cracks across the internet, while others are appalled that the guy in the photo didn’t use gloves. Thank goodness for priorities.

The frozen McRib in question appears to be from a Canadian location. The sandwich is currently available across Canada until December 2.

A McDonald’s spokesman told The Huffington Post in an e-mail:

One reason our customers love the McRib is its fun and wonderful shape. Just like a burger patty is formed to be round and flat, we form the iconic McRib in the shape of traditional ribs. We then flash freeze the patty to seal in flavor and freshness, just like you freeze meat in your own freezer, before going to our restaurants.