Fast Food

Bell, Bone, Boot and Ball — Turns Out McDonald’s Weird McNugget Shapes Have Actual Names


All right so we’ve all been referring to that one McNugget as the “boot” for years now, but who would have guessed that’s what the suits over at MD HQ actually call it? I’m guessing “oversized foot cast” just didn’t have quite the same zing.

I like to think the personalization helps bring some joy to the cold, corporate lives of the greasy fast food giants, but the official story is that the names “bell, bone, boot and ball” came out of a simple quest for quality control.

By having four distinct shapes, the McDonald’s sensory team is better able to meet the company’s “Gold Standard” by matching to those shapes “as perfectly as possible.”

Except in Canada, the bone is called a “bow-tie,” which makes all McNuggets made in the U.S. automatically inferior. Sorry ‘bout it.

Check out the whole McExposé here.

H/T + PicThx Business Insider


This Bow Tie Is Shaped After Bow Tie Pasta

What came first, the bow tie or the pasta? In the case of this Bow Tie Pasta Bow Tie, that history has been blurred further.

If you’re trying to get your girl salivating, no longer is it just a normal bow tie going to do the trick. Unless you’re James Bond, your tie is going to need a little something extra to break the neck of fellow party-goers. The tie clips on and will set you back $40 across what looks like 5 different colors:

[Via IncredibleThings]


Wooden Lobster Bow Tie

Look your finest and keep your overall foodie-swag at an all-time-high with this Wooden Lobster Bow Tie. Designed and produced by the NYC-based Good Wood team, the bowtie features a hand painted lobster print on a navy blue background. Each piece has a magnetic back which allows the piece to be placed almost anywhere: your collar, bag, jacket, or pants. ($40 @ GoodWood)