Fast Food

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets Gets A Healthy New Reboot


Even though McDonald’s is getting rid of the McWrap, it doesn’t mean they aren’t shooting for healthier choices. The fast food chain has announced that they’re working on their iconic McNugget recipe in hopes that they’ll make the chicken bits healthier for customers.

According to CNBC, McDonald’s began testing the new, simpler, recipe at 140 stores in the Oregon and Washington. It features no artificial preservatives that the original McNuggets contained.

Glad to see the chain is moving forward with their staple items.

While details of the recipe remain unclear, the chain assures that the new Chicken McNuggets will be something that makes parents feel good. Currently, the original McNugget recipe features 32 ingredients.

Photos: McDonald’s


Kraft Cheese Removes Artificial Preservatives from Kraft American Singles


Health benefits don’t typically rank high on the list of reasons people eat processed cheese. Nope, nostalgia, cook-ability, and price pretty much have that category locked down, but that hasn’t stopped America’s favorite lunchbox company from trying to appeal to the clean-eating set with — tada! — an ingredient change.

On Monday, Kraft Foods announced it was removing the artificial preservative sorbic acid from its popular plastic-wrapped American and White American cheese slices. Used to prevent the growth of mold and fungi, the sorbic acid will instead be replaced by natamycin, which the FDA states is a naturally occurring anti-fungal, despite its totally chemical-y sounding name.

Thankfully the change only applies to the full-fat versions of the singles and not the 2%, which means if you’d like, you’ll still be able to indulge in your 100% lab-grown cheese product, albeit a less fatty version, in peace. Good ol’ America.

H/T Gothamist + Picthx Kraft