In its ongoing quest to show the public that it has nothing to hide, McDonald’s released a new video the other day that shows how to make its iconic Big Mac sandwich. While the recipe has been online for some time, what’s notable about the video is that it’s hosted by the chain’s executive chef – yup, it has one – and that it details the ingredients in the burger’s secret sauce (mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika).
Here’s the video:
I’m not so sure it’s all as hunky-dory as that. When I worked at McDonald’s – granted, it was more than 20 years ago – we used something called reconstituted onions, which can apparently be made by rehydrating dried onion flakes. I suspect the chain is still using the same process, which begs the question as to what other liberties were taken in the reveal.
Nevertheless, I can’t wait to make this thing according to the instructions. Naturally, I’ll report back on the results.