28 Jan '15, 2pm

The anatomy of a McDonald’s french fry

The anatomy of a McDonald’s french fry

An anti-foaming agent and beef flavor are just two of the 14 ingredients that go into forming the famous fries. In a perfect world, french fries are made from potatoes, oil and salt. And indeed, that may be how they are made at home and local eateries. But when it comes to McDonald’s, a chain that in the United States serves some 28 million people a day, it apparently takes a village to build a fry. In an effort to appeal to Millennials and people seeking real food, McDonald's has hopped aboard the transparency train with a new campaign suggesting a farm-to-restaurant vibe and attempting to dispel doubt about what’s exactly inside their food. And they've even gone so far as to enlist former MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara to abet them in this mission. In a set of videos Imahara tackles the birth and adolescence of McDonald’s fries, the clever spin goes something like thi...

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