Although we are rarely asked what’s in our french fries, we do get lots of comparisons to what Americans consider the flagship of fries – the ones that come in the red and yellow cardboard container underneath those yellow arches. Our list is a rather boring list since we make fries with only two (2) ingredients. We julienne russet potatoes and then double-fry them in trans-fat-free rice bran oil. But, back in 2015, in its effort for transparency, the clown-led, mega-chain published its list of ingredients using former Mythbusters host, Grant Imhara, in a video that you can find on Youtube.

To save you from the search (and several wasted hours getting side-tracked by kitten and bikini fishing videos) I’ll share their published ngredients list in the U.S.A.:

     1. Potatoes

     2. Canola oil

     3. Soybean oil

     4. Hydrogenated soybean oil

     5. Natural beef flavor

     6. Hydrolyzed wheat

     7. Hydrolyzed milk

     8. Citric acid

     9. Dimethylpolysiloxane

    10. Dextrose

    11. Sodium acid pyrophosphate

    12. Salt

    13. Corn oil

    14.Tertiary Butylhydroquinone

The first ingredient that neither you nor I can pronounce (#9) is used as an anti-foaming agent in the fryer oil. It is a silicone-based polymer and also used as a lubricant and conditioning agent in caulks and adhesives. The last unpronounceable ingredient (#14) is a synthetic antioxidant that is added to foods to prevent or delay oxidation.

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