McDonald's Canada reveals how to make a Big Mac
Turns out that orange-pink sauce in the Big Mac at McDonald’s isn’t just Thousand Island dressing—and it’s not "pink slime" either.
Since McDonald’s Canada and Tribal DDB Toronto launched a special section on their website called "Our Food. Your Questions", customer queries, such as “Is your beef actually 100 percent pure beef” and “How is it that a McDonald’s burger does not rot?” have been answered by staff at the fast-food chain’s headquarters. A few weeks ago, one video response to “Why does your food look different than what is in the store?” went viral, pulling back the curtain on how McDonald's hamburgers are prepared for photo shoots.
Another video response has become popular in the past week, receiving over 725,000 views on McDonald's Canada's YouTube channel. The video explains exactly how Big Macs are made, starting with its "mystery" sauce. Dan Coudreaut, "executive chef" at McDonald’s answers Ontario's Christine H.’s question: “What is in the sauce that is in the Big Mac?”
Turns out, you don’t need a chemistry lab to create something similar to the Big Mac at home, and that orange-pink sauce is a mix of mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Chef Coudreaut, who is responsible for the creation of McDonald’s Angus beef burgers and McCafé drinks, goes on to demonstrate how to make the burger patty and how to construct the Big Mac burger.
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