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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:32:07 AM EST
What exactly is it that it needs to be listed like that on an ingredients list versus just 'Chicken'.

Do I even want to know??
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:33:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 9:33:42 AM EST by TerribleTom]


ETA - you really didn't want to know.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:33:59 AM EST
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:34:13 AM EST
Its the chicken meat that is left on the bone after the rest of the meat is cut off.

They use a wire brush to get it off, and you can make the argument that that method leads to a higher bonemeal content then normal meat.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:37:22 AM EST
Not only is it mechanically-separated, it's mechanically put back into edible chunks. It's Franken-chicken.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:37:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Katana16j:
Its the chicken meat that is left on the bone after the rest of the meat is cut off.

They use a wire brush to get it off, and you can make the argument that that method leads to a higher bonemeal content then normal meat.


I figured they used a woodchipper
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:38:10 AM EST
It's delicious. That's all you need to know
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:38:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:39:37 AM EST
Slim Jims are delicious, IMO.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:42:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.

As if "it hasn't killed anyone" is somehow the standard by which food should be judged.


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:45:56 AM EST
Looks like softserve.


Mmmm meat-cream cone.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:46:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Looks like softserve.


Mmmm meat-cream cone.


Exactly my thoughts
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:49:03 AM EST
Because certain food-safe machine lubricants might have entered the meat. So it's not 100% meat. Maybe 99.999% meat.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:50:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:53:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:54:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 9:54:25 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
Take any chicken meat and turn it into mousse using a food processor, and it's basically the same thing. Not a good mouth-feel, but it's nothing to be afraid of either.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:54:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.

As if "it hasn't killed anyone" is somehow the standard by which food should be judged.




Gotta side with Tom on this one......
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:55:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Take any chicken meat and turn it into mousse using a food processor, and it's basically the same thing. Not a good mouth-feel, but it's nothing to be afraid of either.


Protein is Protein when it comes right down to it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:55:51 AM EST
its boneless chicken that is truly evil. the chemicals that they use to remove the bones for a living animal are some scary shit.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:56:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.


We?

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:57:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:
http://www.delish.com/cm/delish/images/Mechanically%20separated%20chicken%20wiki.jpg

ETA - you really didn't want to know.


I love strawberry ice cream!!!!

Oh wait......
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:57:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Looks like softserve.


Mmmm meat-cream cone.

From that picture I'd say it looks like silly putty, will it copy comics off of newsprint?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:58:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 10:00:35 AM EST by TheJacket]
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.


Very true. It's not something I desire to eat.

ETA: I choose to spend $4/lb on organic chicken. I don't have a problem with people eating it... Just not my thing.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:58:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:
Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.

As if "it hasn't killed anyone" is somehow the standard by which food should be judged.



LOL - it must taste OK since people are eating the products made from that stuff. Otherwise, there wouldn't be much a market for it, right?

I don't see any problem with the stuff - might as well use the whole chicken and not squander it.

I'll agree with you there. It's apparent there's quite a market for it.

I'll also agree that there's no need to waste whatever is left on the carcass after all of that chicken is de-boned.

As to the taste, well, they could probably substitute tofu, cardboard or kitty litter for MSC and most folks wouldn't notice. Between the fat, salt and whatever else is added to MCS products and the deep fried preparation, it's not as if it really tastes like chicken anymore.

One thing is certain. I'm not going to have McNuggets for lunch.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:02:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By MajorStumpDemon:
its boneless chicken that is truly evil. the chemicals that they use to remove the bones for a living animal are some scary shit.



I hope that was a joke
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:02:05 AM EST
A fellow that lives down the road from me told me about a plant near here last year. He said they use high pressure water jets to remove the remaining meat from the bone.

I wouldn't choose it over a fried chicken leg, but for some uses "meat" is meat.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:05:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:06:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By TerribleTom:
http://www.delish.com/cm/delish/images/Mechanically%20separated%20chicken%20wiki.jpg

ETA - you really didn't want to know.



That looks like 150 lbs of chewed bubble gum!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:07:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Take any chicken meat and turn it into mousse using a food processor, and it's basically the same thing. Not a good mouth-feel, but it's nothing to be afraid of either.


Protein is Protein when it comes right down to it.


That's what I keep telling her.



Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:09:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:

One thing is certain. I'm not going to have McNuggets for lunch.


Mcnuggets have been all white meat for a few years now and p-good. Not as good as the spicy wendy's ones though.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:11:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By TerribleTom:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By TheJacket:
Google it... Disgusting stuff.

...yet we've been eating it for decades and it hasn't killed anyone.

As if "it hasn't killed anyone" is somehow the standard by which food should be judged.



Well, that WAS the standard for most of humanity's existence
Hell, they even paid folks to test the king's food just to make sure it didn't kill anyone (important)


I eat processed chicken parts...I don't care.

Speed

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:12:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Not only is it mechanically-separated, it's mechanically put back into edible chunks. It's Franken-chicken.


Parts is parts....
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:12:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By ErickM:
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:

One thing is certain. I'm not going to have McNuggets for lunch.


Mcnuggets have been all white meat for a few years now and p-good. Not as good as the spicy wendy's ones though.


White indicates color, not quality.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:15:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Take any chicken meat and turn it into mousse using a food processor, and it's basically the same thing. Not a good mouth-feel, but it's nothing to be afraid of either.


Protein is Protein when it comes right down to it.

Pretty much. You should see it after you get done with it.

Hell, we eat sausage, that's ground up stuff, too. Just think of it as chicken pate' instead of "mechanically seperated".
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 10:21:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ridgerunner9876:

Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Take any chicken meat and turn it into mousse using a food processor, and it's basically the same thing. Not a good mouth-feel, but it's nothing to be afraid of either.


Protein is Protein when it comes right down to it.

Pretty much. You should see it after you get done with it.

Hell, we eat sausage, that's ground up stuff, too. Just think of it as chicken pate' instead of "mechanically seperated".


I think we just found a niche market!

Charge 18 bucks a pound and name it french split the profits 50/50 sound good?
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