In their new advertising campaign, Wendy’s says You Can’t Fake Real.
Well, alrighty then.
A fast food company that has turned over a new leaf and is going to start making “real” food.
Wendy’s 10-Piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Breast, Water, Seasoning (salt, spice, spice extractive), Sodium Phosphates. Battered and Breaded with: Wheat Flour, Water, Bleached Wheat Flour, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Spice, Wheat Gluten, Egg White Solids, Gum Arabic, Paprika, Extractives of Paprika, Yellow Corn Flour, Leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), Spice Extractives, Yeast. Cooked in Soy, Corn, Cottonseed & Hydrogenated Soy Oil. Note: May be cooked in the same oil as Fish Fillets (where available). CONTAINS: EGG, WHEAT.
- Spice Extractives in products like this are often created by combining Oleoresins with solubizing agents (Polysorbate 80, mono and diglycerided and water soluble gums) to create a liquid seasoning.
- Oleoresins are derived by a solvent-extraction of whole spices.
- Sodium Phosphates are used to help the leaving process in breaded foods like nuggets
And lets not forget where fast food poultry comes from.
Now…moving on to the Frosty
Wendy’s Medium Original Chocolate Frosty™
Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Dry Milk, Cocoa (processed with alkali), Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Artificial and Natural Flavoring, Vitamin A Palmitate. CONTAINS: MILK.
Hmmmmmm…that doesn’t seem fake at all.
Until you compare it to my Mom’s recipe for a basic Chocolate Milk Shake
Chocolate Ice Cream + just enough milk to make it drinkable.
So, whaddaya think…Can Wendy’s Fake Real?