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Reader: The McRib contains the same ingredient used in yoga mats

The McRib has been resurrected for the holiday season, and Jenn Wohletz celebrated its reappearance yesterday in her Merry McRibness ode.

But not everyone is celebrating its return (or another fast-food post on Cafe Society). See also: - Merry McRibness! A holiday poem -The McRib is back, and Denver's got it -An ode to the McRib sandwich, which disappears again December 5

Says Peace Will Win:

As it appears out of the box, the McRib sandwich consists of just five basic components: a pork patty, barbecue sauce, pickle slices, onions, and a sesame bun. But, as recently reported by Time magazine, a closer inspection of McDonald's own ingredient list reveals that the pork sandwich contains a total of 70 ingredients. This includes azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent often used in the production of foamed plastics, including yoga mats.The entire sandwich packs a whopping 500 calories, 26 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbs, and 980 milligrams of sodium.

Yum! Have you had a McRib since McDonald's brought the sandwich back on Monday?

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