You’ll Never Eat McDonald’s Again After You Read These Horrifying Facts

It may seem like the best alternative on a busy night to swing through a drive-thru and grab dinner, but you’ll never eat McDonald’s again after you read these horrifying facts.

There are some very disgusting additions to your burger you may not be aware of when it comes to McDonald’s food. Read on.

Silicone Oil

Opting for chicken nuggets instead of a burger? That may be a great choice, except for the silicone oil that is used in those nuggets. It is also commonly used to make contact lenses and medical grade plastic products.

Ammonium Sulfate

This helps make large quantities of bread at the same time. It also fertilizes soil and kills bugs. Not necessarily the ideal ingredient for dinner, is it?


The bread you eat from fast food restaurants may taste good, but it tastes that way because of an additive called Cysteine-L. That amino acid is most commonly found in human hair and duck feathers. That may take away from the taste just a bit.


Found in 18 of the items listed for sale at McDonald’s, TBHQ could be dangerous to your health, even lethal. However, the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the additive as generally safe, or GRAS (generally regarded as safe).

Prescription Drugs

Due to the farm-raised poultry used in McChicken sandwiches, you could be eating anti-depressants and other drugs that were used to treat that poultry. Strong medications used to treat infection and other illness in the chicken can build up in the chicken’s flesh and still be present when it gets to the counter to become your dinner.


This compound is found in lots of things you wouldn’t put in your mouth, like silly putty, caulk, cosmetics, polishes, shampoo and even heat resistant tiles. Yet it can be found in most if not all of the items on the menu at a fast food restaurant as well.

Carminic Acid

Used as a food dye for meat to keep it the accepted red hue, this is synthesized by Cochineal Beatles.


While it is an organic compound, it is produced from wood pulp. Not sounding highly appealing for consumption, this compound is nonetheless found in almost every menu item at a fast food restaurant.

Silicon Dioxide

This compound is found in industrial sand. For an interesting twist, it is also used in Wendy’s Chili to prevent clumping.

These compounds and chemicals may be very useful in other scenarios. However, that does not make them acceptable as additives in food for human consumption. It may be time to re-evaluate the time and effort saved by choosing to eat fast food. Your meal may contain several things you would never otherwise put in your mouth. And there is little to no definitive research as of yet what these compounds are doing to our digestive systems or how they are related to our risk of cancer. For those reasons alone, it may be a smart thing to start cooking homemade meals again and control the additives you regularly consume.