Changed cooking practices

United States
March 10, 2009 9:01pm CST
The last few times I've eaten at McDonalds, it's made me ill and left a very greasy taste in my mouth after consuming their food. We have really cut down on the amount of times we eat out anyway, and this has just made it more important to eat at home. My question is do you think they have changed their cooking practices? The type of oil perhaps? I don't remember the greasy aftertaste being on their chicken and french fries until about a year ago. It has made me not want to eat there at all. How about you?
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@AmbiePam (51648)
• United States
12 Mar 09
They actually changed their cooking oil to healthier oil. That whole thing about trans fat that passed through whatever political hoops it had to go through. So it is supposed to be healthier. But sometimes McDonalds food to me tastes like it has been sitting there all day. I know they make the stuff ahead of time, but it doesn't taste fresh to me.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
They aren't supposed to hold fries more than 5 minutes. I just think that the transfat oil doesn't cook the food like the old shortening does. To me, like you it tastes greasier and like it's been sitting there all day. And they aren't crispy like they were when I was a teenager.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I know when I went I would eat the chicken...but even that makes me feel yukky...I don't like their fries at all..I'm not sure what has changed...but I know I don't care to eat there...
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• United States
12 Mar 09
Me either, and it's sad because one of my favorite childhood memories is McDonalds French Fries! I honestly think they were much better before the Health police stepped in and made them stop using shortening. The fries were crunchier and just tasted better in my opinion!
@GardenGerty (118235)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Is it possible that you just have gotten used to leaner cooking, an that it now tastes bad to eat fast food? I know it has made a difference for me. Lots of things taste too greasy, too sweet, too salty, etc, compared to home cooking.
• United States
12 Mar 09
It does make a difference when you're used to healthier eating and you get something that is loaded with fat and grease! I can't even eat at Arby's anymore if it's fried. (fries, potato cakes or curls). The oil they are using for those items just make me so sick! My IBS goes haywire!
11 Mar 09
i dont think theyve changed practices, i think they have switched oils and they probably use too much. and leave them in oil to long. i like eating out but i wont eat fries if they are too greasy or hamburgers.
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• United States
12 Mar 09
I tend to think you are correct in the type of oil they are using. The fries don't stay hot as long as they used to either. The McDonalds by our house has a really bad habit of pulling them up too soon and not letting them finish cooking. You get fries that aren't even remotely crunchy or browned. They are still limp! UGH
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Your palette has probably changed since you have been eating good meals at home. I know mine does that whenever I stop eating out for a long time. Either that or they haven't cleaned their fryers in a long time.
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• United States
12 Mar 09
I would love it if that's what it is. But what I really think is that it's the type of grease they are using to fry in now. It seems that the fries especially don't stay hot. I also am frustrated that many times when I get them that the workers have pulled the fries up too early and they aren't nice and crunchy. I hate limp and half cooked french fries!