- Hollis Johnson
You might have assumed that McChickens around the world are topped with simple mayonnaise – but you’d be wrong.
After all, McChickens are simply topped with mayo – right?
In fact, a closer look at the ingredients page reveals that the American McChicken’s “mayonnaise dressing” isn’t exactly mayonnaise, as the inclusion of thickeners like xanthan gum likely puts it outside of the FDA’s strict definition of the condiment.
And, in Canada, McChicken Sauce is a noted departure from mayo – specifically with the inclusion of mustard.
Here are the ingredients in Canadian McChickens’ sauce versus their US counterpart:
- McDonald’s Canada
This slight difference goes a long way in explaining why Canadians were freaking out over the news that they would soon be able to buy McChicken sauce by the bottle.
I AM SCREAAAMDNDJDB mcchicken sauce in a SQUEEZE TUBE !! SHUT UPPPP pic.twitter.com/dpoDd90SNn
— Alex (@dizzykween) March 22, 2017
— Meredith Grey (@justxox) March 22, 2017
But @McDonalds is Changing up so much why can’t they rethink retailing their sauces. I want McChicken sauce at home in a jar, always.
— LENA (@LenaPeterX) March 9, 2017
McChicken sauce is our family’s favourite. You guys are going to make A LOT of people happy ✌️
— Glenda Hutchings (@gergiegirl) March 21, 2017
Maybe when McChicken sauce is sold at grocery stores, Americans will be able to smuggle some past the border and figure out what exactly the US is missing out on when it comes to McChickens.