How many things do you need to make a McDonald's Chicken nuggets? You'll need 40 ingredients. That's a lot. Maybe too many! One would have thought you'd only need chicken, breading, egg, and oil to make them, but oh, you're so wrong.

01 White boneless chicken
02 Water
03 Food starch-modified
04 Salt
05 Autolyzed yeast
06 Salt
07 Wheat starch
08 Natural flavor (botanical source)
09 Safflower oil
10 Dextrose
11 Citric acid
12 Sodium phosphates
13 Natural flavor (botanical source)
Battered and breaded with:    14 Water
Enriched flour:
15 Bleached wheat flour
16 Niacin
17 Reduced iron
18 Thiamine mononitrate
19 Riboflavin
20 Folic acid
21 Yellow corn flour
22 Bleached wheat flour
23 Food starch-modified
24 Salt
25 Baking soda    26 Sodium acid pyrophosphate
27 Sodium aluminum phosphate
28 Monocalcium phosphate
29 Calcium lactate
30 Spices

31 Wheat starch
32 Dextrose
33 Corn starch
Prepared in Vegetable Oil:
34 Canola oil
35 Corn oil
36 Soybean oil
37 Hydrogenated soybean oil
38 with TBHQ
39 and Citric Acid to preserve freshness of the oil
40 and Dimethylpolysiloxane to reduce oil splatter when cooking

The Mirror says that dextrose is a sugar that is also used by shoemakers to make leather more pliable. Oh great.

via Mirror