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7 cold facts about McDonald's in Hong Kong you didn't know

The fast food chain is finally ready to reveal some trade secrets

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Jenny Leung
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A quick search on the internet for McDonald's and you'll soon enough find yourself lost in a world of McD conspiracy theories. Well, here to clear things up, McDonald's Hong Kong has launched a Burger Lab e-book where they reveal everything from how many grams of salt are used in their french fries, to what McNuggets are really made out of. Here are some of the most interesting ones.

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7 cold facts about McDonald's in Hong Kong you didn't know about

How much salt is used on French Fries?
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How much salt is used on French Fries?

For every basket of french fries that goes into the deep fryer, four grams of salt is used. If you would like yours without salt, you can request when ordering.

How are my burgers cooked?
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How are my burgers cooked?

Each Big Mac beef patty takes 38 seconds to cook, while the chicken in GCB needs 80 seconds. According to the fast food chain, no extra oil is used during the cooking process.

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When did Sausage McMuffins come out on the menu?
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When did Sausage McMuffins come out on the menu?

It came out in 1982. Hong Kong was the first city in Asia to add the Sausage McMuffin to the menu, and is also the one and only location around the world that offers 'Twisty Pasta'.

What's up with all the different McNugget shapes?
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What's up with all the different McNugget shapes?

Chicken McNuggets come in four different shapes – Ball, Boot, Bell, and Bone – you know, to make it more fun and stuff.

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How are my ice cream sundaes made?
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How are my ice cream sundaes made?

All ice cream sundaes at McDonald's Hong Kong are made with products from Hong Kong's very own Kowloon Dairy company.

What are McNuggets really made out of?
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What are McNuggets really made out of?

Rumour has it that McDonald's uses chicken fat, cartilages and bones, or even organs to ground up as part of the ingredients to McNuggets (remember that pink gloop video?) Well, according to McDonald's, their McNuggets are all deboned and use only chicken breasts and thighs. Nothing else.

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Which McDonald's meals have the lowest calories?
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Which McDonald's meals have the lowest calories?

The egg and cheese burger meal with a cup of black coffee is around 341 kcal, while a chicken caesar salad meal along with a side of sweetcorn and hot lemon tea is roughly 305 kcal. You can also find out the nutritional values of each food item with the McDonald's mobile app.

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