McDonald’s fries uncovered in viral TikTok video
The worker went viral after posting a video showing how fries are made at McDonald’s – and it has generated a very mixed response from customers.
Most of us know that fast food like Macca’s or KFC isn’t exactly the healthiest option.
However, some customers have stopped eating McDonald’s fries after an Australian employee revealed how they were made.
In a series of TikTok videos, @maccaschick showed how much oil and salt residue builds up at the bottom of the fries tray over the course of the day.
“I try to stay healthy, I just get the fries,” she captioned the video, claiming she had often heard health-conscious customers leave the comment before ordering.
“Are you sure?”
The video received more than 5.4 million views, with customers saying the video was a clear endorsement that fries are not the healthiest option.
“Fried food is not healthy … seriously,” commented one person.
“That’s why I hate french fries,” wrote another.
“I won’t eat McDonald’s again,” claimed another commenter.
However, other viewers weren’t surprised and pointed out that the TikTok showed the grease trap under the fries tray.
@maccaschick confirmed this too, posting a follow-up video showing how the top fries tray was raised to reveal the bottom grease trap underneath.
“Guys please, these are not the fries. It’s the oil and the salt that are left at the end of the day, ”she explained.
“It doesn’t affect how your fries taste. It’s just the residue under the filter after you’ve made 1000 fries. “
Although the fries residue was shown, many viewers said it would take a lot more to deter them from ordering fries, and several called the dirty residue “good taste”.
Some even went so far as to say that they would like to eat from the lower peel, which they compared to salty mashed potatoes.
“I have zero problems with this video,” wrote one person.
McDonald’s was approached by news.com.au for a comment.