GOOD

McDonald’s To Release 100,000 Bottles Of Its Big Mac Sauce To The Public

Plus, learn how to make it yourself.

via Twitter

The Big Mac sandwich, for better or worse, has been a staple of the American diet since it was invented in 1967 by a McDonald’s franchisee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jim Delligatti created the burger to compete with the signature sandwich at rival Bob’s Big Boy. By 1968, the Big Mac was available at McDonald’s restaurants across the country and people have been singing “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun” ever since. But the special sauce that makes the Big Mac so unique hasn’t been available to consumers until now.


On Wednesday, McDonald’s will announce how its customers can get ahold of one of the 100,000 limited-edition bottles of its special sauce. The announcement comes as part of a promotion for their two new burgers, the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. “We know there’s a lot of love for McDonald’s Big Mac special sauce and, in fact, actually found it’s the most talked about ingredient when it comes to the Big Mac,” McDonald’s chef Mike Haracz tells Mashable.

Although this is the first time people can get a bottle of Big Mac Special Sauce of their own, the fast-food company noted in 2012 that its special sauce wasn’t much of a secret anymore. The recipe had been available online for years. But if you can’t manage to get ahold of your own, Top Secret Recipes has cracked the code and made it available on its website.

McDonald’s Big Mac Special Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons French dressing
4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Food

McDonalds sells a lot of coffee. Over a billion cups a year, to be exact. All that coffee leads to a lot of productive mornings, but it also leads to a lot of waste. Each year, millions of pounds of coffee chaff (the skin of the coffee beans that comes off during roasting) ends up getting turned into mulch. Some coffee chaff just gets burned, leading to an increase in CO2.

Now, that chaff is going to get turned into car parts. Ford is incorporating coffee chaff from McDonalds coffee into the headlamps of some cars. Ford has been using plastic and talc to make its headlamps, but this new process will reduce the reliance on talc, a non-renewable mineral. The chaff is heated to high temperatures under low oxygen and mixed with plastic and other additives. The bioplastic can then be formed into shapes.

Keep Reading Show less

For over 20 years, our country has perceived itself as more divided than united, and it's not getting better. Right after the 2016 election, a poll conducted by Gallup found that 77% of Americans felt the country was divided on the most important values, a record high.

The percentage of Americans who agree that we disagree got higher. During the 2018 mid-term elections, a poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that 80% of Americans felt the nation was "mainly" or "totally" divided.

We head into the 2020 presidential election more divided than ever. A new poll from USA Today found that nine out of ten respondents felt it was important to do something about the conflict in our country. We can't keep on living like this forever.

Keep Reading Show less
via Honor Africans / Twitter

The problem with American Sign Language (ASL) is that over 500,000 people in the U.S. use it, but the country has over 330 million people.

So for those with hearing loss, the chances of coming into contact with someone who uses the language are rare. Especially outside of the deaf community.

Keep Reading Show less