Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The McRib is the world's most confusing sandwich. The pork-like meat is shaped into a patty that resembles a tiny rack of ribs complete with bones, but then you bite into it and find that it lacks bones and doesn't taste like ribs either. It'd be interesting to try to make a whole-food version with actual ribs, but between the huge bones and oversized, Fred-Flintstone-sized piece of meat it would require, eating it would be impossible. What's most confusing about the McRib is that rational human beings don't look at this odd synthesized version of food and ask themselves what decision in their lives have led to this meal. I try to eat a McRib every few years to remind myself how weird it gets out there.