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McDonalds and sodium

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Mar 14, 2016.

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  1. Joe

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    Long story short. We had an appointment in another city that was fairly rural and picked out a restaurant to dine at before the appointment. We didn't read the fine print on the web site and they are closed on Tuesdays. OK Garmin, find us a restaurant. We drove 10 miles one direction - closed. Drove back and 14 miles the other way, not open for lunch. So we ended up at Mickey D's for the first time in about 6 years. Big Mac, Quarter # and large fries.

    Wow! Neither of us could get over how salty everything tasted. At home we eat a low sodium diet. Not out of medical reasons, but we just try to reduce our sodium intake.

    Funny part, on the way out after depositing our trays, I see a guy adding two salt packets to his fries.
     
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  2. spdandpwr

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    Your low sodium affects your sensitivity to it. I agree that McD's is too salty, especially the fries, but if you're used to a low sodium diet, the saltiness stands out more. I personally think salty things taste funky...I don't why some people like it so much. Worse combo: sweet and salty. Maybe I'm the one with weird tastes haha
     
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    Your food selection added to your observation...

    Big mac... two patties loaded with salt, special sauce loaded with salt
    Quarter pounder... Big patty loaded with salt
    Fires...loaded with salt


    Chicken nuggets are not very salty, chicken sandwich isn't very salty, apple slices aren't very salty...


    Regardless of where you eat, there is something on the menu that is very salty... you just happened to pick them at McDs.
     
  4. ken2v

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    Salt. The American dream. lol

    My thing is garlic powder. Man. I eat gobs of garlic, but that dried stuff is just nasty. You actually have to watch a lot of _____ powder products, for salt and other additives. For instance, buy "ground chile" not "chile powder."
     
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    I visited a Progresso soup plant in the late 1980's, there was a little conveyor that dropped a cube of salt into each can before the lid was put on. It was bigger than a sugar cube.
     
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    I get a kick out of processed goods -- and, hey, we all need/use processed goods -- touting "reduced sodium" and then you read the label and learn you're now only getting 40 percent of your daily quota, from that one product, instead of 75 percent.

    And it is a good idea to use good culinary salt at home -- kosher, sea, whatever. Salt is not a base constituent, it is a flourish, an elaboration.
     
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    Maybe apple slices aren't very salty in the package, but after I add 2 packets of salt, just a bit on the salty side - lol - for me, apples just cry out for salt... The fries are way too salty for me..
     
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    I don't notice the sodium at McD's but I do at places that are even saltier than them. Long John Silver's stands out as one. Some sit down places like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are hard for me to take, too.
     
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    Agreed. America is very salty. I see people put salt on watermelon.
     
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    McDonald's fries are so salty.

    My doctor told me to watch my salt intake.

    So I watched my intake of salt as I devoured those delicious fries.:evillaugh
     
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    A bit of salt on something sweet can really make the flavor leap -- a dark chocolate caramel with a whisper of crunchy salt? Wow.

    My comment previously does not mean I'm against salt, not remotely. It is one of the key building blocks. Folks should just think about it before instantly reaching for the iodized salt in the shaker.
     
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    We know Ken is already salty enough! :poke: :evillaugh

    I had to laugh at your comment about salt being the American Dream. Took me back to my undergrad learning about the salt trade in Africa where salt was traded for gold. If only I could use it as currency now. (Changing 100....pounds of salt)
     
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    I'm hurt.

    And to think, this trained historian wasn't even thinking the history angle. lol Just contemplating all the meals we've prepared only to have someone's first act, even before tasting anything, being reaching for the salt pot.
     
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    Damn I thought for sure that was the angle you were going for.
     
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    Ah salt. does a body good.

    Mom puts salt on watermelon which i always found strange but to each his own.
     
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    I get the sweet/salty thing (chocolate covered pretzels were a favorite childhood snack of mine) but I do think salt on watermelon is weird. But some people put sugar on tomatoes and I find that off-putting as well. But whatever makes you happy ;-)
     
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    Joe,,,,,,, are you crazy !!!!~!????
    You post a thread about moving out of VEGAS !!!!
    Now, you post about McD's being too salty ????
    How many friends are you trying to make around here ?
    Next thing you'll do is TELL THE TRUTH,
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    We can't HANDLE THE TRUTH !!!!!!!!
     
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    Do you have any brand names for the ground chile? I can't find anything flavourful. Some mistake hot for flavour. If I knew what to look for, I'd pick something up in the US.
     
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    We don't buy much from grocery stores and no "brand" named spices, unless it is something like Old Bay.

    penzeys.com has ground ancho: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/ancho-chili-pepper-ground/c-24/p-896/pd-s

    We get most of ours from Jane Butel: http://www.janebutelcooking.com/Public/PecosValleySpiceCo/index.cfm

    These guys are not cheap, but Chimayo chile is damn nice: https://sites.google.com/site/chimayochile/

    And when we are in southern AZ we always stop by Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company, mostly for the paste. http://www.santacruzchili.com/products.htm
     
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