VIDEO: Are McDonald’s fries really made out of potatoes?

Published: January 22, 2015
Screengrab from the McDonald's video.

Screengrab from the McDonald's video.

“I know what you’re thinking,” says Grant Imahara, co-host of the American television show MythBusters. “These look like potatoes, but are they really potatoes?”

Imahara was recently given a tour of a Simplot plant where McDonald’s French fries are made. Simplot is the company that supplies potatoes to McDonald’s in the US.

“Potatoes are just like people,” says Koko Neher, the plant employee giving Imahara the tour. “They come in different shapes and sizes.”

If you are curious about how McDonald’s fries are so consistent in texture, taste and shape, watch the video below.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Aman Subhan
    Jan 22, 2015 - 8:26PM

    Where is the video??


  • Rabia
    Jan 23, 2015 - 12:24AM

    Thats it? This story doesn’t have a starting or ending!


  • Shoaib Siddiqui
    Jan 23, 2015 - 1:52AM

    What kind of shady journalism is this? When you advertise for a company then it should clearly say so. Don’t loose your credibility by doing this kind of shady stuff. If you’re not getting paid for this then you people crazy.


  • woody
    Jan 23, 2015 - 6:12AM

    While Pakistan is known for conspiracies — does anyone really believe that Mac french fries aren’t made with potatoes?


  • Truthshallcomeout
    Jan 23, 2015 - 8:26AM

    The owners of Tribune and Macdonald Franchise in Pakistani are same


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