What’s In A Big Mac?

If you’re about my age, I bet you know the answer to this question.

I can’t remember if it was the 80’s or 90’s when McDonald’s ran a series of commercials with the song listing the items in a Big Mac.

Sing along with me:

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.

Did you hear the music?

Are you wondering why I care about Big Macs?

I used to love them but haven’t eaten one in a while. My daughter and I were talking about fast food this week and as soon as she asked about the Big Mac, the song came to mind and I instantly remembered every item they put into that sandwich.

What a testament to the food giant’s ability to educate me. And the pile of money they spent doing it.

How many other nonsensical factoids do we have crammed in our heads from television commercials, radio ads, and cartoons?

I’m wondering how to feel about this. Should I be annoyed that a bunch of companies filled my head with information about their products? Or is that the price of living in our consumer culture?

Sound off. Tell me how you feel.



6 Comments on “What’s In A Big Mac?”

  1. Carol says:

    Just be thankful for a well balanced meal, so to speak, of advertising jingles. After you and your daughter go out and indulge in two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, you can stop at the drug store on the way home and pick up a couple of those plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is! tablets so that the nostalgia that made you eat the Big Mac in the first place doesn’t rear it’s ugly head the rest of the afternoon! 🙂 Then you will still feel like you can quack, quack, waddle, waddle thru the rest of the day! 🙂

  2. Tami Lower says:

    I think you wanted us to comment on the blog, but I forget and commented on FACEBOOK. I can still amaze my friends by saying it backwards…”Bun seed sesame a on onions, pickles, cheese, lettuce, sauce special patties beef all two”

  3. Anita says:

    I just wonder if any of those ingredients, especially the two all beef patties, I had long ago had anything to do with the surgery I had recently. You know, “they” say McD’s stays with you forever. 🙂

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