Analysis Of Why Mcdonalds Fries Taste So Good

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In “Why McDonald’s Fries Taste So Good” Schlosser explains the trend from fresh on-site prepared food, to the use of natural and artificial flavoring that the food industry is using today. The trend of food be prepared fresh on-site exhibited many challenges for the industry and also had high costs associated with it. The time and labor required in itself, put cost restraints on the industry and limited profits. Schlosser explains in great detail how the company McDonalds went from using prepared on-site fries, to frozen fries and utilizing artificial and natural flavorings that are served today. The companies that make these flavorings are very secretive to both protect their customers and methods of production. They utilize highly protected …show more content…
Some of the techniques in writing style that Schlosser utilized to draw the reader’s attention are hyperboles, anecdotes and, tone. Schlosser’s use of hyperboles really draws the reader into the experience of how powerful these flavorings are. With sentences like “After closing my eyes, I suddenly smelled a grilled hamburger” (1064). Schlosser shows the reader how strong and true to life the scientist that creates these flavorings have made them. The strength some of these flavorings are so strong in fact, that “one drop is sufficient to add flavor to five average size swimming pools” (1058). One reason that these flavors concentrations works so well in food human taste and smell. Humans are so refined in flavor acquisition that the nose can sense “aromas present in quantities of a few parts per trillion” (1058). The equipment used by scientist in detecting the flavors are not even as powerful as the human body. These machines are something that scientist are working hard on refining to make sure that their flavors are the best that they can be. Schlosser also utilizes anecdotes throughout this article, to show readers interesting events that makes his point more …show more content…
With a title like “Why McDonalds Fries Taste So Good” the reader gets a spark of interest into what might explain better the recipe behind McDonalds fries. But in reality the article goes so much further into detail than that. It explains in much detail how the flavor industry has so influenced the taste of today’s food. Schlosser isn’t the only one to do research into this industry though. Other countries like Australia have had peer-reviewed articles done that show even more data and facts on this matter. In the peer-reviewed article “Australian wine consumers' acceptance of and attitudes toward the use of additives in wine and food production” it is explained even further how the nation of Australia has accepted the use of natural and artificial flavorings. The article contains several studies and data from those studies that shows the facts of people that we're aware of the use of flavorings, and the acceptance of the use of them. The amount of people in Australia that didn’t even know about the use of additives also known as flavorings, in the food and drinks they consume is

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