Much to my surprise, after reading about the 38 ingredients in a single Chicken McNugget, I’m not that shocked that something like TBHQ is found in it. I mean, come on!

Have you ever looked at a Chicken McNugget before? It’s not exactly screaming out, “Hey look at me, I’m made of Chicken!” 😆

But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to “help preserve freshness.” According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid)…

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