posted on Mar, 1 2017 @ 06:51 AM
I going to put my 2 cents in on this one, as I am currently working in the food industry for the uni holidays.
We make all your chicken related products from supermarket to fast food chains, KFC to Pizzahut.
Bearing in mind I am working in a different country, I imagine the ingredients are still pretty similar
This seems like a bit of a smear against subway especially as they appear to be comparing formed meat to whole meat, actually reading the article in
question yeh, its a chicken pattie vs chicken fillets. Obviously a formed pattie like the subway in question is going to contain less meat, think
turning mince into meat balls, you need a binding agent to hold it all together, while the mcdonalds/wendys in question is a grilled fillet (just a
piece of meat) even so it is still not 100% chicken with all the additives.
Its hard to say how much soy they contain as the article doesn't actually say, subway claims less than 1% which is probably the case unless their
supplier is short changing them, however I think soy protein is used as padding in a lot of the cheaper products (think value range chicken nuggets
and tenders at the supermarkets) to balance to nutritional values on the back of the packet. You can't avoid the soy unless you are buy plain old
chicken meat, or allergen free chicken products.
Typically a formed chicken product will be 30-50% chicken while a whole meat item will be 50-95% (depending on crumbs, seasonings, etc).
Off the top of my head some values are, BK Nuggets 37% chicken, Wendy's crumbed chicken breast fillet 56% and Pizza Hutt wings are 90% chicken. As
for what part of the bird the "chicken" comes from well, it depends. These days McD's and the like are ground breast and a lot of skin. We even grind
up the deformed nuggets and rework them back into mix at a certain %.
If you want the most chicken from your fast food place go for the fillets, needless to say the job is a bit of an eye opener and I don't eat at any of
these places anymore, unless I'm drunk!