original watercolor and ink illustration, 9 x 11
Yes, yes, there is real white meat chicken in there. But that’s not all. Not even close.The troubling ingredient list has been explored in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Things like thirteen corn-based ingredients in a bite-sized chunk of chicken. Or tertiarybutylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum-based product, similar to butane(!), and used to preserve freshness. Or that the dimethylpolysiloxane, added to the frying oil to prevent foaming, is a silicone-based ingredient commonly found in make-up and Silly Putty.
But don’t they look delicious?