McDonald's announces new tofu McNuggets
Starting this Wednesday and running through the end of September, McDonald's in Japan is going to be offering new Tofu Shinjo McNuggets. The move comes on the heels of the company's recent announcement that they would no longer use any chicken that is imported from China, as several reports confirmed that the meat was tainted.
According to a spokeswoman for the fast food chain, the tofu McNuggets are made with carrots, onions, soybeans, and minced fish. So it's important to note that while the McNuggets are a meat alternative, they are not vegetarian. The tofu McNuggets are $2.44 for four pieces and include a zesty ginger dipping sauce.
The McDonald's spokeswoman spoke about the new menu item to the Wall Street Journal: “Because it isn’t meat, it tastes a bit different. It’s a bit softer,” she said. “Calorie-wise, it is a bit lower than chicken as well.”
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