Wendy’s placed this ad in eight major daily newspapers around the United States on Friday, including USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Miami Herald. Pink Slime or its lesser known name, Finely Textured Beef has managed to gross out a nation of folks.
Pink Slime is lean beef trimmings treated with ammonia. The fact that fast food restaurants (Burger King, McDonald’s & Taco Bell) have admitted to using it in the past is not as horrible as finding out that supposedly 70% of the ground beef for sale at supermarkets contain it.
They’re not a new thing as beef scraps have been used to control beef costs since the ’70s. But, the thought that is exists and is in something you’re eating is pretty creepy.