According to Edible Geography, McDonald's Chicken Nuggets are not some random pieces of fried chicken but actually shapes, complete with names, that have been carefully designed.
On the Q&A page of the McDonalds Canada site, the company confirms that there are indeed four McNugget shapes, although they steer away from the unnervingly meaty connotations of the bone, referring to it as a bow-tie, instead. This disclosure is made in response to a question from Michael F. from St. Johns, Newfoundland: How come the boot-shaped are so much more appealing than the oval-shaped ones?
Although McDonalds makes a joke of the question, suggesting that people from St. Johns prefer the boot-shaped nugget because it subconsciously reminds them of the shape of the southern region of Newfoundland, it turns out that several recent studies have demonstrated a significant relationship between the shape of a food item and its taste.
|Each of the 24 Million Tons of Bananas Ecuador Ships Has a Tiny QR Sticker to Promote the Country for Tourism|
|Snacks Quarterly: For the Distinguished Snack Enthusiast|
|Minipresso: Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker|
|“For the first time in the world, AI will run in an election.”|
|“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Wouldn't it be nice if you were rewarded for all of the little good things you do.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Amateur-Built Electric Car Going After Record Set by Tesla|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|Humans Need Not Apply|