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.
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