McDonald’s ditches plans for ‘McPlacenta’ burger after health benefits questioned

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McDonald’s has abandoned plans for their new ‘McPlacenta’ burger after new studies revealed that eating placenta does ‘not benefit health.’

The fast-food company planned the new burger after seeing a boost in popularity of eating placenta, particularly amongst stupid middle-class people who believe any old nonsense when it’s promoted as ‘natural’.

“Damn shame,” said Simon Williams, McDonald’s head of product development

“We’d found a great producer for the ingredients; the skip behind the hospital. So, you know, locally sourced.”

“The plan was to mince up the placenta with some reclaimed bovine product and a herb, fry it, and put it in a bun.”

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“We were hoping to attract young Mums, and if we’ve got young Mums, we’ve got their babies, and we’ve loads of evidence to say that if you give a baby some fries to suck on, you’ve got a customer for life.”

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However, with the key element of the ‘McPlacenta’ burger being its health benefits, and with the study finding no evidence to support said benefits, McDonald’s sees no point in continuing.

“Personally I still thought it was still worth exploring, because the study also showed there were no adverse health effects, so that’s already ahead of 60-70% percent of our products.”

It is unknown whether this will affect the McDonald’s Expressed milk-shake, which had been expected to launch at the same time.