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Colbert Defends the McRib, the 'Great American Mystery'

Last night on a segment of Thought for Food, comedian Stephen Colbert weighed in on the supposed photo of a frozen McDonald's McRib sandwich that went viral last month. Colbert has expressed his enthusiasm for the McRib before, and Colbert continues to stand by the faux-scarce novelty sandwich saying, "There's nothing wrong with the McRib, just because it appears to made out of sickly E.T." Colbert goes on to explain that eating a McRib — the "great American mystery" — even counts as exercising since it happens to share an ingredient with yoga mats (azodicarbonamide) before coming to the conclusion that ultimately he is a "firm believer that the best food raises more questions than it answers." In the video below, Colbert also addresses the FDA "foodstapo's" plan to get rid of a pillar of America's "Judeo-Crisco" values, trans fats. Go, watch:

Video: Thought for Food - Ban on Trans Fats & McDonald's McRib Mystery

· Thought for Food - Ban on Trans Fats & McDonald's McRib Mystery [Colbert Nation]
· This Is What a Frozen McRib Looks Like [-E-]
· All Stephen Colbert Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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