dailymail.co.uk – Many of the biggest fast food chains started life in the US and now sell their burgers, fries and fried chicken all over the world.
But though their food may look the same in the UK as it does across the pond, the taste can actually be very different, according to a new TV investigation.
American students studying in Britain try UK versions of their favourite fast food treats for the first time on tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s Tricks of the Restaurant Trade.
Big Macs are much smaller in the UK than in the US, they find, while McDonald’s fries have far fewer ingredients in the UK but don’t have the same crunch, they claim.
American student trying British versions of their favourite fast food for the first time said the UK Big Mac (left) is smaller but tastes the same as the US version (right)
What’s the real difference between UK and US fast food?
UK: Sells Rice Boxes and fries. Fried chicken tastes the same.
US: Sells biscuits and mashed potato with gravy.
UK: Big Mac is smaller but tastes the same. ‘Floppy’ fries but contain just a few ingredients.
US: Fries contain many more ingredients including beef flavouring and preservatives.
UK: No GM ingredients. Tastes the same as the US.
US: GM ingredients ‘likely to be present’.
The students first try British KFC, and explain how the famous fried chicken chain doesn’t sell fries in the US.