It's all about the ingredients

At McDonald’s we are committed to providing high quality food, using the best raw ingredients, working with trusted suppliers and ensuring consistent preparation standards. Take a closer look.

If you would like more detailed information about where our food comes from, please visit Our Food or download the Our Food booklet



100% Pure Beef. No additives, fillers, binders, preservatives or flavour enhancers. Just pure forequarter and flank. A little salt and pepper is added to season after cooking.

Big Mac Bun

Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar, Yeast, Sesame Seeds, Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed), Salt, Wheat Fibre, Soya Flour, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate), Palm Oil, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

Big Mac Sauce

Water, Vegetable Oil (Soya Bean Oil), Diced Gherkin, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Modified Maize Starch, Free Range Egg Yolk, Mustard Seed, Salt, Preservatives (Acetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate), Mustard Flour, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural Flavourings (contains Soya), Dried Garlic, Spice, Colour (Paprika Extract)

Cheddar Cheese Slice (processed)

Vegetarian Cheddar (51%), Water, Butter, Vegetarian Cheese (9%), Whey Powder, Milk Proteins, Emulsifying Salts (Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid), Natural Cheese Flavouring, Salt, Preservative (Sorbic Acid), Colour (Natural Carotenes, Paprika Extract), Anti-caking Agent (Soya Lecithin).

Dill Pickle Slices

Cucumbers, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Dill Pickle Blends (contains Gum Arabic, Extractives of Dill and other spices, Extractives of Turmeric), Calcium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.


100% Iceberg Lettuce


100% Fresh Onion


This product contains:

  • Gluten
  • Eggs
  • Soya
  • Fish
  • Nuts*
  • Crustaceans
  • Peanuts*
  • Celery
  • Sesame
  • Sulphur Dioxide
  • Milk
  • Mustard
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs

Maybe  = may contain allergen indicated

* We are aware of the serious health risk to people who are allergic to whole peanuts, nuts or nut derivatives. These are therefore excluded as ingredients from all our main menu. However we cannot categorically state that our products are 100% free of these ingredients, because as with all food manufacturers there is always the possibility of cross-contamination at some point in the food chain.

8 top tips to eat a balanced diet

  • Base your meals on starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes.

  • Eat lots of fruit and veg. For example - add a sliced banana to your cereal; drink juice instead of coffee; snack on fruit and eat vegetables with your evening meal.

  • Eat more fish. Aim for at least two portions of fish a week, including one portion of oily fish such as salmon or herring.

  • Cut down on saturated fat and sugar. Too much saturated fat can increase the chance of developing heart disease, whilst consuming too much sugar can cause tooth decay.

  • Try to eat less salt - no more than 5g a day. Too much salt can raise your blood pressure - increasing the chance of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

  • Get active and try to be a healthy weight. If you're worried about your weight, ask your GP or a dietitian for advice.

  • Drink plenty of Water. To keep hydrated, we should be drinking about 6-8 glasses (1.2 litres) of water, or other fluids, every day.

  • Don't Skip Breakfast. Our morning meal helps give us the energy we need to face the day and some evidence suggests it actually helps people control their weight.

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