This Is What An Uncooked McRib Looks Like

Gird your stomach muscles, oh ye lovers of the elusive, seasonal McRib. Because when you see what it looks like before it’s delivered on its bready bed covered in barbecue sauce, you might not be so excited to actually eat it.

The above photo posted to Reddit claims to show what an unthawed McRib patty thing looks like before it’s cooked, and it’s none too pleasing to the eye.

Of course, it will someday become a 500-calorie glob of meat stuff (sold at a Canadian McDonald’s, it appears), but in this pic it looks like sort of pink cardboardy foam, or maybe something you’d nestle in a box to protect a TV while shipping it.

How’s your appetite?