14/11/2013 10:31 GMT | Updated 15/11/2013 05:52 GMT

Does McDonald's McRib Make Your Stomach Churn Or Rumble?

The McRib is back - in certain McDonalds restaurants in Canada and the US, at least.

But, due to a photograph making its way around the internet, we're not sure whether to welcome it with open arms or cower away in horror.

The picture in question, uploaded by Reddit user DJDanaK, allegedly shows a frozen McRib - fresh out the packaging, before preparation.

Before (according to Reddit user DJDanaK)


After (according to McDonalds)

While the photograph hasn't been verified, a McDonalds spokesperson told HuffPost Business:

"One reason our customers love the McRib is its fun and wonderful shape. Just like a burger patty is formed to be round and flat, we form the iconic McRib in the shape of traditional ribs. We then flash freeze the patty to seal in flavor and freshness, just like you freeze meat in your own freezer, before going to our restaurants."

Nutritional Information: McDonald's McRib

  • 500 Calories
  • 22g Protein
  • 26g Fat (40%)
  • 44g Carbs (15%)
  • 980mg Sodium (41%)

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The McRib's return has left the HuffPost UK team divided.

While news reporter Charlotte Meredith says "OMG, I LOVE THE MCRIB - THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER", others are less enthusiastic: "Frankly, I'd rather eat my own sick," says Brogan Driscoll, Lifestyle reporter.

Lifestyle editor Poorna Bell is on the fence: "I know it should make my stomach churn, but I have such fond memories of the McRib and the many hangovers it eased that despite it looking like the frozen popsicle from hell, I'd STILL eat it."