A video shared by TikToker EssentialMcDonalds shows how the onions are prepared. First, the bag of dehydrated minced onions is opened, then poured into a plastic container. The container is filled with tap water, covered, and refrigerated for two hours. After that time has passed, the onions are strained, and they’re ready to be used. It’s a practical solution for a fast food restaurant, but some fans still seemed aghast at the revelation.
“Man we can’t even get fresh onions,” lamented one user, while another said, “Why does it bother me that it’s tap water…” Still, some commenters thought that other viewers were overreacting to the video. “I can’t believe dehydrated onions are what some people wanna draw the line at,” said one user, and some actual fans of the onions even made themselves known. “Not sure why, but those onions just hit different,” said one rehydrated onion fan.