If you’ve ever paid attention to your chicken nuggets from McDonald’s they all seem to come in roughly the same shape.
In fact there are four different shapes they have. The reason for this is because they are formed, not ground. The shapes are pressed out and made to look like that.
The reason they are made like this is to reportedly keep consistency for consumers, help safety, ensure standardized cooking times, and portion control! Their names are “boot,” “ball,” “bow-tie,” and “bell.” Check it out next time you order!