The older the wine, the better the taste, we all know that. But what about a McDonald’s Happy Meal? How long do you think nuggets and fries can last?
At least six years, claims a woman from Alaska. On February 4, Jennifer Lovdahl posted a picture of a McDonald’s Happy Meal she had preserved, on Facebook, explaining that she had done this experiment to show how harmful such food can be because of the ‘preservatives’ and ‘chemicals’ used in them.
“It’s been 6 years since I bought this “Happy Meal” at McDonald’s. It’s been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard,” wrote Lovdahl, who runs a health firm in Alaska. Her post has gone viral with over 300,000 shares.
The authenticity of the claim cannot be determined, but it’s not the first time someone has claimed that McDonald’s food items remain intact even after years of purchase.
In 2013, an Utah man called David Whipple shared pictures of a McDonald’s hamburger, which looked exactly the same as was bought in 1999.
However, the fast food chain responds to the question on their website, “Why doesn’t your food rot?” saying that food needs moisture in the air for mold to form and without it, the food will simply dry out. “You might have seen experiments which seem to show no decomposition in our food. Most likely, this is because the food has dehydrated before any visible deterioration could occur.”