I recently watched videos on YouTube about a 4-year-old cheeseburger and fries from McDonald’s and some dude who claims to have perfectly intact fast food burgers in his basement, dating back to 1989. Needless to say, I immediately wanted to regurgitate any and all McDonald’s I’ve ever eaten and purge myself of the ungodly horror that is fast food.
But after posting one of these videos to my Facebook page, I received a shocking amount of feedback from people who didn’t believe a word of it and insisted that it was all a farce.
So Domestica is out to prove this internet phenomenon with my very own scientific experiment. Introducing:
McMold: The McDonald’s Shelf-Life Experiment
Let’s get one thing straight, I’m not a Mickey D’s fan. Yes, it was my first ever job at the age of 15 and yes, I have a weird odd-ball personalized creation that I would love to eat again but am too ashamed to order (veggie sandwich of double cheese, lettuce, extra tomato and mayo on a hamburger bun), but no, I’m not a lover now. My children have had their fair share of McD’s exposure thanks to their very loving Gramma and Peapa (who would give them a swimming pool full of Jell-O if that’s what they wanted) but as a family, we try to limit our intake of the Golden Arches. As it stands now, we may frequent the local McPuke’s every 2 months or so and it certainly doesn’t hurt that a regular Big Mac meal in Switzerland costs the equivalent of $15.
But after this experiment, where I see how long it takes for a regular McDonald’s hamburger and fries to mold (if ever), I’m hoping that I never step foot into that place again…
McMold: The McDonald’s Shelf-Life Experiment (Day One/Part One)
McMold: The McDonald’s Shelf-Life Experiment (Day One/Part Two)
Stay tuned for Day Two, where Natasha learns that she must hide Exhibit A (aging burger and fries) from her sneaky little four-year-old.