But it didn't look like that in the picture...

17 April 2009

Had your breakfast yet? You’ll wish you hadn’t when you look at this gallery compiled by the bloggers at ThisPiggy.com. They’ve carried out a serious, scientific study, comparing some of the goodies that are dished up at fast food with the pictures that appear in the adverts.

We think they’re trying to say that the carefully-crafted pics don’t always match up with what you actually get shoved at you over the counter, but this writer has been on a health food kick for the past few weeks and would gladly shovel anything featured down his windpipe – probably without stopping to masticate on the way.

Still, it's all tame stuff compared to their gallery of delicious unhealthy breakfasts - even I would baulk at some of that stuff.

6 comments

  • Darren
    As a photographer I've seen some clever tricks used, rest assured they dont use fake food, but they do heavily dress up the food, basically they just get the best ingredients and dress them up, one of the clever ways such as the burger above is to paint it or spray it with wood glue. this gives the desired shine effect without the greasy look on the bread... Food photography can be big business.... Marketing agencies dont like you cheating with photoshop!
  • Ryan
    who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes good =O
  • tRt
    Exactly Ryan! sausage and egg mcmuffins are awesome and are infact the best breakfast EVER!
  • dickie
    i'd rather eat my own cock than this processed shite. eeeehhhhh Mc filth
  • Amanda H.
    "Food photography can be big business…. Marketing agencies dont like you cheating with photoshop!" No cause using photoshop would be plain wrong, whereas spraying food with wood glue is much better.
  • Darren w.
    No cause using photoshop would be plain wrong, whereas spraying food with wood glue is much better. thats marketing agencies for you, they could even make you look great without photoshop!

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