What a Happy Meal looks like after 6 years... and why you shouldn't worry
Jennifer Lovdahl bought a Happy Meal from McDonald's six years ago. Instead of eating it, like any normal person would, she decided to leave it for 6 years. You see, she was doing an experiment, and after all this time, it doesn't look that different.
Lovdahl did her experiment and posted it on Facebook, because she wanted to prove how many chemicals went into the meals. People are saying she's been proven right... but the truth is actually rather different.
Here's what the meal looks like after all those years.
Jennifer said: "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."
"We did this experiment to show our patients how unhealthy this ‘food’ is. Especially for our growing children!! There are so many chemicals in this food! Choose real food! Apples, bananas, carrots, celery… those are real fast food."
Patients? Jennifer is the owner and operator at Balanced Health Chiropractic, in Alaska, should be wondering about that.
So why should we not worry? Aside from eating fatty, or salty stuff, there's actually not that much going on with McDonald's food that could be thought of as suspicious. For starters, look at the food labelling and the nutrition info on the packaging - it'd be illegal for McDonald's to lie about it, and their food clearly states that there's no preservatives and the like, apart from a few in the bun - but no more than your average loaf.
There's been an experiment on this, with a McDonald's burger, and another burger which is only made of the good stuff. The result was that the food basically dehydrates, while looking the same.
It seems that food with a small size loses moisture quickly, and without moisture, mould and bacteria can't decompose them. Meat is cooked at such a high temperature, that it is effectively sterile when it gets served up. So, it shouldn't surprise anyone that a Happy Meal looks the same after all this time, because any equivalent would look the same.
Naturally, there's a load of reasons to dislike McDonald's but, as ever, these 'experiments' by people who don't do a thorough and fair investigation, are not one of them.