What does a one year-old Happy Meal look like?

If you were served a McDonalds Happy Meal that looked like this, you wouldn't be overly surprised. It looks like it's been dropped a couple of times before been handed over to the customer, but you'd still feed it to your kids.

Bitterwallet - the year-old Happy Meal

The thing is, this Happy Meal is a year old. Writer Nonna Joann Bruso bought it last March and placed it on a shelf in her office - it hasn't been frozen. If you were to feed it to the children, they'd know straight away that something was wrong; the bread would be dry, the meat shrivelled, the fries stale. But after a year, the food hasn't decomposed - at no point has it even smelt bad.  Bruso comments:

Food is broken down into it’s essential nutrients in our bodies and turned into fuel. Our children grow strong bodies, when they eat real food. Flies ignore a Happy Meal and microbes don’t decompose it, then your child’s body can’t properly metabolize it either. Now you know why it’s called “junk food.”

I think ants, mice and flies are smarter than people, because they weren’t fooled. They never touched the Happy Meal. Children shouldn’t either.

Bruso also provided a running commentary throughout the year on the Happy Meal's lack of biological progress, which you can read here.

[Baby Bites] via [The Consumerist]


  • Alex W.
    Their office is full of ants, mice, and flies?
  • Timmo
    "bological progress"? WTF man, just WTF?
  • milky
    makes you think. Good post (I forgive you for the next bad one bitterwallet).
  • Chris S.
    I call shenanigans, the paper cup would have at least gone mank.
  • Bob C.
    Whilst I'm no big fan of junk food or McDonalds in particular, I call hokum on this. For one, as another poster has said - the liquid in the drink cup will have seeped through the cup bottom and leaked all over the place within around 24 hours - such is the biodegradeable nature of these things these days. Also, McDonalds have managed to invent bread which never moulds? They best get Mr Hovis and Mr Warburtons on the phone, because these guys have been trying to do this for years. The burger patty itself, as 'junk food' as it no-doubt is, is minced, processed and cooked animal flesh. I assure you, this will indeed rot, but on a dry, cool shelf somewhere in Nowheresville, USA, it might just take a very, very long time indeed.
  • Jaffo
    They did something similar at the end of 'Supersize Me' IIRC
  • Mike
    Flies literally eat crap, does that mean we should feed that to our children?
  • Mosschops
    I'd still eat it - feeling like a Maccies on the way home now. Hmm those hamburgers do taste good. Maybe some double cheeseburgers.
  • andyofyarm
    This is total cock, the implication being that a Mc Burger will last longer than Lenin's tomb.On this basis you should clean the bog with a Mc Bun not Domestos. Macs are very up front about the ingredients and nutritional content of their products.
  • Adebisi
    I have eaten nothing but McDonalds from the age of 16 and I am fine at the age of 35. In fact I am better than fine as I have never aged.
  • JGN
    watch super size me, quality doc
  • The P.
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  • d72
    Proof that McDonalds food doesn't just look and taste like plastic...IT IS PLASTIC? "but you'd still feed it to your kids"? No...not even if I'd just bought it 5 minutes ago
  • Laurz
    Am I the only one whos comments require moderating? I noticed somsone posted 10 minutes after me and it appeared straight away
  • MinstrelMan
    Flies, ants and mice don't bug (excuse pun) the fuck out of your for the toy though!
  • Ronald M.
    Dirty bitch - what sort of place does she work in - get some cleaners you filthy F^ckers
  • Skymarshall
    Is she aware the April fool's day is in April?? Come to that, are you?
  • numptyj
    did that toy always have a frown? or the fact that its been sat on the shelf for 12 months instead of in some childs hands has made it sad? :P
  • Brian
    Hi, my name is Brian. So, i cold buy this today and warm it up in a microwave machine in a years time (with extra ketchup)and still eat it and not die?
  • Laurz
    I've just notice from the link that she claims to have actually kept the happy meal on a shelf in her HOME for a year. Its a home office not an office where she works. No way in hell has she left food out in her home for a year. Not a chance
  • What B.
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  • Pedant
    Theres a woman who kept one for 4 years, heres a link to the video of it (assuming its real ofc) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IGtDPG4UfI
  • Rhinestone
    I disagree that no part of the happy meal has changed, I'm fairly confident that the Littlest Pet Shop toy has developed severe depression. Someone put that dog out of it's misery.
  • Fella-Tio
    45 seconds in the microwave and it will be done, pffft who needs rustlers!
  • Wanetta
    Good morning, Happy April Fool's Day!! As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful!" "Heck," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!" Happy April Fool's Day!
  • 2010, M.
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  • Cheesepuff
    Hahaha Lool!
  • Kim
    That's awful! This illustrates precisely why I never take my kids there.

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