The 1996 McDonald’s Burger preserved for 12 years was one of the best stories that hit the web in 2008. And even though almost two years have passed since the moment, I still find the experiment applicable nowadays.
Karen Hanharan is a wellness consultant, and while teaching her workshops she uses the example of the burger to raise awareness to the unhealthy nature of McDonald’s food: Ladies, Gentleman, and children alike – this is a chemical food. There is absolutely no nutrition here.
The burger in the right is the one bought in 2008 , and the one in the left is the one kept for 12 years. They look terribly alike. The explanation? McDonald’s uses a lot of preservatives to keep their food looking fresh and delicious. I mean what kind of food looks so perfect for 12 years?
Will you keep eating at Mc or fast-food after seeing this?
Photos by Karen Hanharan from bestofmotherearth.
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I remember reading a story about a one year old burger from McD’s … This is just gross. Never again will I eat at McD’s.
Part of what I’m doing with my blog is encouraging people to stop depending on fast food — specifically fir breakfast.
Thanks for the sharing this.
Yes, the story is quite old but it still creates some strong feelings amongst people.
Good luck with your initiative, maybe now you can use this as a solid argument against fast-food.
That only proves McDonalds used to use lots of preservatives in 1996, not that it does know.
What? Are you serious? Do you seriously believe McD use less chemicals today in order to save money on the cost of their customer’s health?
Nothing in the last 12 years have convinced me McD take their customers seriously, nothing.
Yes I will. They’re fucking delicious.
Same here! 😀
Maybe you can try the experiment at home ?
Can’t. I’d be eating that burger faster than you could say “1996” 🙂
Sure I will. Our body can process blades and those are that tasty 🙂
Apparently, I can get a burger now
At my local Mickey “D’s”,
“Freshly” fried to order,
Hold the lettuce, onions, pickles please.
Then, take that savory Happy-slab
Of ground-up cow on home,
Park it for score of years,
Until it resembles greasy Styrofoam.
Wonder if an archeologist will find it,
A fossilized Quarter Pound?
And if Ronald, then, will want it back,
To sell it one more round?
Nice lyrics 🙂