I don’t eat much fast food, even when I’m not trying to be healthy. When I do indulge, it’s usually at the Northwest-only Burgerville or at the ubiquitous McDonald’s. The former has many redeeming qualities (including good food), but the latter? Ugh. Maybe I need to reconsider.
Karen at Best of Mother Earth has posted about a 12-year-old McDonald’s hamburger that she keeps as a prop. Why does she keep it? Because it still looks brand new:
This is a hamburger from McDonalds that I purchased in 1996. That was 12 years ago. Note that it looks exactly like it did the very day I bought it. The flecks on the bun are crumbs from the bun. The burger is starting to crumble a bit. It has the oddest smell.
People always ask me – what did you do to preserve it? Nothing — it preserved itself. Ladies, Gentleman, and children alike — this is a chemical food. There is absolutely no nutrition here. Not one ounce of food value.Â Or at least value for why we are eating in the first place.
Kind of makes me glad I haven’t had McDonald’s in 2008.