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Thread started 03/18/10 8:17am

ernestsewell

One Year Old Happy Meal Aged Well - But Should It?

If you eat McDonald's after this, you're disgusting.

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Have you ever wondered what a McDonald's Happy Meal looks like after it's sat on a shelf (not in a freezer) for a year? This seems like one of those things I would learn accidentally, but writer Nonna Joann Bruso decided to find out on purpose.

The results? Not as disgusting as you might think, which itself is sort of disgusting.

She wrote:
    It smelled delicious for a few days. I’d get a whiff of those yummy French fries every time I walked into my office. After a week or so, you could hardly smell it. My husband worried that when the food began to decompose, there would be a terrible odor in our home. He also worried the food would attract ants and mice. He questioned my sanity.

    NOPE, no worries at all. My Happy Meal is one year old today and it looks pretty good. It NEVER smelled bad. The food did NOT decompose. It did NOT get moldy, at all.


The pitiful, slightly pained expression on the Littlest Pet Shop dog included with the meal says it all.
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Reply #1 posted 03/18/10 8:19am

Shyra

I find this hard to believe. The bread alone should have molded.
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Reply #2 posted 03/18/10 8:20am

ernestsewell

Shyra said:

I find this hard to believe. The bread alone should have molded.

Okay let's read between the lines: IT'S NOT REAL FOOD.
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Reply #3 posted 03/18/10 8:23am

CarrieMpls

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I had a shamrock shake and a medium fries last night from McDonalds.
The last time I ate there was a year ago yesterday, when I had the same thing. lol

Once a year is enough for me.
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Reply #4 posted 03/18/10 8:25am

Poiple

shocked omfg But it's got to be worse than that for ME not to eat it! Loves me some McD's cheeseburger and fries!
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Reply #5 posted 03/18/10 8:25am

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Folks need to understand the basics of food spoilage. To get moldy (or exhibit other visible signs of spoilage) the food must have a certain percentage of available water. Most bacteria (including clostridium botulinum) require available water of at least 0.91. Below 0.80 most molds cannot be grown and below 0.60 no microbiological growth is possible.

So all you've really demonstrated here is that the food is too dried out to develop the above kinds of spoilage. That doesn't mean it's safe to eat.
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Reply #6 posted 03/18/10 8:25am

Shyra

ernestsewell said:

Shyra said:

I find this hard to believe. The bread alone should have molded.

Okay let's read between the lines: IT'S NOT REAL FOOD.



Okay, now I'm embarrassed. I'm so fuckin gullible! But, hell. It looked real!
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Reply #7 posted 03/18/10 8:28am

Poiple

Shyra said:

ernestsewell said:


Okay let's read between the lines: IT'S NOT REAL FOOD.



Okay, now I'm embarrassed. I'm so fuckin gullible! But, hell. It looked real!


No, I think it is real food (as in the food that McD's sells)--I think Ernest's remark is poking a bit of fun saying that McD's food is not real food.
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Reply #8 posted 03/18/10 8:45am

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Reply #9 posted 03/18/10 8:50am

ernestsewell

Shyra said:

ernestsewell said:


Okay let's read between the lines: IT'S NOT REAL FOOD.



Okay, now I'm embarrassed. I'm so fuckin gullible! But, hell. It looked real!

McDonald's has never served real food. Why are you surprised now? PRESERVATIVES have proven this story to be true. That is the burger and fries she bought a year ago. Anyone who thinks McDonald's is healthy or real food deserves the fat bottom they're sitting on. (remember that woman who sued them because her daughter was a tubbo?)
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Reply #10 posted 03/18/10 8:51am

ernestsewell

Poiple said:

I think Ernest's remark is poking a bit of fun saying that McD's food is not real food.


Exactly. Food is so processed these days, that's it's not "food".
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Reply #11 posted 03/18/10 8:54am

ernestsewell

Here is what McDonald's site shows is in a cheeseburger.

100% Beef Patty
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper).

Regular Bun
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY.

Pasteurized Process American Cheese
Milk, water, milkfat, cheese culture, sodium citrate, salt, citric acid, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, artificial color, lactic acid, acetic acid, enzymes, soy lecithin (added for slice separation).
CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY LECITHIN.

Ketchup
Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source).

Mustard
Distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, paprika, spice extractive.

Pickle Slices
Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, alum, potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavors (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of turmeric (color).

Onions
Chopped onions.

Why the fuck is there high fructose corn syrup is BREAD? And all tha tother shit? Do you know that there's only about 8 items on a McDonald's menu that does NOT have some form of sugar in it? ONLY EIGHT, out of how many?????
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Reply #12 posted 03/18/10 9:04am

Shyra

Poiple said:

Shyra said:




Okay, now I'm embarrassed. I'm so fuckin gullible! But, hell. It looked real!


No, I think it is real food (as in the food that McD's sells)--I think Ernest's remark is poking a bit of fun saying that McD's food is not real food.



Oh, okay! My Alzheimer's has kicked in today!
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/10 9:09am

TheVoid

Poiple said:

Shyra said:




Okay, now I'm embarrassed. I'm so fuckin gullible! But, hell. It looked real!


No, I think it is real food (as in the food that McD's sells)--I think Ernest's remark is poking a bit of fun saying that McD's food is not real food.

Yes, that's what Ernest meant.


Actually, all of McDonalds products(I don't like to call it food either), have petro-based chemicals in them to keep them perserved for VERY long periods of time---remember, these are standard items that get shipped all over the US (and elsewhere) which must keep their flavor---no matter what MickeyDees who walk into, all the food taste the same globally--that itself is an amazing feet for any restaurant chain.

I believe chicken mcnuggets even have formaldehyde in them.



Basically, your food has been 'embalmed' before it reaches your mouth.
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Reply #14 posted 03/18/10 9:16am

thejason

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that itself is an amazing feet for any restaurant chain.


dude, dont ever change, I meen it...
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Reply #15 posted 03/18/10 9:16am

Evvy

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honestly Mcdonald's isnt my thing- but I will eat their fish sandwhich or chicken wraps with fries and a thick shake when I get a cravin'.

have you noticed how they have "freshened" up their appearance- they advertise with fresh salads, wraps, fresh fruit yogurt parfaits and bottled water.
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Reply #16 posted 03/18/10 9:16am

TheVoid

thejason said:

TheVoid said:

that itself is an amazing feet for any restaurant chain.


dude, dont ever change, I meen it...

falloff falloff

I misspelled something didn't I? neutral
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Reply #17 posted 03/18/10 10:04am

Poiple

ernestsewell said:

Here is what McDonald's site shows is in a cheeseburger.

100% Beef Patty
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper).

Regular Bun
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY.

Pasteurized Process American Cheese
Milk, water, milkfat, cheese culture, sodium citrate, salt, citric acid, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, artificial color, lactic acid, acetic acid, enzymes, soy lecithin (added for slice separation).
CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY LECITHIN.

Ketchup
Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source).

Mustard
Distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, paprika, spice extractive.

Pickle Slices
Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, alum, potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavors (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of turmeric (color).

Onions
Chopped onions.

Why the fuck is there high fructose corn syrup is BREAD? And all tha tother shit? Do you know that there's only about 8 items on a McDonald's menu that does NOT have some form of sugar in it? ONLY EIGHT, out of how many?????



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Reply #18 posted 03/18/10 4:50pm

piccolo7

l wouldnt even entertain mcdonalds food or let alone eat them
all of them are processed food....

even the burgers are and tastes like rubber and horsemeat
how can u eat those or let ur kids eat them
lve heard from some people who actually have worked in mcdonald in the past told me it was true tht the burgers are actually made from horsemeat.....

now tht really is GROSS..... feeling ill
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Reply #19 posted 03/18/10 4:55pm

Dave1992

I'm so glad I don't eat that shit.
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Reply #20 posted 03/18/10 4:59pm

FauxReal

I had some of that shit yesterday, enjoyed in enough, and don't have a fat bottom.
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Reply #21 posted 03/18/10 5:06pm

DesireeNevermi
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ya know...those micky dees buns don't taste real. something off about them. I like their fish filets but i try not to eat the whole bun. it tastes...i dunno...very airy and too soft or something. Almost like a cotton ball coated in gelatin or fat. when i go...it's for the fish filet or the fries. the fries don't taste as good since they stopped frying them in beef fat. fast food is overall bad and fake food (fillers, hormones, mystery meat) but if ya gotta go that route then probably taco bell or subway are the least evil. Maybe KFC if you get the grilled chicken or the chicken fingers. Fuck that milky ass cole slaw though. barf
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Reply #22 posted 03/18/10 5:35pm

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I read a book by Morgan Spurlock he wrote after doing the movie documentary Super Size Me, and he talked about how before he did the movie he had a show on MTV called I Bet You Will which was sort of a lite knockoff of Fear Factor where he challenged people off the street to do silly stunts to win money. He wrote about how he attempted to play a prank on an MTV producer by hiding a McChicken sandwich in the producer's bookshelf. He thought that after a few days the sandwich would get rotten and start to smell really bad. He kept call the producer after a few days to see if he had noticed anything, and the producer kept telling him no. AT first he though he was just bullshitting him and didn't want to admit that the sandwich spoiled, so he just assumed that the producer was lying to him.

Well, MTV canceled his show six months later. About a year later Morgan Spurlock got a call from the MTV producer which indicated shock and amazement. The producer said that he was rearranging some books in his library, and he found the McChicken sandwich that Morgan had placed there. What was shocking to him was that, while the bun was turning into powder and the lettuce leaf looked like decomposed leaves, the chicken fillet itself was still intact and looked the same way it did when Morgan first bought it.

BTW, I read some report online about the company McDonald's buys its burger meat from. This company takes fatty tissue from the cows they slaughter which they used to throw away as unfit for human consumption and treat it with ammonia to get rid of all the e coli and salmonella germs, then grind it up and mix it into the regular beef as filler. ill feeling ill From that point on, I said I would not eat any burgers from McDonald's. Worse yet, this same meat is being fed to children in public schools. sick barf pissed

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Reply #23 posted 03/18/10 5:40pm

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Never eat food that keeps like that. Food is supposed to expire.

I also won't eat those Uncle Ben's Bistro Express rice things. You can keep them on the shelf for years, and yet they contain meat. That's not right.
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Reply #24 posted 03/18/10 5:57pm

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ernestsewell said:

If you eat McDonald's after this, you're disgusting.

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Have you ever wondered what a McDonald's Happy Meal looks like after it's sat on a shelf (not in a freezer) for a year? This seems like one of those things I would learn accidentally, but writer Nonna Joann Bruso decided to find out on purpose.

The results? Not as disgusting as you might think, which itself is sort of disgusting.

She wrote:
    It smelled delicious for a few days. I’d get a whiff of those yummy French fries every time I walked into my office. After a week or so, you could hardly smell it. My husband worried that when the food began to decompose, there would be a terrible odor in our home. He also worried the food would attract ants and mice. He questioned my sanity.

    NOPE, no worries at all. My Happy Meal is one year old today and it looks pretty good. It NEVER smelled bad. The food did NOT decompose. It did NOT get moldy, at all.


The pitiful, slightly pained expression on the Littlest Pet Shop dog included with the meal says it all.


i love how the toy emulates the food
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Reply #25 posted 03/18/10 6:09pm

SilverlakePhil

Gross. Since I became a Vegetarian, I only go there for Coffee cuz it's cheaper then Starbucks. I think I'll go back to Starbucks.
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Reply #26 posted 03/18/10 6:10pm

Cuddles

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SilverlakePhil said:

Gross. Since I became a Vegetarian, I only go there for Coffee cuz it's cheaper then Starbucks. I think I'll go back to Starbucks.



mcdonalds coffee has lard in it
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Reply #27 posted 03/18/10 6:18pm

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I have two cheeseburgers and jumbo french fries a couple of times a month. I think that's fine considering all the healthy stuff I eat. smile Everything in moderation, even nasty junk food. lol
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Reply #28 posted 03/18/10 6:20pm

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Cuddles said:

SilverlakePhil said:

Gross. Since I became a Vegetarian, I only go there for Coffee cuz it's cheaper then Starbucks. I think I'll go back to Starbucks.



mcdonalds coffee has lard in it

According to a friend of mine who works for Starbucks, the 'bucks coffee and McD's coffee is actually the exact same product. lol
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Reply #29 posted 03/18/10 6:22pm

ernestsewell

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Never eat food that keeps like that. Food is supposed to expire.

Some guy on Oprah the other day made a good point, similar to yours. "Food is supposed to die. Don't eat anything that won't rot. Don't eat anything you can't pronounce, don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize."
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