This is what an untouched McDonald’s Happy Meal looks like after SIX years

By Samantha Luiz
09 February 2016

Jennifer Lovdahl claims to have kept a McDonald's Happy Meal for six years to prove how "unhealthy this food is".

She then shared the photos showing the six-year-old burger, chicken nuggets and French fries on Facebook.

In the images, which have since gone viral, the meal is slightly paler but still looks brand new.

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"It’s been 6 years since I bought this ‘Happy Meal’ at McDonald’s," reads the post accompanying the photos.

"It’s been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard."

Jennifer, who's a chiropractor, also explained that the experiment was 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."

Incredibly, this is not the first time McDonald's food has been claimed to be loaded with preservatives.

Just last year, Eduard Neetz and Casey Dean, from Australia, shared photos of a 20-year-old McDonald's burger. They kept the burger in a wooden box with a padlock.

Similarly to Jennifer's experiment, their burger showed no signs of mould, but was rock hard.

So why doesn't their food rot?

"Actually, it can. Food needs moisture in the air for mold to form. Without it, food will simply dry out – sort of like bread left out on a counter overnight to make croutons for stuffing," the fast food chain explains on its website

"You might have seen experiments which seem to show no decomposition in our food. Most likely, this is because the food has dehydrated before any visible deterioration could occur."

Food for thought.

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