An American woman who saved a McDonald’s burger and fries for 24 years has revealed the fast food items still look brand new, after more than two decades stored in her cupboard.
TikTok user @aly.sherb is going viral after she shared a video of her grandmother showing off the McDonald’s meal she kept wrapped in a shoebox for two and a half decades.
In the clip, Aly’s grandmother proudly shows off the science experiment, pointing out the 1996 Nascar wrapper, the lack of mold and the fact that the burger is still “completely intact” after all this time.
Aly’s grandmother didn’t explain what made her put the food away before Aly was even born, but she said “it lives in a box in my cupboard.”
In a viral video with nearly four million views, she opens the shoebox to reveal a brown paper McDonald’s bag inside.
She points to the NASCAR race ad with the year 1996, which she kept with the food.
“The fries look like they could have fallen under your seat about a month ago without rotting or rotting,” she said, holding the packet of small fries.
McMillions of years! American woman saved McDonald’s burger and fries for 25 years – and they still look brand new
“The burger itself – the bun never got moldy, the meat never rotted and it never even broke. It’s completely undamaged,” she says as she opens the wrapper and points to the burger inside.
It probably helped that the burger was completely simple, without the ketchup, mustard, or pickles often found on a McDonald’s burger.
McDonald’s food is notorious for showing no signs of decomposition, and several customers have gone viral over the years for saving very old meals.
McDonald’s responded to what he calls a “myth” that his burgers don’t break down.
“In the right environment, our burgers, like most other foods, could break down,” the statement said.
“The fries look like they might have fallen under your seat about a month ago and never rotted or rotted,” she said, holding the packet of small fries
“But, to decompose, you need certain conditions, especially humidity. Without sufficient moisture – either in the food itself or in the environment – bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore decomposition is unlikely.
“So if the food is or becomes sufficiently dry, it is unlikely to grow mold or bacteria or rot. Foods prepared at home and left to dehydrate could yield similar results.
“Look closely, the burgers you see are probably parched and dehydrated, and in no way ‘the same as the day they were purchased’.
“The reality is that our burgers are made only with 100% USDA inspected beef. There are no preservatives or fillers in our patties and the only thing ever added is a touch of salt and pepper on the grill.