A video with an abundance of fast food products stored in plastic storage containers has recently gone viral, thanks to the shocking fact that the food was stored for several years without changing its appearance.
TikTok user Elif Kandemir posted a video of her mother’s junk food stash that she allegedly kept as an experiment to highlight the unhealthy properties of highly processed foods like pizza, burgers, donuts and fried chicken. The video, which has received over 3.3 million views, shows the shockingly unnatural longevity of these items: they never seem to go bad.
“This is my mother’s food cupboard – full of food that never spoils!” captioning her video, she went on to explain, “My mum is a nutritionist helping to tackle obesity. These foods featured here are ultra-processed foods that 80% of the UK consumes on a regular basis.”
According to a subsequent video posted by the British woman, her mother started collecting the food about two years ago.
“Most of this food has been collected in the past two years, so most of it is one to two years old,” she says in a voiceover.
Last year, two copies of McDonald’s burgers preserved from the 1990s went viral, thanks to the fact that they didn’t rot or decompose for years.
The owner of one of them said: he accidentally left the citizen in a jacket pocket in 1999, but stumbled upon it years later during a move. He said he was surprised at how little the item had aged over the years, even though it reportedly took on the distinct musk of old cardboard.
Another McDonald’s burger and fries that had? survived 24 years in a shoebox were shown in a Tiktok video with no visual signs of decay or rot except for a bit of dryness.
McDonald’s felt compelled to issue a statement regarding allegations that his food is alarmingly standing the test of time.
“To decompose, you need certain conditions, especially moisture. Without enough moisture – in the food itself or in the environment – bacteria and fungi cannot grow and therefore decomposition is unlikely,” the chain wrote in a statement.
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