Saturday, October 16, 2010
I hope you all had a nice weekend, I know I did!

I returned from vacation a few weeks ago, and was mildly surprised to discover that McDonalds here has started selling breakfasts. Quite how a Sausage McMuffin works here, I'm not sure (I'm assuming it's a beef patty) but I did sneak in a hash-brown during a moment of weakness. It was lovely, I do have a soft spot for those hash-browns.

Over the weekend I received an email from a friend linking me to a rather amusing story:

Click the link and watch the video on the page.... This person bought a Happy Meal and left it on her coffee table for 6 months, in New York, including the summer. Incredibly, the fries, burger and bun did not deteriorate or grow any mould. She took a picture of it every day for 6 months and made a video cataloguing her findings. I guess the news from this is that you can take up to 6 months to finish your Happy Meal!

McDonalds felt so strongly about this story that they actually released an official response to the story that stated that their burgers get mould too. Of course they would. I personally felt for sure the bun would get mouldy, but.... watch for yourself. I wouldnt be surprised if we start to see vacuum packed Happy Meals for sale next to Twinkies at gas stations soon!

More soon!

le fin.


Anonymous said...

the other day, I bought a Spicy McChicken meal.....the box with the burger in it had a dead mosquito or a food fly-like tiny insect stuck to the side (inside the box). And one of my friends has a picture of a burger he bought from McD's once that has all this fungus on the bread and the burger was actually sold to him!
Well, maybe the McD's here should watch that video and make their food less unappetizing!

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Anon: That is soooooooo gross:(

James said...

I seem to remember a guy in Australia keeping a burger in his desk draw for a couple of months, before warming it through in a microwave with a glass of water. He ate it without any ill effects! Although there could be some un-recorded psychological issues :o)

Rummy said...


My dad got the mold and fungal burger sold to him in BK. So I understand the frustration..!!

Anonymous said...

what I do not understand is, that the burger with the mold that my friend got and the burger that Rummy's dad got, could not be the result of a few hours. At least the picture of the moldy bun my friend has put up is not even a small mold. It is a result of a couple of days. Does that mean these fast-food chains are selling us leftovers from previous days???? and we are actually PAYING for it? Even on usual days, it's nothing abnormal for McD's to sell a burger that tastes stale and has hardened from being prepared at least 6 - 12 hours before the sale!

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