A rule of thumb for the nutritional value/healthiness of food is how good it will taste cold tomorrow.
Most fast food fails that test.
Another test is how long food will last without decomposing.
A story of a six-month old Happy Meal elicited responses from people who’d kept take-aways for up to 15 years without any visible sign of decomposition.
. . . his mother-in-law has kept the food, and the Happy Meal box it came in, for 15 years. He writes:
The paper is actually deteriorating faster than the food. It’s been sitting in a dark closet all this time, no bugs, no mold, no nothings. Every now and then she pulls it out and we look in wonder at how nothing has changed, still looks like a happy meal.
There are questions about the validity of these claims.
Mcdonalds refutes them and the story links to an experiment which compares the longevity of fast food and a home-made burger.
But why let the facts get in the way of some really good fast food frighteners?