Happy Meals Aren't So Happy

Oct 12, 2010

We are all aware that much of our food, especially processed food contains preservatives to prevent spoilage. However, we also have a reasonable expectation that food left without refrigeration will eventually ruin, especially after the food has been prepared. Evidently MickyD’s Happy Meals do not follow our reasonable expectations.

In a recent art project, photographer and artist Sally Davies purchased a McDonalds Happy Meal, leaving it to decompose on her kitchen counter for months.

Surprisingly, it did not decompose.

From Yahoo! News:

She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to Flickr to record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that “the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it.”

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  1. Tim Funke

    What a junk story. This is REALLY BAD science. Did she have a control group. Did she buy a meal from Wendy’s and Burger King and thry them also. Did she go to Kroger and buy her own fresh beef and buns and cook a meal herself? What is the humididty level in her home. Let’s get real here.