I've seen a lot of posts on this same exact experiment over the years, but I really wanted to see for myself if it was real. So, I bought this hamburger from McD's in March 2013 to run my own test. All I bought was a plain hamburger on a bun. I sat it next to an orange because I knew the orange would last a long time before it actually rotted. I sat it on an open pie dish in my garage and let it be.
It sat and sat and sat... as time passed people poked and prodded with curiosity... through spring... summer... winter... all the temperature changes and the high heat that happens in most people's garage...
I threw the orange away months after this because it was attracting gnats, but forgot to pay attention to how long ago that was. At any rate, you'll get the point...
June 18, 2014 - one year and three months later
The only thing that slightly changed was the size. The top bun didn't make it through the poking, prodding and banging around because people and kids were so curious. Otherwise, I assure you nothing was preserved or tampered with. It reminds me of the fake food toys my daughter used to have in her play kitchen.
And they call this FOOD? Not in my book!
Yours in health,