This Viral Video Shows a Shocking Truth About Fast Food
A video featuring a cornucopia of fast-food items stashed into plastic storage containers has recently gone viral, thanks to the shocking fact that the food had been stored for several years without changing appearance.
TikTok user Elif Kandemir posted a video of her mother’s junk food stash which she had allegedly kept as an experiment to highlight the unhealthy characteristics of highly processed foods like pizza, burgers, donuts, and fried chicken. The video, which got more than 3.3 million views, showcases the shockingly unnatural lifespan of these items: they seem to never go bad.
“This is my mum’s food cupboard—full of foods that never go off!” she wrote as a caption to her video, and explained further: “My mum is a nutritionist helping to tackle obesity. These foods shown here are ultra-processed foods that 80% of the UK consume on a regular basis.”
McDonald’s felt compelled to issue a statement about the allegations that its food withstands the test of time in an alarming way.
“In order to decompose, you need certain conditions—specifically moisture. Without sufficient moisture—either in the food itself or the environment—bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely,” the chain wrote in a statement.