A WOMAN kept a McDonald’s burger and fries for 17 YEARS as an experiment to see how it would look.
Savannah Whitehead, from the US, went viral on TikTok after her mum showed off the mouldy cheeseburger and fries she bought in 2004.
A clip shows Savannah’s mum holding up a McDonald’s bag and telling her family she bought the meal in April 2004.
As she pulls it open, her children gasp and scream: “Oh that smells bad!”
The mum then shows the kids the chips, which have hardened but are not mouldy.
Incredibly, the cheeseburger contains no mould – and the patty doesn’t look too bad either.
However the slice of cheese has turned a strange yellow colour, and the children claim it “looks like peanut butter”.
The clip has been watched by over 700,000 people, and received over 70,000 likes.
One commenter wrote: “It looks exactly alike.”
Another said: “We can’t be eating that!”
McDonald’s website in the US contains a statement which explains why their food doesn’t decomposed.
It reads: “In the right environment, our burgers, like most other foods, could decompose.
“But, 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.
“So if food is or becomes dry enough, it is unlikely to grow mold or bacteria or decompose. Food prepared at home that is left to dehydrate could see similar results.
“Look closely, the burgers you are seeing are likely dried out and dehydrated, and by no means “the same as the day they were purchased.”