News – “Ontario man asking $29.99 for 6-year-old McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries” – Dave Alexander says the cheeseburger and fries he bought from McDonald’s six years ago and placed on a shelf are “surprisingly decent looking still.”

“The fries are stunningly good looking. The fries look like they were purchased this morning,” the rural Ontario farmer told As It Happens guest host Robyn Bresnahan.

“The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just like it’s brand new cosmetically.”


Alexander says the fries are ‘beautiful,’ but the burger meat has darkened a little. (Dave Alexander/EBay)

Alexander, who lives on a farm in Staffa, Ont., north of London, is downsizing his home and decided to sell the meal on eBay with a starting bid of $29.99.

“ORIGINAL OWNER – Never eaten,” boasts the item description.

“It basically has petrified itself. It looks very sellable,” he said. “I’m going to assume that someone’s going to rehome my cheeseburger.”

Alexander said he asked his daughter to buy the McDonald’s meal on June 7, 2012, as an experiment. He’d heard of fast food burgers lasting for years without rotting and wanted to find out if it was an urban legend. 

It’s not.

I stopped eating McDonald’s for the obvious reasons but this was definitely one of the main reasons. I read somewhere that like a Big Mac or some shit held up for like 15 years and it never got moldy or anything…that’s not real food man. What’s really fucked up about the world we live in today…someone is absolutely going to buy this b.s. smh.

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