a not so happy meal.

Take a nice hard look at this happy meal...
now check out this one...

Notice anything majorly different about them?
If your answer is no, then you're correct.
I know what you're thinking...
big woop Becca, why would I care that they look like they are almost identical?

Would you be completely disgusted if I told you it's the same happy meal except the first picture was taken 365 days after the second picture?!

Sick huh?

No mold, no decomposition (think of how fast the produce in your fridge decomposes).
The only sign of ageing is that the fries and burger patty are smaller (probably due to the water evaporating)!
This isn't real food, it's straight preservatives.
Kids deserve better than this don't you think?!

Joann Brusso kept the happy meal on a shelf for a year and documented it's "progress" on it's very own blog.

I can't wait to do this little project with Bennett once he gets older!


  1. Sarah on January 13, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    OH MY GOSH!!!!! That is sooo gross! The biggest surprise to me is that the bun doesn't have any mold on it! And the "meat" shrunk in half! NASTAY.

  2. KiraLynn on January 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM


  3. my name is lauren. on January 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    that is quite possibly the nastiest thing ever. i know i've heard of people doing this experiment before, but i've never actually seen photos of it. not ok!

  4. Kelly on January 14, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    Oh, gross!!!

    (But why, oh why, does something that bad for me still attract me?)

    I read a really interesting article about flavor factories, too. It's pretty crazy what they can replicate with chemicals.

  5. Life is Love Cherish Life on January 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    I saw this online once before...soooo bad! I love your blog by the way!!!

  6. the southern hostess on January 18, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    Terrifying. Ugh.


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