Zombie French Fries from Hell

Well, from McDonald’s, actually.


  1. #1 Stephen Moore
    January 5, 2009

    If you have McDonald’s french fries sitting in your gut for 10 weeks I think you’d have more pressing problems than they looking much the same as they did the day you ate them.

    It’s an interesting experiment, but using it to ask the question “What’s this doing to you body when you eat it?” is a bit of stretch. Half fill the jar with HCl acid, dump the fries in, and then see what happens over the next three days. On the third day, dump the contents of the jar. That would provide a better approximation of what the fries are doing to one’s body.

  2. #2 pwl
    January 5, 2009

    It looks like they are irradiating their fries so that they last forever or the next best thing to forever when it comes to food that should rot, 10 weeks. Or do they use preservatives? If so which? Is it even food? Should we stockpile in case of emergencies? Yes, go into McDonalds and ask may we have 1,000 orders of large fries please!

  3. #3 Anon
    January 5, 2009

    Dude put the burgers in the jars with his bare hands… but poured the fries in without touching. Assuming, of course, clean-room conditions and sterile jars (what?), the big conclusion I can draw from this experiment is…

    Wash immediately if you ever shake hands with this guy.

  4. #4 Romeo Vitelli
    January 5, 2009

    Judging from my own experiments, i.e. McDonalds french fries that fall under my car seat and get found a month later, those french fries become rock hard after a short while. I wouldn’t recommend eating one then (not if you don’t want to end up with dentures).

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    January 5, 2009

    This is why I eat cashews instead of french fries as snacks. When you find them days, weeks, months later they’re still totally edible.

  6. #6 Don Smith, FCD
    January 5, 2009

    Dried out and salted. Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah, that’s how you preserve food!

    You want to see those babies rot, just add water…

  7. #7 Virgil Samms
    January 6, 2009

    There’s no mystery here, McDonald’s removes the moisture from their fries before they ship them. They fry up more consistent and crisp that way. Notice the lack of condensation in the jar. As someone has already noted, this has absolutely no connection to what happens to food when you put it in your body.

  8. #8 Tom L
    January 8, 2009

    Those french fries aren’t zombies. They’re mummies.