I have just finished reading 'Don't Eat This Book' by Morgan Spurlock which is the companion book to his documentary 'Super Size Me'. In the midst of all the usual statistics about fat, salt, sugar and the like is the most terrifying and bizarre food fact I have ever come across.
Big Macs don't rot. A burger that will not die or even grow a little beard no matter how long you keep it for! Can this be true? How is it possible?
The book refers to one Matt Malmgren who has, for reasons I cannot begin to fathom, a collection of McDonalds products which are over ten years old and apart from being a bit dried up are exactly the same as the day he purchased them. Of course they do smell. The worry is that they smell exactly the same as they did the day they were purchased. Why haven't they gone off? Do they contain embalming fluid? It's all there on pages 115-118- go to a book shop and look if you don't believe me.
He first discovered this remarkable fact when he accidentally left an unconsumed cheeseburger in his pocket before hanging the coat up and not wearing it for another year. Imagine his surprise when he found the intact burger a year later. Meat that even maggots will not eat! I ask again is that possible?
God knows, I'm no health Nazi but that cannot be a good thing. Not for eating anyway, though lord knows what alternative uses they could be put to. Maybe the military could use them for defence purposes. Any enemy would be petrified by an attack of immortal hamburgers. I know I am.