Happy Meals Last Forever...Or at Least Six Monthspaulabernstein
McDonald’s Happy Meals have no shortage of critics — In April, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in Silicon Valley voted in favor of effectively banning Happy Meals.
Then, in June the Center for Science in the Public Interest threatened McDonald’s with a lawsuit unless it stopped using toys to promote Happy Meals .
Meanwhile, San Francisco’s city board of supervisors is preparing to vote on an ordinance that would ban toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals.
On her flickr page, Davies writes that she purchased the McDonalds Happy Meal on April 10, 2010 and has been photographing it daily since then.
“Its sitting on my coffee table with nothing covering. it. No bugs, no mould, no smell, nothing,” she writes.
Does the knowledge that Happy Meals don’t rot make you less inclined to serve them to your kids? Obviously, a lot of the packaged food we eat has preservatives in it that will keep it fresh for a long, long time. Does that mean we shouldn’t eat any of it? Or is it okay for an occasional treat?
And what do you think Davies should do with the meal after she finishes her project?