14-year-old burger from McDonald’s still looks fresh, Utah man claims (Video)

By on Apr 24, 2013 in Food, United States, Weird Comments

Updated: May 22, 2013 12:05 a.m.

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An alleged 14-year-old burger from McDonald’s still looks fresh, which was featured recently on the medical TV show “The Doctors,” as shown in the video below. David Whipple, claimed that he bought the McDonald’s hamburger on July, 7, 1999 in Logan, Utah and that he is still keeping the original receipt.

14-year-old burger McDonald's

14-year-old McDonald’sburger
Credit: David Whipple via The Doctors

As told by Whipple on the show via phone interview, he intended to keep the burger only as an experiment to show people how enzymes work. He said he was then fighting to lose weight and kept it for a month, and later showed it to his friends. That time, the hamburger still looks the same just the way he bought it.

“It wasn’t on purpose,’ David Whipple said on the interview, adding that he placed inside his coat pocket at the back of his trunk for another few months, and his wife Beverlee stored it in the back of the closet. However, he claimed that he has forgotten about it and found it again 14 years later.

“My wife didn’t discover it until at least a year or two after that … And we pulled it out and said ‘Oh my gosh. I can’t believe it looks the same way.'” Whipple added, who also started a blog OldestHambuger.blogspot.com, where he explains the story of the 14-year-old burger, along with some photos of it, including the original package and receipt.

“If the mold won’t eat, if the fungus wont’ eat it, the bugs won’t eat it, then maybe we shouldn’t be eating it. All these preservatives are to increase the shelf life, but what does that do to our shelf life?” Jim Sears, M.D. said on the show. Whipple said he earlier placed it on eBay for auction, and the bid reached to about $2,000, but his daughter bought it.

The show’s hosts noted that the 14-year-old McDonald’s burger has no signs of mold, fungus or even a strange odor, except for the pickle, which has been disintegrated. As of this writing, McDonald’s has not commented on this issue. David Whipple said he intended to keep it to remind his grandchildren to eat healthy foods only.


14-year-old McDonald’s burger
Video Credit: LookingForSomeVids/YouTube/The Doctors



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