Nobody needs to tell you fast food isn't good for you -- or for your kids, for that matter. But a recent Facebook post suggests perhaps those Happy Meals are even more questionable than you previously thought.
Jennifer Lovdahl, the owner of Balanced Health Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska, uploaded two photos on Feb. 3 to Facebook that she claims were of a Happy Meal. But rather than simply being the inane fodder of Instagram posts, this box of fries and Chicken McNuggets had a more nefarious secret: it was 6 years old, or so Lovdahl claims.
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It's been 6 years since I bought this "Happy Meal" at McDonald's. It's been sitting at our office this whole time and...
Posted by Jennifer Lovdahl on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
As so often social media posts on fast-food vagaries do, Lovdahl's post subsequently garnered more than 250,000 shares in less than a week. It's more or less impossible to verify whether or not Lovdahl's photos and post about the alleged Happy meal are true -- and if she just left the food sitting in its cardboard box for six years.
But even so, it's far from the first time anybody has poked around the chemically altered nature of McDonald's food. A few years back, the supposed "pink slime" base that constitutes Chicken McNuggets caused quite a kerfuffle, which McD's addressed on its own website.