Updated: July 9, 2018 at 3:33 p.m.
According to a tweet by Dave Alexander, Ebay has shut down his sale due to the hamburger being past the expiration date. Although according to Alexander, the burger never had an expiration date.
Since the posting has been taken down, L.A. Beast, a YouTube Entertainer and competitive eater, @KevLAbeast, has tweeted to Alexander to buy the burger directly to eat it and film it for his YouTube series.
— L.A. Beast (@KevLAbeast) July 9, 2018
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Sometimes a food is so good you want to save it forever. Sometimes you forget about that leftover pasta in the back of your fridge for weeks. Other times you save food for experiments, and that’s exactly what Dave Alexander of Ontario, Canada did with his McDonald’s hamburger all the way back in 2012. You know, the year when the IPhone 5 came out and KONY was a thing.
It’s been said that fast food burgers have the ability to last for years without rotting due to all of the artificial ingredients. So Dave and his daughter made their way to their local McDonald’s and picked up a hamburger and french fries. The duo also made a homemade version to compare.
Now, six years later, Dave has decided to sell the indestructible burger on Ebay with a starting bid of only $29.99. The selling page boasts “ORIGINAL OWNER – Never eaten,” with original wrappers on both. “Go ahead…. Name the Burger! Make it part of your family! It will grow old right along with you. (However, I do believe that it will out last you)”
I’m selling my 6 YEAR OLD McDonald’s Cheeseburger & Fries! You KNOW you want to buy them! https://t.co/299KSi8ZKV Get your own piece of undying history today!! Originally Purchased June 7, 2012 @cbcasithappens @oneredpaperclip @CTVKitchener @TheEllenShow
— Dave Alexander (@RWTFarm) July 5, 2018
Currently a McDonald’s hamburger consists of a regular bun, a 100% beef patty, ketchup, pickle slices, onion and mustard. The cheeseburger has an addition of an American cheese slice. The bun holds the most ingredients, however none of them are out of the ordinary and include wheat flour, malted barley flour, sugar, yeast and wheat gluten. After than tangy pickles come in second with 10 ingredients but they still all make sense.
A squirt of ketchup adds high fructose corn syrup and tomato concentrate and the onions are, well, onions. The 1oo% Pure USDA inspected beef makes up the patty with no extenders or fillers. And the flavor of the burger comes from a grill seasoning of salt and black pepper. So how on earth did this burger last so much longer than the homemade version?
“The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just like it’s brand new cosmetically.” Dave pipes in as he explains his burger to As It Happens guest host Robyn Bresnahan. “It basically has petrified itself. It looks very sellable,” he said. “I’m going to assume that someone’s going to rehome my cheeseburger.”
As it seems, the burger patties don’t differ much from the homemade version and are made with natural flavors. However we wouldn’t suggest eating this beef burger any time soon.
At the time of writing the highest bid is at $150 Canadian dollars with 6 days left.