Man puts six-year-old McDonald’s meal on eBay – and people actually bid on it

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a Big Mac.

But we like ours freshly cooked and served hot and we definitely don’t want to wait too long to eat it.

However one man has kept his McDonald’s order for six years – all in the name of science.

Dave Alexander wanted to discover whether there was any truth to the rumours that the fast food chain’s products could last for years without showing any sign of decay.

So on June 7 2012, the Ontario-based farmer asked his daughter to head down to their nearest McDonald’s branch and order a burger and fries.

But instead of chowing down on his food, he put it on a shelf and waited.

After six years and some surprising results, Dave decided to put the meal up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of $29.99.

His post, which said "ORIGINAL OWNER – Never eaten", is no longer live on the shopping website, but before it was taken down bidding is thought to have reached $82 – that’s almost £50!

Dave said on Twitter that the post was removed from eBay because no expiration date had been given for the "food item" – as if anyone would actually want to eat it.

Speaking to CBC Radio , he revealed more about the state of the food, saying it looked "surprisingly decent still".

He added: "The fries are stunningly good looking. The fries look like they were purchased this morning.

"The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just lit it’s brand new cosmetically."

People on Twitter were horrified by his findings.

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One person said: "If McDonald’s food can last six years and looks the same, you should be worried about eating there period."

Another added: "This is just GROSS! Shows how many chemicals are in that so called ‘food’."

A third simply wrote: "Yuck!"

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