We had someone send us the link for the YouTube video below. It’s made by Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me! fame, so take what you see with a grain of salt.
I’ve heard it said (and I’ve even said it myself on interviews) that you should only buy foods from the grocery store that would go bad in a few days were the power to go out. In other words, buy fresh produce, meats, and dairy products–all items that would go bad quickly without refrigeration. Don’t buy Cheerios, corn flakes, canned foods, candies or any of the other foods that would still be good after a long power outage.
If there is merit to this idea, and I think there is, then it would probably be a real good idea to avoid McDonald’s French fries. At least if the semi-journalistic experiment below was really done as shown.
McDonald's fries: good for a lifetime