Who’s ready to take the 20 Year Big Mac challenge and beat the record for the world’s oldest hamburger?
David Whipple is certainly up for the challenge as he is the owner of what he claims is the oldest hamburger. His 20-year-old McDonald’s Big Mag burger will turn 21 in July and is still holding up well.
Amazingly, the Utah man has been holding onto the Big Mac for two decades. However, despite its age the burger looks as though it was made just a day or two ago.
20 Year Big Mac
As you may know, MacDonald’s burgers are famous for staying in their same form and not breaking down for many years. For example, a burger will stay in a consistent state for a long time. That’s because of the amount of preservatives used to make the food.
KUTV was on the scene when Mr. Whipple opened his Big Mac for the first time in six years. Check out the moment in the video about.
Firstly, this story begins way back on July 7, 1999. Yes, this burger was purchased in the last millennium!
David bought the Big Mac as part of a study he was doing into how items break down and their enzymes. He explains that during that time he simply forgot about the burger:
“It got stuck in a coat pocket. The coat got thrown in the back of my van, and I guess it just got hung up on our closet in Logan. Subsequently we moved from Logan to St. George, Utah, and it stayed there for a couple years and I think my wife was giving the coat away or something and found it.”
Since then, David has been eager to continue the experiment. He now only takes the burger out on special occasions but normally it stays in its tin.
So, that’s the 20 year Big Mac, the world’s oldest burger. Do you think it still looks like a newer Big Mac, or is it now showing its age?