Big burger bullshit

Posted: November 15, 2010 by doubleplusundead in Uncategorized

I’m sure y’all remember the big ZOMG FREAKOUT news cycle about a McDonald’s burger that some hippie let sit out and it never molded?  Yeah…as it turns out, home made burgers will act just like a McDonald’s burger and not mold over, it has more to do with the fact that a small McDonald’s burger, or any other small burger, left out in the open air will usually dry out before mold spores can develop.

This is not the case for burgers put in containers that’ll help the burger retain moisture, or for a larger burger like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, those will retain enough liquid to allow for spore growth, and mold DID grow on both the home made version and Mickey D version.


  1. Kurt P says:

    It makes sense, you’re basically dealing with hambuger jerky and toast.
    I’ve never seen either mold without help.

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