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What makes people eat McDonald’s? Why is garbage food so tempting? Maybe McDonald’s uses enchanted wrappers, because according to new research food in a McDonald’s wrapper tastes better—even veggies! The Associated Press reports:
Anything made by McDonald's tastes better, preschoolers said in a study that powerfully demonstrates how advertising can trick the taste buds of young children.

Even carrots, milk and apple juice tasted better to the kids when they were wrapped in the familiar packaging of the Golden Arches.

The study had youngsters sample identical McDonald's foods in name-brand and unmarked wrappers. The unmarked foods always lost the taste test.

"You see a McDonald's label and kids start salivating," said Diane Levin, a childhood development specialist who campaigns against advertising to kids. She had no role in the research.

Levin said it was "the first study I know of that has shown so simply and clearly what's going on with (marketing to) young children."
Anyone else befuddled? I am. I think I may need to hit myself in the head with a frying pan to comprehend this one—WHACK-WHACK! Okay, all better. Here’s something even more amazing. McDonald’s hamburgers are immortals. Get a load of this video:

This picture is worth a thousand words:

Can’t believe what you’re seeing? Try the frying pan thing, or, check out The Burger Museum for more—Egad!
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Gina - August 8, 2007 11:43 PM

I watched that video. Then I went to the website ( The guy there is the WORLD"S LEADING NUTRITION EXPERT! WOW!

Sheesh. Guys like that give healthy living a bad rep.

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