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Date: 08/08/07 02:05 AM

65 Responses to Food in McDonalds Wrappers Tastes Better

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2007 at 7:31 pm
    Link: Food in McDonalds Wrappers Tastes Better - Kids were given the same exact food with and without the McDonalds packaging.
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    womersley Female 30-39
    64 posts
    August 7, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    Um... I`m not signing up to some random website just so I can see whatever it is you want me to see.

    But kids are retarded like that.

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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:09 am
    I did a test like this myself once. I didn`t read it though. To lazy to sign in...
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Sign in? Nope...

    I heard this on Conan just now though. The announcer Joel likes the same thing xD

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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:12 am
    not signing up sorry...
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    Arto_otrA Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:12 am
    and no, not registering for this crap
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:18 am
    *Something about not signing in.*
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    RetroNess Female 18-29
    118 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:21 am
    Just two of the 63 children studied said they had never eaten at McDonald`s, and about one-third ate there at least weekly. Most recognized the McDonald`s logo and it was mentioned to those who did not.

    The study included three McDonald`s menu items - hamburgers, chicken nuggets and french fries - and store-bought milk or juice and carrots. Children got two identical samples of each food on a tray, one in McDonald`s wrappers or cups and the other in plain, unmarked packaging. The kids were asked if they tasted the same or if one was better. (Some children didn`t taste all the foods.)

    McDonald`s-labeled samples were the clear favorites. French fries were the biggest winner; almost 77 percent said the labeled fries tasted best while only 13 percent preferred the others.

    Fifty-four percent preferred McDonald`s-wrapped carrots vs. 23 percent who liked the plain-wrapped sample.

    The only results not statistically clear-cut involved the hamburgers, with 29 kids choosing McDonald`s-wra

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    RetroNess Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:22 am

    The only results not statistically clear-cut involved the hamburgers, with 29 kids choosing McDonald`s-wrapped burgers and 22 choosing the unmarked ones.

    Fewer than one-fourth of the children said both samples of all foods tasted the same.

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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:24 am
    I love McDonald`s to be honest... cheap and tasty, and NOT the cause of obesity (not sarcasm).
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    TigerSword Male 13-17
    139 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:24 am
    That`s horrible.
    I loved McDonalds, that is, until the surgery.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:29 am
    Saw this on Digg.. Pretty sad.
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    7o0ninjas Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:34 am
    Just two of the 63 children studied said they had never eaten at McDonald`s, and about one-third ate there at least weekly. Most recognized the McDonald`s logo and it was mentioned to those who did not.

    The study included three McDonald`s menu items - hamburgers, chicken nuggets and french fries - and store-bought milk or juice and carrots. Children got two identical samples of each food on a tray, one in McDonald`s wrappers or cups and the other in plain, unmarked packaging. The kids were asked if they tasted the same or if one was better. (Some children didn`t taste all the foods.)

    McDonald`s-labeled samples were the clear favorites. French fries were the biggest winner; almost 77 percent said the labeled fries tasted best while only 13 percent preferred the others.

    Fifty-four percent preferred McDonald`s-wrapped carrots vs. 23 percent who liked the plain-wrapped sample.

    The only results not statistically clear-cut involved the hamburgers, with 29 kids choosing McDonald`s-wra

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    7o0ninjas Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2007 at 2:34 am
    The only results not statistically clear-cut involved the hamburgers, with 29 kids choosing McDonald`s-wrapped burgers and 22 choosing the unmarked ones.

    Fewer than one-fourth of the children said both samples of all foods tasted the same.

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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:48 am
    God, luckily for me I grew up eating In-n-Out which tastes worlds better.
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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Wow, I heard about this today on Conan. Then they showed a guy only wearing a Mickey`s D fries box around his crotch, creepy...
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    punk1n Male 18-29
    226 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:09 am
    Didn`t ask me to sign in.. -shrugs-
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    runeguy37 Male 13-17
    121 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:15 am
    This didn`t ask me to sign in either... hmm this article makes me hungry. Anybody up for some McDonald`s?
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:31 am
    The wrapper is made of sugar silly.
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2007 at 3:38 am
    i would rather eat something in a macdonalds wrapper because least you know what your eating well kinda
  21. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2007 at 3:56 am
    Not signing up.

    It`s a bunch of kids getting crappy food so when they see it`s from McDonalds they think it`s good since it`s familiar? Maybe.. but little kids are stupid like that, give them genuine rice crispies and they`ll like it but you give them generic and they won`t touch it.

    Stupid children.

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 6:18 am
    this explains why people think McDonalds fries are better than other fries. Seriously people, it`s the same fries.

    And yes, McDonalds is an evil megacorporation, selling expensive crap food to obese morons (and their children)

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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 7:06 am
    *Inexpensive; doesn`t cause obesity.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 8:07 am
    Its true McDonald`s is not the sole cause of obesity. At least not in the sense health nazis want you to believe.

    If you eat there constantly, chances are you will put on the pounds. But is that you`re fault or McDonalds` fault? People are capable enough of making their own decisions and should be trusted to do so. The world got along fine in the past with fast food, granted times were different, but that is hardly an excuse.

    You can probably make an argument to have McDonald`s shoulder some of the blame. But at the end of the day its parents and people making poor choices who buy this regularly and cause obesity.

    People may not remember how to, but its pretty easy to take out some pots and pans and make an easy home-cooked meal. I do it nearly everyday.

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    conqdequeso Male 18-29
    132 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 8:23 am
    mans greatest invention: the wheel
    mans worst invention: Mcdonalds(i still freaking love it though)
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    treli13 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 8:55 am
    so now little kids are guinea pigs and lab rats...?


    COOOLL!!!!!!!

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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 8:59 am
    i still love mcdonalds
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    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 9:53 am
    ugh! I was sooo going to submit this myself!

    with the tagline "proof that little children are stupid"

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 10:14 am
    brainwashing ftw!

    Although I do have to admit they were damn good at brainwashing (McDonalds).

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    krazykaz Female 13-17
    21 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 10:31 am
    aawww bless da lil kidz id probably do da same lolz.........:-)
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    babidee Female 18-29
    192 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 11:06 am
    they should have uesd 2 yr olds (they wont even touch food if its not in the right package, i.e. McD packaging, or like animal or movie character plates, lol)
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 11:37 am
    "Fewer than one-fourth of the children said both samples of all foods tasted the same" So fewer than 1/4 of people in this nation are not retards.
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    an intelligent person i-a-b?
    Dakkar, you`re a minority.

    if you don`t like it, don`t eat it. if you don`t eat it, don`t tell people how bad it is to eat it, because you surely dont know.

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    bdiddy307 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 12:02 pm
    Wow this is sad, I wonder if it just from eating at McDonalds all the time or whether its from product placement and commercials.
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    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm
    I didn`t have to sign up...

    I think that this test was faulty. They should have used other foods, like Burger King, Dairy Queen, or a home made burger and put it in the McDonalds wrappers, and then a McDonald burger in an unmarked wrapper. That would have been more interesting and more accurate.

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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    those kids are called retards
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    If you`re feeding kids that young McDonald`s, that`s gross.
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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    ewwwwww mc donalds is nasty |-X pretty funny results tho
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 1:51 pm
    Mmmmmmm....Mcdonalds =)
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    3 to 5 year olds?!?

    I never had even tasted meat or sugar during those ages. What`s wrong with America?!

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    ^ Grew up in Europe.
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    millamopico Female 18-29
    122 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    I applaud the marketing department.
    They must have some geniuses working there.
    And fast food in small doses is not a bad thing.
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    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    DAMN YOU MCDONALDS!!!!!!
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    RakeSlayer Female 13-17
    87 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    But do the parents give the kids FREE TOYS?!?!?!
    I`m sure if they gave the kid a meal at home with a toy, they`d like it more...
    but seriously...people are always gonna want mcdonald`s because it`s cheap and easy. makes no difference.
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    "Further research revealed that one-third of the children ate at McDonald`s more than once a week, and more than three-quarters had McDonald`s toys at home. In addition, the children in the study had an average of 2.4 televisions in their homes. More than half the kids had a TV in their bedrooms."

    Spoiled little peckers.

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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    it didn`t ask me to sign in to anything.
    and those kids are stupid.
    mcdonalds has brainwashed everyone.
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    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    McDonalds is good. I think McDonalds branded stuff even if it`s the same is better tasting as well.
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    ItMakesToast Female 13-17
    103 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 8:43 pm
    They didn`t ask me to register, either...
    o_O

    anyways...
    this is weird.
    ¿brainwashing?
    yes.

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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
    605 posts
    August 8, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    Further proof that kids are little jerks.
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 1:22 am
    I really want a fish fillet now.
    D=
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    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 1:27 am
    man when i was young
    i wasnt fed that kind of food
    America is screwed! D:
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    blackliner45 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 2:00 am
    "3 to 5 year olds?!?

    I never had even tasted meat or sugar during those ages. What`s wrong with America?!"

    Yeah I agree. Well yes, I DID eat meat and sugar when I was 5, probably (how should I remember?! 0.0). But not like, fast food. I ate the home-cooked food my parents gave me. Why the hell would you give a 3 year old MCDONALDS?? You tell me.

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    e8792m Female 13-17
    38 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 3:40 am
    Hmm, I`ve always hated McDonalds for some reason... Probably the clown. Damn clown.

    People are obese because the unhealthy foods are the cheapest, easy to obtain, and tasty. Which does also explain why poor people are often overweight.

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    sniugnep Female 13-17
    330 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 8:58 am
    why was everyone sayin they aren`t signing in to see it? You don`t have to sign in to see it, so you? at least, it didn`t, anyway...

    Anyway, what kind of parents feed their 3 year old McDonalds once a week?

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    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:48 am
    Yeah and maybe cause there are takeaways everywheree + fast food restaraunts,,
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2007 at 10:41 am
    McDonald`s is trash. There are so many other burger places that are better.
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    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
    163 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    I could have told you that, kids are easly manipulated.
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    hannahlebrew Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    The ironic thing is that when hamburgers were first invented, no one liked eating them because they were basically considered a health hazard. People believed that they were full of unhealthy chemicals, and that only poor people ate them because it was all they could afford. The first thing that Mcdonald`s sold? Burgers.
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
    274 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    heres your problem they were 3 and 6 years old
  60. Profile photo of Ilbeltz
    Ilbeltz Male 18-29
    108 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:11 am
    McDonalds - Cheap, disgusting, meat made out of cardboard... but the wrapping sure does taste good, mmm... :)
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm
    mmmmcccdddooonnnaallllldddsssss ...yummy
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    i dont eat nasty junk fast food...ORGANIC FOR LIFE!...and im a vegetarian too. :-)
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    funkefan Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    THE POOR KIDS ARE GOING TO GET OBESE EARLY!
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    mrcoco Male 18-29
    18 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:11 am
    or the wrappers have delicious powers
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    lovemeowmix Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2007 at 2:46 am
    right on sulu, i love in-n-out!!! but sadly, i live not in California anymore. :(

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