McDonald’s French fries are amazing . . . IF they’re hot. Once they get cold, they turn back to their natural state of something between Styrofoam and cardboard.
So some writers at a food website called The Takeout decided to run a study to see how many minutes you have to eat McDonald’s fries before they turn nasty. Here are their results . . .
- The first five minutes after they’re made are the sweet spot where they taste the absolute best.
- Between five minutes and 13 minutes, they’re still pretty good, but they start getting cold and the texture starts changing from “crisp” to “mushy.”
- At 13 minutes, they’ve stopped being crisp and rapidly lose their taste.
- And by 17 minutes, they basically become inedible.
So their advice is: Wait for McDonald’s to make a fresh batch of fries, order them, then eat them quickly. And if you want a LOT of fries, instead of getting a large, get a small . . . eat it . . . then go up and order another small. (The Takeout)