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Vlogger Who Tested McDonald’s Monopoly Had To Eat 1,000 Leftover Fries [WATCH]

A few weeks ago, Canadian Blogger Furious Pete ordered 100 large French fries from McDonald’s to see how accurate their Monopoly sweepstakes was. He discovered that the odds were quite a bit lower than originally advertised by the fast food chain. He was also left with 100 containers of large fries.

As stale as those fries are at this point, the competitive eater could not let them all go to waste. Taking 1,000 French fries from his massive order, Pete sits down and chomps through a massive bowl of the golden stuff with a little help from Mr. Ketchup.

Watch as this steadfast vlogger powers through this majestic mound of French fries. Sure it’s no 50×50 In-N-Out burger, but inspiring nonetheless.

Aside from In-N-Out, fresh out of the fryer McDonald’s fries are some of our favorite fast food items out there. Unfortunately for Pete, once they go stale, it’s hard coming back from the awful taste.

Color us impressed, Peter.

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Vlogger Puts McDonald’s Monopoly Game Odds To The Test, Here’s What He Found

Every year, McDonald’s rolls out their infamous Monopoly game. The fast food chain says that every one in five customers comes out a winner during the promotional event.

YouTuber Furious Pete, the dude that ate his way through a Canadian Costco, decided to test this for himself. In an experiment to see exactly how accurate McDonald’s one in five claim really is, Pete visits his local Golden Arches and orders 100 large French fries.

Once he takes the massive order of fries home, he sits down and peels each and every ticket from his order. Each fry container has two.

Though he didn’t win anything big, Pete discovered that the one winner in every five claim was pretty far from accurate. In fact, he says it was more like one in every nine.

Over the years, we’ve accepted that we’ll never win McDonald’s million dollar prize or a fancy car giveaway. We’re content enough getting the occasional burger or small fries. Still, for those who play the Monopoly sweepstakes passionately, here’s your answer.

Wonder what this dude’s going to do with all those fries?

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How The Wendy’s Baked Potato Became A $100 Million Item

With a successful 48-year history, Wendy’s has clearly become a fast food icon. However, some may not realize Wendy’s is the only fast food joint that sells a baked potato. Thanks to the success of this classic item over the years, the Wendy’s baked potato may just be the best deal in fast food.

The concept of the baked potato is simple, but according to Thrillist, the process of getting this steamy side item into stores and onto the plates of customers is a “logistical nightmare,” and that’s where Wendy’s is cashing in.

While potatoes have a very traditional role inside the fast food industry, most potatoes quickly shed their natural state after being cut and fried. Case in point, a plain Wendy’s baked potato weighs 11.5 ounces and is about 270 calories.

Even when cheese and bacon bits are added, it’s only 480 calories. Compared to a 320-calorie small order of fries, Wendy’s baked potato is clearly superior in terms of serving size, while being a slightly healthier alternative.

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Still, there’s no easy way to go about cooking a baked potato. However, Wendy’s has innovated, bringing in new convection ovens to handle, “1 million potatoes per week,” according to a Wendy’s spokesperson.

According to Lori Estrada, Wendy’s VP of Culinary Innovation, being able to find a solution for this time-consuming challenge in a fast-food industry built on convenience and speed is where Wendy’s has capitalized the most.

With the cost of a plain baked potato between $1.89 and $1.99 before tax, multiplied by the number of units sold — 1 million potatoes per week, or 52 million a year — it can be estimated that Wendy’s baked potatoes bring in $2 million per week. That’s about $100 million annually.

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“It’s a challenge, operationally, to be able to serve them and have them ready for every customer who comes through our doors,” Estrada divulged. “I can only guess that aspect has made it hard for other places to be willing to put something like this into production.”

Considering the endless possibilities of baked potato modification, which Estrada said can be customized with, “anything we top our fries or burgers with,” Wendy’s baked potato is a beacon of creativity, sustenance and truly one of the most over-looked menu items in fast food.

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6 Times Our Favorite Food Companies Fed Us Complete Bullshit

Depending on whom you ask, the phrase “truth in advertising” makes about as much sense as “shy, literate professional wrestler.” The difference between scientific fact and marketing gimmick is an ever-widening gulf, and these are just some of the corporate culprits that got caught with their filthy mitts in the cookie jar. Join us now in hawking a collective loogie on these despicable bastards and everything they claim to stand for.

Just Mayo

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As you’ll come to see in this article, word’s like “Just”, “Simply”, and “Naked” mean very little when they appear on food labels. In this case, “Isn’t Even Technically” would be a more accurate descriptor for this mayo. Thanks to the interests of Unilever (who, oh by the way, manufactures Best Foods/Hellmann’s), the company’s lying name was brought to light in 2014, with some pseudo-illegal help from the American Egg Board. They don’t use any eggs (despite the fact that its label is basically just a picture of an egg), meaning they’re not allowed to call themselves mayonnaise.

Unilever eventually dropped the suit due to a major backlash, but Just Mayo was soon in hot water themselves for marketing themselves as a healthier alternative to other mayo options. The vegan mayonnaise contained such high levels of fat that the FDA ordered them to quit advertising felonious health benefits.

McDonald’s Monopoly

For over 75 years, McDonald’s has carefully cultivated an image that’s something akin to the Phillip Morris of fast food. Yes, this company and every single product it produces seems to affect the general health of America, yet we just can’t say no to their dollar double-cheeseburgers. But, aside from the woes decried in movies like Supersize Me, there’s also the rigged Monopoly sweepstakes scandal. It was found that between 1995 and 2000, marketing executives had pilfered the most valuable pieces, taking nearly $24 million while all I got was a small fucking fry with the purchase of a medium soda. May the plague of a thousand Big Macs clog the arteries of their souls.

 

Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte

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A seasonal favorite of basic bitches everywhere, the runaway success of the Pumpkin Spice Latte is just fucking gross at this point. As you may recall, there was an uproar last fall regarding the lack of pumpkin or spice in PSLs. After having the orange ooze (roughly the color of Snooki) chemically tested, Vani Hari aka Food Babe reported that not only did it not contain a trace of pumpkin, but was dishearteningly rich in caramel color class IV—thought by many to be carcinogenic, though this has been disputed. Still, Starbucks heard us loud and clear; they released the seasonal latte this year with actual pumpkin and sans cancerous caramel.

Naked Juice

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Jeez, all these fatty foods and sugary drinks make you wanna reach for something healthy, right? DON’T DO IT! Naked juice got in hot water in 2012 for claims that it was all natural… y’know, naked. Well, much like a pornstar, “naked” does not necessarily mean “all-natural”. Many of the supplements used in the formulation of the juices did not come from natural, non-GMO sources, and certainly don’t qualify as fruit. The Pepsi subsidiary also caught heat for containing more sugar per ounce than it’s parent company’s flagship soft drink, while at the same time doling out more unverifiable “magical elixir” promissory statements than Dr. Fucking Oz.

Rice Krispies

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It’s always good to capitalize on general unrest and mass panic. Or at least it is if you’re smoking snap, crackle and pop on a regular basis. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies did exactly that at the peak of the swine flu pandemonium in 2009, claiming that the cereal “Now helps support your child’s immunity,” though they never actually bothered to change the recipe. Any one who’s ever eaten the cereal will tell you that it should only be used as a cheap alternative to packaging peanuts. At any rate, the Federal Trade Commision slapped an injunction on the cold cereal mogul stating that they need to base their claims on something called “evidence.”

M&Ms

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And lastly, these little lying bastards who DEFINITELY MELT IN YOUR FUCKING HANDS!

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2010 McDonald’s Monopoly Turns Unemployed Man into Millionaire

Christmas came early for Jonathon Kehoe, a Wisconsin man who bought a McRib Value Meal at the right place, right time. In late October, the tabs he pulled off his soda revealed a Park Place and Boardwalk combo worth $1 million. Sources say the man was unemployed, and plans to immediately pay off some bills and loans (from his parents) with his new-found money. Hey, someone had to win it right? McDonald’s Monopoly, who knew?

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17 Large McDonald’s Fries

Yep, McDonald’s Monopoly season is back! Trying to hustle that Boardwalk is no easy shot though! Our youngest Foodbeast Dominic rolled the dice and  just bought $30 worth of fries which is approximately 17 large cartons! He actually won $50 before hand and decided to “Go big or go home!” Ever wonder what 17 large McDonald’s fries looks like? Check it out!

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McDonald’s: Monopoly Returns to the Foodiesphere

McDonald’s Monopoly promotion is a source of giddy-ness for millions across the world, and has been in place in one-way-shape-or-form since 1987. This month marks the return of the popular game/promotion, allowing McDonald’s customers worldwide to uncover different game pieces scattered across different McDonald’s products, in an attempt to win a plethora of different prizes. This year features millions in cash and prizes yet again, with an advertised “improvement” in odds, “1 in 4 wins“. Prizes this year range from $1,000,000 cash prize, 4-day beach vacations, 2011 Shelby GT500, Walmart Gift cards, Redbox Movie Rentals and of course free McDonald’s products.