See How Real Fast Food Looks Shockingly Different Than It Does In Ads

Mcdonald's ads vs reality

The fast food advertising industry is dedicated to making items appear bigger and better.

The blogger Dario D decided to compare major fast food product advertisements to reality. He posted the results on his blog at Alphaila, along with his methodology.

“After a lifetime of disappointment, bafflement, and frustration with the food, I decided it was time to do a little test, and compare the food you get with the ads,” the blogger writes.

The results are startling.

Reporting by Kim Bhasin.

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