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22 Oct, 2014 17:48

Europe’s food experts fooled by pranksters into confusing McDonald’s with organic food

Dutch pranksters have fooled food experts and consumers and proved that even foodies can’t tell McDonald’s from real, organic food when offered some on a plate. The comments from misled ‘experts’ are hysterical.

Lifehunters, as the guys call themselves, posted a video of them visiting one of the most popular annual food expos in Europe, in the city of Houten, to serve their “top of the notch recipes” from their “high-end restaurant” that serves “organic alternatives to fastfood.”

“The problem here is that we don’t actually own a restaurant,” one of the pranksters, Sacha, says on the video.

So they paid a visit to their “favorite restaurant” McDonald’s.

Armed with a serving tray of cut up McDonald’s sandwiches made into canapé treats they started their hunt for gullible fans of organic food to ask what experts think about their “specialties.”

Still from youtube video (lifehunterstv)

Serving their “top notch” recipes from a non-existent restaurant, they managed to fool dozens of “the biggest food experts of the Benelux”.

They asked “foodies” questions as to every aspect of the sandwiches and other snacks – from ease of chewing to taste, to how they feel in the mouth – to discover a simple truth: that if you don’t know what you’re eating, it’s incredibly easy to be fooled into thinking you’re eating the best Earth has to offer.

Note: Turn on subtitles to see English translation

“The structure is good, yes. Not too sticky,” said one expert about a McMuffin. Then it was onto the ‘real classics’.

The ‘Chicken McNuggets’ were neatly cut up and served by a charming young waiter, complete with tidy uniform. “Rolls around the tongue nicely, if it were wine I’d say it’s fine,” an older and presumably more experienced food critic commented.

Still from youtube video (lifehunterstv)

To make this even more fun and amusing, the pranksters asked people what they saw as the key difference between these ‘organic’ treats and something one might see at McDonald’s. The experts did not disappoint: “It definitely tastes a lot better, and the fact that it’s organic is definitely a good thing,” said a young woman.

“You can just tell this is a lot more pure,” came another comment from a young lady operating an organic stall.

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They went on like this – persons of every gender and age. So, there must be some truth in the claim that it’s really “all in your mind,” at least that’s what Erik Hensel, the founder of Lifehunters.tv, told RT.

“I think the nicest thing about this campaign is that the so-called ‘experts’ were automatically saying all these things about it – that it was way better than McDonald’s, and this made it really funny.”