Food bloggers at The Takeout conducted a test about how many minutes you have before McDonald’s french fries taste bad. Here are their results:
1. The first 5 minutes after they’re made is when they taste the best.
2. Between 5 and 13 minutes, they’re still pretty good, but they start getting cold and the texture starts changing from “crisp” to “mushy.”
3. At 13 minutes, they’ve stopped being crisp and rapidly lose their taste.
4. And by 17 minutes, they basically become inedible. We’ve all had those-yuck.
The moral of the story, Get ’em while they’re hot!
For the full test and methodology used, read more: You Have This Many Minutes