A McDonald’s french fry, estimated to be at least seven years old, has been found in mint condition under the passenger seat of a local car. The owner of the car, Tess Edwards, was both horrified and impressed by the discovery, after spending yesterday afternoon cleaning out her car.

While Edwards refused to hail the preservation qualities of cooking oil, she insisted that the age of the french fry was reasonably accurate. Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Edwards said, “It’s got to be at least seven or eight years old. I don’t go to Maccas much these days, but I used to really smash it. Now if I go, I don’t get fries. I just get one of them healthy wraps or something. So that fry under the passenger seat must have been pretty old.”

Despite throwing the offending food item out with the rest of the disgusting rubbish that she found in her car, Edwards insisted that the french fry looked very similar to how it would’ve appeared on the day it was cooked. She said, “I mean, I wouldn’t want to eat it, but I reckon you could put it in amongst fresh ones and people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference just by looking at it.”