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A viral video has revealed how a woman has kept a cupboard full of junk food for two years... but not for snacking on.
TikToker @elifgkandemir gave a tour of a cupboard that she claims belongs to her mum.
The cupboard featured individual drawers that contained a huge array of processed food – everything from McDonald’s to doughnuts, to pix ‘n’ mix and pizza.
According to the daughter, her mum is a nutritionist and, over the past two years, has been keeping the items in the cupboard to make the point that these types of food never go off.
During the video, she explains: “This is my mum’s food cupboard - full of foods that never go off!”
She then adds: “My mum is a nutritionist helping to tackle obesity.
“These foods shown here are ultra-processed foods that 80% of the UK consume on a regular basis.”
The TikToker also asks viewers: “Still fancy that burger?”
(Left) Chicken nuggets inside the food cupboard and (Right) The array of food the TikToker’s mum has been storing for one to two years as part of her experiment.TikTok/elifgkandemir
The video has received over 3.2m views, with over 200,000 likes and thousands of comments from people. You can watch the video in full tiktok.com/@elifgkandemir/video/6984446602450570502">here.
One person said: “I literally thought it was a snack cupboard.”
“They don’t contain water that’s why bacteria doesn’t grow on them like vegetables do... has nothing to do with being unhealthy,” another person added.
Someone else commented: “Unfortunately the processed food is cheaper for some people to eat, it’s not healthy but it’s cheap.”
“How interesting... Well I’m here for a good time not a long time,” a fourth person wrote.
The TikToker uploaded a follow-up video, showing even more food that her mum is apparently storing.
“Most of this food she’s been collecting over the last two years, so most of it is one to two years old,” she says.
“80% of the UK are now eating this diet, probably without knowledge of what they are eating.”
She adds: “And though it is true, that you can have anything and everything in moderation, 80% of a person’s diet should not be made up of these foods.
“No food is off-limits, my mum is simply trying to encourage people to make better food decisions and live a happier, healthier lifestyle.”
You can watch it in full here.