McNuggets, fries, sausage rolls, Jaffa Cakes, pastries, pick ‘n’ mix sweets, garlic bread, doughnuts and pizza… these are just some of the items a woman has been keeping in a cupboard at home.
A TikTok user named @elifgkandemir has gone viral on the video-sharing platform after sharing a look inside the bizarre cupboard, which she claims belongs to her mum.
According to the young woman from Essex, her mum is a nutritionist and has been keeping some of the food items in the cupboard for two years, as research.
Elif shows a look at all the boxes in the cupboard, before doing a close up of the different processed foods.
She explains: “This is my mum’s food cupboard full of foods that never go off.
“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.”
Her video was captioned: “Still fancy that burger?”
In a follow-up clip, she shared more information on the food and what her mum was doing with it.
“Most of this food she’s been collecting over the last two years, so most of it is one to two years old.
“80% of the UK are now eating this diet, probably without knowledge of what they are eating, a recent documentary by BBC One titled ‘What Are We Feeding Our Kids’ involved Dr Chris van Tulleken eating this kind of diet exclusively for a period of a month with devastating results.
“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.”
The original TikTok video has been watched over 780,000 times and garnered more than 40,000 likes.
People in the comments had a lot of thoughts on the food cupboard, with one saying: “This is super odd.”
Another wrote: “Imagine knowing that’s there when you’re hungover.”
“OMG hope your mum starts TikTok to educate people this would be so interesting,” proclaimed a third.
Someone else replied: “I was thinking omg what a great idea just food ready to go… then I realised what the video was actually meant to be for.”
“This is so incredibly upsetting,” added a different user.