Via BoingBoing – Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality. “Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all.”
A few ad-food cosmetic secrets- most ice creams are mash potatoes, most of the time the food is just synthetic and according to a comment on boingboing, mayo is usually hair gel. I love the way food stylists have figured out novel ways to pimp my sandwich, at least on TV.