McDonald’s french fries become notably less appealing at around the 10-minute mark, and are a big old nope by minute 18.
Time of death: 17-18 minutes
Kate got out while the getting was good. Our final two participants bailed within a minute of each other, at 17 minutes (Allison) and 18 minutes (Kevin). At this point, the fries are lukewarm at best, no longer crisp, mealy bordering on gummy, and generally unpleasant to eat. They even seemed to lose some color.