Even if I’m not hungry, the image of a hot, juicy burger with all the proper accoutrement (lettuce, onions, ketchup, etc.) will make me question where my next meal is coming from. I don’t consider myself a gourmet whatsoever (considering I eat cereal for dinner a lot) but even I have standards.
This is precisely why I (and work neighbor Cora) were flabbergasted to find a German website (compliments of Consumerist) which compares perfectly poised package ads and the actual contents of said food item right next to each other! The DIFFerence is a quite appalling….and gross. Some of the items aren’t very commonly found here in America, but it’s still easy to see we’re all being somewhat tricked when it comes to the intricate art of food photography.