Thursday, July 28, 2011

How About Them Apples?

I know, the toy is the best part...
"Happy Meal change: McDonald's on Tuesday said that it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of French fries in its children's meal boxes this fall, effectively taking away consumers' current choice between either having apples with caramel dip or fries as a Happy Meal side." 

Wow...did I read that right?  McDonald's force feeding apples to children?  What's this world coming to...???  Ha. The next thing you know...they will deny your child the toy in the bag if you don't take those dang apples!!!  And doesn't the promo picture here with the article, make you want to jump out of your seat and go get some...errr...apples???  Have potatoes gone up in price?  I don't think so.  Hmmm...Seriously, I'm all for healthier snacks and nutrition for children.  Kids eat a lot of carbs and sweets.  That's for sure.  I guess that health officials had an influence here.  Giving an option wasn't good enough, as only 11% took the healthier side to the kids meal.  It would be interesting to know how many actually eat the apples now that they are included automatically...I guess that I just believe in freedom of choice.  Combo A vs Combo B...

All I can say is people don't go to McDonald's to eat APPLES!!!  And if they do, I bet that the caramel dip is more of the reason..  : )

As for me, if I want fries...I will head to FIVE GUYS !!!  They have peanuts with there fries...and they are an option.


  1. My kids love the apple's but they also love the fries. All things are good in moderation right. Now the kids can be healthier while the parents can order that super sized bigmac with extra fries and mayo and....... And an extra lrg diet coke just to be healthy.

  2. I guess that just means more fries for the rest of us...ha!

  3. Next it will be veggie burgers! What in heck is this world coming to! ARRGGGHHH! :)

  4. There has been so much pressure put on the fast food industry because of their "unhealthy" food. If I want an apple, I'll steal from the farmers field like I've always done.

  5. RD
    I will take the apples over fries, with a cool glass of lemonade-----or wait I might opp for a coors light.

  6. That almost seems un-American...that's why people go to Mickey D's...for their fries. Duh. ;)

  7. everything is going up. everything. a year from now, the inflation will be sumthin' turrible. mark mah wurds.