Okay first of all, is that not the cutest little french fry box you have ever seen!? Tonight we made what was suppose to be a “quick” run to Walmart so I could get a few things for Toodie and myself. The “quick” part never happens because we always get stuck wandering the whole store before we even start our necessity shopping! Before we headed home we stopped by the Mcdonalds inside to pick her up a Happy Meal for dinner. We don’t really eat Mcdonalds often so I had no idea that they changed their Happy Meal french fry portions to this mini carton. I almost died. I had to Instagram it immediately because it was so tiny and adorable.
From what I can see Mcdonalds is attempting to take a healthy step in the right direction. This change in their Happy Meals is supposed to kick the calories and replace them with a side of apples for children to enjoy. They cut their french fry portions in half and added the apple dippers to each Happy Meal. This actually cuts down the calories by 20% for a total of 600 LESS calories. I can’t even believe there were that many calories in a carton of french fries to begin with. I personally love this idea. While Toodie doesn’t eat the french fries much less any of the happy meal .. it is nice to see that they are thinking about the younger generation. I don’t know about your children but mine usually goes straight for the toy and tosses the rest to the side. This past year she has really gotten into eating fruit and apples are at the top of her list. Overall this is a smart move on Mcdonalds behalf. I am happy they are moving in the right direction and it will be interesting to see if they make any other changes in the future.