RememBear This: McDonald’s Happy Meal
I could probably go on and on and on and on about these little parties in a box. You got your top three food groups (meat, potatoes and sugar) plus they came replete with a toy! What more could a snotty nosed little whipper snapper ask for?
Back in my day they only had three choices hamburger, cheeseburger or chicken nuggets. I think they’ve got the basic three still but now you can get a salad or apple slices (with caramel dipping sauce, never quite understood the reasoning behind that “healthy option”). They’ve also got different juices and such.
I’m not sure why but none of the other fast food chains Kids Meals came close to the Golden Arches version. Was it the food? Was it the toy? Or the box? I really don’t know, all I do know is that I always wanted my Ronald McDonald’s Happy Meal. I remember sitting in the back of the blue ’91 Dodge Caravan (I hadn’t called “Shotgun” apparently) on our way to the good o’ Mickey-Dees.
I loved doing the trivia and games on the boxes….and the very best ones were the ones where the box was part of the toy. You know like where you could build something from the box like a race track, genius! Now that’s got to be one of the best jobs, creating the premiums and the boxes.
Now-a-days they’ve hooked us on the Monopoly game. They are such evil wizards. I must say, they are amazing at what they do. My family must have bought at least $200 extra worth of McGoodness the first couple of times they did it.
What toy was your favorite from the McD’s Happy Meal?
There were some misses though, check out this video of the Top 10 Lamest Mikey’s Toys. I don’t know about you but I personally loved the Foodchangables (anyone still have some around they’d like to send my way? :P)