For the first part of the review we were told we would receive a 'little' product from McDonalds in the post to unbox on YouTube. Imagine my surprise when the BIGGEST Happy Meal box EVER turned up on the doorstep. It made me laugh so much and I knew that the kids would never let me get rid of it. Inside were some of the bits and pieces that accompany today's Happy Meals. Of course you get the toy which is the always the highlight of any trip to McDonalds but did know you that 55 million storybooks have been given out since 2012?
Also children can now choose to have carrot sticks or fruit bags if they don't fancy fries. Surprisingly less than a quarter of parents chose to buy their Happy Meal with a sugary fizzy drink. My girl always loves hers with a milk. For some reason it makes her feel all fancy. Take a look at the unboxing video below, see me struggle to pick it up and what was inside it. The next part of the review was to go and visit a local McDonalds and try out a Happy Meal for ourselves.
I'm working with McDonald's and BritMums in a paid relationship, to challenge misconceptions about what's in a Happy Meal and about the changes McDonald's has made across its menu over the last 15 years. Find out more here http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/food-quality/happy-meal.html
Extra McDonald's Facts!
Salt: based on Chicken McNuggets, Fries and a Fruit Shoot now and in 2003
Saturated fat: changes to McDonald's restaurant cooking oil between 1992 and 2010
Books: based on annual Happy Meal book promotions since 2012
Happy Meals: served after 10:30am