Us mommies know that our children’s health is our number one concern. That’s why we pay such close attention to what we feed them. Sometimes after a long day, we need a quick meal, but we also don’t want to feed our children foods that contain harmful and artificial ingredients.
I was a McDonald’s kid growing up, begging my mommy almost daily to swing through the drive-thru for some of my favorite french fries and I’ve continued taking my kids to McDonald’s as a special treat (even while we were living abroad in Dublin!) But my ordering habits have definitely changed over the years. I still indulge my kids in Happy Meals and usually get myself a cheeseburger as well, but I love that McDonald’s also now offers more fruit, yogurt and veggie options to balance out our meals. I’ve been a big Fruit ‘n’ Yogurt Parfait fan for years and now even the kids can get apples or yogurt in their Happy Meals.
Pipsqueak and I recently had a chance to sit down with some local McDonald’s franchisees in South Florida to discuss McDonald’s new and simpler Chicken McNuggets, as well as McDonald’s commitment to provide healthier and natural foods to its customers. The three franchisees, two moms and a dad, explained how they have seen McDonald’s evolve over the years as they grew up in the business.
And while somethings have remained the same, like the deliciousness of those golden fries, McDonald’s has continued to evolve and listen to it’s customers, increasing not only the quality of it’s food over time but also the options available to fit every taste and lifestyle. I, personally, am still a traditionalist and like my nuggets with plain-old honey just like I had them as a kid but was pleasantly surprised by the other options available for dipping.
We also had the opportunity to taste test the new McNuggets, which are made with 100% white meat and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Many of us mamas noticed a slight difference in flavor from the McNuggets we grew up with. However, we liked the new taste and we liked the fact that they were healthier, even more.
Keep reading for an announcement from McDonald’s, more info about the McDonald’s App, and for the giveaway!
Announcements From McDonald’s
McDonald’s USA recently announced a number of moves across its menu as the company continues to evolve. This includes:
- removing artificial preservatives from several items which also don’t have artificial colors or flavors, including its iconic Chicken McNuggets. Across its breakfast menu, the pork sausage patties and omelet-style eggs served on McGriddles, Bagel and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches, along with the scrambled eggs on its breakfast platters, also now have no artificial preservatives.
- rolling out new buns this month that no longer contain high fructose corn syrup, including the buns used on Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sandwiches. The Artisan roll introduced in 2015 never contained high fructose corn syrup.
- completing a major commitment to only serve chicken not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine* nearly a year ahead of schedule.
Click HERE to read the full announcement about all of their new developments.
Download the McDonald’s App
You can Discover Delicious Deals by downloading the McDonald’s App. The app offers both national and local deals.
Some national deals they currently have running are:
Savings to Savor
Get FREE 4pc. Chicken McNuggets, made with no artificial flavors or colors and now no artificial preservatives, with purchase of Large Extra Value Meal® when you use our App!
Sip, sip, hooray!
Buy 5 McCafé® beverages, get 1 FREE!
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South Florida Mamas, We’ve Got a Giveaway For You!
Enter now to secure one sweepstakes entry for your chance to win McDonald’s Happy Meals featuring the new, simpler Chicken McNuggets every week for a year*. Additional entries will go up for grabs—by following @McD_SouthFLA on Twitter or by downloading the McDonald’s App to Discover Delicious Deals.
Open to US Only, 18+. One entry per household, per IP address. Winner will be chosen randomly by the entry-form, winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Giveaway begins 8/17/2016 at 12:01am ET and ends 8/31/2016 at 11:59pm ET
*Free McDonald’s for 1 awarded as 52 McDonald’s Happy Meal “Be Our Guest” coupon cards to be used once every week for a year . Redeemable only at participating McDonald’s in Miami-Dade, Broward & Monroe County.
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