McDonald’s to Cut Choc. Milk and Cheeseburgers Out of Happy Meals
They're doing WHAT??
McDonald's announced that they are planning to take chocolate milk and cheeseburgers off of the Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut back on sodium, saturated fats, and sugars that kids typically consume at restaurants and fast food places.
But it still hurts me.
The chocolate milk/cheeseburger combo was a kids classic!! And when I was a kid we didn't even have the option of the healthy sides that the kids get now. There wasn't an apple slices option. You got: chocolate milk, cheeseburger, fries, toy. And THAT's why it was a Happy Meal. Food + toy - any healthy foods = one happy camper.
But I get it, kids need to be healthier and McDonald's is taking a step in the right direction. Chocolate milk and cheeseburgers are still going to be on the menu, just not as a Happy Meal option.
And for that, my inner child cries.