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McDonald's to market "adult" happy meals

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Instead of a burger and a toy, a salad, an exercise booklet and a small pedometer. Bwahaha.


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Throw in a McMartini and then maybe I'll consider buying one. :cool:


 

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Stop it! It's not fair to make me laugh so hard after lunch.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Maybe next, they'll replace all the booths and tables with treadmills and close all the drive-thru windows "to encourage walking".

*snicker*


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damn. I was hoping they were ADULT happy meals. You know, with motorized electric toys in them.

That's actually what I thought of, too. :blush:


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If you think about it, the serving sizes of the burger, fries, and soft drink in today's kids-size happy meal are about the same as what was considered a standard adult meal in the early days of McDonalds. Supersizing has long since taken care of that.


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If you think about it, the serving sizes of the burger, fries, and soft drink in today's kids-size happy meal are about the same as what was considered a standard adult meal in the early days of McDonalds.  Supersizing has long since taken care of that.

Heh. One of my co-workers came into the office the other day with a super-sized Coke. :shock: It was like a friggin bucket! I was afraid.

I just received Fast Food Nation today from Amazon (yes, I used the eGullet link to purchase it). I'm both excited and nervous about reading it.


Sherri A. Jackson

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damn. I was hoping they were ADULT happy meals. You know, with motorized electric toys in them.

That's actually what I thought of, too. :blush:

Well...that could potentially encourage more calorie-burning than the pedometer. :blush:


Sherri A. Jackson

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well, if we're going there...little samples of viagra!

this means we'll have to have gender specific happy meals...sort of like the sundaes...you want that male or female (with or without nuts)?

p.s. pardon my vulgarity :smile:

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damn. I was hoping they were ADULT happy meals. You know, with motorized electric toys in them.

funny that as soon as someone attaches the word "adult" to something nowadays, our minds automatically think "hmmm, something lewd and lascivious"? or at least I do ...

and are the meals there (McD) now rated "G" and "PG" and even "R" or "XXX"? exactly how old must one be to consume the Adult Happy meal? 17 or with a parent?? and just how far can one go with this schtick? answer? several threads and several pages ...

you folks are reallllly appealing to my most prurient interests ... thank God!

as a food writer here in Atlanta, I have a new piece coming out in mid-October about the correlation between eating certain foods and their erotic connotations ... this one is about the luscious, unctuous, succulent gravlax I love to make at home ... and, you'll see ... will be online and in a print publication ... my husband says I am writing "fishporn" with a salmon "centerfold" ... "Playlox" he called it ...


Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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this one is about the luscious, unctuous, succulent gravlax I love to make at home ... and, you'll see ... will be online and in a print publication ... my husband says I am writing "fishporn" with a salmon "centerfold" ... "Playlox" he called it ...

Well that's certainly more appealing than The Women of WalMart, which really is the next Playboy offering.

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this one is about the luscious, unctuous, succulent gravlax I love to make at home ... and, you'll see ... will be online and in a print publication ... my husband says I am writing "fishporn" with a salmon "centerfold" ... "Playlox" he called it ...
Well that's certainly more appealing than The Women of WalMart, which really is the next Playboy offering.

That was pretty much my thinking as well ... not to denigrate the women of Walmart in any way at all, of course, but pretty much anything can be molded and refashioned into a sexually stimulating piece of "artwork" ... hence the allusions we all seem to have picked up from the introduction of the "Adult Happy Meals" seen here .... yet another sign'o' the times, I rather imagine ...


Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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So it's not a happy meal with, like, porn inside...

Now that might tempt me to eat at McDonald's!

But seriously, a salad and a water? Umm.. Maybe I should get into the fast food business! It takes about 5 minutes to learn to make a vinaigrette, at which point you can make any number of delicious salads. With the advent of greens-in-a-bag, I imagine even the worst cook could make a salad that would blow away a McD's salad.


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"'All the research says I should be able to go to McDonald's and have choices', Larry Light, McDonald's global chief marketing officer, told Reuters in an interview."

Larry Light. Creates lite meals. I'm lovin' it. :biggrin:

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The imagination reels....

The stomach reels! :shock:

:wacko:

The feet retreat. I'm leavin' it.

:wink:


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Well, what's inside could be considered obscene....

a salad and water?

this whole thing makes little sense to me.

Don't forget the pedometer.

The whole package screams "see, fast food is good for you!"

:blink:

(I will always maintain that McDonald's salads are obscene.)


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