Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: McDonalds: To Treat or not to Treat?! #sponsored

Friday, 4 December 2015

McDonalds: To Treat or not to Treat?! #sponsored

When it comes to offering up treats for special occasions, my 2 year old son Tyne has his firm favourite requests.

Quite often it'll be a Thomas Mini he'll ask for, or a kinder egg - another firm favourite is a trip to "Old McDonalds" - which is how he chooses to refer to good old McDonalds!

Now I have to admit, when these requests come up - I always feel a little torn.

I remember so clearly from my own childhood the excitement I'd feel at the prospect of a visit to the yellow arches - my aunt would often take me and my cousins on trips to the cinema and afterwards we'd always stop for a Maccy D's on the way home! There was something so special about those trips, myself and my closest cousin were the oldest - so while the rest of the gang sat together with their happy meals she & I would slink off to our own little table for two and indulge in our oh-so-grown up McChicken Sandwhiches!

I remember how much I loved those McDonalds visits, and I want to give my own children the same enjoyment - but on the other hand you hear so many bad things about what goes in to McDonalds these days that I can't help but wonder whether we should be allowing these treats.

Where McChicken Sandwhiches were my own personal choice as a kid, Tyne is all about the Chicken McNugget happy meals - we've all seen the disgusting videos and score mongering memes on Facebook about what goes into these products and it does play on my mind - even though deep down I don't believe any of it!

So when I recently saw the below video, I was relieved to have my mind put at rest - McDonalds Chicken McNuggets are made from 100% chicken breast - not feet, not beak - chicken breast!!! It's really that simple!


Of course I don't intend on giving him these meals for every dinner, but for the occasional treat it's certainly reassured me!

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4 comments:

  1. Joey is 17 months old and he has had the odd nibble of my chips or Chicken Selects, I haven't actually taken him in a McDonald's and bought a meal for him. I think for kids, trips to McDonald's etc should be a treat. Theirs nothing wrong with giving them an occasional fast food treat but I know what you mean with the stuff they apparently made with.

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  2. I am partial to a bit of Maccy D's myself too! :) I don't take my daughter there that often but sometimes it is really convenient, especially when we are out and about. She does really love it, an gets excited when we go :) I remember I was the same as a kid!

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  3. I can't deny their pulling power! I do let my son nibble on some once in a while however we talk a lot about healthy eating and the pros and cons of fast foods so that he can learn to make wise decisions for himself!

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  4. I can't deny their pulling power! I allow my son to nibble on some once in a while after some good old talk about pros and cons of fast foods. I want him to learn to make wiser decisions for himself.

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