McDonald’s announces HUGE Happy Meal shake-up with four new items

McDONALD’S is shaking up its iconic Happy Meal for the first time in years.

Four new menu items are coming to the Happy Meal range as part of a McDonald’s trial in the UK.

The Mayo Chicken – a staple of McDonald’s main menu – will now be available in Happy Meals
McDonald’s has introduced fish snacks to Happy Meals and the chain’s main menu
Children can also bring strawberry milk with them when they come to pick up a Happy Meal
Perfect for the summer, McDonald’s introduces the “McFreezy”

Happy Meal fans can rejoice, because the Mayo Chicken, which was already an important part of the Saver Menu, is now added to the Happy Meal menu.

The Mayo Chicken consists of crispy coated chicken with lettuce and cool mayonnaise in a super soft bun.

The range is also supplemented with Fish Bites: five bite-sized pieces of pollock in a crispy panko breading.

They are served with a dip of your choice: BBQ, sweet and sour, sweet curry or ketchup.

Fish Bites will also be available in a portion of 9 as a side dish on the main menu for £5.79.

Flavored milk, available in chocolate, strawberry and banana with natural flavors and no added sugar, will also be on the new Happy Meal menu.

Perfect for the summer, McDonald’s also introduces the “McFreezy”.

The frozen popsicle dessert is made with fruit juice and puree and comes in orange or mango and pineapple flavors.

When and where can I get the new sample items?

Happy Meals was first introduced in Britain in 1986, after being launched in the US seven years earlier in 1979.

They cost around €3.59, but the exact price you pay will depend on your location.

History of McDonald’s in Great Britain

However, there’s a catch when it comes to getting your hands on the new Happy Meal menu.

The new Happy Meal menu is on a trial basis and will only be available in the North West region of Great Britain and in selected restaurants in the Republic of Ireland.

It will involve 187 restaurants across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and the Republic of Ireland.

The new items will be on the menu for 14 weeks from Wednesday, May 29.

But those who can’t get their hands on the new items shouldn’t be too dejected.

McDonald’s told The Sun that, pending the success of the trial, the new menu items could be rolled out nationally next year.

HAPPY MEAL OPTIONS

McDonald’s fans can include the following options as standard when purchasing a Happy Meal.

Mains voltage:

  • Vegetarian dippers
  • Four chicken McNuggets
  • Fish sticks
  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger

Sides:

  • Small fries
  • Cucumber bag
  • Fruit bag of apple and grape

Dips:

  • Barbecue
  • Sweet and sour
  • Sweet curry
  • Ketchup

Drinks:

  • Nestlé spring water
  • Organic semi-skimmed milk
  • Tropicana orange juice
  • Robinsons Fruit Shoot blackcurrant and apple
  • Small Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • Small diet coke
  • Small Sprite without sugar
  • Little oasis zero
  • Small Fanta Orange Zero
  • Little Coca-Cola classic

Customers can also choose between a toy or a book and add a fruit bag for an additional charge.

NEW MENU TASTING OPTIONS

In addition to the classic offering above, visitors to 187 restaurants in the North West and the Republic of Ireland can choose from the following additional options:

Mains voltage:

Sides:

  • Orange McFreezy
  • Mango and pineapple McFreezy

Drinks:

  • chocolatemilk
  • strawberry milk
  • Banana milk

Those who don’t purchase a Happy Meal can also purchase the following items from McDonald’s main menu:

  • Fish bites (nine pieces) – £5.79
  • McFreezy – £1.59
  • Mayo Chicken – £1.39
  • Flavored milk – £1.69

How to Save Money at McDonald’s

You may not think it, but you may be charged more based solely on the McDonald’s restaurant you choose.

Research by The Sun has found that a Big Mac meal can be up to 30p cheaper in restaurants just two miles apart.

But you can buy a Big Mac and fries for just £2.99 by completing a feedback survey found on an old McDonald’s receipt.

The receipt should contain a 12-digit code that you can enter on the Food for Thought website alongside your submitted survey.

You will then receive a five-digit code, which is your voucher for the €2.99 offer.

Signing up for the My McDonald’s app will keep you up to date with the latest deals and offers.

The app allows you to browse the latest menu available at McDonald’s. You can download it for free from Google Play or the App Store.

It works anywhere you have internet, so you can look up what’s on offer on the go or at home.

Every Monday the app has a large number of offers where you can make money.

You can normally get things like a Big Mac, McMuffin or Filet-O-Fish for just 99 cents.

However, you must order it via the app and collect it from your nearest McDonald’s before 11.59pm that day.

NATIONAL MENU CHANGES

McDonald’s is also changing its main menu next week, with a new burger on the way.

Twelve menu items will be eliminated to make way for eight new ones, including a new burger: the Hat Trick.

The burger contains three beef patties, two slices of cheese, grilled onions, mustard and ketchup, encased in a glazed sesame bun.

It will be available to purchase in McDonald’s restaurants for £5.89 as a standalone item and £7.69 as part of a medium meal with a drink and side.

Seven other items will also be added to the menus, including fan-favorite mozzarella bites.

Each bite consists of a gooey cheese center covered in a crunchy layer, and is served with a rich tomato dip.

You can buy them in restaurants for £2.39.

Chicken selections are also back on the menu, with fans able to grab a box of nine for £8.49.

The chain is also adding a chicken share box to its offerings, which comes with six chicken selections, twelve chicken nuggets and four dips.

Those with a sweet tooth will love the new Skittle McFlurry, with menus priced at £2.19.

The pudding combines soft swirled dairy ice cream with chewy chunks of Skittles fudge and sugary pearls, topped with a purple Skittles-flavored sauce.

Caramel McFlurrys will also make a comeback for the same price.

Those who prefer warm desserts can purchase the Galaxy Chocolate and Raspberry Pie for £1.99.

And the popular Iced Latte returns from £2.49.

All new items will appear in the main menu on Wednesday, May 29.

But it means that the following 12 items will disappear from the menu on Tuesday, May 28:

  • Biscuit McFlurry – £1.99
  • Biscoff McFlurry mini – £1.59
  • Galaxy Caramel Cake – £1.99
  • Biscoff Frappe – £2.99
  • Galaxy Chocolate McFlurry – £1.99
  • Galaxy Chocolate Mini McFlurry – £1.59
  • Quarter Pounder Deluxe – £4.89
  • Quarter Deluxe Medium Meal – £6.59
  • Chicken Big Mac – £4.69
  • Chicken Big Mac meal – £6.49
  • Cheese and Herb Melts – £2.89
  • Cheese and Herb Melts Sharebox – £7.09

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