McDonalds? Do you love it or hate it?
I must admit that I’m a fan. Some of my earliest memories are from when I used to go down town every Saturday with my mam and my brother, my mam used to like to trawl the charity shops looking for bargains (she always found them aswell) and by the end of the afternoon me and my brother were sick of following her around and she was tired from all her bargain hunting so we stopped in the newly opened McDonalds for a drink. To this day, the smell of McDonalds reminds me of shopping with my mam 😉
Fast forward 20 (ish) years and McDonalds is now a place to go with the my children. The menu is quite different now (there’s no chocolate donuts for a start) and the Happy Meal is a life saver for Mr Frugal (his words not mine) when I’m at work and there’s nothing in for him to cook the kids for tea (when I say nothing in, I mean nothing he can actually be bothered to cook ;-)).
They usually have chicken nuggets or fish fingers with fries and either water or milk and considering you get a little toy as well, I think that’s pretty good for £1.99. Obviously this wouldn’t be good for them on a regular basis but I’ve checked the McDonalds website and I’m quite happy that the food, whilst not being healthy isn’t unhealthy, if you see what I mean. It would be a lot healthier if they chose the carrot sticks option instead of the fries but sadly, that’s not going to happen anytime soon lol.
In a recent interview with Jamie Oliver, he actually praised McDonalds in the UK for the quality of their beef and the fact that they only use free range eggs and organic milk. He even praised them on their ethics – a long way from what he has said in the past which is probably a fair indication that McDonalds are changing the way they operate.
I started this post ages ago but never got around to finishing it until I read a post by Notsuchayummymummy yesterday, the photos of her little boy eating his McDonalds are so cute so pop over and have a look when you’re done leaving me lots of comments here 😉
So back to my original question, McDonalds – Love it or Hate it?