It seems that McDonald’s is lovin’ it when it comes to bringing out limited-edition food at the moment.
First, the spicy chicken nuggets are being trialled. Then, we find out that the double quarter pounder is coming back – but just for seven weeks. Well, that sucks.
To be fair, these short bursts of limited foods do get us all kinds of excited. Remember the Grand Big Mac? They ran out on the first day.
The Double Quarter Pounder hasn’t been on UK menus for eight years, but is making its grand return in the UK and Ireland from 7 August. The burger will be available as a regular meal for £4.29, or as a large meal for £5.79.
August 7 is also the day that spicy nuggets will be available across the UK and Ireland. They’re already a staple menu item in Australia. Maybe if we buy enough of them, they’ll stay for good? Who knows.
For those of you who don’t eat meat, there may soon be a McDonald’s vegan option for you to try.
The food, named ‘McVegan nuggets’ is currently on offer in some of its Norway outlets. A spokesperson for the global fast food chain confirmed to Today that the vegan nuggets are made with mashed potato, chickpeas, onion, carrots and corn.
They’re then coated in a layer of breadcrumbs and fried until crispy (yum), making them look and feel just like regular chicken nuggets.
Hopefully, this means it’s only a matter of time before they are introduced worldwide.
Did you know that McDonald’s chicken nuggets come in four particular sizes? The four shapes are: the bell, the ball, the boot and the bow tie, with the latter also being referred to as ‘the bone’.
— Sam Flynn (@itssammmieyo) 4 March 2013
“Our Chicken McNuggets are shaped uniquely for kids and kids at heart – it makes dipping more fun,” the company wrote on its Q&A page. “The four shapes we make Chicken McNuggets in was the perfect equilibrium of dipability and fun.
“Three would’ve been too few, five would’ve been wacky. We also make them similar in size to ensure consistent cooking times for food safety.”
This comes after Gregg’s reported a huge increase in sales following the introduction of their vegan sausage roll.
The UK’s biggest bakery chain said it had made “an exceptionally strong start to 2019” with sales climbing nearly 10% in the seven weeks to 16 February – for those of us who aren’t business savvy, this is really impressive stuff.
20,000 people signed an online petition, organised by animal welfare group Peta, calling on the bakery to make a vegan version of their famous sausage rolls. It took more than a year to perfect the Quorn recipe.
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