Ten McDonald’s Meals You Haven’t Heard Of
We all love Mickey D’s, whether it’s the fresh bun, the irresistible fries, or their smooth and creamy ice cream. Our childhood memories are filled with happy meals, big Macs, toys, glass cups, and 12 pieces nuggets. No matter how many times you have had McDonald’s, and even when it gives you nausea and diarrhea, they leave you wanting more. Here are 10 strange McDonald’s meals that didn’t cut it:
1. McGratin Croquette: A hamburger bun stuffed with mashed potatoes, shrimp, deep fired macaroni and lettuce. Although not selling well, it still pops up every once in a while on Japanese menus.
3. McAfrika: A bit racist, being sold only in Africa, but the beef pita sandwich was described as McDonald’s worst marketing stunt. Customers thought it was insensitive since there was a famine during 2002 in southern Africa and they couldn’t afford the beef sandwich. McAfrika was re-introduced in 2008 and still didn’t cut it.
5. The Hula Burger: A meatless burger for Christians on lent. Seems like a great idea and we give them credit for integrating culture into their menus, but the burger was said to taste awful. It was grilled pineapple and cheese in a bun.
7. The McLean Deluxe: A healthy 91% fat-free burger introduced in 1991. The burger was made to be so lean by injecting water and seaweed extracts to hold it together, so even though it tasted okay, people still didn’t like the idea of eating seaweed.
9. The Arch Deluxe: A tasty burger with bacon, onions, and Arch Deluxe secret sauce that didn’t cut it because of its advertising campaign. The sandwich was aimed at adults and adverts were addressing adults but the bad campaign ended up tanking the product and costing the company millions of dollars.
10. Super Sizing: Just recently, super sizing has disappeared from McDonald’s. After Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” movie, people stopped asking for their meals to be supersized.