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June 24 2010 @ 03:53 pm
The Grinch is real...  

Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal toys - Yahoo! News

I posted this comment:
CSPI, you're idiots. Are you related to the Grinch? There is nothing wrong with toys in a meal! And you know you can actually walk into a McDonald's and JUST buy the toy! Maybe the toy isn't the most spectacular thing in the world but I remember a day when a "simple" toy could occupy a child's attention and time. Teach your children not every toy is a Wii.

Sure McDonald's isn't the healthiest food but that is why PARENTS are supposed to teach their children it is a treat... a splurge! You don't not tell a PRIVATE business they aren't allowed to sell something because too many lazy people can't seem to get off their butts and make something healthy or are unable to tell their child NO! And McDonald's is one of the few fast food restaurants who actually provide many healthy options!

If you really want to get McDonald's to do something about the healthiness of the food give them ideas and petition for it! Stop trying to steal a small joy from a child.

Also, as I recall, toys were an alternative to candy.
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Jill aka Jo: Muppets: Beeker Head Downsireesanwar on June 25th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I know. I mean I do understand the idea that maybe people should pressure McDonald's into more healthy options but they are already doing a better job than Carls Jr, Jack in the Box and Burger King. But the toy? I mean I remember that being a real treat when I was a kid. We would look so forward to them.
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Jill aka Jo: Stunned: Richard Lostsireesanwar on June 25th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
I remember those. I had nearly all of them and you know we didn't eat there every time I got one. McDonald's will let you buy the toys separately.

Exactly. I mean if you don't want you child having the food tell them no.
turple_purtle: ahoka-wtfturple_purtle on June 28th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I heard that... how utterly inane. It's not McD's obligation to make good food choices for others. We all have a choice and, as you said, there are healthy alternatives there.

It boils down to the fact that McD's isn't breaking any laws, so they really don't have a case. It's not unfair and deceptive when they have nutritional info readily available.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 29th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Yes! How hard is it to not go there. I mean if you want healthy food go to the market and get stuff to make. I feel like this is just one more thing in this world that people can't take responsibility for.

Sometimes I wish I were the judge hearing these cases. I would tell those people how utterly ridiculous they sound.
samara_47samara_47 on June 29th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
Actually you can ONLY buy the toy. Well in Au at least. They charge like 2$ or so though.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 29th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Exactly. McDonald's is pretty flexible. I think it is pretty much the same here.