Posted by Diana in Halloween
So, to those of you I haven’t spoken to over the past few weeks, you may not have noticed that McDonalds brought back the Halloween Bucket Happy Meals. I was super stoked the first day I saw them at a McDonalds near my friend’s house, but stupidly I decided to come back the next day to pick one up because I had already ordered a non-happy-meal item at the time. The next day, I went the location by my house and ordered two happy meals (one for me and one for a friend because she wanted a bucket too), and I was so upset when I got a stupid cardboard box back. I asked the lady what the hell happened to the buckets, and she told me that they stopped doing that. I was incredibly pissed off. It was October 30th, the day before Halloween, and they stopped selling the halloween buckets!? Not to mention that fact that I was now stuck with two happy meals to eat and no bucket. To make matters worse, McDonalds now puts these tiny, itty-bitty, french fries containers in them and includes a pack of disgusting sliced apples. You could argue that it was a move to sell more healthy foods to kids, however I discredit that claim since it came with a huge container of caramel sauce making it equally if not more unhealthy than the fries.
Thankfully, Kevin saved the day and recommended we try the location near our friend’s house where we originally saw the buckets, because since McDonalds is a franchise, some locations may not participate. And behold, there I found my bucket and purchased another two happy meals (complete with stupid apple slices).
The only negative thing was it was a different bucket. The orange one I had seen the day before had a ghost as a handle, however the one I received less than 24 hours later was green with a deformed pumpkin face as the handle. They claimed they had sold out of the orange one. You may be saying, “Well, you can’t have your cake at eat it too. Suck it up and just be happy with what you got”, but thanks to modern technology called “Ebay”, I can have my cake and eat it too. Screw you for being so unsympathetic to my emotions. Santa will remember that injustice and you better expect coal from me this Christmas. Anyways, later that night, I forced… I mean asked Kevin to buy the missing buckets along with a few of the 1990′s version that I grew up trick or treating with. Who remembers the cute little green witch bucket with the pointy hat lid? Or the white ghost bucket with a happy face?
Any way you look at it, the buckets were an ingenious idea and McDonalds would do well to continue it. I just hope next year the stores that participated this year will see how much of a cash cow it was and be better stocked. And maybe the failure location next to me will finally opt to participate. And hopefully by then they will have gotten rid of awful idea of substituting my fries for disgusting apple slices. DIANA HAS SPOKEN AND SO IT BETTER BE DONE!!