A father has shared a genius tip of making McDonald’s Happy Meals at home.
Andy Penn from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, prepared the meal for his six-year-old daughter Chloe at home for just £1.70.
Andy, a single dad, prepared the McDonald’s Happy Meal with supermarket food and spare packaging from McDonald’s.
His daughter loved the homemade Happy Meal more than the original one.
Andy said: “It was my weekend and she asked for McDonald’s for tea. I said I need to go shopping and asked her how she’d feel about making one at home if I grabbed a toy while we were out.”
“She was really excited about the idea saying we can stay at home and watch a film with homemade McDonald’s.”
He bought strawberry milkshake from the store and put it in a cup, ASDA fries into the McDonald’s carton and added eight Mc chicken nuggets.
He wrote on Facebook: “Next time you’re in McDonald’s, ask the staff nicely for some spare packaging – they don’t seem to mind when you explain.”
“Then, when your child wants a ‘happy meal’ and you can’t be bothered to leave the house or wanna save some pennies, you can just make them one up at home. Just don’t forget the toy.”
People loved the idea of preparing the McDonald’s Happy Meal at home for their children.
One user wrote: “This is a great idea” while another said: “Iceland do nuggets that look just like McDonald’s.”
But, some said that their children would find out in a minute as one said: “Mine would figure it out in an instant.”
Andy replied: “I think if a family went and got like three or four of the happy meal boxes, a low income family or a struggling single mum if she did it you’re looking at £3 to feed four kids.”
“Saving money is just a bonus to be honest, my daughter just found it really fun.
Obviously it was her ideal setting we could cook it at home in front of the telly while watching a film.”
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