Customers have claimed: ‘This is stealing my happiness’
McDonald’s customers are outraged over a minor tweak to the chain’s menu.
Those with more refined tastes may have noticed that all 1,491 of Maccies’ restaurants in the UK and Ireland now provide sugar-free Fanta and Oasis.
Customers are not pleased despite the chain’s assurances that the usual Coca-Cola and Irn-Bru (only in bonnie Scotland) will continue to be offered for those seeking their fix of sugar.
McDonald’s provided the following justification for the switch: “As part of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with more balanced choices, we started transitioning from Fanta Orange and Oasis Summer Fruits to Fanta Orange Zero and Oasis Zero Summer Fruits across all restaurants in the UK and Ireland from September.”
But not everyone is happy about the new, balanced choices.
‘Please keep Oasis full sugar, this zero s*** is stealing my happiness’, one displeased customer begged on X.
‘Nah why did McDonald’s get rid of full fat Oasis’, another wrote.
A third wrote: ‘McDonald’s changed to Fanta no sugar and I feel sick.’
Others recalled the era of Still Fanta, whose discontinuation sparked a petition and even a Facebook page with more than 900 members clamouring for its return.
The information about the modifications, which were implemented last month, also led to a statement from Diabetes UK.
The charity expressed worries, saying that it “could impact people who use these drinks as a hypo treatment or who are carb counting,” and warned those with diabetes of what the new menu might entail for their health.
As a result of customers’ fervent requests for crispy nugget-shaped food, McDonald’s announced seven new products last week for its October menu. See below for the new items. The days of the meagre 6 Chicken McNuggets Meal are temporarily over with customers being able to turn their box of 9 nuggets into a meal.
- Philly Cheese Stack – £6.99
- McCrispy BBQ Smokehouse – £7.39
- Chicken McNuggets – nine pieces meal medium – £6.69
- Chicken McNuggets – nine pieces meal large – £7.39
- Chilli Cheese Bites – £2.49
- Chilli Cheese Bites Sharebox – £6.79
- Twix Toffee Apple McFlurry – £1.99
- Twix Toffee Apple Mini McFlurry – £1.49
- M&M’s Halloween McFlurry – £1.99
- M&M’s Halloween Mini McFlurry – £1.49
- Toffee Apple Pie – £1.99
- Toffee Apple Donut – £2.19
MCDONALD’S CUSTOMER SHARES SECRET $5 COMBO THAT ISN’T ON MENU
There’s something quite delightful about snagging a great deal at McDonald’s, and it’s even better when you discover a menu item that not everyone knows about.
A woman from New York has gone viral on TikTok for sharing her savvy McDonald’s hack, where she orders a $5 combo that isn’t listed on the regular menu.
In a TikTok video with over 500,000 views, the user @becomin_a_saint demonstrates how to order this secret combo. She drives up to the McDonald’s drive-thru and simply asks for the ‘$5 meal.’ The employee then offers a choice between a double cheeseburger or a McChicken burger. What’s more, they inquire about your preferred dipping sauce for the four McNuggets, hinting at even more options for this special deal.
The TikToker receives her order and excitedly unveils it, revealing a substantial meal for just $5. She mentions that she got it for her kids and expresses her satisfaction with the bargain.
Many viewers were pleasantly surprised by this discovery and admitted they had no idea about this value-packed combo. Comments poured in with people expressing their desire to try it, with statements like, “I need this!” and “That’s a deal.”
However, some viewers reported that they tried to order the $5 meal but were told it wasn’t available in their area. Others claimed that the special combo is accessible through the McDonald’s app, where they’ve been using it regularly.
There was a bit of debate in the comments, with some insisting that it’s not a secret deal but a regular menu item in certain locations. One person clarified, “It’s not a secret; it’s on the menu, at least where I am.” Another individual shared, “In New York state, it’s called a ‘fan deal’—the same items, $5, and it’s great.”
The TikToker herself acknowledged the regional variations, commenting, “Different location areas have different deals, I guess.”
In essence, while not everyone may have access to this specific $5 combo, it’s clear that there are some great hidden gems and regional deals to explore at McDonald’s. The next time you visit your local McDonald’s, you might want to inquire about their special offerings—you might just stumble upon your own fantastic deal.