Food News: McDonald’s Giving Out Apples on Halloween

by in Food News, Halloween, October 27, 2011
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Trick-or-treaters will recieve a much healthier snack than candy or fries from McDonald's this Halloween.

It’s common for stores and restaurants to hand out treats on Halloween, but a few McDonald’s locations won’t be handing out candy this year. A handful of McDonald’s locations in Southern California are doling out apples. That’s right –  trick-or-treaters under 12 years old will receive a free bag of apple slices. The campaign is designed to promote the new Happy Meal option of apple slices instead of french fries.

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura county residents can stop by any McDonald’s location from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday for the free apple slice giveaway.

“We’re excited to offer this nutritious treat for children this Halloween season,” said Michael Mangione Jr., president of the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California, or MOASC, which represents about 600 franchised and company-owned locations.

To learn more, read the full release.

What do you think about this treat? Is it a trick to get customers in the door, or just a healthy offering?

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Comments (7)

  1. Sarah says:

    I disagree. ADULTS don’t go to McDonalds for healthy food but they take their kids there bc life gets busy and sometimes dinner is needed quick. Kids who are young enough to get a kids meal are a captive audience and parents probably appreciate a healthier alternative for their kids.

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  4. Alessia says:

    I still think whatever you eat at McDonalds is unhealthy. I don't think anyone goes to eat an apple. Otherwise you would buy it from a fruit & vegetables shop or have one at home. Read my post on HOW TO STOP EATING JUNK FOOD…. .http://alessiapearl.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-can-i-stop-eating-junk-food-ask.html

  5. Adrian says:

    It's way past Halloween now but I think McDonald did a good think to give kids apples instead of french fries. At least apple slices are healthier. Fries have trans-fat which increases the risk of heart diseases. If more children would eat healthy food then childhood obesity would be controlled.

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