So, McDonald’s recently created headlines with the release of an adult Happy Food (aka the Cactus Plant Flea Marketplace Box). But, Surprise!!!, they have a 2nd “pleasurable” Satisfied Food this thirty day period with the launch (or, actually, rerelease) of the legendary Halloween Joyful Meal Pails from the ’80s and ’90s. And, as a youngster of that era, I was of course thrilled to listen to this news.
And, evidently, I was not by itself in my enjoyment for this news:
So, I booked it on in excess of to my closest McDonald’s (ok, TWO truly, simply because I have no self-control and wanted to accumulate them all — even though, spoiler warn, I could only obtain two of the styles, the ghost and the witch) and picked ’em up.
Ready in the push-via, I was kinda shocked to see just about NO marketing about the pails becoming again. Apart from a little corner of the menu board, shoppers would in any other case have no notion they could get their arms on 1 of these poor boys. So, unless of course you might be often active on social media, I guess you may not even know about it.
My initial response upon viewing one particular of my beloved Halloween pails once more for the 1st time in decades was… Wait around. IT Seems SO Much More compact THAN IT Used TO BE?!
They evaluate just less than 5″ tall, and at their widest are about 6″. Now, it’s possible it is due to the fact I was obviously lesser as a kid, but these new pails absolutely appear to be more compact. Like, I have very modest arms and they are greater than the all round width of the pails. 🤔
Also? They don’t have lids!!! In put of the primary lids is a plastic bar across the manage that has a silhouette mimicking the authentic lid patterns. 🤷🏻♀️
A person new point that will come with the pails, however, is an action sheet that has some stickers on it. It really is intended to provide as kind of a paper lid, which…meh. I might WAY somewhat have an genuine lid.
The pails also still bare the exact same character “names” — McBoo (the ghost), McPunk’n (the pumpkin), and McGoblin (the witch).
Facet note: In scenario you’re bewildered, like I was, why the witch is identified as “McGoblin,” it turns out the primary pails that arrived out in 1986 only arrived in a pumpkin color/design and, primarily based on the FACES, had distinct names which include “McGoblin.” (See beneath)
It appears to be like for this new release, the inexperienced pail that utilized to be called McWitch (in the later on ’80s/early ’90s releases) has inherited McGoblin’s name??? IDK why that choice was designed, but there you have it. Kinda strange.
In any case, in circumstance you’re pondering, certainly, it’s just a regular Delighted Food inside of as much as the food is concerned, so you will have your standard decisions from a hamburger to McNuggets with a facet of fries or apples, and so forth.
As disappointed as I am with these pails — I Seriously want they have been particularly like the OG kinds of my childhood, more substantial and with genuine lids — I however actually appreciate them. And, TBH, I cannot wait to get my hands on the orange pumpkin to comprehensive the established.
If you wanna get your palms on a person (or all 3), the nostalgic Pleased Foods are accessible at collaborating McDonald’s dining places nationwide from Oct. 18–31, while materials past.