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(CNBC)   "I tried McDonald's new adult Happy Meal." That was your first mistake   (cnbc.com) divider line
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747 clicks; posted to Food » on 06 Oct 2022 at 10:05 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 8:50:07 AM  
Be sure to drink your ovaltine
 
2022-10-06 10:12:48 AM  
An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect
 
2022-10-06 10:19:54 AM  
I saw the ad for that recently, and I gotta say, those double pair of eyes are freakin' me out mang.
 
2022-10-06 10:20:58 AM  
Everything about this story and thread is confusing to me.
 
2022-10-06 10:29:00 AM  
JFC.
 
2022-10-06 10:29:44 AM  

wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect


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2022-10-06 10:35:46 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect

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I thought it was just me that was having a stronk.

I must have reread that 6 times
 
2022-10-06 10:39:25 AM  

Maker_of_Roads: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect

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I thought it was just me that was having a stronk.

I must have reread that 6 times


Eh, I can parse most of that. Although going to the C-store and just snagging a 40 is like hitting up a churrascaria and sticking to the salad bar. Although you're less likely to get shot at that way.
 
2022-10-06 10:41:22 AM  
Put some limited edition Funko Pops in there and you'll have a line around the block reminiscent of the Beanie Babies promotion.
 
2022-10-06 10:43:25 AM  
For reference, Dallas's OG C-store. The reviews are much closer to reality than they should be. Really.

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2022-10-06 10:47:18 AM  

Maker_of_Roads: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect

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I thought it was just me that was having a stronk.

I must have reread that 6 times


According to that dude's bio, he's studying to be an air traffic controller. Make of that what you will.
 
2022-10-06 10:55:28 AM  

Madcaplaff: Maker_of_Roads: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect

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I thought it was just me that was having a stronk.

I must have reread that 6 times

According to that dude's bio, he's studying to be an air traffic controller. Make of that what you will.


In a previous vocation, I used to have to call for clearance to drive a truck across an active runway back and forth probably 2-3 times a day, in Japan, as a non-japanese speaking foreigner.
Maybe I'm losing my touch.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-06 11:02:15 AM  
Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh
 
2022-10-06 11:10:24 AM  
the phrase 'cactus plant flea market' does not inspire feelings of hunger...
 
2022-10-06 11:32:59 AM  
Why wasn't this headline simply just "Idiot Unclear On Concept of 'Limited Edition Collectible'"?
 
2022-10-06 11:33:42 AM  

151: Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh


The McD's Happy Meal, like so many cultural icons, happened long after I was a kid. So, I am spared any motivation to buy. I'll stick to McDoubles and fries.
 
2022-10-06 11:37:46 AM  
The best part is "here's why I won't be getting it again."

Dude, if you're unclear on the idea that the ONLY reason you'd be "getting it again" is to get the remaining toys as part of a novelty collection, maybe you shouldn't be writing shiatpost "articles" for per-word prices on a CNBC site as an "entertainment reporter?"

Especially when, after this stupid "article," you then post "Really this was just an excuse to get paid to reminisce about my favorite childhood birthday party." Who the fark is supposed to take this schmuck seriously?

FFS.
 
2022-10-06 11:48:22 AM  

151: Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh


^THAT^

Why TF would anyone want something so shoddy? And have you SEEN the stuff on their website? It looks like a bunch of FAS kids "designed" it.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-06 12:07:31 PM  

natazha: 151: Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh

The McD's Happy Meal, like so many cultural icons, happened long after I was a kid. So, I am spared any motivation to buy. I'll stick to McDoubles and fries.


Mcdoubles with or without Mac sauce? Cuz once I realized that was an option many years ago (for like 30 cents extra or something), I've never had a mcdouble without it.
 
2022-10-06 12:17:40 PM  
What is with the toy figures having 2 sets of eyes?
 
2022-10-06 12:23:25 PM  

mikefinch: the phrase 'cactus plant flea market' does not inspire feelings of hunger...


Nope. I'm getting "fleeting memories of the night before" with a side of "smell of hangover" and a dab of "B12 deficiency nebulous guilt miamsa".
 
2022-10-06 12:28:57 PM  
I told my sister the adult Happy Meal should come with a cocktail and a Valium.
 
2022-10-06 12:31:53 PM  

wildcardjack: An adult happy meal is getting paid, and the a 40 at the C-store with a taqueria.

I'm sorry if you have a BMW parked next to the former call center behind the Eagle Transmission that seems to only do USPS vans. That place kinda sucked back when they got the OC9, and the best parts were the changing rooms and the private Muslim prayer room.

/Not a Muslim
//respect


Looks like someone got the mescaline and PCP prize with his happy meal
 
2022-10-06 12:39:57 PM  

151: Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh


I wanted the Grimace. Of course I got the Stupid hamburger head or Birdie
 
2022-10-06 12:45:09 PM  
When I see something like this, it explains why the term "adulting" has come into usage.  It's the kind of thing people do in those rare instances they're not trying to indefinitely continue their childhood.
 
2022-10-06 12:59:32 PM  

Colonel_Angus: When I see something like this, it explains why the term "adulting" has come into usage.  It's the kind of thing people do in those rare instances they're not trying to indefinitely continue their childhood.


I'm almost 50. Saw my mom adult. My whole life.
No.
Thanks.
fark that.
Poor lady was angry all the farking time.
The adulting I do is pay the bills. After that fark it all.
 
2022-10-06 1:07:47 PM  
WTH??
an adult happy meal.
do you still sit in a high chair or booster seat?
 
2022-10-06 1:33:30 PM  

goodluckwiththat: still sit in a high chair


TBF, when you're stoned, everything is a high chair.

/even the ceiling
just ask wildcardjack
 
2022-10-06 2:26:30 PM  
The "cactus buddy" things are hideous, and not in an "It's hideous, I love it" kind of way.

I'm a grown ass man, and I order regular happy meals for myself - when there's a toy that interests me.

So it's been a couple of years, but there's a new Transformers show premiering soon so I'll probably dip back in for that.

Really the Happy Meal is the right amount of food - a cheeseburger, some fries, and a soda.

I went to visit my sister a few weeks ago, and swung by a McDs along the way, I got the two cheeseburgers meal (because the "toys" weren't worth having) and didn't finish the fries, and I didn't eat the second burger until many hours later.

The bread to meat ratio of a big mac has gotten so bad I wouldn't order one regardless of context.

I guess this is targeted at people who consider themselves to be adults but are too embarrassed to order what they want from drive-through.

And, I guess, fans of the clothing brand with the hideous mascot I'd never heard of
 
2022-10-06 2:41:33 PM  
28 years old??? Men have no sense until at least 40.
Then you can write a review
 
2022-10-06 2:44:58 PM  

151: Conversation with a friend yesterday:

Her: I want an adult happy meal
Me: or how bout getting some big girl food and put it in a box
Her: but I want the toy
Me: you're 39 goddamn years old. Besides, have you seen those farking things? They're hideous
Her: I know, it's a nostalgia thing
Me: /facepalm

/Sigh


When I read "adult-themed" Happy Meal, I wondered just what kind of toy was included.
 
2022-10-06 3:00:34 PM  

Gough: When I read "adult-themed" Happy Meal, I wondered just what kind of toy was included.


stretchy, thick rubber ring and a small, single battery vibe.
 
2022-10-06 3:06:49 PM  

PlaidJaguar: The "cactus buddy" things are hideous, and not in an "It's hideous, I love it" kind of way.

I'm a grown ass man, and I order regular happy meals for myself - when there's a toy that interests me.

So it's been a couple of years, but there's a new Transformers show premiering soon so I'll probably dip back in for that.

Really the Happy Meal is the right amount of food - a cheeseburger, some fries, and a soda.

I went to visit my sister a few weeks ago, and swung by a McDs along the way, I got the two cheeseburgers meal...


Uh-huh.
 
2022-10-06 3:14:05 PM  

Schmerd1948: PlaidJaguar: The "cactus buddy" things are hideous, and not in an "It's hideous, I love it" kind of way.

I'm a grown ass man, and I order regular happy meals for myself - when there's a toy that interests me.

So it's been a couple of years, but there's a new Transformers show premiering soon so I'll probably dip back in for that.

Really the Happy Meal is the right amount of food - a cheeseburger, some fries, and a soda.

I went to visit my sister a few weeks ago, and swung by a McDs along the way, I got the two cheeseburgers meal...

Uh-huh.


Which part of the statement do you feel lacks credibility?  That I'm an adult, or that I'm not embarrassed or afraid to buy a Happy Meal?  Or that I could be interested in a toy?

I realize I misspoke in my prior comment, it hasn't been a couple of years, I got a Happy Meal when Love and Thunder was in theaters, I got a little Thor figure, with pullback/release axe swinging action - I haven't seen it since my kitten decided Thor made a good wrestling partner, it's probably behind the laundry machine.
 
2022-10-06 3:48:52 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Schmerd1948: PlaidJaguar: The "cactus buddy" things are hideous, and not in an "It's hideous, I love it" kind of way.

I'm a grown ass man, and I order regular happy meals for myself - when there's a toy that interests me.

So it's been a couple of years, but there's a new Transformers show premiering soon so I'll probably dip back in for that.

Really the Happy Meal is the right amount of food - a cheeseburger, some fries, and a soda.

I went to visit my sister a few weeks ago, and swung by a McDs along the way, I got the two cheeseburgers meal...

Uh-huh.

Which part of the statement do you feel lacks credibility?  That I'm an adult, or that I'm not embarrassed or afraid to buy a Happy Meal?  Or that I could be interested in a toy?

I realize I misspoke in my prior comment, it hasn't been a couple of years, I got a Happy Meal when Love and Thunder was in theaters, I got a little Thor figure, with pullback/release axe swinging action - I haven't seen it since my kitten decided Thor made a good wrestling partner, it's probably behind the laundry machine.


Of course I am happy that you do the things that you want. I do things that people think are silly and I don't care. It was just a gentle joshing. I haven't had a McDonald's hamburger and I don't know how many years. But I will go to five guys or some other joint I wonder if I'm fooling myself. Maybe I'll go get a happy meal.
 
2022-10-07 12:33:12 AM  
I mean if they had the cool toys from when I was a kid I might be interested. I remember badass transformers that turned into fries and shakes and burger boxes. I don't remember sh*tty nightmare fuel dolls.

/but really, bring back the awesome 32 oz cups for EVMs, I miss my Dream Team and Jurassic Park collectible cups.
 
2022-10-07 8:28:14 AM  

phlegmjay: Everything about this story and thread is confusing to me.


Pay extra to relive the disappointment of your youth to participate in a marketing promotion for some shiatty company, while adding more plastics and packaging to our landfills.  Who wouldn't want that?!
 
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