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McDonalds Happy Meal: Minions

DesignGirl July 7, 2013 Fast Food

Happy Meal Minion

Minions have invaded McDonalds all around the world. Starting this month, you’ll be able to snag up 8 adorable Despicable Me 2 toys. They are available in Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, UK, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Romania, Portugal, Latvia, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Guatemala, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan. Perhaps there is more, but I have no clue.

It took myself, my sister and a few friends to get our hands on at least 4 of them. Then…someone had to take a trip to the states to find more to complete the set. We were a bit obsessive, but it’s the hunt and chase that’s the most fun. We could have easily bought it the set off eBay for $20 but that’s  just cheating. Even people on Facebook are coordinating how to get certain toys and giving each other tips on which locations to go to. I haven’t been this excited about McDonald Toys since the 90s.

Happy Meal Minion

Happy Meals have changed since I was a kid. They used paper bags and had a limited amount of options for your meal. These days, you have more “healthier” options (kinda, not really).

Choice of Entree:

  • Chicken McNuggets (4 pcs)
  • Chicken Snack Wrap
  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger
  • Grilled Cheese

Choice of side:

  • Mini Fries
  • Small Fries
  • Apple Slices with Caramel Dip

Choice of Drink:

  • 1% White Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Child-sized Soft Drink
  • Juice

All meals come with a toy and yogurt. All for $3.99 before tax. No age limit too. I’m a big kid and I totally deserve a Happy Meal once in a while.

Happy Meal Minion

The tiny fries are so cute in the little container. It’s really a meal meant for little kids.

This location didn’t have the minion toys which sucked, but I still liked my meal. If you get toys on their own, it’s about $2. If you’re on the hunt for the minions, I think it’ll save your health if you buy the toy without the meal.

Happy Meal Minion

The best part of the nuggets is the infamous boot-shaped nugget. It still makes me wonder why they ever decided to make it look like that.

There’s even a website just for Happy Meals: http://www.happymeal.com

What crazy thing did you do to acquire those minion toys?

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • Amy P

    BANANA!

    I went to 6 locations yesterday but I couldn’t find it! Where did you find it?@!?

  • Johana C

    SO many people on Facebook are going cray over these toys. My go-to location is the one near BCIT since thats the head office.

  • fatpanda

    haha you wrote an elaborate post on the happy meals :P

  • crystal

    I got one extra Tom Googly Eyes Grabber and Evil Minion Chomper, who want feel free to pm me.

    • insignia

      Do you sell Tom Googly Eyes Grabber? i still have to collect 3 more and Tom is one of them. Mcdo ran out of minions to soon. :(

  • Di

    oh wow you guys got the minion with the banana! it’s exclusive to the US and Canada i think.

  • Kuroii

    Any brazil/Mexico resident wanna trade or sell the exclusive minions for Asia minions?