Let's start with salt. We've reduced the salt in a typical Happy Meal® by 52%*, down to just 0.84g compared with 1.75g in 2003.
*Compared with 2003, the total amount of salt in a typical Happy Meal® (Chicken McNuggets®, Fries and Fruit Shoot) has been reduced by 52%.
Drinks and fruit
We’ve also increased choice on the menu. Fries can be swapped for fruit bags or carrot sticks and you can add a fruit bag for 49p. We’ve also introduced organic milk, or water, and less than a quarter of Happy Meals are now sold with a sugary fizzy drink*.
*Compared to over half in 2000.
Happy Meal Veggie Dippers
We’ve also added more options for kids by introducing the new Veggie Dippers into the Happy Meal.
By carefully formulating a blend of non-hydrogenated sunflower and rapeseed oils, we’ve reduced the saturated fat in our restaurant cooking oil by a whopping 83%*. Pretty good news, right?
*Compared with the oil used in 1992, which was made up of 46% saturated fat.
British and Irish farms
And, just like the rest of our menu, any beef in our Happy Meal® comes from UK farms. It's always 100% whole cuts of beef, from the forequarter and flank, prepared by butchers with just a pinch of salt and pepper added after cooking. The same goes for our chicken - it's just chicken breast meat.
And it’s good to know!
So, you see, there's a lot in our Happy Meal® to make you happy, as well as your kids. And that's good to know.