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 Wraps Range
We’ve also added more options for kids by introducing the new Veggie Wrap into the Happy Meal wraps range.
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.