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Adult Happy Meals

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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: Hypntick




Why an adult would want something created for a child is no one else's concern but their own.


Ummm yes and no.
We have a society of over 40% obese adults.
59 million people on welfare.

It is well know that those in lower income brackets, the working poor, and the poor, often eat/choose food that is not nutritionally sound.
(i'm not saying all, just going by statistics)

So it is kinda all of our problem because we will be footing the bill for their diabetes, their heart problems, their obesity related health issues.


Here


The number of people on welfare in the US is 59 million. There are 6 major welfare programs in the US. Four out of ten people in the US have been part of a welfare program for over 3 years. Nearly 50% of Americans believe government spending on social security needs to be increased.

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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:29 AM
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If you wanna make an adult happy meal replace the toy with a Prozac.

Every day one step closer to that dystopia.

If you wanna eat garbage that's your prerogative. But don't expect others to fit the bill for your unhealthy lifestyle.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

My kids? Not Happy Meals, not MacDonald's either. The Golden Arches designed to catch the eye. The colors, yellow and red, chosen because marketing studies had proven that those two colors attracted people. (followed of course by Burger King and others as well as Taco Bell, which of course added a little brown to the mix because, well you know, south of the border.)

A friendly clown designed to attract to children. The Happy Meal designed to attract children. Playgrounds, designed to attract children. All of it, designed to make children the bosses in American families. An entire marketing campaign geared to the next generation, and the next after it.

And that 'jingle''. '' At McDonald's, we do it allllll for you u u u . For a bit, that jingle floated on the air of American culture. Mention McDonald's at work, at church, anywhere and people would unconsciously sing it. If I heard my kids singing it I would stop them in their tracks, sit them down and give them a lecture on McDonald's. I would tell them, McDonald's doesn't do sh't for you, they do it all for themsel el elves. Next time I heard any of them singing it, I'd sit them down and give them the same litany. Over and over until I heard it no more.

The adults around our circle would say, ''but Terry, they sponsor McDonald's house to help kids''. I just usually would hang my head, shake it a few times and then look them in the eye and say, ''it's the worm on the hook, the worm on the hook''

As teens my kids stayed away from McDonalds, instead fell for the clown in the box. Oh well....



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: JAY1980




If you wanna eat garbage that's your prerogative. But don't expect others to fit the bill for your unhealthy lifestyle.




That's exactly what is going to happen.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:36 AM
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What bugs me is that Big Macs are nowhere near "big" anymore.

I miss Wendys, too.

Give me a proper lamb Doner kebab on a Friday night every time.

With extra chili sauce, please.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm


I bought them more than I like to admit when they were young...


If our circumstances had been different, I may have as well! As it was, I was a stay-at-home mom on a limited budget. I organized our lives as such that we ate the vast majority of meals at home... and I was on a tight budget, and Happy Meals just didn't factor in. Plus, I'm not a MacDonald's person anyway... Burger King all the way!!!


...but that changed as they got older. At some point I couldn’t even stomach anything from the big chains because it tasted like poison to me, I could literally taste chemicals.


We are right there with you. There are so many prepared foods and fast foods that we just can't stomach now. Ingredients have changed even in long-time favorites. If it doesn't have a chemical taste, then it leaves the most godawful waxy film in the mouth. We eat out less and less, with just a few familiar restaurants that tend to be family-owned and operated hole-in-the-wall places. But they source their ingredients locally (like farmer's markets and dairies), and their food is still delicious!


Luckily my kids got a lot of home cooked meals and they prefer that to fast food any day.

That makes sense. Real food, and especially fresh real food, always makes the best and most satisfying meals. And once you taste it, you cannot un-taste it.

I've read theories that part of our obesity problem is that people eat too much junk food and fast food and their bodies are never really satisfied, so they eat more and more junk food and fast food trying to satisfy their hunger. But it's not the quantity their bodies are craving, it's the quality.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Just wait until they bring back the 90s Halloween pails next week.

McDonald's Prized Halloween Boo Buckets Are Back. How and When to Get One



Might actually get me to go to a McDonald's.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm


I hate to say it but Gen X, this is our fault, and I know what happened….


Interesting Jag, and I think you are observant about the generational push backs, but don't beat yourself up to much. The public in general encountered with McDonald's the most planned and calculated marketing campaign every presented to a consuming public. Highly paid professionals sporting psychology degrees from the best colleges with knowledge of each and every cranny of peoples minds and how to infiltrate them worked for the marketing firms employed by McDonald's and others. Marketing firms with access to ''studies'' and 'statistics'' that were way beyond the ken of most people were, were?, hell, are used to market what ever product anyone wants to sell.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

I'm am a super smeller.
I have a much higher sense of smell than most folks. It's probably why things taste differnt to me.

I had just given birth to my daughter many many years ago. Someone brought in a happy meal in one of those plastic tubs.
My sense of smell is well above average, and then being a new mom put it into the stratosphere.
I could smell and taste that plastic from 15ft away. It was so sickening and poisonous smelling I told my husband to take it outside immediatley.

I could also smell all the chemicals in soaps, shampoos etc. The only soap that could get past my nose was Burts Bees!
People don't realize how much of an endocrine disrupter all these plastics are, especially when warmed!



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:45 AM
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Here's a valid complaint review.

I had no idea they were so expensive.

Adult Happy Meal Review

Almost $13 bucks for a Big Mac, fries and a Coke?

That's extortion.


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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

I watched a documentary on Coca Cola a while back and some of the tactics they used to ingrain themselves so into society you'd drink it no matter what was pretty staggering.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

How bad is it that GROWN adults are lining up for a subpar meal just so they can have a “toy”?

We know this isn’t about fast food, or the toy. This is about some deep seated childhood trauma.
I hate to say it but Gen X, this is our fault, and I know what happened…..


I bet the number of boomers lining up is basically zero...lol Why the hell does Americans need to eat so much today? We eat like 2.5x in each meal than what we use to eat. No wonder we are all fat. My wife and I long ago started to share one meal anywhere we went. If we got two meals then we would eat 1/2 of each and take the rest home, and I'm a big guy who can eat.



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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: Oldcarpy2

Watch a commercial for some of these burgers Old. Everyone's happy but for the burger, watch em. As the drool drips from their open and eager mouths, the glint of expected orgasm in their eyes, they slowly lift the burgers to their mouths....... holding them in TWO hands to make it clear just how big and juicy they are.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: TerryMcGuire

I watched a documentary on Coca Cola a while back and some of the tactics they used to ingrain themselves so into society you'd drink it no matter what was pretty staggering.


I like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony......



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Don't ever get the large soda from Panda Express, it is like a trash can size soda.
I couldn't even believe it when I saw how big it was. Who is drinking that?



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

They pledged to give every US troop the ability to drink coke wherever they were on the planet.

Then got the US govt to pay for the bottling plants to do it and had loads of free factories in every country on the planet and billions of new customers.

Clever stuff really.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Oldcarpy2

Watch a commercial for some of these burgers Old. Everyone's happy but for the burger, watch em. As the drool drips from their open and eager mouths, the glint of expected orgasm in their eyes, they slowly lift the burgers to their mouths....... holding them in TWO hands to make it clear just how big and juicy they are.



Almost 20 years old now....




posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
I'm am a super smeller.
I have a much higher sense of smell than most folks. It's probably why things taste differnt to me... I could smell and taste that plastic from 15ft away. It was so sickening and poisonous smelling I told my husband to take it outside immediatley.


But earlier...


The burgers actually looked normal and came in styrofoam. I swear that added to the taste.


Plastic bad, styrofoam good. Got it.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

I can only speak for what they are like here in the UK.

Probably different in the States, I expect.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

Plastic bad, styrofoam good. Got it.

I had a heightened sense of smell from just having a baby.
Although I am a super smeller, I wasn't able to smell that plastic as much until I gave birth.

I will say, I still think styrofoam smells better than plastic!

I looked it up to see if it is actually a thing, and it is!!
burgercravings.com...



While styrofoam performed the best for burgers in our own testing,



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