THERE’S no denying kids (and adults) love to tuck into some McDonald’s, but the cost of fast food can get pretty expensive – especially for families.
But a mum-of-four has shared a clever hack which cuts the cost of regular Happy Meals, while still giving her kids their favourite treats.
The mum-of-four shared the McDonald’s hack which still give the kids what they want without the extra costCredit: emmawill2014/tiktok
Posting to TikTok, mum Emma Will revealed that instead of buying a McDonald’s Happy Meal each for her four kids, she will instead buy two large fries and a 20 pack of chicken nuggets to split between them.
This way, the youngsters still get the food they want but it works out much cheaper – and it’s exactly what you’d get in the kid-friendly Happy Meal.
In the clip, she said: “To start with, two large fries”, and added: “Disclaimer, I have four kid that’ll eat this so two of them will share a fries.”
She then showed four plates laid out on the table each with a pile of fries, before pulling out a 20 pack of chicken nuggets from the McDonald’s bag.
She starts with two large fries and splits them between the four kidsCredit: emmawill2014/tiktok
Emma also picks up a 20 pack of chicken nuggets, splitting then evenly between the kidsCredit: emmawill2014/tiktok
She continued: “Get yourself some of the 20 pack Chicken Nuggets share box. This is the same as what you get in a Happy Meal but for half the price.”
In the video, the little ones each end up with four chicken nuggets, loads of chips and even some dipping sauce – the same as what you’d get in a Happy Meal costing roughly £2.79.
A large fries generally costs around £1.49 from the fast-food chain, while the share box will set you back approximately £4.79.
They each get their own dipping sauce tooCredit: emmawill2014/tiktok
The kids still get what they would if they had a Happy Meal but it’s cheaperCredit: Rex Features
Based on these prices, this means Emma spends a total of just £7.77 for the four kids, compared to the £11.16 she would have spent if she bought them each a Happy Meal.
Other parents who viewed the clip were delighted and thanked Emma for the tip.
One said: “I never thought of this, thank you.”
And another wrote: “I don’t even have kids and this is an epic idea.”
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