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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Food Police are losing it

They are now going after McDonald's claiming that Happy Meal toys. 'Food Police' Go After Happy Meals - Chicago Tribune.
"Michael Jacobson, executive director of CSPI, says it’s the parents responsibility too, but he equates the toy giveaways to a door-to-door salesman coming to a family’s house every day and asking to privately speak with the children.

“At some point parents get worn down,” Jacobson says. “They don’t always want to be saying no to their children. We feel like an awful lot of parents would be relieved if this one pressure was removed from them.”"
Uh-huh. What about the toys in cereals when I was a kid? Where were the 'food police' then? And what about Cracker Jacks? Weren't the toys in cereal boxes and prizes in Cracker Jack boxes blatant manipulation of us kids back in the 60's and 70's?

Do you buy Happy Meals for the toys to placate your kids? I never did. I bought Happy Meals because it was fairly cheap fast food. And I didn't buy it very often. If parents are buying their kids Happy Meals because their kids are pestering them for them, then the parents have more issues than McDonalds meals having toys in them.

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blueviolet said...

Honestly, this is just so ridiculous.

StaceyC4 said...

My grandmother used to always get a happy meal to give the toy to my son when he came to visit but really, it was the size meal that she would normally eat, too!

MsDarkstar said...

Shhh, don't tell anyone... I've eaten more Happy Meals as an adult than I ever did when I was a kid.

2 reasons... 1- Don't want a huge "super-size" meal 2- I'll admit it... I wanted the Teeny Beanie!

Sometimes, when I am having a really craptastic day at work, I'll buy a Happy Meal because, well, it's sortve silly and does make me happy!

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