McDonald’s is announcing a BIG Happy Meal shakeup with four new products

McDONALD’S is shaking up its iconic Happy Meal for the first time in years.

Four new menu items are coming to the Happy Meal range as part of McDonald’s UK trial.

Chicken Mayo – a staple of McDonald’s main menu – will now be available in Happy Meals
McDonald’s introduced fish bites to Happy Meals and the chain’s main menu
Kids will also be able to bag strawberry milk when they pick up a Happy Meal
Perfect for summer, McDonald’s introduces the “McFreezy”

Happy Meal fans are in for a treat as Chicken Mayo, already a staple of the Saver menu, now joins the Happy Meal menu.

Chicken Mayo features crispy lettuce-covered chicken and cold mayo in a super soft bun.

Next to join the range are Fish Bites – five bite-sized pieces of pollock in a crispy panko breadcrumb.

They are served with a dip of your choice: barbecue, sweet and sour, sweet curry or ketchup.

Fish bites will also be available in a portion of 9 as a side to the main menu for £5.79.

Flavored milk, available in chocolate, strawberry and banana with natural flavors and no added sugar, will also feature on the new Happy Meal menu.

Perfect for summer, McDonald’s also introduces the “McFreezy”.

The frozen popsicle dessert is made with fruit juice and puree and comes in orange or mango and pineapple flavors.

When and where can I get the new trial items?

Happy Meals were first introduced in the UK in 1986, having been launched in the US seven years earlier in 1979.

They cost around £3.59, but the exact price you’ll pay depends on your location.

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However, there is a catch when it comes to getting your hands on the new Happy Meal menu.

The new Happy Meal menu is a trial and will only be available in the North West region of the UK and in selected restaurants in the Republic of Ireland.

It will include 187 restaurants in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and the Republic of Ireland.

The new items will appear on menus for 14 weeks from Wednesday 29 May.

But those who can’t get their hands on the new products shouldn’t be disheartened.

McDonald’s told The Sun that pending the success of the trial, the new menu items could be rolled out across the country next year.


As standard, McDonald’s fans can purchase the following options when purchasing a Happy Meal.

Electrical network:

  • Vegetarian dippers
  • Four Chicken McNuggets
  • Fish fingers
  • Cheeseburger
  • Hamburger


  • Small fries
  • Cucumber bag
  • Bag for apples and grapes


  • barbecue
  • Sweet-sour
  • Sweet curry
  • Ketchup


  • Nestle spring water
  • Organic semi-skimmed milk
  • Orange juice Tropicana
  • Robinsons Fruit Shoot blackcurrant and apple
  • Small Coca-Cola without sugar
  • A little Diet Coke
  • Little Sprite Zero Sugar
  • Little oasis zero
  • Small Fanta Orange Zero
  • Small Coca-Cola Classic

Customers can also choose between a toy or a book and add a bag of fruit for an additional fee.


As well as the classic offerings listed above, those visiting the 187 restaurants across the North West and Republic of Ireland can choose from the following additional options:

Electrical network:


  • Orange McFriese
  • Mango and Pineapple McFreezy


  • Chocolate milk
  • Strawberry milk
  • Banana milk

Those who do not buy a Happy Meal can also buy the following items from the main McDonald’s menu:

  • Fish bites (nine pieces) – £5.79
  • McFreezy – £1.59
  • Chicken Mayo – £1.39
  • Flavored milk – £1.69

How to save money at McDonald’s

You might not think so, but you could end up being charged more based solely on the McDonald’s restaurant you choose.

Research by The Sun has found that a Big Mac meal can be up to 30p cheaper in restaurants just two miles apart.

But you can get your hands on a Big Mac and fries for just £2.99 by completing a feedback survey, which can be found on any old McDonald’s receipt.

The receipt should come with a 12-digit code that you can enter on the Food for Thought website along with your submitted survey.

You will then receive a five digit code which is your voucher for the £2.99 offer.

Signing up to the My McDonald’s app means you can keep up to date with the latest deals and offers.

The app will let you browse the latest menu available at McDonald’s – you can download it for free from Google Play or the App Store.

It works anywhere you have internet, so you can search what’s on offer while you’re out and about or at home.

Every Monday, the app offers multiple deals that you can earn money from.

You can usually get things like a Big Mac, McMuffin or Fillet-O-Fish for just 99p.

You must order it on the app and pick it up at your nearest McDonald’s by 11:59pm on the day.


McDonald’s is also changing its main menu next week, and a new burger is on the way.

Twelve menu items are being cut to make room for eight new ones, including a new Hat Trick burger.

The burger contains three beef patties, two slices of cheese, grilled onions, mustard and ketchup, wrapped in a sesame-glazed bun.

It will be available in McDonald’s restaurants for £5.89 as a single item and £7.69 as part of a medium meal with drink and side.

Seven other items are also being added to the menus, including fan-favorite mozzarella bites.

Each bite consists of a gooey cheese core topped with a crispy coating and served with a rich tomato dip.

You will be able to buy them in restaurants for £2.39.

Chicken selections are also back on the menus, with fans able to pick up a box of nine for £8.49.

The chain is also adding a chicken sharing box to its offering, which comes with six chicken selections, 12 chicken bites and four dips.

Sweet tooths will love the new Skittle McFlurry with £2.19 menus.

The pudding combines soft swirled milk ice cream with chewy chunks of Skittles cream and sweet pearls covered in purple Skittles-flavored sauce.

Caramel McFlurrys will also return at the same price.

Those who are more into hot desserts will be able to buy a Chocolate Raspberry Galaxy Pie for £1.99.

And the popular Iced Latte is back from £2.49.

All new items will appear in the main menu on Wednesday, May 29th.

But that means the following 12 items will be leaving menus on Tuesday, May 28:

  • Biscoff McFlurry – £1.99
  • Biscoff McFlurry mini – £1.59
  • Galaxy Caramel Pie – £1.99
  • Biscoff Frappe – £2.99
  • Galaxy Chocolate McFlurry – £1.99
  • Galaxy Chocolate Mini McFlurry – £1.59
  • Quarter Pounder Deluxe – £4.89
  • Quarter Deluxe Medium Meal – £6.59
  • Chicken Big Mac – £4.69
  • Chicken Big Mac Meal – £6.49
  • Processed cheese and herbs – £2.89
  • Cheese & Herb Sharing Box – £7.09

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