New McDonald’s Fresh Fruit Happy Meal Option – Cuties California Clementines #Giveaway

Disclosure: As a McCafe mom,  I received a Cuties gift package and gift card from McDonald’s to facilitate this post and giveaway.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions, as always, are my own.

Cutie Happy Meal Pic

I don’t know about you, but the “Christmas Crunch” is in full swing here at our house.  Between shopping, school holiday concerts, sports events and social get-togethers, the holiday season has certainly taken over a huge chunk of our family’s schedule.

This time of the year, grabbing food on the go often becomes unavoidable.  Sometimes I have great intentions of getting home to make a sandwich or meal but waiting in traffic or long lines at the store throw a monkey wrench into my well thought out plan – and POOF! – We are all famished, tired and ready for a break.  One thing I have taught my kids is that eating on the go does not have to be an excuse to eat unhealthily.  Although, I have no problem with the occasional splurge, I encourage portion control and selecting better choice options when they are available.  And boy is this Mama a much happier Mama when those “healthier” choices pop up on the menu!

CutiesNew Fresh Fruit ChoiceNew Fresh Fruit Choice

This month, local McDonald’s restaurants have added a new item to their menu and  Happy Meal options that really made me smile.  Now through March 2015, Cuties, those delicious, seasonal little orange clementines you see popping up everywhere this time of year, will be available as a Happy Meal side choice and a la carte while they are in season.  How awesome is it that McDonald’s has partnered with family-owned grower Sun-Pacific to deliver California-grown Cuties to McDonald’s across the country?  Cuties happen to be one of my kids favorite types of fruit this time of year so I know they will be thrilled to be able to enjoy them on the go either a la carte or as part of their Happy Meals.  Other current Happy Meal healthy choices include apple slices and Go-GURT® low fat Strawberry Yogurt tubes, which also make quick, easy and portable healthy snacks.  And at a cost of just under $5 per person, I love that McDonald’s Happy Meals are a quick and cost effective way for our family to enjoy a quick meal.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to see that McDonald’s is listening to what their customers want, answering the customers questions as well as responding to their consumers comments via their “Our Food, Your Questions” campaign.   What a great way to get all of your questions answered and learn more about what McDonald’s truly has to offer!

And now on to the giveaway…

contest winner prize

McDonalds has generously offered to host a “Show Us Your Cutie” giveaway, with a prize pack for one lucky local Greater Philadelphia area Delco Deal Diva reader which will include two Happy Meal books and a $25 McDonald’s Arch Card.  What a perfect way to try out some of the new Happy Meal choices (or other McDonald’s menu items) for yourself! Simply enter via the easy Rafflecopter form below.  Winner will be selected on  December 30, 2014. Good Luck!!

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  1. My son was so excited to see the Cuties added to the menu that he asked me to take him for lunch the very first day! (they were sold out of the fruit though!)
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  2. I’m from Delaware, so I’m hoping my entries count. If not, I sorry. :/

  3. this would be great for my niece and nephew. thanks!
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  4. I am pleased to see them offering healthier menu options. The Cuties are a great addition!

  5. I like to see McDonalds going in a healthier direction! My grandsons LOVE their apple slices in the happy meals because they are already peeled.

  6. i like the healthier options. my son loves the apples and will also enjoy the clementines.

  7. I like the new options. My oldest child would love the cuties. My younger two prefer the apple slices. I’d love to see McDonalds bring back the apple walnut yogurt.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I am so glad that they are offering healthier options. We like the apple slices and the yogurt tubes. The Clementines looks delicious with this meal!

  9. Jessica To says:

    I really like the healthier options. My son likes the yogurt sticks the best but I like the apple slices.

  10. shelly peterson says:

    It’s nice to see healthier options, my grandson loves the go-gurt in his happy meal.

  11. Melissa Teears

    I love the healthier options. My son loves the go-gurt.

  12. I’m excited for the healthier items!

  13. ellen beck says:

    I like that the meals are including heathier options. I think the squeezable yogurt ids the favorite here we havent seen the cuties here yet.

  14. My kids think it is a great idea to include a “baby” orange!

  15. kathy dalton

    my grandkids will love the cuties. They usually get the apple slices

  16. JenniferAnne

    I think it’s a great idea. We could all stand to eat healthier, I’m sure. My kids like the apple slices.

  17. ellen beck says:

    pinteresst as tannawings/ follow veridication

  18. i think its great

  19. Love the health items to pick from

  20. Nicole Flynn says:

    I love the healthier options. We order extra go-gurt sometimes because they are 2 for $1 good price. I am glad there are more than just one option now too. Kids love options.

  21. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I like that they are offering healthier options! My son loves getting the chicken nugget happy meal.

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  22. Dawn Monroe says:

    I appreciate the healthier options but to us McDonalds is a treat so I always let them get what they want.

  23. Jenn Scott says:

    I’m glad McDonald’s is going the healthier route. Not that everything there is healthy. My kids love the chicken nugget kids meal.

  24. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I think this is an awesome idea. Kids should start early eating right.

  25. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I think it’s wonderful that they are now offering healthier options, my nephew wouldl ove the californa cuties.

  26. Thomas Murphy says:

    McDonald’s healthier menu options sound awesome! I can’t wait to try them.

  27. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love the new menu options! My son loves the cutie oranges and fries.

  28. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Well I guess its a start. My son is grown but he always loved the cheeseburgers..

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