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Healthy eating at McDonalds

Postby Beeroclock » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:47 am

Just flicking through Today paper and see a big Health Promotion Board flyer : "Eating healthy is also good for your wallet" , "Check out the great deals on tastier and healthier dining options "

Then turning it over, and lo and behold, one of the vouchers is for $1 off the McNuggets Delight 500 Meal : 6 McNuggets, 5oz corn cup, coca cola light.

Now it's been a long while since I went to McDonalds, but unless something has changed substantially I'm really struggling to comprehend how a SG govt agency has agreed to promote this as a healthy meal choice ! perhaps the corn cup has done the trick and introduced a minimal amount of nutritional value to this concoction ?? :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:03 am

I've not eaten anything from Micky D's or BK since 1992 for the former and 2004 for the latter. I have eaten, on very rare occasions at Subway and twice at Carl Jr's. It's all garbage.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:20 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: It's all garbage.


can't agree more! I eat at Macca's compulsorily once every three months to remind myself I shouldn't eat here.
It's usually after a few beers though, and then its a large cheeseburger and fries.
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Postby Beeroclock » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:23 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: It's all garbage.


can't agree more! I eat at Macca's compulsorily once every three months to remind myself I shouldn't eat here.
It's usually after a few beers though, and then its a large cheeseburger and fries.

yeah exactly, I assume this is the general consensus, except apparently in the HPB public relations/marketing department

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I have eaten, on very rare occasions at Subway .


You can get a pretty good meal there...if you get the right combination.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:31 am

I constantly get flyer's in the mailbox, mostly from domino's, pizza hut, KFC, all of them constantly shoving buckets of fried chicken, cheesy dripping fried stuff and then top it up with 2 liter of some chrysanthemum tea or some pokka juice or something like that in your face.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:36 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote: then top it up with 2 liter of some chrysanthemum tea or some pokka juice or something like that in your face.


You mean sugar water? (Coke is sugar water with phosphoric acid).

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:51 am

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote: then top it up with 2 liter of some chrysanthemum tea or some pokka juice or something like that in your face.


You mean sugar water? (Coke is sugar water with phosphoric acid).


sweetened Jasmine tea, its seems like the Singaporean equivalent of having a burger and a diet coke. Burger and Jasmine tea lah
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Re: Healthy eating at McDonalds

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:54 am

Beeroclock wrote:Then turning it over, and lo and behold, one of the vouchers is for $1 off the McNuggets Delight 500 Meal : 6 McNuggets, 5oz corn cup, coca cola light.
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I guess vs other local unhealthy options maybe Mac is a bit better :twisted:

or the Coke Light sealed the deal :eek:

btw, if it was the nuggets, I think the scientists in HPB have to get their brain scanned. it has not much good/ healthy meat there ...

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:27 pm

We go once or twice a month as a treat for our daughter. She will not eat the burger or nuggets, only the fries but of course loves the happy meal toys. We have a home full of the useless pieces of plastic!

My biggest criticism of McDonalds is the cost cutting. Remember when this used to be about fast food?

In busy Toa Payoh on a Saturday lunch time only two of the four tills are manned and the queues are horrendous. I easily have to wait 20 minutes just to get served and then another 5 to 10 minutes waiting for the food.

If it wasn't for our daughter I would never step foot inside one again.

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Postby bgd » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:42 pm

Steve1960 wrote:We go once or twice a month as a treat for our daughter. She will not eat the burger or nuggets, only the fries but of course loves the happy meal toys. We have a home full of the useless pieces of plastic!

My biggest criticism of McDonalds is the cost cutting. Remember when this used to be about fast food?

In busy Toa Payoh on a Saturday lunch time only two of the four tills are manned and the queues are horrendous. I easily have to wait 20 minutes just to get served and then another 5 to 10 minutes waiting for the food.

If it wasn't for our daughter I would never step foot inside one again.


Perhaps it's not so much about cost cutting but just not being able to get staff? Not enough foreigners here anymore. :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:47 pm

bgd wrote:Perhaps it's not so much about cost cutting but just not being able to get staff? Not enough foreigners here anymore. :wink:


Good one. =D>

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:55 pm

bgd wrote:Perhaps it's not so much about cost cutting but just not being able to get staff? Not enough foreigners here anymore. :wink:


MacDonald has strict service standards

the slip in standards, as you, is because a lot of local franchisees took advantage of cheap foreign labour over local school students and old folks, and the Foreigners willing work over time and happy to give cash-back, who want to loose earning extra money from the worker?

now the screw is being tightened and reality kicks in

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Postby Sergei82 » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 2:06 pm

McDonalds is rubbish - everything inside there.

But kids love it bcuz of toys that come with happy meals. That is how it screws up people's health from early childhood!

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Re: Healthy eating at McDonalds

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 2:37 pm

Beeroclock wrote:Just flicking through Today paper and see a big Health Promotion Board flyer : "Eating healthy is also good for your wallet" , "Check out the great deals on tastier and healthier dining options "

Then turning it over, and lo and behold, one of the vouchers is for $1 off the McNuggets Delight 500 Meal : 6 McNuggets, 5oz corn cup, coca cola light.



But, are you sure the HPB ad and the McD ads are related? You mentioned it is on Today newspaper and you had to flip the page to see the McD ad, which implies, the 2 ads could be independent?

I flipped through the entire Today newspaper, online print edition and couldnt find the ad you are talking about.


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