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McDonald's Giveth, McDonald's Taketh Away

Enjoying your seasonal Shamrock Shake and some of the newly-widespread Fish McBites (or even the still-in-testing Chicken Wings?). With some new succesful treats, it naturally falls to the Golden Arches to take away a few items; their menu isn’t limitless, after all.

To keep up with the times and a rotating menu, they’ll be taking out the Chicken Selects and the Fruit & Walnut Salad, while keeping an eye on their Angus burgers. The Chicken Selects are their premium chicken tenders, effectively an adult variation on the Chicken McNugget, while the Fruit & Walnut Salad is just slices of green and red apples, candied walnuts, grapes, and yogurt.

McDonald’s doesn’t seem to be adding anything to the menu, despite the addition of a post-midnight menu. The removal of the Chicken Selects seems to take away a few options from their Australian menu, and the Japanese-led shrimp and pork burgers don’t seem to be stepping up to replace the possible loss of the Angus burgers.

Huffington Post reports that the Angus Third Pounders are currently safe, but they are “evaluating options.”

While these menu items were nice at rounding out McDonald’s menu with some more premium, theoretically healthier options, they never seemed to fully catch on with the fast food populace like the Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets. Will you bemoan their disappearance, or will it just give you an idea to try something else on the menu?

The Big MaK To Destroy Fast-Food Freebies

For many generations, the type of Happy Meal toy you received sums up your childhood. Some might have had simple toys based off the McDonaldLand characters, more recent children may have those themed after current cartoons.

My generation had Power Rangers, Transformer-themed fast-food items, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the like.

The first two shared a thing in common; giant robots will always be loved. The Transformers were known for, beyond having vehicles that turned into giant robots, having a select few combine into one massive robot. A certain line of Transformers-stylized toys featured many McDonalds meals, such as Big Mac containers, chicken nuggets, and milkshakes turning into robots.

The Big MaK brings that concept back, with LEGOs. Creations for Charity, a fundraising project where creators donate projects to charity to purchase LEGO kits for underprivileged youths, has revealed The Big MaK.

Fitted with anti-air fry missiles, heavy Big Mac armor, sniper-fry cannon, and a vanilla frosty with sprinkles, Laughing Squid reports.

McDonalds Reveals Big Mac Sauce Recipe

It’s been a long-standing notion that the Big Mac “Special Sauce” is a closely-guarded secret. Much like the vaunted Coca-Cola recipe and many others, people thought they knew the recipe, but were only off by a slight bit. It was easy enough to say it was Thousand Island dressing… and it largely is.

McDonalds Canada uploaded this video recently showing what goes into a Big Mac. Naturally, three pieces of bun, two hamburger patties seasoned with salt and pepper, onions, lettuce, and pickles are all there (and continuing to be a slight disappointment, a pre-packaged slice of cheese, nothing special).

What the real interest is, and what sparked the video, was a customer’s question about what makes the Special Sauce.

Store-bought mayo, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika are all the ingredients. Sure, they’re not giving out specific measurements, but you can eyeball it from the video.

Will you be making your own Big Macs now?