McDo-snackin’ with the fam

A few days ago, I received a very welcome piece of news: McDonalds Shakes are back and they’re here to stay!

I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed this childhood treat.

That got me thinking: I have been working hard lately, putting in a lot of hours in telecons and drafting presentations. Hubby, too, has been pretty busy with his job, while the kiddos have been dealing with their adjustments to distance learning. Hmm… don’t we all deserve a reward?

So I took out my phone and a few taps later, my treats for the fam were on their merry way to our doorstep.

McDonald’s, Santolan

A little taste of our favorite fast food every now and then can’t hurt, right?

Check them out:

Big Mac Meal (Php207 with medium Coke and medium fries). Oh, yes… the 🎶 two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.🎶 For those who are below forty years of age, one of McDonald’s early advertising campaigns in the country was hinged on listing the ingredients of the Big Mac in a TVC that had a whole lot of airtime. There’s no surprise, then, that many of my generation know this list by heart, and that some, like my Hubby, would consider it his go-to McDo order, inseparable from the fries and Coke.

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

Cheeseburger (Php62). For those of us – like me and my little boy – who can’t handle the size and the sheer commitment of tummy space that a Big Mac requires, this burger made with ground beef topped with cheese, onions, pickle slice, ketchup and mustard in a toasted bun will have to do.

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

McNuggets (Php123). Six pieces of battered and deep fried chicken chunks that my daughter just can’t resist.

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

Apple Pie (Php37). Apple pieces stewed cinnamon encased in a flaky crust then deep-fried. (Because there’s always room for dessert!)

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDo Shake (Php94 for medium). Ah, the catalyst for this snackin’ adventure. McDonald’s creamy soft-serve ice cream flavored with your choice between chocolate and strawberry syrup. My childhood treat is back and that is goooooood!

McDonald’s, Santolan

McDo Shakes

McDo Shakes

After the fam made short work of these fast food items, we were ready to tackle our work again.

So every once in a while, it’s good to give in to your fast food cravings.

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Wanna have your favorite fast food delivered right to your doorstep? Order online at McDelivery or download the McDelivery App.

You may also course your orders through these food delivery apps.

Download the Grab App and get a discount on your first food order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order

Check out my other posts on McDonald’s:

McDo shakes are here to stay!

Get shakin’ anytime, anywhere as McDonald’s Philippines announces that its McDo Shakes are here to stay!

Now a permanent offering alongside other McDonald’s favorites, you can get your favorite McDo Shakes anytime and anywhere! Add a little sweetness to your day with the cool and delicious drink made from McDonald’s creamy soft-serve ice cream you love, combined with sweet Chocolate or Strawberry syrup. Indulge yourself with the milky, luscious, and decadent drink that’ll surely cool your day.

McDo Shakes

McDo Shakes

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with your favorite Strawberry or Chocolate Shakes for as low as P69 for regular and P89 for medium. Make sure to upgrade your meal’s beverage to give it that right amount of sweetness for as low as P45. You can also enjoy your McDo Shakes paired with everyone’s favorite World Famous Fries that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

Don’t miss out on the exclusive Strawberry Shake promo on the McDonald’s App. Download the app now on the App Store or Google Play Store and to find out more about the deals offered! 

McDo Shakes

McDo Shakes available in all McDonald’s stores nationwide via Dine In, Take Out, Drive Thru, Pick-up, and McDelivery. For more information, follow McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook or McDo PH on Viber to stay up to date on all McDo announcements.

Details provided by McDonald’s Philippines in a recent press release. Header image is mine.

“Kitakits sa bahay” with McDonald’s delivery

Have you seen McDonald’s new ad “Kitakits?”

It shows snippets of life that still goes on despite the raging pandemic: the shy smiles from behind the necessary face masks, greeting each other by shaking feet instead of hands, eating out together while remaining apart, and getting used to spending time indoors, all as part of the New Normal.

My fam and I are also adjusting to the new way of being, enjoying our extended time together at home.

And while we’re both busy working from home, Hubby and I still try to squeeze in some bits of time with kiddos within our workday: our own “kitakits.”

McDonald’s Delivery

On one such occasion, I ordered some of our favorites from McDonald’s for us to munch on during our afternoon break:

Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Hubby’s big appetite needs a big burger and this one fits the bill. A quarter-pound beef patty topped with slices of onions, pickles and melty cheese in a sesame seed bun.

McDonald’s Delivery

McDonald’s Delivery

McChicken Sandwich. My go-to order: a crispy fillet of chicken slathered with mayonnaise and sandwiched in a toasted sesame seed bun. It should have come with shredded ice lettuce but I guess someone left that out. Oh,well… 😒

McDonald’s Delivery

McDonald’s Delivery

Chicken McNuggets. For the kiddos, we got juicy and crispy ten- and six-piece nuggets accompanied by barbecue sauce. They just can’t seem to stop biting into these yummies!

McDonald’s Delivery

McDonald’s Delivery

French Fries. The fam’s favorite fries made with stripes straight cut from whole potatoes, deep-fried to a golden brown, salted and best enjoyed hot and crisp from the fryer.

McDonald’s Delivery

McDonald’s Delivery

The missing iceberg lettuce from my McChicken Sandwich, I’m not to crazy about. My enjoyable time with the fam? Luv ko ‘to!

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Wanna have your favorite fast food delivered right to your doorstep? Order online at McDelivery between 6am and 9.30pm or download the McDelivery App. Due to the moderate enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), delivery will be available in selected areas.

You may also course your orders through these food delivery apps.

Download the Grab App and get a discount on your first food order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order

Check out my other posts on McDonald’s:

Treat your taste buds with the NEW #McDoBoldMeetsCold combo — the Spicy McNuggets and McDo Shake!

Get that ice, spice, and everything nice at McDonald’s.

Bold meets cold as McDonald’s Philippines launches its newest combo: the Spicy McNuggets and McDo Shake

Starting July 24, the much-awaited Spicy McNuggets finally makes its way to the Philippines, giving Filipinos that spicy kick to one of their McDo favorites! For a sweet and spicy experience, pair it with the indulgent McDo Shake— now available in all McDonald’s stores nationwide. 

The crispy, tender, and juicy classic chicken McNuggets is here to spice things up—now with a mouth-watering, deliciously savory and spicy flavor. The classic golden-brown coating infused with bits of dried peppers goes perfectly well with your choice of sauce: BBQ or Sweet and Sour. With every bite, you get the right amount of spice and kick you’re craving for. 

What better way to make your day sweet than to indulge yourself with the McDo Shake, a cool and refreshingly delicious drink made from McDonald’s creamy soft-serve ice cream you love, combined with a rich Chocolate sauce or fruity Strawberry syrup. Milky, luscious, and decadent— the McDo Shake is the perfect drink for satisfying your sweet tooth. 

Your taste buds are definitely in for a treat with this new #McDoBoldMeetsCold combo! It’s available for a limited time only, so be sure to try it while you can! Order the new Spicy McNuggets and McDo Shake combo, available in all McDonald’s stores nationwide via Dine In, Take Out, Drive Thru, Pick-up, and McDelivery! Also available via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Mangan.ph!

For more information, follow McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook or McDo PH on Viber to stay up to date on all McDo announcements.

Celebrities give us all the feels with McDonald’s Kita-kits song

They’re missing their McDonald’s favorites just like you

Life as we know it has changed in just a short span of time. While leisure trips, meet-ups and celebrations are limited at the moment, McDonald’s, with its recently launched Kita-Kits with McDo campaign, showed that spontaneous feel-good moments in the new normal are still very much possible!

Bringing a message of positivity, their Kita-Kits video reminds us that though we may not be able to experience our old routines, new memories can still be made anytime, anywhere with McDonald’s.

The video is set against the backdrop of the iconic song Kita-kits sa McDo originally sung by Sharon Cuneta, adding a hint of nostalgia that makes you look back at your favorite McDonald’s moments. Iconic as it is, celebrities Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Michael V., and Judy Ann Santos have caught the LSS bug and have shared their own rendition of the song on social media. You can check out the video of your favorite celebrities singing along to this the heart-warming tune on Facebook.

“This period of adjustment to the new reality has not been easy, and many of us may be at a loss how to move forward. Here at McDonald’s, it is our mission to make feel-good moments easy for everyone,” says Margot B. Torres, Managing Director of McDonald’s Philippines. “The current circumstances have certainly changed our lives, but we will always find ways to celebrate and be with family and friends.  Wherever you are, McDonald’s will be with you so you can make memories and enjoy delicious food.”

If you haven’t seen McDonald’s latest video, kita-kits at McDonald’s Philippines Youtube or McDonald’s Facebook Page.

Details provided by McDonald’s Philippines in a recent press release.

Cook-It-Yourself Packs of premium coffee grounds and hotcake mix now available in McDonald’s!

In case you missed it, McDonald’s has made it easier to prepare meals and snacks at home with Cook-It-Yourself Packs of Premium Coffee Grounds, Hotcake Mix, Hot Fudge Topping, and so much more!

Get them now at select McDonald’s stores through Take-Out and Drive-Thru as they’re available for a limited time only!

McDonalds Cook-It Yourself

See the full list of Cook-It-Yourself packs below:

  • Coffee Grounds (80 g or approx. 7 cups) – Php 99 per pack
  • Hotcake Mix (1 kg or approx. 27-28 servings) – Php 149 per pack
  • Hotcake Syrup (1 kg) – Php 199 per pack
  • Tonkatsu Sauce (1 kg) – Php 199 per pack
  • Mayonnaise (1.5 kg) – Php 399 per pack
  • Hot Fudge Topping (2 kg) – Php 399 per pack
  • Caramel Topping (2 kg) – Php 399 per pack

View the list of participating McDonald’s stores here and follow McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook to stay up to date on all announcements.

Header photo by Natanja Grün on Unsplash

Spice it up with McDonald’s new Spicy Chicken Burger and Spicy Shake Shake Fries!

Time to spice up your meal as McDonald’s Philippines launches the new Spicy Chicken Burger and Spicy Shake Shake Fries!

Available for a limited time and in select stores only, the Spicy Chicken Burger is just what you need to excite your taste buds during this time. Imagine a thick, juicy, and wonderfully spiced fried-chicken cutlet, topped with creamy mayo, sandwiched between a toasted sesame seed bun! To add more thrill to the Spicy Chicken Burger, you can upgrade your meal and pair it with the new hot & Spicy Shake Shake Fries to get that full, mouth watering experience.

If you want to give your family a spicy treat, you can grab the Burger Bundle for three, which is perfect for sharing! It includes three Spicy Chicken Burgers, one BFF Spicy Shake Shake Fries, and three regular drinks – all for Php 399 only!

What are you waiting for? Satisfy your spicy cravings with the new Spicy Chicken Burger and Spicy Shake Shake fries! Enjoy them all day and by ordering via McDelivery, GrabFood, Foodpanda, or McDonald’s Drive Thru.

Follow McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook to stay up to date on all McDo announcements.

Product image and details provided by McDonald’s in a recent press release.

McDonald’s Breaded Chicken Fillets are now available in frozen Cook-It-Yourself packs!

In case you missed it last week, McDonald’s announced the availability of select frozen food packs that allowed their customers to prepare and enjoy their McDonald’s favorites at the comfort of their home.

“We are making McDonald’s Cook-It-Yourself Packs available for sale to help consumers have access to food they can cook and enjoy at home. By making these frozen products available through our McDonald’s Drive-Thru or for Take Out, we make it safe and convenient for our consumers as well,” said Margot B. Torres, Managing Director of McDonald’s Philippines.

Today, McDonald’s is extending the Cook-It-Yourself lineup with the inclusion of the Breaded Chicken Fillets, the main ingredient of crowd favorite orders like the McCrispy Chicken Fillet with Rice and Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Cook-It-Yourself Breaded Chicken Fillets are now available in packs of 15 pcs for P315 at participating McDonald’s stores through Drive-Thru and Take-Out!

Should you want to include McDonald’s Cook-It-Yourself Packs in your next grocery run, marinated chicken cuts and Chicken McNuggets are also now available in participating branches of SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore Market and Walter Mart Supermarket.

Get your McDonald’s Cook-It-Yourself products now and prepare it— just the way you like it— from the comfort of your home! Check bit.ly/McDocookityourself for the full list of participating McDonald’s stores and bit.ly/CookItYourselfSupermarketList for the full list of participating Supermarkets offering the frozen Cook-It-Yourself packs. Follow McDonald’s on Facebook for the latest updates.

Product image and details provided in a recent press release.