Favorite McDonald's items

The fruit turnover was fried in hot oil for a crisp and flaky crust. No one really knows why the recipe was updated to make it a baked dessert in the early 1990s

Fried apple pie

Nothing like today’s gourmet chocolate chip cookies the size of your hand, McDonaldland Cookies were small, crunchy biscuits similar to Animal Crackers

McDonaldland Cookies

Back in the 1970s when McDonald’s was still figuring out its menu, you could get a hearty carby dish called McSpaghetti at its outposts in the US.


Soggy salad in burgers is a problem McDonald’s tried to solve with the McDLT which it launched in the US in the mid-1980s. Styrofoam packaging separated


Only few will remember McDonald’s Pizza which was tested at select restaurants in the US in the late 1980s and 1990s

McDonald’s Pizza

McDonald’s usually leaves bone-in chicken to its competitors. But in 1990 it decided to try something different with Mighty Wings

Mighty Wings

The McLean Deluxe, available in the US in the early 1990s, was 91% fat free. It contained 10g (0.35oz) of fat compared to the Big Mac’s 26g

McLean Deluxe

The dish consists of claw, knuckle and leg meat in a hot dog bun with shredded lettuce and lobster sauce – a taste of luxury for only $7


The UK’s Big Tasty, the Big n' Tasty was a quarter-pound (113g) beef patty with tomato, lettuce, onions and “new sauce” in a sesame seed bun

Big n’ Tasty

McDonald’s was a sweet condiment that accompanied Chicken McNuggets. It was first released in 1998 in the US as a tie-in with Disney’s

Szechwan Sauce

Super Size Fries and Super Size Coke at McDonald’s? Bigger than a large portion, the containers could barely squeeze into a cup holder in the car

Super Size Fries

It may surprise US customers to know Chicken Selects are still available in the UK. The seasoned, breadcrumbed chicken strips joined McDonald’s menus in the US in 2004

Chicken Selects

 The Fruit and Walnut Salad was launched in the US in 2005 as a lighter alternative to desserts like the McFlurry. It featured apple slices, red grapes

Walnut Salad

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