I Tried The McDonald's Halloween Bucket & Here's What You Get With The Happy Meal

I was expecting more.

Florida Associate Editor
Associate Editor Jenna Kelley with the McDonald's Halloween Bucket. Right: The McDonald's Halloween Bucket.

Associate Editor Jenna Kelley with the McDonald's Halloween Bucket. Right: The McDonald's Halloween Bucket.

Jenna Kelley | Narcity

This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

McDonald's is back at it again during spooky season with another item on the menu. This time it's not the food, but the presentation. They brought back their Halloween Buckets and it's nearly the best thing since sliced bread.

I went to my local Florida fast food chain and lucky for me, they weren't sold out yet.

Recently, the restaurant rolled out the Adult Happy Meals as well, but these Halloween buckets are only for kids. I know I'm too old to be a kid, but how could I not feel the nostalgia of getting one of these?

The best part is that I got to keep the pail for fun Halloween home decor. I guess I don't need a department store this season when McDonald's got my back!

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What comes in a McDonald's Happy Meal?

In the kids' happy meal, you can get a hamburger, cheeseburger, or nuggets in the four or six-piece portion. You also get two sides: fries and apple slices, or double fries.

You bet I got the double fries! I also got barbecue sauce which was free with the meal.

Kids get the option of a drink, like juice or chocolate milk. That's where I drew the line and took advantage of my adulthood. I paid thirty cents more for a small Dr. Pepper.

What is the cost of a McDonald's Happy Meal?

I ordered the six-piece chicken McNuggets and it cost $5.59 before tax. The four-piece was slightly cheaper but still in the $5 range, and the burgers were similarly priced.

While the sides come with the meal, and so does the juice or milk, you have to pay extra for a soda. My total with a Dr. Pepper came out to $6.30.

What is the next Happy Meal Toy for October 2022?

The stickers on the front. Right: The skeletons to dress up on the back.

The stickers on the front. Right: The skeletons to dress up on the back.

Jenna Kelley | Narcity

I was actually a little upset because the toy is just the bucket.

Unfortunately, there is no other cute spooky item inside. It comes with a topper, as shown in the photo above, which, on one side, has stickers that you are supposed to peel off, and on the other side, skeletons onto which you can stick the decorations to dress them.

Besides that, the toy is just a bucket.

I really did enjoy my Happy Meal and it kept me full. I get to keep my bucket for trick-or-treating or even just for a fun decoration.

The Halloween Bucket Happy Meal, or McBoo, is available until October 31, 2022.

Jenna Kelley
Florida Associate Editor
Jenna Kelley is an Associate Editor for Narcity’s USA Desk focused on trends and celebrities in Florida and is based in Miami-Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
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