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The other day I came across this photo of my twin sister (right) and me. And I was amazed at how similar we are…

My own children. Blondes and brunettes are really good, don’t you think?

My father, a British schoolboy, is also a lot like Toby, I think. Genes are wild!

Curious, I asked our associate editor Jannelle what her daughter looked like. Her response: “When Ella was born, all the nurses said, ‘She looks just like daddy,’ and that phrase never stopped,” she told me. “Even yesterday at a pool party, a friend said to my husband, ‘Dude, she’s all you.’ During her first year, I was getting a little bored and wanted to say, “There’s a part of me in her too!” But after I turned one, I happily resigned myself to the fact that she’s 100% Max. I know the bond that Ella and I have makes it clear that we belong. (And some days I make our relationship even more obvious by dressing us in matching outfits!) I really love how she looks to Max, because he has my favorite face in the world, and now I have an even cuter mini version.”

The sweetest ! Who do the children in your life look like? Is there a physical resemblance? Or is it more in gestures and expressions? I would like to hear…

PS What it’s like to be twins, and a fun conversation starter with the kids.

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Discontinued McDonald’s Items https://mikeydee.com/discontinued-mcdonalds-items/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://mikeydee.com/discontinued-mcdonalds-items/

In addition to getting rid PlayPlaces and its Supersize option, McDonald’s has quietly removed several menu items over the years. Some products have developed a cult following, while others have overstayed their welcome. (Replacing beef with pineapple wasn’t Ray Kroc’s best business decision.) From vegetarian McNuggets to fast-food pasta, you might remember these discontinued products from McDonald’s history.

Before Chicken McNugget menus appeared, McDonald’s sold a vegetarian nugget made with fried and breaded onions. Exclusively available in select US markets in 1978 and 1979, the Onion Nugget was one of the first items to accompany the chain’s famous burgers and fries. Although it had its fans, the side dish never reached the wider market. In the early 1980s, the concept was redeveloped into the bite-sized chicken McNuggets customers know today.

McDonald's McPizza.

McDonald’s made a big bet on pizza in the late 1980s – the chain even went so far as to develop a quick-cook oven and expand its drive-thru windows to serve the pies in a fast-food setting . Despite their efforts, however, the item disappeared from most restaurant menus within a few years. The is only one McDonald’s in Orlando, Florida that is still fighting the good fight not only continue to offer the McPizza, but allowing customers to choose their own toppings.

In 2013, McDonald’s experimented with a different kind of chicken-free nugget. Fish McBites presented the crispy pollock of a Fish fillet sandwich in a bite-sized package. Customers weren’t crazy about the seafood nuggets, and they were discontinued the same year (but not before inspiring some really weird marketing, as you can see above).

Had McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc been successful, a “burger” made with pineapple instead of beef would have claimed Filet-O-Fish’s place on the menu. In an attempt to find a meatless alternative for Catholic customers during Lent, an Ohio franchise pitted the two sandwiches head-to-head in 1963. Franchise owner Lou Groen was behind the fish sandwich fried, and Kroc was responsible for the Hula Burger, which consisted of a slice of pineapple topped with cheese on a bun. The Filet-O-Fish was by far the more popular of the two dishes, and it earned a permanent place on the menu while the Hula Burger was considered a failed experiment.

McDonald's spaghetti.

It’s easy to see why the McSpaghetti never quite reached the level of the Big Mac or the McNuggets: pasta and marina sauce in a box doesn’t translate as well to fast food. Although it was discontinued in the United States in the 1980s after its first appearance in 1970the dish can still be purchased at McDonald’s in the Philippines.

McDonald’s introduced the McHotDog in 1995, and it was discontinued at the end of the decade. Although Ray Kroc did not witness the failure of the product, he predicted it in his 1977 autobiography. Grinding: The Creation of McDonald’s. His warning about the dangers of processed meat reads: “There’s a damn good reason why we should never have hot dogs. We don’t know what’s in the skin of a hot dog, and our quality standard just wouldn’t allow for that kind of item.”

McDonald’s isn’t haute cuisine, but in 1996 the chain developed a burger that catered to more discerning palates. The luxury bow featured such luxurious ingredients as peppery bacon, “dijonnaise” and bakery-style rolls. It also came with a luxurious price tag – the burger cost up to $2.50 (about $4.60 today) in some markets, making it more expensive than a Big Mac. From the company $300 million The marketing campaign was not enough to convince customers that its food could be elegant, and the Arch Deluxe was discontinued shortly after its debut, which amounts to one of the biggest flops in history. of the company.

In 2019, McDonald’s launched a new McFlurry flavor for the holiday season. The Snickerdoodle McFlurry featured crunchy cookie pieces mixed into a soft vanilla base. Despite the positive reception of the product, it was only available for a limited time. Today, McFlurry fans have to choose from one of the classic flavors like Oreos and M&Ms during the holidays, at least on days when the machine that makes them is running.

The fruit and nut salad was part of McDonald’s effort to offer lighter fare in the 2000s. Made with nuts, apples, raisins and low-fat yogurt, the item was meant to appeal to conscious customers. of its chain health, even though those customers were apparently few and far between. The salad suffered the same fate as many “healthy” McDonald’s items and was discontinued in 2013eight years later it was introduced.

Mighty Wings from McDonald's.

McDonald’s had great success with chicken, but bone-in products were still new territory for the company in 1990. That year, they bet on Mighty Wings. Unlike the other products on this list, Fried Hot Wings performed better than expected. They were designed as a limited-edition item, but they were popular enough to earn a place on menus until 2003. A cult following contributed to their brief revival in 2013 and 2016but in the end, Mighty Wings proved too expensive and complicated to maintain for good.

Instead of a fancy ingredient, the appeal of the McDLT (McDonald’s Lettuce and Tomato) was in the packaging. The burger came in a special polystyrene container that separated the patty from the lettuce and tomato. This ensured that “hot stays hot” and “cool stays cool”, as adverts featuring a young Jason Alexander touted. introduced in the 1980s and discontinued early in the next decade as the company moved away from polystyrene packaging.