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Failed McDonalds Products

McDonalds are a nationwide company loved by so many, they have however in their time had some unusual menu items to choose from. Naturally they didn’t last long and were taken off as quickly as they were put on. The food products were strange to say the least and at times the fast food packaging was just as worrying. Below are some of our favourites.

Hula Burger:

The Hula Burger is by far one of the strangest burgers to have hit the McDonalds menu. Consisting of a slice of pineapple, cheese, relish and gherkins in a bun, it proved to be one massive fail. Brought out at the same time as the successful Filet-O-Fish to attract Catholics who are not to eat meat on Fridays. Unlike the Filet-O-Fish the Hula Burger was removed from the menu after realising customers weren’t buying…obviously.

The DLT:

The DLT burger was introduced to keep the burger hot and the lettuce and tomato cool and crisp. Packaged in a double sided burger container to house the bottom half of the bun and burger in one side and the top half of the bun, lettuce, tomato and relishes in the other. The idea behind it was for the consumer to pout the 2 halves together so that when it came to eating the burger it tasted fresher. The phase didn’t last long though as the packaging was too big and nobody want to buy fast food and put it together themselves. You can watch the DLT advert here.

McLobster:

Lobster, a delicacy enjoyed by many, an expensive dish found in some of the most beautiful restaurants around, or McDonalds if you prefer. The McLobster was a lobster sandwich with lettuce that quite frankly looked rather unappetising. Not something you’d expect to get at your fast food restaurant yet it is still available in some Canadian franchises.

McAfrica:

The McAfrica was a tasty burger filled with beef patties, cheese, tomato, lettuce and topped off with a yummy African mayonnaise with spices. The problem was not in the taste of the burger but its poor timing. Released at a time where a famine was taking place in Africa and television screens were filled with images of starving children. Not the best move McDonalds have made in their time.

McLean Deluxe:

With health scares of obesity and people worrying about their weigh, McDonalds came up with the McLean Deluxe. A tasty beef burger that was 91% fat free and to be enjoyed guilt free. Wait, did I say tasty and to be enjoyed? My mistake, it was actually quite the opposite. With the fat in the burger replaced with water and mixed with carrageenan – seaweed to keep it whole the burger was tasteless. With limited people buying the burger it was soon removed from the menu.

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http://listverse.com/2009/05/30/top-10-failed-mcdonalds-products/

http://grub.gunaxin.com/the-mclobster-sandwich-and-other-mcmenu-madness/14255

http://www.shadowandact.com/?p=29059


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Failed McDonalds Products

McDonalds are a nationwide company loved by so many, they have however in their time had some unusual menu items to choose from. Naturally they didn’t last long and were taken off as quickly as they were put on. The food products were strange to say the least and at times the fast food packaging was just as worrying. Below are some of our favourites.

Hula Burger:

The Hula Burger is by far one of the strangest burgers to have hit the McDonalds menu. Consisting of a slice of pineapple, cheese, relish and gherkins in a bun, it proved to be one massive fail. Brought out at the same time as the successful Filet-O-Fish to attract Catholics who are not to eat meat on Fridays. Unlike the Filet-O-Fish the Hula Burger was removed from the menu after realising customers weren’t buying…obviously.

The DLT:

The DLT burger was introduced to keep the burger hot and the lettuce and tomato cool and crisp. Packaged in a double sided burger container to house the bottom half of the bun and burger in one side and the top half of the bun, lettuce, tomato and relishes in the other. The idea behind it was for the consumer to pout the 2 halves together so that when it came to eating the burger it tasted fresher. The phase didn’t last long though as the packaging was too big and nobody want to buy fast food and put it together themselves. You can watch the DLT advert here.

McLobster:

Lobster, a delicacy enjoyed by many, an expensive dish found in some of the most beautiful restaurants around, or McDonalds if you prefer. The McLobster was a lobster sandwich with lettuce that quite frankly looked rather unappetising. Not something you’d expect to get at your fast food restaurant yet it is still available in some Canadian franchises.

McAfrica:

The McAfrica was a tasty burger filled with beef patties, cheese, tomato, lettuce and topped off with a yummy African mayonnaise with spices. The problem was not in the taste of the burger but its poor timing. Released at a time where a famine was taking place in Africa and television screens were filled with images of starving children. Not the best move McDonalds have made in their time.

McLean Deluxe:

With health scares of obesity and people worrying about their weigh, McDonalds came up with the McLean Deluxe. A tasty beef burger that was 91% fat free and to be enjoyed guilt free. Wait, did I say tasty and to be enjoyed? My mistake, it was actually quite the opposite. With the fat in the burger replaced with water and mixed with carrageenan – seaweed to keep it whole the burger was tasteless. With limited people buying the burger it was soon removed from the menu.

Image sources:

 

http://listverse.com/2009/05/30/top-10-failed-mcdonalds-products/

http://grub.gunaxin.com/the-mclobster-sandwich-and-other-mcmenu-madness/14255

http://www.shadowandact.com/?p=29059


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