Do you eat "kids" meals when you go out?

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Do you eat "kids" meals when you go out?

Peggi Peggi
On occasion, I will buy a Happy Meal when I go to McDonalds. Typically, I will do this if I love the toy that the meal comes with, or if I haven't had one for a long time.

To be honest, I don't particularly like the taste of the Happy Meals but here I am, two days in a row eating it for a Hello Kitty toy that is pretty much a piece of junk anyway.

I can't possibly be the only one who does this, right? RIGHT?!
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I love kids meals!
Peggi , KC Kitten , Ms. Spice , shinypinkstars , Tangerine , Lily Night , Chirple , HannahPanda , Vanille , Ansley , *HisMrs* , Subbi , Jul!a , Howells , Sunshineamine , aimtoplease , l'amour , SomewhatSomewhere , Trishcuit629 , null , KyotoAngel , xilliannax
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Kids meals are ok if I'm hungry enough and they are available for whatever reason
JackRaiden , Mellifer , Nothere , Bignuf , AnnRob , Trishcuit629 , Beck , mama2007 , xOhxSoxScandalousx , MissCandyland , GONE!
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I don't like kids meals at all! Gross
Ghost , DeliciousSurprise , slynch , 12345678
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I'll get a kids meal if the toy is cool enough
Peggi , Sammi , T&A1987 , SexyTabby , dv8 , dhig , Chirple , Envy , eeep , OroNomi , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Ryuson , padmeamidala , El-Jaro , sexydelphia , Jul!a , llellsee , l'amour , xyrella , Holly14 , Shellz31 , Jaimes , Beck , KyotoAngel , Michele , DustBunny , Lover of Leather
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I only eat them if my kids can't finish theirs but I do enjoy them!
Darklyvan , Misfit Momma , AnnRob , MrWishyWashy , Beck , mama2007 , ViVix
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I wouldn't eat that junk even if my kids couldn't finish them!
OP must be crazy
I don't eat out
The Curious Couple , ily , bayosgirl , G&L
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Infamous Other
Eucaly , Ms. Spice , Rarity , Rossie , PassionateLover2 , Love Perpetua , Nora , Cherrylane , married with children , Llahsram
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Total votes: 85 (74 voters)
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11/30/2011
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Sammi Sammi
I don't do this very much, but when Burger King had the Star Trek toys, I can't tell you how many kids' meals we bought . I did it with some friends who were collecting the mini Ty beanie babies too.
11/30/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
depends on the toy. I always feel a little embarrassed when ordering a kids meal, unless they're doing the teenie beanie babies, then i don't care. Although the kids meals do have fewer calories (for a grown person) than say a big mac and fries.
11/30/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I understand the sentiment, but I haven't done this for a long, long time.
11/30/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I love kids' meals! But they cost too much money so I end opting for the value menu instead. However, if my parents are buying me fast food, I'll get the kids' meal sometimes.
11/30/2011
Rarity Rarity
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I don't do this very much, but when Burger King had the Star Trek toys, I can't tell you how many kids' meals we bought . I did it with some friends who were collecting the mini Ty beanie babies too.
I loved the Beanie Babies McDonald's offered! I haven't seen them in such a long time.

I order a kid's meal whenever I'm feeling less than hungry for a full sized burger or meal.
11/30/2011
shinypinkstars shinypinkstars
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
On occasion, I will buy a Happy Meal when I go to McDonalds. Typically, I will do this if I love the toy that the meal comes with, or if I haven't had one for a long time.

To be honest, I don't particularly like the taste of the ...
Wait there is Hello Kitty toys again? My kids will freak!
11/30/2011
Tangerine Tangerine
I get them because they are less expensive and smaller proportions... whos needs all that junk food anyway
11/30/2011
Lily Night Lily Night
Kids meals are great! When I have a hankering for a hamburger its always the plain hamburger that comes in a kids meal.
11/30/2011
dv8 dv8
I collect some toys but I usually can buy them without having to buy any food.
11/30/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I really don't eat out.
11/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
I prefer a value burger and value fries, because I don't drink sodas.
12/01/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
I prefer a value burger and value fries, because I don't drink sodas.
About once a month it is just the value burger; I'm always in a hurry!
12/01/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I haven't had a kids meal in forever! Honestly I don't think it would fill me up these days, but I do have good memories of happy meals.
12/01/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by shinypinkstars
Wait there is Hello Kitty toys again? My kids will freak!
Haha yep! It's Hello Kitty and Bakugan. I was getting regular food there and saw the Hello Kitty and the side of my brain that thinks its still 10 years old flipped out and insisted I get that toy NOW lol.

But yes, your kids can rejoice
12/01/2011
Envy Envy
I admit it... I get them for the toys. XD
12/01/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Toys! Just like what I come to Eden for!
12/01/2011
eeep eeep
I have only done this a couple times. More often if I want the toy and its a girl one, I have my son get that happy meal and bribe him with a toy car or something from the store in exchange.
12/01/2011
Vanille Vanille
Some of the toys are awesome.

I wish more resturaunts would allow you to order off the kids menu though as I tend to eat smaller portions. :| Though I guess it's a money thing.
12/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
I prefer meals portioned for kids, both because of the price and the amount of food included. A traditional serving size for an adult in a restaurant is far more than I can handle in a single sitting. Say for instance, a bowl of pasta at Olive Garden would be three meals for me. But, they won't let me get away with ordering off the kids' menu at a place like that.
12/01/2011
Nora Nora
We don't eat "carbs", so the whole Happy Meal is a waste for us. But, since we have a 4 year old staying with us for a few weeks, this came up last night. Once he was done with the fries, apples, and all the burger he wanted, we tossed the fries, kept the apple slices (all 2 of them) and my other half ate the meat out of the burger before tossing the bun (the kid ate 1/2 of it).

That being said, sometimes the toys are just really cool...most McD's also sell the toys separately, but they are about the same price as the whole meal.
12/01/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I don't eat fast food kids meals, because I try to avoid fast food in general.

At certain restaurants, however, I will order off the kids menu (assuming they let me... I've actually found that some places actually ENFORCE the children only thing... so lame lol). Although I've grown more adventurous in my eating since becoming a kid, there are still some places where the only thing that really appeals to me on the menu is the basic chicken fingers or something like that. If I want spaghetti but just some sauce and cheese and nothing fancy, or at places where the kids meal has some normal menu items but in a smaller serving size. I HATE having to get a huge order of something I don't necessarily want to have left overs of or that doesn't keep well.

That's part of why I like Cheesecake factory a lot. They usually let people do half orders of a lot of their food, like the ridiculously sized pasta dishes.
12/01/2011
OroNomi OroNomi
Yes...I'm a sucker for the toys too! I remember going multiple times to collect the Sanrio watches last year.
12/01/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
i miss the kids meals but i don't think they would fill me up now
12/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Occasionally I'll order a kids meal, but I don't eat fries and the drinks are too small. If you're embarrassed, just use the drive thru
12/01/2011
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
On occasion, I will buy a Happy Meal when I go to McDonalds. Typically, I will do this if I love the toy that the meal comes with, or if I haven't had one for a long time.

To be honest, I don't particularly like the taste of the ...
I would finish my kids chicken nuggets if they do not.
12/01/2011
Mellifer Mellifer
Kids meals are awesome.
12/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I prefer meals portioned for kids, both because of the price and the amount of food included. A traditional serving size for an adult in a restaurant is far more than I can handle in a single sitting. Say for instance, a bowl of pasta at Olive Garden ...
Omg so much pretty much all of this. I've gotten into fights with waiters about ordering off the kids menu. I'm like, ok, so I'm over 12, does that make my money no good when it comes to ordering food off that menu? You don't have a grilled cheese sandwich anywhere else and that's what I'm fucking in the mood for! lol
12/01/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I order kids meals sometimes if i'm in the mood for a burger and fries but know I shouldn't be eating it. The portion is perfect and I don't feel an overwhelming amount of guilt after I eat it.
12/01/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
On occasion, I will buy a Happy Meal when I go to McDonalds. Typically, I will do this if I love the toy that the meal comes with, or if I haven't had one for a long time.

To be honest, I don't particularly like the taste of the ...
they have more reasonable sizes than "adult" meals, imo
12/01/2011
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