Smile! Happy Meals aren’t just for kids anymore. McDonald’s will soon start serving those boxes for adults too.

It’s about time. McDonald’s has created a Happy Meal for adults. The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box is just like the ones you always enjoyed as a kid. But instead of it being red, the adult version will be green. It comes with either a Big Mac or 10-piece chicken McNuggets, french fries, and a drink.

McDonalds Cactus Plant Flea Market Box
Credit – McDonald’s USA, LLC

Yes They Have Toys

You can’t get a Happy Meal without a surprise inside, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart. There will be one of four collectible figurines made just for the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box.

Grimace, the Hamburglar, and Birdie are back and are now joined by Cactus Buddy!, exclusively within the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box.

McDonalds Cactus Plant Flea Market Box inside
Credit – McDonald’s USA, LLC

Limited Time Merch Too

Craving more? Merch will also be available exclusively on on October 3 for a limited time, while supplies last. There will be a variety of tees, hoodies, and special collectibles.

“We’re taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald’s experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that’s hyper-relevant for our adult fans,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer.

The special adult box will be available in all Central New York McDonald’s restaurants, in the drive-thru, by delivery, or on the McDonald’s App starting October 3, while supplies last.

I’m Lovin’ It!!

21 Of The Most Famous Foods Created In New York

Gallery Credit: Vinnie MartoneReuben Sandwich


Reuben Sandwich

There seems to be some hot debate over this one, but we’re going to believe the New Yorker Arnold Reuben was the inventor of this tasty sandwich.Waldorf Salad

Simply Recipes via Facebook

Waldorf Salad

Surely you’ve heard of the hotel in New York City called The Waldorf Astoria? Well, this is one of their many staple menu items. Obviously, its creation is tied to the city that never sleeps.Chicken & Waffles

Papa Al’s Chicken and Waffles – Rockaway, NJ via Facbook

Chicken & Waffles

Say what???????? Like any food item, many lay claim to it’s invention. However, most articles you will read point to one place, Harlem. In the 1930s this heavenly dish was invented at the Well’s Supper Club.General Tso’s Chicken

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General Tso’s Chicken

Surely this must be wrong, right? It is actually true. In the 1960s, New York City was having a little bit of a Chinese cuisine phase, and General Tso’s was one of the creations to come out of it.Eggs Benedict

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Eggs Benedict

So here is yet another dish that has some argument on creation. The difference here, all of the arguments to be made are from New York City. It is just a matter of which New York City restaurant created it.Hamburgers



Jaw drop over this one? Ours too. But it looks to be true. Out of many stories you can choose to believe, the New York one seems to be the most credible as it mentions creation in Hamburg, NY. Read more here.Hot Dog


Hot Dog

Coney Island, Nathans Hot Dogs. Hot dogs without any debate were most definitely a New York creation.English Muffins

DW Grill & Catering via Facebook

English Muffins

This one seems doubtful, right? Well, one New York chef created them as a slimmer version of the United Kingdom’s crumpets.Bloody Mary


Bloody Mary

The birthplace was the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the drink originally was called the Red Snapper.Baked Alaska

Strip House via Facebook

Baked Alaska

If you want a true Baked Alaska, you have to go to where it originated, Delmonico’s Restaurant. No, not the steakhouse we know in Upstate New York, but in New York City.Cheesecake



Remember the guy who created The Reuben Sandwich? Yeah, Arnold Reuben also created cheesecake in New York City.Lobster Roll


Lobster Roll

Yup, created in New York. But not the version you think. The version invented here is the cold lobster roll or lobster salad roll. Still a little baffling, right?Pastrami on Rye

Katz’s Delicatessen via Facebook

Pastrami on Rye

This one is obvious, the world-famous Katz Delicatessen in Lower Manhattan was the inventor.Potato Chips


Potato Chips

Some Upstate New York love, potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs. Often they are also referred to in the Capital Region as Saratoga Chips.Buffalo Wings


Buffalo Wings

We all pretty much know the story here and how they were invented by mistake late one night in Buffalo at Anchor Bar.Mini Dogs

Hot Dog Charlie’s Lansingburgh

Mini Dogs

A staple of the Capital Region, although many in other regions of the state have no clue about them. If you’re ever in Troy, they are a tasty and nearly bite-sized treat.Salt Potatoes

From Our Kitchen with Suzanne and Woodg via Facebook

Salt Potatoes

Central New York pride here, invented in Syracuse.Riggies

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Utica’s staple. In fairness, this should be a dish much more famous outside of Central New York.Utica Greens

Bianchi’s Catering via Facebook

Utica Greens

It’s in the name.Tomato Pie

Napoli Pizza via Facebook

Tomato Pie

Can’t have this list without Tomato Pie.Beef On Weck

Buffalo Bros.

Beef On Weck

A Western New York staple, if you’ve never had it, you must try it.

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