McDonald’s angers health experts with burger, fries toy set

March 2nd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 2 (ANI): McDonald’s has left health experts outraged after it launched a toy set for kids that had plastic patties, buns, cheese slices and pickles.

The 59.99 pounds Happy Meal kit, sold by Toys R Us, also features chips being prepared in a toy deep-frier that makes a sizzling noise, plastic chicken nuggets and desserts.

“It’s yet another example of big business infiltrating the minds of children,” the Sun quoted Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, as saying.

Toy expert David Smith said: “It’s disturbing. It’s better than free advertising - they’re actually making us pay for it.”

But a McDonald’s spokesman defended it by saying, “It is meant as a fun role-play toy.” (ANI)

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