Cuties are Coming!

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with McDonald’s. All opinions remain 100% mine.

I would love to tell you that each and every evening when my family arrives home from school or work, we sit down together for a well planned, technology-free, delicious dinner together. But, that would be a total lie. The reality is that we are a family of four on the go running from school to work and from dance class to the gymnastics mat. Because my husband and I work full time and have two daughters highly involved in extra-curricular activities, dinner can be a challenge. Luckily, there is a McDonald’s exactly halfway between their school and the dance studio.

McDonald's Happy Meal with Cuties

While convenience is of the utmost importance, I still want to be sure that I am feeding my girls a balanced meal to help get them through their busy schedules. I loved when McDonald’s introduced apple slices as a Happy Meal option in 2004 and now I am thrilled to learn that Cuties® will be available for a limited time this Spring both in Happy Meals and a la carte! Because we are often eating in the car on the way from one activity to another, I love that my daughters can slip the Cutie in their backpack and have fruit as a snack between classes.

Cuties California Clementines

Did you know that Cuties are an excellent source of vitamin C and deliver 1⁄4 cup of fruit? Plus, the Cuties offered at McDonald’s are supplied by Sun Pacific, a family-owned fruit grower in California and they generally take less than two weeks to arrive at the store once harvested in the field.

While our busy lives call for much planning and organization, I am thankful to have options such as McDonald’s Happy Meal with Cuties that won’t break the bank. In fact, participating McDonald’s in the New Orleans area are offering Happy Meals for just $2.99! See you at the drive-thru!

Cuties® is a registered trademark of Sun Pacific.


  1. This news makes me so happy!! My boys love Cuties.

  2. Yay! I’m so glad they’re coming back into season. I love them so much.

  3. Cuties are back, baby! Yeah! We go through these things by the box full when they come into season.

  4. This is good news for parents. It’s really nice that they have oranges available alongside happy meals. It’s defnitely something that I wouldn’t mind giving the kids.

  5. What an awesome idea. My kids will be so happy- well they would still rather the fries but better than the apple slices.

  6. I love Cuties and so do my kids. It’s great that McDonalds is going to offer them in kids meals!

  7. Well this is a great move on McDonalds’ part. It’s good to have another healthy option for the kids!

  8. We love having cuties for snacks! Excited McDonald’s will be carrying them as well!

  9. My kids LOVE cuties and i love that i can add a healthier alternative when we are out on the go. We are always eating in the car so this is perfect for the ride and a great source of vitamin C.

  10. My favorite cuties! They are so tasteful. McDonald’s is always looking for healthier choices for us!

  11. Yum! The kids and I love cuties! What a great option for kids in their happy meals!

  12. This is good news! It will definitely dump the misconception that McDonald’s only serves junk food. I love cuties and I am happy they are included in Happy Meals. Good job McDonald’s!

  13. This is awesome! I love that they included it in Happy meals! Great for kids and parents too!

  14. Our Family World says:

    this is a big good news! cuties are back!

  15. McDonald’s looks like it is caring about diet. It is good to hear it they are incorporating good foods for the busy families.

  16. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I think it is great they are adding Cuties to the Kids meals. My kids do not like the apple slices.

  17. I grew up with the cuties oranges. I cant lie they are cute and great initiative for Mcdonalds to add these to the kids menu!

  18. My kids love to eat Cuties! I’m Happy to see McDonald’s is doing this.

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