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HONG KONG—My seven-year-old son was ecstatic when I ordered milk with his Happy Meal at McDonald’s in Hong Kong.
Holding my hand while carrying the takeaway he said, “Thank you, mommy.”
It felt so good.

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We’re lucky all our boys still love milk at ages 3, 7, and 9. They don’t like soft drinks or ice cream.
I told them Daddy is tall because he drank milk and mommy is short because she drinks Coke.
Tell that to boys who are obsessed with basketball.
Jeroen says he wishes Jollibee and McDonald’s would offer milk in their restaurants here.
Because fastfood restaurants receive a lot of (monetary) support from softdrink companies, sadly that’s what they push, even for breakfast. They should always have bottled water available for customers watching their diet.
Here’s what they offer at McDonald’s USA: low-fat Milk Jugs in chocolate or fresh.

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Surely Jollibee and McDonald’s can tie-in with Magnolia or Nestlé if they wanted to, and if they cared enough for our kids?

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Got a Happy Meal in Beijing for my little boy, too, and they serve it with Milk. How cool is that? Fresh milk in HK is way better though. The ones in Beijing were UHT.

But yea, there was a time when McDonald’s here would charge extra for juice fr their Happy Meals. Hello, Happy Meals are for kids, diba? So why would they serve it with soda? My kids don’t drink soda either and it’s sad that most fastfood chains don’t have the non-soda option. And when they do, it is loaded with sugar and caffeine.

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AMEN!

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Guest

good point. they should offer milk as an option. most of the milk cartons here don’t contain “fresh” milk anyway. they’re U.H.T. (ultra high temperature processing) and they can have shelf life of 6-8mos without refrigeration. i wonder why they don’t offer it…

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I bat for milk (soy, low-fat choices included) and fresh juice to be included in fastfood restaurant menus. Here in Hong Kong, I try to order orange juice din – they use Minute Maid here (which is a Coke product). I thought the Minute Maid they sell would taste the same (more sugary) like the ones they sell in bottles but it was much more sour and more ‘orange’ which was unexpectedly nice. 🙂 McDo here also offers seasonal soups. During the colder months, they had seafood chowder and pumpkin offered alternately, while this spring, I noticed that they now… Read more »

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mariya

They should always have bottled water available for customers watching their diet.– so true. i stopped drinking soda about 3years ago. before you have to pay extra for bottled water pa coz its not an option for mcdo meals. You have to add din if you want pineapple juice and minsan d alam ng crew kung powdered or from the can yung juice. 🙂

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Anonymous

Back in the early 90’s you can order from McDonald’s fresh milk–served in their regular-size drink cup.

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teacher_coo

if my memory serves me right, i used to order milk at McDonald’s years ago(90’s).
it’s not in the menu just like bottled water

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Tubbydo

I agree! Offer milk to have better choices. I usually skip the soda when in McDo also. I order the pineapple juice para lesser evil. 🙂

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Tin_tin_silva

we love nestle’ milk. my 4 year old son prefers it over his gatas na choco. I hope mag offer na nga sila.

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me-kembot

I support you on that Ms. Chuvaness! I think it’s high time already for McDonalds to look into it………….I LOVE MCDO and it would be fun if they’ll serve milk here in the Philippines. 🙂

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My daughter hates milk so it’s good she doesn’t like soda also. She just drinks water. When we eat at McDonald’s she just drinks water. She also brings her own water bottle to school. I used to drink Coke with all my meals. I only started drinking water a few years ago when I started having health issues. I’m not saying Coke caused them, hehe, but I knew I had to make healthier food choices if I want to live longer. If McDonald’s had milk, I would take that with my meals 🙂

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I wish they would. I remember a few years ago McDonald’s offered Milo. I wondered what happened to that partnership. I wish they’d bring it back.

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Guest

isn’t it great to partner fries with milk or chocolate? something sweet and salty! =)

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time_connects Reply:

Just like the classic sundae-and-fries pairing 🙂

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time_connects

Just like the classic sundae-and-fries pairing 🙂

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I so love McDonald’s Ovaltine drink! I experienced that when we went to BKK and KL…I hope McDonalds’ here offers milk and chocolate drinks too…

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Olive

my 5 y/o son is a Happy Meal addict and milk is always his first choice of drink =)

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Guest

I completely agree. But it took YEARS for McDonald’s to offer mineral water (and it’s not even available in all branches), who knows how long it’ll take before they offer milk here. They don’t even offer fruit juice that isn’t from powder mix.

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Jde0218

In Dubai, there is an order from the Municipality that McDonalds can only serve Happy Meal with juice and not cola.

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CVS Reply:

good!

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Grace

you mean you can’t order bottled water in mcdo?!

last year, when i ordered orange juice with my breakfast meal, i was so surprised when the orange juice they gave me was carbonated!! nyarks! jusko, 630 ng umaga, carbonated kagad papainom sakin!

over here, mcdo serves salads, fresh orange juice, apple juice, chocolate milk, milk and water!

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CVS Reply:

McDo yes, jollibee no

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Harry

Just as long as they don’t serve the sugar-laden flavored milk products (i.e. chocolate)

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Emelyn

I didn’t realize that Jollibee didn’t have milk as option. maybe someone should ring Jollibee’s bell and ask what they’re going to do about it. does mcdonald’s (manila) offer milk and juice with their meals?

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CVS Reply:

juice is 8’o clock, milk no.

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Drew Reply:

8`o clock is still soda 😉

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TheCheapGirl

I’ve been reading that the only milk that is truly good for us humans is momma’s milk. We’re only species that drink milk from other mammals. I love the taste of milk products but unfortunately I became a little lactose intolerant when I hit my mid 20s.

I guess a little organic milk here and there is better than soda. But I might have to veto the choco milk because of the higher sugar content.

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browneyedgirl

i’m so happy you brought this up… mcdo here lacks not just milk but healthier alternatives too. in mcdo hongkong, they have grilled chicken breast sandwich and for breakfast, macaroni soup in clear broth with veggies. and yes, the milk. my daughter always has their milk for breakfast coz she loves the cute cartons. i love mcdo here, but the menu is limited (and has been for a long time). everything is high carb, high fat. they don’t have anything that has good carbs like wholewheat bread, everything is just either white bread or white rice. no salad, nothing. kainiz!!… Read more »

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time_connects

I think walang Wendy’s sa HK? Anyway, since I don’t eat pork, beef and chicken, I usually have Filet-o-Fish. It’s a good thing that selected McDonald’s HK stores offer Ebi Burger (shrimp). ‘Yun ang “Happy Meal” ko, hehehe 🙂

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Henry

lets see who of the 2 companies will be the first to start of selling milk as an experiment.

(full cream and low fat option) and available whole day please

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Jeroen

Water and milk is what our kids need. Soda`s are evil in my book. I do not drink soda and i always hate it when i cannot order mineral water. I would also order milk with my burger, i love milk 🙂

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Johnvic25 Reply:

Here in Indonesia, Mc Donalds and KFC both offer Milo. BTW, do you offer milk or bottled water at Pepper Lunch?

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CVS Reply:

we have bottle water and fruit shakes

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Johnvic25

Here in Indonesia, Mc Donalds and KFC both offer Milo. BTW, do you offer milk or bottled water at Pepper Lunch?

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It would be really nice for us moms to have milk option for our kids in fastfood chains here in the philippines and not just sodas

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Guest

It will be super awesome to have at least a breakfast meal with these. Definitely better than softdrink.

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I agree. We should have milk on our fast foods here …

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Iyay21

i wish they will offer milk here instead of soda.
my son hates soda but sometimes he drinks kasi
wala naman syang ibang choice.

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