McDonald's has quietly added a new meal deal to its menu comprising a Big Mac, a cheeseburger, a medium fries, a medium Coke and an apple pie or chocolate sundae for $9.95. They call it the Hunger Deal. (Presumably, McDiabetes Deal was already taken.)
The combined kilojoule count of the McDonald's Hunger Deal is 5402kj -- well over half your entire recommended daily intake. (As a reader below pointed out, this doesn't even include the sundae or apple pie.)
We don't know what to say about this. Just the other week we were poking fun at Americans for their over-sized McDonald's meals -- but this is far, far worse. The fact that it's clearly aimed at a single patron boggles the mind.
Is this what society is coming to? Are these the meals that the average Australian wants to eat? Before long, we'll probably be seeing hands-free burger feed bags on Australian menus too.
On the plus side, the deal is pretty decent in terms of value: you're basically getting a medium Big Mac meal with a cheeseburger and sundae/apple pie thrown in for an extra $2. Nonetheless, we feel unable to recommend this deal to Lifehacker readers.
We'll leave you with a quote from horror maestro HP Lovecraft which we think sums up this new development nicely:
"We shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."