In general I’ve decided to be really selective in doing sponsored posts. However, McDonald’s is already a big part of our lives, and Ellie loves Hello Kitty. Last year, McDonald’s sold Hello Kitty plushes dressed at the various McDonald’s characters (Ronald McDonald, Hamburgler, etc) and we collected them all. When I had the chance to get a preview of the new Hello Kitty Plush line earlier this week, I leapt at the opportunity.
Upfront-I received no financial compensation to write this post. I did however, get food while at the event, and we received a total of four Hello Kitty plushes at no cost. All opinions are my own.
This year the plushes will be Fairy Tale themed, and will go on sale this Thursday, May 30th. The featured stories will be-
- Wizard of Oz Hello Kitty (30 May to 5 June)*
- Little Red Riding Hood Hello Kitty (6 June to 12 June)*
- The Frog Prince Hello Kitty (13 June to 19 June)*
- The Ugly Duckling Hello Kitty (20 June to 26 June)*
- The Singing Bone Hello Kitty (27 June to 3 July)*
- McDelivery Hello Kitty (Only available through McDelivery, will be sold from 30 May)*
If you tried to collect the Hello Kitty plushes last year, you may remember that they sold out fast. This year there will be a Go Play website (not live at the time of writing) that will tell you which locations have the plushes and where they’re selling fast/sold out. The website will also tell you at which stores Ronald McDonald will be telling fairy tales, and when, feature a Hello Kitty Caption contest, and other features. Some of the information (including links to the website) will be available on the McDonald’s Singapore Facebook Page.
We weren’t just at McDonald’s to meet the new Hello Kitty Plushes. We also got to try the new shaker fries flavor, the new nugget dipping sauces and the new McFizz flavor. I loved the curry shaker fries-they were flavorful but not overpowering. I’m not a huge fan of wasabi, but if you are, you may like the dipping sauce-fairly spicy. The honey mustard is pretty sweet, although I’m a bbq sauce girl. The Strawberry McFizz is a fun flavor if you’re a fan of the McFizz drinks.
Curry Shaker Fries, Wasabi and Honey Mustard dipping sauces, Strawberry McFizz
If you have kids (or are a Hello Kitty Fan) you’ll enjoy this year’s plushes. $4.60 with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal, $10 otherwise.
Thanks for having us at the event-we had a blast!