"It's too big!" my nephew said, meaning he needed the melded cup of noodles and cheese cut into smaller pieces. He took two bites before summarily dismissing the mac & cheese and focusing on the Chicken McNuggets and fries.
Yesterday, my nephew ate three hot dogs at dinner. He also told me "ketchup makes fries taste bad." His eating record should not be trusted at this point.
McDonald's mac & cheese is what you expect: an adequate Happy Meal option for kids who don't like meat. If you can only convince your child into ordering grilled cheese or mac & cheese at a restaurant, well, now you've got another option at McD's. But what child doesn't eat hamburgers or McNuggets? And why are you going there despite his/her pickiness?
As for an adult: you'd need at least four or five cups to feel remotely full. In that case, you're better off ordering something meatier (or Filet-O-Fish-ier). But hey, now we've eaten it, and you might able to soon, too.
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Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. And yes, he took all these photos on an iPhone, because he didn't expect a suburban McDonald's to be a hotbed of news today. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.