McDonald's is gearing up to embrace the Halloween vibe with the reintroduction of their "Boo Buckets!" After making a comeback last year, following a six-year break, the fast-food giant is set to roll out these buckets again starting October 17. During this season, the customary paper packaging for kids' Happy Meals is swapped out for these festive plastic containers.
Renowned for their charming and seasonal patterns, this year patrons have a choice among four distinct "Boo Bucket" designs: the Mummy in white, the Skeleton in orange, the Monster in green, and the Vampire in purple.
"They’ll be gone faster than you can say ‘boo,’ so head to your local McDonald’s to get a festive pail while supplies last," McDonald's encouraged.
— Jessie Hobson (@joe_danger) October 6, 2023
First introduced in 1986, the buckets have made periodic appearances ever since. Originally, they were all in a shade of orange, featuring distinct faces like McBoo, McPunk'n, and McGoblin.
By 1989, the color palette expanded to include green and white variations. Over time, the buckets have seen several design tweaks, including changes to the lids.
The "Boo Buckets" are cherished not just for their festive designs, but also for their versatility post-meal. In 2022, social media was abuzz with pictures of these buckets being repurposed as trick-or-treat containers, plant holders, and seasonal decorations.
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