McDonald's Shanghai Taste Adventure

There is very little that I enjoy more than being right. Especially after I've been told I'm wrong for an extended period of time.

When I was a kid, there was a (very short) point in time when the McDonald's in my town ran some sort of a Chinese food promotion. I don't remember the finer details, but I very vividly remember two things:

1. There were fortune cookies.

2. This is where I learned to use chopsticks. In fact, I can remember the exact seat I was sitting in as I read the instruction on the paper wrapper around the wooden chopsticks: hold one between your thumb and index finger and hold the other like a pencil.

I've mentioned this to a handful of people over the past several years -- starting to wonder if I had imagined this. Sure enough, no one seems to have any idea what I'm talking about. I've also spent far more time than I'd care to admit scouring the internet for evidence of this taking place.

Still nothing.

Until now.

I raise my head high and look down my nose upon the doubters as I present to you the Chicken McNuggets Shanghai Taste Adventure.


My eyes aren't what they used to be, but if I'm reading the fine print correctly, this is from 1986. 

God bless ImRemembering.com for bringing this quest to an end.

7 comments:

phairhead said...

I totally remember that from when I was kid! This promotion ran about the same time as Burger King's horrible Italian food options.....chicken parm Burger King style still haunts me!

TL said...

We didn't have a Burger King in my town until several years later so luckily I avoided that mess!

the sandwich life said...

that's truly amusing...I have NO memory of this!!

TL said...

You and 100% of the other people I know!

Anonymous said...

Dude! Thank God someone else remember's the McD's chinese food promotional menu! We moved to a new town in '86, and our town's McD's there on the east coast had the chinese menu promo. Thanks for posting! Now I know I was not hallucinating.

TL said...

Keep looking through the site. I eventually found a few pair of chopsticks from McDonalds!

Chrissi Baker said...

For years I have told people that I learned to use chopsticks from McDonald's mcnuggets... and no one else remembered. Thanks! :)