McDonald’s menu items that have been scrapped over the years including McHotDog

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The announcement that McDonald's will be removing both the Chicken Legend and Mozzarella Dippers from its menu has caused horror amongst their fans, with many up in arms about the axing.

Thankfully the changes aren't forever, and are instead just being temporarily taken out to make way for the new Christmas menu.

But that hasn't stopped mourning Legend lovers flocking to Twitter to payer their respects.

"Mcdonalds have discontinued the chicken legend and not to be dramatic but i am currently on my way to the sun so i can jump in and sizzle away forever x," said one.


McDonald's fans can be hugely passionate about some of the fast-food giant's menu and marketing features.

One such feature, the annual McDonald's Monopoly came to an end earlier this month.

"it hasn’t been the same ever since they discontinued the @McDonalds monopoly," wrote one twitter user.

Out of respect for all those wanting nothing more than a stick of battered mozzarella right now but are agonisingly unable to indulge, the Star takes a look back at some of the McDonald's dishes we've lost over the years.

The 10 greatest McDonald's dishes that are no longer with us

The Big Tasty

Everyone loves the big tasty answer to Burger King's 'Whopper', so why is it so often unavailable?

McDonald's says: "Unfortunately, though it's a customer favourite, we're unable to offer the Big Tasty all year round because of the limited capacity in our kitchens.

"If we offered it all year, we wouldn't have the space to grill the other promotional burgers which are also super popular."


A real fan favourite, the McRib was a juicy boneless rib meat spectacular doused in BBQ sauced and lobbed on the grill.

So why pull the plug?

McDonald's says: "We consider it important to separate pork and beef on the grill. Unfortunately, many of our restaurants do not have enough grill capacity to cook pork and beef products at the same time."

Szechuan Sauce

Technically this one was never sold in the UK, but after cult cartoon 'Rick and Morty' made a joke demanding the sauce return, it too became a cult classic. Today a pot of the legendary sauce goes for around £7, with limited edition 'Rick and Morty' versions going for triple digit sums.

Arch Deulux

A premium burger would't be right without a premium advertising campaign to boot. Only trouble was that, like the burger, the campaign was a bit of flop.

It was discontinued shortly after its 1996 release.

McSalad Shakers

Introduced in 2000, this token foray into the world of health food lasted just three years before being uprooted and chucked into the compost bin.

Salad was trendy at the turn of the century, with fast food chains scrambling over each other to have best green option.

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Despite being available in 'Garden', 'Chef' and 'Grilled Chicken Caesar' options, it never caught on. At least fruit bags have had a bit more luck.

Double Quarter Pounder

A true favourite and a direct relative of the immutable Quarter Pounder, the Double isn't currently on the menu.

McDonald's said: "We like to keep things fresh. And to do that, we're constantly changing our menus and monitoring to see what the most popular products are."

Strawberry Cheesecake McFlurry

We are yet to find anyone who doesn't miss this glorious food fusion. Ice cream and cheese cake is a magic and rare combination.

Can you tell us anything at all wrong with the idea of a Strawberry Cheesecake McFlurry? Let us know in the comments.

A Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry is now available in Singapore, if your'e really craving.


We are genuinely surprised this one never took off. An American fast food chain bringing a American fast food classic really should have been a hit. Alas.

McLean Deulux

1991: a brave new frontier aimed at targeting a young, healthy, active audience who wanted a lighter take on the classic burger.

The dream was dead by 1996, with the reduced fat alternative not cutting the mustard with the McDonald's fan base.

Onion Nuggets

Identical to chicken nuggets in every way except they're onion nuggets and they don't exist anymore.

Cheddar Melt

Nestled on a rye bun and with American cheese swapped in for cheddar, this tasty burger offered an exciting and slightly me rustic take on the classic formula.

The Cheddar Melt has its own dedicated Facebook page teeming with activists agitating for its return. So far they have been unsuccessful.

Do you disagree with anything in this list, or has anything been missed off? Let us know in the comments.

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