McDonald's Is Bringing Back Its Iconic Halloween Pails

They're only available for a limited time.

Courtesy of McDonald's
Courtesy of McDonald’s
Courtesy of McDonald’s

McDonald’s is serving up a little slice of nostalgia this Halloween season. That’s right; its famous Halloween pails are coming back for the first time in six years.

The McBoo, McPunk’n and McGoblin pails are returning to restaurants across the country from Tuesday, October 18 through Monday, October 31. The pails are available with any Happy Meal purchase, and McDonald’s is even promoting innovative ways to reuse them on TikTok.

McDonald’s first introduced Its famous pails in 1986, but they haven’t been available at restaurants since 2016. It’s not the brand’s only Happy Meal innovation this month. The chain is also offering a Happy Meal for adults in collaboration with streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market.

The Halloween pails are only available while supplies last, so if you want to get one, make sure you swing by starting on October 18.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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