McDonalds Burger-Flipping Toy Causes Healthy Eating Outrage

27/04/2011 15:43 | Updated 22 May 2015
McDonalds burger-flipping toy causes healthy eating outrageGetty
McDonalds say it's just a fun toy, designed to encourage role-play, but health experts have branded a burger-flipping make-believe set sold by Toys R Us 'disturbing'.

The kit - costing a cool £59.99 - is a scaled down McDonald's drive-thru counter complete with McDonalds logos and branding, and with an assortment of Happy Meals, pickles, plastic burgers, fries and buns.

There is a pretend deep-fat fryer which sizzles when the chips are added, and a plethora of chicken nuggets and desserts.

Tam Fry, a spokesperson for the National Obesity forum said: 'It's yet another example of big business infiltrating the minds of children,' whilst toy expert David Smith says it is 'disturbing' and 'better than free advertising - they're actually making us pay for it.'

McDonald's though, insist it is just a toy...

What do you think?

Would you ever allow your children to play with something like this?

Or do you think it just adds realism to children's make believe games in the same way as a play kitchen?

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