If I Die From McDonald’s Rootbeer…

McDonalds CupI left the house at 4AM this morning to catch a 6AM flight to Baton Rouge, LA for work.  I arrived in Baton Rouge about 9:30.

I was hungry.  I skipped breakfast, so I stopped at McDonald’s and got a breakfast meal…somewhere around 9:45 AM.  I usually get orange juice with my McDonald’s breakfast, but since I had a two hour drive ahead of me I got a root-beer.  The root-beer is bigger and would last longer.

Anyways, I was driving down the highway enjoying my breakfast and root-beer on the way to the place I was working.  Over the course of the two hour drive I finished the root-beer.  It was flat and tasted a bit funny, but I was thirsty so I drank it anyways!

I finished my job and hit the road at about 2:00 PM.  I was thirsty again, so I stopped at a gas station to get a drink.  When I picked up the McDonald’s cup out of the cup holder, I shook it to see if it was empty.  To my surprise I heard…


Why was the cup thumping when I shook it?  It had been sitting in the 80 degree car for over four hours.  All the ice should have been melted, right?

I opened the lid of the cup to see what the hell was going on.  What I saw made my stomach wrench!

I’m sure you’ve heard the stories about finding fingertips, mice, and other strange objects in fast food.  What I saw was not as bad as a fingertip or dead mouse, but it still grossed me out!

I saw a soggy chicken nugget!

Somehow a chicken nugget found it’s way into my root-beer…and I drank the whole thing without noticing…

The chicken nugget was just lying there at the bottom of my cup.  All of the breading had become soggy and broke off.  Pieces of the breading were covering the inside of the cup.  I probably sucked up most of the breading through my straw when I was drinking it though…

The thought of a chicken nugget being in my drink doesn’t gross me out.  Added protein, right? 😀

What grosses me out is that it was 9:45 in the morning.  They were still serving breakfast… Chicken nuggets shouldn’t have even been out and about yet.  So where did this chicken nugget come from? 

Did someone find it on the floor from the previous night and put it in my cup?  Ya know, after the mice, flies, and bugs got through nibbling and shitting on it?

Was it an uncooked chicken nugget that someone put in my drink?  Can you say salmonella..!

So, if I die from drinking McDonald’s root-beer I want all of the Mom and Dad bloggers out there to unite and form a group.  The group will be named P.A.C.I.F.I.E.R.

Chicken Nuggets
Icy Drinks,

Take McDonald’s to court.  Sue them.  Give some money to Momma and Ace to make sure they will be taken care of for the rest of their lives, and donate the rest to charity.

Can I count on all of ya to follow through with this?

I’ve got other things to think about right now…like keeping my dinner down. 😐

McDonald’s cup photo by SoloXis


  1. Ashley says:

    EWW. Bleh. You shoulda gone with the OJ. What are you thinking stopping at McD’s anyways? lol

  2. Frugal Dad says:

    Now that is gross! And I normally would kill for a root beer. Sounds like the root beer almost killed you, instead! Have a safe trip.

  3. Greg says:

    You mean you haven’t heard yet? McDonald’s is testing out new chicken nugget flavored drinks. Yup, they’ve been slipping nuggets in everyone’s cups. I just had a chicken nugget flavored orange Hi-C earlier, and they were nice enough to slip TWO chicken nuggets in! 🙂

  4. katy says:

    Don’t worry, I’m there. P.A.C.I.F.I.E.R unite!

  5. Dude, what’s the problem, free food?

    Incidentally, I once got through a drink from one of those same dispenser machines only to discover the nozzle from the dispenser at the bottom with the leftover ice….

  6. Paula says:

    That is digusting! Reminds me of the time I found a quarter sized disc of mold in the bottom of my arizona iced tea. I reported it, they had it sent out to a lab, and then ended up giving me a case of the tea hehe. I was horrified when it happened though. YOu should definitely report your experience. And yes…stop going to mcds! That stuff is petrified anyhoo.

  7. Momo Fali says:

    Gak!! That’s awful! Though, I’m glad it was a chicken nugget and not the head of a mouse.

    Xbox has problems. Seriously.

  8. Honeybell says:

    The face I made while reading this and shaking my hands back and forth in an effort to block the ickiness! How on earth would that happen??

  9. Jon D says:

    P.A.C.I.F.I.E.R. – I’m with you, count me in.
    How is it that you can find chicken nuggets everywhere but on a chicken?!?!

  10. Can’t find nuggets on a chicken?

    just check between it’s legs…


  11. Ed (zoesdad) says:

    Dude, don’t you know that the tots are way better at BK? And the nuggets they leave in your root beer are flame broiled.

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  13. Jason says:

    That’s repulsive. I haven’t been to a McDonalds in over 15 years and your story solidified my resolve in never stepping foot into one again.

  14. What an interesting idea for an ice cube! 😐

  15. Derek says:

    Yuck, that is pretty disgusting to think about. But when you hear the stories of how much fecal matter is actually on the ice in fast food restaurants, you probably weren’t too much worse off than normal.

  16. Bernard says:

    On the scale of the grossest experiences ever, this has to top the cake. I am so disgusted that I could swear I partially barfed in my mouth when reading this post.

    Scratch McDonalds from my list of places to visit.

  17. kspin says:

    Hi, found you from Sarcastic Mom’s site. I loved this McDonalds post! Funniest thing I have read for a long time! Thanks for the laugh.

  18. CableGirl says:

    Oh man,that’s nasty.

    Sign me up for P.A.C.I.F.I.E.R. lol

    And added points for the cool acronym!

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  20. Joe says:

    Dude, quit your whining, thems be good eats. Seriously, yuck.

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  22. RubiaLala says:

    That is really sick.

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