Hanging out with Rev Run and Go-Gurt

Hanging out with Rev Run and Go-Gurt


Years and years ago when Miss M was just a baby, we were sitting in a McDonald’s for lunch. I couldn’t help but watch a mother and daughter as they sat down to eat. The young girl, just a toddler, wasn’t partaking in a Happy Meal but rather a salad. I thought it was incredibly cool that such a young child would opt for something healthy over a fun and tasty meal that included a toy.

As part of McDonald’s Family Arches community, I’ve had some great opportunities to speak my mind. Whenever there is a chance to voice my thoughts regarding the food at a place I regularly eat, I do. Often, they ask for feedback about upcoming promotions or changes, sometimes just the brand in general. Whenever they bring up Happy Meal toys, my thoughts wander back to that day, the little girl and the salad.

We feel that anything in moderation is okay so we would regularly let the girls order Happy Meals but that isn’t what they always like. Miss K has been eating salads since she was a toddler so if she wants one at McDonald’s, that is what she gets. Over the years, it has been awesome to see little changes to the Happy Meal – as an example, the inclusion of apples. Someday, I hope to see a salad as an option but McDonald’s has outdone themselves with their latest improvement… Go-Gurt!

Kids love Go-Gurt so it is a perfect fit for Happy Meals! - SahmReviews.com #McDBlogHer

If your kids are anything like mine, they ask for Go-Gurt on a regular basis. During the school year, not only do we stock it for school lunches but it also makes a great snack. Now, McDonald’s has made it an option in their Happy Meal and I’m over the moon. Miss M has a growing tween’s appetite and usually orders from the regular menu but we inquired about the Go-Gurt and discovered we could buy it directly for only 50¢ at our local McDonald’s locations. So not only do kids have the option of having it in their Happy Meal but they can also just ask for it as a snack! Breakfast on the go? Go-Gurt!

Kids love Go-Gurt so it is a perfect fit for Happy Meals! - SahmReviews.com #McDBlogHer

During my recent trip to San Jose, I was proud to be the McDonald’s Family Arches Correspondent. In addition to being a regular attendee, I had the privilege of sharing Happy Meal coupons to adults and kids to help promote the addition of Go-Gurt to the Happy Meal lineup. An additional purpose was to help the McDonald’s team spread the word about the BlogHer closing party. Let me tell you, it was pretty easy to be excited about it because the featured entertainment was Rev Run from Run DMC. I was spreading the word on social media well before they asked me to be their correspondent!

The crowd loved the BlogHer closing party! - SahmReviews.com #McDBlogHer

There was awesome music and the venue was beautifully transformed. Unlike most BlogHer parties with catered food and cans of pop, this one was completely different. A McDonald’s food trailer – a mobile kitchen – was on site doling out burgers, fries, salads, smoothies and Happy Meals, including their latest addition, Go-Gurt!

The BlogHer Closing party featured Rev Run, fun and McDonald's Happy Meals! - SahmReviews.com #McDBlogHer

The food and music were amazing; the selfiebration stations set up around the venue and opportunities to win cool prizes were icing on the cake. I can’t tell you how many times I heard people say it was the “best BlogHer closing party… ever.” Having a few prior BlogHer conferences to compare it to, I couldn’t agree more. It was an amazing event featuring an iconic musical artist AND spotlighting food that makes us smile. The McDonald’s team deserves kudos for a job well done.

Thank you to McDonald’s for allowing me to be the Family Arches Correspondent at BlogHer.


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

53 comments on «Hanging out with Rev Run and Go-Gurt»

  1. Fantastic review! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Shared for you as well!!

  2. Donna Ward says:

    Really fun post – and it is great to see the changes offered!

  3. I used to eat at McDonalds all the time! I have not been there in a while though. My kids certainly love Go Gurt, so that would be fun for them to get in their happy meals!

  4. This was an unforgettably amazing party! 🙂

  5. Digna D. says:

    My son really likes Gogurt. Good, healthy snack that I know he enjoys. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Beth says:

    My kids like the new yogurt option. They get those yogurts in their lunches too!
    I looks like you had a lot of fun handing out the coupons!

  7. We don’t eat McDonald’s very often, but I do LOVE that they are now offering Go-Gurts in their kids meals!

  8. Melissa says:

    What a fun experience! My son loves that Go-Gurt is an option now.

  9. This looks like you all had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  10. Karen says:

    That is great that McDonald’s is offering go-gurt. I have seen other healthy items offered as well

  11. Kathleen says:

    My boys love that they are offering Go-gurt now. The apples would always go to waste, but the love the yogurt.

  12. Kerri says:

    That BlogHer party looked amazing. My daughter loves that a Gogurt is a choice at McDonalds now.

  13. HilLesha says:

    I’ll have to admit that Go Gurts are really delicious!

  14. Crystal says:

    McDonald’s is making some efforts to provide healthier options for children. My kids happily eat Happy Meals and love Gogurt so they will be thrilled.

  15. Emily says:

    OMG I love Rev Run! I got to see him front row when RUN DMC played at my college!!

  16. We actually bought our girls happy meals for the first time ever about 3 weeks ago. We were excited to see the healthier options, and we most definitely got them Go gurts!

  17. Mellisa says:

    My kids were so excited to see that McDonalds had now added Go-gurts to their menu’s!

  18. My kids love Go-gurt! They’re older, so usually order other things, but I can totally see them grabbing a Happy Meal for the Go-gurt!

  19. It looks like you had a fabulous time!

  20. Jaime says:

    Our McDonald’s location near our house is usually a little behind the times with newer products. I need to see if they have the GoGurt! We usually get the apple slices when we go there.

  21. Gogurt is a big hit in our house also. I’m glad to see that McDonald’s is offering healthier choices!

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My kids love Go-Gurts. I had no idea they were available at McDonald’s now, though. How cool!

  23. Kori says:

    It’s nice to see McDonald’s offering healthier food options now. Though, I must admit, the new design for the Happy Meal kind of scares me.

  24. Cyndie Norell says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I am glad to see more healthier options in these meals.

  25. I’m glad that McDonald’s is making their Happy Meals healthier now. Go-Gurt is always a great option!

  26. What a fun time it looks like you had and what a great sounding product 🙂 x

  27. Nicole says:

    I love that they are giving more options than apples since my kiddo is allergic, but he’s also allergic to dairy as well. They need to dive into some of the more allergy friendly foods. They’d make a killing.

  28. Heather says:

    My daughter loves the yogurt squeezers. I usually try to avoid McDonalds because of course they want the bad stuff.

  29. Krystal says:

    Their happy meal options have surely been upgraded! My kiddo loves them.

  30. Pam says:

    I love that they’ve added so many healthy options to their Happy Meals. My kids used to love Go-Gurt so I am sure it will be a hit!

  31. This looks like it was an amazing event, wish I could have gone.

  32. yay for the go gurt!
    What a fun event! would have loved to be there

  33. I was there at that party!! It was a hoot! Maybe even best part of the entire conference. I am a fan of GoGurt. I like the apple slices too.

  34. I am looking forward to looking at these options further. Our kids dont eat a lot of kids meals but they may enjoy them given some of these newer options.

  35. Erica says:

    My kids are all huge Go-Gurt fans! I had no idea you could order those at McDonald’s all on their own!

  36. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Great to see that McDonald’s is offering a healthier option with Go-Gurt and I hope more healthy items will be added.

  37. We love Gogurt at our house! Such a great snack to have.

  38. Liz Mays says:

    I didn’t go to that party, but I heard it was crazy amounts of fun. Love that there’s Gogurt at McD’s now.

  39. My son loves GoGurt too. He’ll be over the moon like you to find out they’re in Happy Meals.

  40. Danielle says:

    OMG this has to be one of the coolest events ever. I bet you had a blast.

  41. We haven’t had happy meal for the little man in a while! We are due for a trip to McDonald so will see if they have Gogurt here in Montreal!

  42. Sounds like it is a good partnership. I had never been to a McDonald’s because I don’t eat fast food, but I like the colors on the bag.

  43. CouponGal says:

    i woulda gone for just the Rev Run – i remember him from back in the day!

  44. sojourner says:

    Mmmm….gogurt is so tasty. I’m glad McDonalds is offering this.

  45. Alana says:

    My son is in his mid 20’s here, and I applaud the changes that McDonalds has made over the years. To be honest, I rarely took him to McDonalds when he was young. I did not feel the Happy Meal of the early 90’s was a good choice for a growing child. Times have changed. Now, it is up to the public to vote, with their wallets, and let McDonalds know if they have made the right choices (or not).

  46. Rachel says:

    Oh what a super fun event! I haven’t attended a BlogHer event (or even McBlogher). My boys LOVE gogurts and I like that McDonalds are now including them! 🙂

  47. Rev Run AND McDonalds?? Sounds like a super fun event! Makes me wish I had went to Blogher!

  48. Rebecca Swenor says:

    Looks like you had an amazing time at this BlogHer closing party. It is great that McDonald’s is having gogurt in their Happy Meals now. Love Rev Run I used to watch his show years ago. Kudos to McDonald’s team for job well done. Thanks for sharing.

  49. My daughter loves go-gurt. I am so glad that McDonalds offers other choices now in their happy meals.

  50. Jenn says:

    My kids especially my boys love GoGurt. I am so glad that McDonalds is including healthier options for the kids. Looks like a great event!

  51. I was very surprised and HAPPY that my Happy Meal had Go-Gurt!! I have a small stomach capacity and don’t like to eat fast food too often but when my friends and family go, I need something small.. so I like to get the kids meals.. it’s a nice change to have healthier options 🙂

  52. I hate to admit that we eat at McDonalds a lot more than we do, but we can’t help it.. the food is so good. These new healthy options are awesome, I like that we can trade things out in the kids meals. They used to have these salad shakers at McDonalds that were awesome, I wish they would bring those backs as substitutes for french fries in the adult meals.

  53. Amy Lovell says:

    I didnt even realize there was a difference. Thought the tubes were just tubes. thanks for the great review

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