Quiz: Can You Spot the Fake McDonald's Item?
Can You Spot the Fake McDonald's Item?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

McDonald's first opened back in 1940, and now there are over 37,000 of them around the world. The chain serves 69 million people every single day; that's more than the entire population of Canada. That's a heck of a lot of McNuggets. With all of those people passing under the Golden Arches, you have to wonder how much attention they're all paying to what's on the menu from day to day. It's well known that McDonald's has all kinds of unusual items around the world and at different times of the year. One day there's a McRib, the next aMcLobster and then maybe a Shamrock Shake. It's a lot to keep track of.

If you've been paying attention over the years, maybe dropping into McDonald's for a Big Mac now and then, it's possible you're all up to date on just what the restaurant serves. Do you think you could pick a fake item out of a lineup? If we told you about the latest McSpaghetti dish, would you know it was real or would you think it was all a scam?  If you think you know your totally real Taro pie for your questionable Steak and Kidney pie, your Arch Deluxe from your McBacon Kebab, take your best McShot and do the quiz!

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One of these fry dishes is not a McGenuine item. What is it?
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Everyone likes a hot dog, even McDonald's now and then. Which of these dogs or sausages never made it on their menu?
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McDonald's likes to name burgers after local sports heroes. Can you spot the fake All-Star?
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McDonald's famously introduced the Filet-O-Fish back in the day. Which seafood dish is not the real deal?
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McDonald's had a whole line of Angus beef burgers. Which one didn't make the grade and get on the menu?
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Around the world, there's a lot more to the McDonald's drink menu than just fountain drinks. Can you tell which one isn't a real offering?
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The McFlurry is pretty great, and there have been dozens of flavors. Which one of these wasn't one of them?
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If you're a vegan, McDonald's has your back. One of these veggie treats isn't real though. What is it?
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French fries aren't the only way McDonald's can use a potato. Which one of these starchy treats isn't real?
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Remember the McDonald's Apple Pie? They have lots of other flavors, too. One of these isn't real, though.
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Chicken is a big favorite on the McDonald's menu. Which one of these is the chicken fraud?
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McDonald's tries to add a little Latin flavor every now and then. Which of these South of the border items wasn't a real offering somewhere?
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Beef isn't the only protein in Ronald McDonald's freezer. Which of these pork products isn't real?
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Sometimes the sauce makes the sandwich. Which one of these sauces has never been on the McDonald's menu?
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McDonald's has tried to offer lighter options plenty of times. Which one of these healthy options doesn't exist?
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Even though McDonald's is a huge success, they fail sometimes. Which of these failed McDonald's items isn't genuine?
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Some McDonald's items just can't be explained rationally. Which of these is not a thing that exists?
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What breakfast treat can you not really get at McDonald's?
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Lots of items come and go at McDonald's. Which of these past delights is all kinds of fake?
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Anyone can make a hamburger. McDonald's has to put effort into branding them. Which burger name did they never use?
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Sometimes nothing beats a bowl of soup. McDonald's sells soup, but one of these is not a real bowl you can enjoy. What is it?
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Ever want a sandwich and not a burger? McDonald's does that. What sandwich wasn't really on the menu?
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Chicken McNuggets are pretty famous, but they're not the only nuggets at McDonald's. Which of these nuggets is a fake?
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Sometimes McDonald's tries to take on what other restaurants have perfected. Which of these items that seems like it's from another restaurant wasn't real?
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McDonald's has a wide variety of wraps on the menu. Which one of these did they never wrap up?
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The Big Mac is an icon, but it's not the only Mac. One of these Macs is an impostor though. Which one is it?
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There's a not-so-secret menu at McDonald's. Which of this hidden items is so hidden it doesn't exist?
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Do you like pastry? McDonald's dabbles in these sweet treats sometimes. Which one haven't they tried?
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Which of these sugary treats has McDonald's never offered on a menu before?
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You need to pair chicken with the right sauce. Which pairing hasn't McDonald's tried?
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The Quarter Pounder is a menu staple. Which of these bulky burgers never made the grade?
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The McChicken is a staple item on the menu, but they have made some variants on the classic. Which of these isn't a real McChicken?
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The Big N' Tasty was known by a lot of names around the world. Which one was fake?
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McDonald's really likes to double things. Which of these menu doubles isn't legit?
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The Filet-O-Fish has been made with different kinds of fish over the years. What fish never swam into this sandwich?
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