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The chicken nugget is the holy grail of a McDonald's spread. Sure, the fries are moreish, the Big Mac is legendary... but chicken nuggets aren't just a tasty morsel to nibble on while you run for the bus; they're a way of life.
But now the humble nug is about to get the mother of all makeovers, thanks to the introduction of SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS - which are being added to McDonald's menus in the UK.
The Spicy McNuggets have already been trialled in the US and Asia, while the lucky folk over in Australia have them on the menu permanently.
According to The Sun, the UK version of the product uses a new, specially-developed recipe. They also come with a Tabasco-based dip, just in case you want to bump up the spice even more.
They'll be available from 10.30am on Wednesday 7 August (just over a week!). However, as always, sadly there's a catch - and that's that the fiery nuggets will only be around for seven weeks, so you'll have to act fast if you want to capitalise on that heat.
Prices vary between branches, but The Sun reports on average they cost £3.19 for 6, £3.49 for 9, £4.99 for 20 - so basically the same as the regular nuggets we know and love.
Apparently the Spicy McNuggets were dished out to 1,000 festivalgoers at Y Not in Derbyshire.
YouTube star Mark Ferris was among the lucky ones to try them out, writing on Instagram: "It may be cold @ynotfestival but @mcdonaldsuk are turning up the [fire emoji] I've been given exclusive access to the new Spicy Nugget van! You will NOT be disappointed. Launching in the UK soon! Keep your [eyes emoji] peeled."
Elsewhere in McDonald's news, the popular chain also recently announced it will begin the process of eliminating all single-use plastic from items on its menu.
This includes McFlurry lids, while all the main meal and side salad options will now be served in cardboard containers. All the cardboard used will contain at least 50 percent recycled content, as opposed to the single-use plastic used previously.
McDonald's said the changes will reduce plastic waste by a total of 485 metric tonnes every year - 383 of which will come from McFlurry packaging alone.
Spicy McNuggets AND a reduction in plastic waste and pollution? Welcome to 2019, everyone.
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