7 discontinued McDonald's Canada menu items we miss dearly

Aug 23 2022, 8:30 pm

McDonald’s is home to a lot of fast-food items we love, like Waffle Fries, a new, amped-up version of the McChicken, and, of course, the always satisfying seasonal McFlurries (Cadbury Creme Egg, anyone?).

But over the years, we’ve seen some of our favourite items come and go from this fast-food franchise, and it hasn’t been easy.

Sometimes, we didn’t even get a chance to savour our favourite offerings for one last time.

This sense of loss left us wondering: what items would we want to see restored back to their former glory in our local McDonald’s restaurants?

Here are six items McDonald’s Canada discontinued that we miss dearly.


The McPizza has a cult following so strong, so devoted, it makes you wonder why McDonald’s still refuses to bring back the beloved item. What made it so perfect? Maybe it was the perfect individual-sized pie, or putting “Mc” in front of our favourite food, but whatever the reason, we straight up loved the McPizza. The dish was only available from the 1980s to 2000 and now is only offered on the menu at the world’s largest location in Orlando, Florida. Over the years, glimmers of hope return when the McPizza inevitably trends on Twitter but, unfortunately, nothing has come of it as of yet.

Fried Apple Pies


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For those who loved McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies, it’s hard to be entirely content with the present-day baked variety. Safe to say these bad boys — and their signature crunch — are missed.

Orange Drink


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Not Fanta and not Orange Crush, something about McDonald’s Orange Drink got people hooked, so when the franchise stopped serving it around 2009, a good portion of customers were devastated that they could no longer get that sweet, sweet Orange Drink.



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The glorious McHotDog has come and gone in multiple markets over the years, including a stint back in the day at Toronto Metro Zoo and the Toronto SkyDome until 1999. Now that A&W has brought back its infamous Whistle Dog, perhaps it’s time that McDonald’s took note and brought its legendary back, too?

Arctic Orange Shake


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A combo of reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, Arctic orange syrup, whipped topping, and maraschino cherry, this legacy item has been off menus for quite some time. We’re still nostalgic for it though – there used to be nothing better than washing down your Big Mac with one of these babies.

Cinnamon Melts


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Who wouldn’t want piping-hot Cinnamon Melts to dip into a McFlurry? These mini, sugary bundles of joy have been discontinued from the McDonald’s menu in Canada for years, but we still miss them dearly.

Spicy Chicken McNuggets

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Okay, so these were only just released for the first time last summer, but they were only on menus for a limited time and we miss them already. A spicy version of our favourite late-night food, complete with their own Spicy Buffalo Dipping Sauce? We dug them.

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