McDonald’s Kerwin Frost Box: The 2023 Adult Happy Meal

McDonald's Kerwin Frost McNugget Buddies

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After the success of the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box in 2022, the McDonald’s Kerwin Frost Box was released the following year. Official name of the adult Happy Meal: The Kerwin Frost Box & McNugget Buddy Collectibles. McDonald’s partnered with artist Kerwin Frost to bring nostalgia to its latest adult Happy Meal with the reemergence of McNugget Buddies—a first in 25 years.

McDonald's adult Happy Meal from 2023
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The box was launched on December 11, 2023 and available until boxes sold out.

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The Kerwin Frost Box toys feature seven characters—the six initially introduced plus the rare Golden McNugget Buddy. Each toy is accompanied by a collectible character card.

Kerwin Frost

Kerwin Frost McNugget Buddy
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The Mayor of Frost Way is a true champion of the Buddies and encourages them to be themselves. In his free time, catch him adding art to his collection or fixing things around the neighborhood.

Don Bernice

Don Bernice McNugget Buddy
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The Wise Stylist, an experienced fashion designer who creates all the outfits for the Buddies in Frost Way, while also offering stern advice (that’s always nice!). After all, she is “don” – the very best!

Uptown Moe

Uptown Moe McNugget Buddy
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The Neighborhood Hero, the no-nonsense, street-smart, supportive guy from around the block in Frost Way everyone knows and loves. He also gives the best motivational speeches on a whim.


Waffutu McNugget Buddy
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The Curious Optimist, who grew up in Frost Way and was raised by the whole neighborhood. She spreads positivity wherever she goes and can turn any frown upside down with the wave of a wand and tilt of a crown.


Brrrick McNugget Buddy
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The Cool Guy, the most adventurous Buddy in Frost Way who speaks in puns, loves trying new things and techno music. He’s lowkey nervous, but always cool under pressure.


Darla McNugget Buddy
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The Dreamer, a soft-spoken yet peacefully confident singer who moved to Frost Way to pursue her dream of becoming a superstar as the lead singer of “The Frostettos.” When she’s not on stage, she’s running the local McDonald’s in Frost Way – where she’s employee of the month every month!

McNugget Legend

Golden McNugget Buddy
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Also known as the Golden McNugget Buddy.

The adult Happy Meal featured a box designed especially for the collection.

2023 adult Happy Meal box
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In conjunction with the Happy Meal, a limited edition McDonald’s x Kerwin Frost merchandise collection was launched. It included McNugget Buddies apparel and Fry Guy shoes.

Fry Guy shoes from McDonald's and Kerwin Frost

Kerwin Frost is a comedian, entertainer, DJ, and style icon most known for hosting the popular web series Kerwin Frost Talks and for his collaborations with prominent figures and brands in the fashion and music industries.

For more McDonald’s collaborations, check out our complete list of adult Happy Meals.

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