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Limited edition packaging from McDonald’s ‘BTS Meal’ sold online for exorbitant prices

BTS Meal’s packaging can be found on various platforms including Shopee, Carousell and even Instagram.

Celeste Lim

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Published: 28 May 2021, 12:48 PM

Due to the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, the launch of the “BTS Meal” in McDonald’s Singapore was postponed to June 21.

However, the highly-coveted meal has already been released in other countries including the United States, South Korea and Malaysia.

When the BTS Meal was launched, many devoted ARMYs scrambled to McDonald’s to get their hands on the limited edition meal. 

Within less than a day, the exclusive food packaging and sauces were already listed for insane prices online, even though the meal is still available at most McDonald’s outlets.

Some chose to sell their empty paper bags, boxes and cups – which had been given a pastel purple makeover – while some sold the sweet chilli and cajun dipping sauces inspired by McDonald’s South Korea.

 

While the price of the BTS Meal in McDonald’s Singapore has not been revealed yet, it costs RM$15.70 (S$5) in McDonald’s Malaysia. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM EBAY

 

ARMYs are buying the BTS Meal’s packaging through various platforms including Shopee, Carousell and even Instagram.

Macdonalds Korea just launched BTS meal this morning. I posted this on my story and within 10 mins, i had 3 people...

Posted by Dominic Phua on Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Dominic Phua, a Singaporean currently living in South Korea, wrote on Facebook: “I posted this on my story, and within 10 minutes, I had 10 people messaging me to buy [it].”

Some commenters pointed out that the packaging was in such high demand because some McDonald’s outlets did not distribute the BTS Meal with its special packaging. 

Either way, ARMYs may soon have another reason to drop by McDonald’s – McDonald’s USA announced that they are also releasing BTS x McDonald’s collaboration merchandise. Inspired by the colours of both groups, the collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, bathrobes, umbrellas and keychains.

It is currently not known if the merchandise collection will be available in Singapore.


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