This is a sponsored conversation, in collaboration with McDonald’s. All opinions are my own.
The first part of the McDonald’s field to restaurant tour was learning about harvesting those Cuties. Jose Martin and Al Bates from Sun Pacific provided us a mini training.
First step in harvesting Cuties, perfect weather conditions. The perfect weather conditions are bright, dry and sunny. If the prior day was raining or moist the workers have to wait until the fields are dry.
The field workers make an estimate of $100-$150 per day which is approximately 8,000 pieces of fruit. They use special clippers that have a strap that fits snug around the fingers that makes it easier to use and keep the hand grip. I know some of you are thinking the same thing, “Those poor backs.” Each worker is provided with a special harvesting harness. I hope your worries are at ease. You can see me wearing it here. Once the bag is full you pull the string and out from under you the cuties roll into the bins without bending over.
After the hands on McDonald’s tour in the cutie field we traveled to the Cutie production plant. Stay right here to see how Cutie’s are processed, quality control and sent to McDonald’s nationwide.