Long known for their detrimental, yet tasty and convenient food, fast food companies have had a run on the food-on-the-go market for decades. Slowly over the past few years, even these mega billion dollar companies have stopped to listen to the consumers. The consumers that don’t want to induce a heart attack with one triple-stack bacon cheeseburger and a mega-sized order of fries. Consumers that want something even just a little bit healthier.
Ever so slowly, healthier options have been popping at fast food restaurants across the nation. Apple slices instead of fries for kids’ meals, yogurt parfaits, fruit cups, and salads galore.
And now, in an effort to keep up with the ever popular Starbucks, McDonald’s has added something to their menu they probably never could have imagined when they first dreamed of selling cheap burgers, fries, and shakes.
What is it?
Good job McDonald’s. Way to step up.
Or did you?
Oatmeal, one of the purest ingredients out there- it’s just simply whole grain oats, after all- has been turned into a mystery bowl of strange ingredients and unimaginable amounts of sugar.
McDonald’s calls their oatmeal “wholesome”. Mark Bittman, a foodie’s icon, calls it a disaster.
One serving of McDonald’s oatmeal contains more sugar than a Snickers bar.
It has more calories than a cheeseburger or an Egg McMuffin. Even without the brown sugar, it has more calories than a hamburger.
McDonald’s lets you believe you’re simply getting 4 ingredients:
oats, raisins, apples, and cranberries
If you’re a stealthy investigator, you might notice it’s served with cream, but there’s really no reason to think you’re about to order a catastrophe in a bowl.
Just 4 ingredients? Wrong. 21. I bet you can’t pronounce half of them.
The real skinny on McDonald’s oatmeal? 290 calories, 32 g of sugar, and 4.5 g of fat.
Did I mention it costs more than a double cheeseburger?
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