Yes, it’s true, my inner child longs for those salty, greasy pale yellow sticks they call French fries every once and awhile but my jaw hit the floor when I saw the commercial for Mickey D’s newest menu item: Oatmeal.
Turns out, this “wholesome bowl of goodness” is anything but. Mark Bittman wrote a humorous, albeit alarming op-ed on the subject—apparently, the oatmeal contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and is just 10 calories shy of a McDonald’s cheeseburger or Egg McMuffin. Eek!
Which is worse? Embracing their roots and strictly offering the gooey high-fat, calorie packed “food” that many Americans have grown to love or purposefully blurring the line between junk food and “wholesome goodness” to lure in a different kind of customer?
Makes me wonder what Goldilocks would do if presented with a perfectly heated bowl of the fast-food giant’s porridge. She’d probably eat it and upset baby bear, but I’m guessing baby bear’s arteries will thank her later.
Oatmeal lovers! What’s your favorite REAL oatmeal recipe?!
Charis works at MOM’s central.