No company in recorded history has done more to purposely kill off the world’s population than our dear friends at McDonald’s. Just watch the movies Food, Inc. or Supersize Me and the facts are plain to see.
Now in a mad scramble to catch up to the healthy eating movement, they’ve introduced a health food! Yes, a McDonald’s Health Food in the form of the safest food you can eat for breakfast – Fruit & Maple Oatmeal.
Their deception is so blatantly false, it’s laughable. Loaded with more sugar than a Snicker’s candy bar, one bowl is only 10 calories less than their cheeseburger or Egg McMuffin!
The New York Time’s food columnist and author of several books, Mark Bittman pulled this fraud apart for all of us.
How to Make Oatmeal … Wrong
by Mark Bittman, February 22, 2011
The oatmeal and McDonald’s story broke late last year, when Mickey D’s, in its ongoing effort to tell us that it’s offering “a selection of balanced choices” (and to keep in step with arch-rival Starbucks) began to sell the cereal. Yet in typical McDonald’s fashion, the company is doing everything it can to turn oatmeal into yet another bad choice. (Not only that, they’ve made it more expensive than a double-cheeseburger: $2.38 per serving in New York.) “Cream” (which contains seven ingredients, two of them actual dairy) is automatically added; brown sugar is ostensibly optional, but it’s also added routinely unless a customer specifically requests otherwise. There are also diced apples, dried cranberries and raisins, the least processed of the ingredients (even the oatmeal contains seven ingredients, including “natural flavor”).
A more accurate description than “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen.”
Since we know there are barely any rules governing promotion of foods, one might wonder how this compares to real oatmeal, besides being 10 times as expensive. Some will say that it tastes better, but that’s because they’re addicted to sickly sweet foods, which is what this bowlful of wholesome is.
If this was a Monty Python skit, it would still be debatable black humor, but it’s not.
It is big bad business once again trying to cash in (and that’s CASH in capital letters) on a movement that is quickly moving in the opposite direction of the junk food culture of McDonald’s creation.
I have a suggestion for the powers that be at McDonald’s. Here is the new product they need to introduce, “UNMITIGATED GALL”.
If you care about your health and that of your family, forward this to your friends and family – and McDonald’s too!