I just don’t know what to think about this new McDonald’s breakfast addition: Oatmeal and Fruit?! When I think of McDonald’s breakfast, I think of cheating on my diet; breaking away from healthy eating, and indulging in a very tasty Egg McMuffin with hash brown and jelly. Overweight kids across America must cringing at the notion of McDonalds now being recognized as a place to grab a quick healthy snack. I mean what’s next… whole wheat english muffins with egg whites, and meat substitute?! Can someone say wheat germ and blueberry shakes?! Maybe a fitness expert in the play area for kids?!
Dear McDonalds: I feel as if we are growing apart…. Or maybe you are looking out for my best interest. Can McDonalds and I have a healthy existence together?! I just don’t know. We need relationship counseling… I will acknowledge that I created a wedge when I developed a 3 Sweet Tea a day addiction if you acknowledge that Ronald McDonald was slightly overweight in the 2010 Macy’s Day Parade. Ok, ok, ok… let’s not point fingers… let’s recognize that both of us are growing…. maybe for the better.
*sighs* Every time I try to leave something keeps pulling me back… this time it’s the Oatmeal. I love you McDonald’s…. I really do!
So to my readers: McDonald’s was kind enough to invite me to their Oatmeal and Fruit launch party this coming Thursday. Yes, there will be a red carpet that leads to the cash register, lollll j/k. I will report back with pictures and reviews.
UPDATE: I had such a fantastic time at today’s McDonald’s Oatmeal Launch! Always a pleasure to speak with the McDonald’s execs. In addition, I would like to commend Burrell on a well executed event. In my mind, Burell has developed a reputation for above standard media events… Kudo’s to them!
I absolutely loved the Oatmeal!!!! I had the opportunity to speak with McDonald’s staff dietician, Dr. Cindy Goody who was equally excited about not only the new addition to the breakfast menu, but the fact that McDonalds is continuing on in a healthy direction.
Honestly, I know I made jokes earlier… but I commend McDonalds for putting in a solid effort to fight obesity and add healthy alternatives to their menu. In addition, the price point for the addition is fantastic $1.99!!!! Normally, I spend $2.50-$3 for an oatmeal at the local diners around my job.
Good Job McDonalds…. this Blogger will be sure to promote you in a positive way as long as the healthy additions keep coming!
Original Fruit & Maple Oatmeal
|Serving Size (252g)|
|Servings Per Container 1|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 290 Calories from Fat 40|
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4.5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Oatmeal: Whole grain rolled oats, brown sugar, food starch-modified, salt, natural flavor (plant source), barley malt extract, caramel color.