Wednesday, March 02, 2011
McDonald's Bowl of Wholesome or Not
By now I'm sure you've heard about the grand to-do over the introduction of the McDonald's oatmeal bowl. Actually I should be saying "to-dos" as in plural because they've managed to upset several different camps. To be fair, I think they probably get a touch more scrutiny than many other companies, but, to be fair again, I think perhaps they deserve it. The "Bowl full of wholesome" was introduced nationally in January, and it seems that the health people are mad about the sugar content (more than a Snickers bar) the dairy people are upset about the "light cream" (which has seven ingredients), and the Vermont people are upset by the use of the term "maple." Gah! How hard can it be to make a simple bowl of oatmeal? You know, at home with a pot?