OK, I Think Surprise is the Wrong Emotion Here

Oatmeal directly from the packing.

Image via Wikipedia

What? McDonald’s somehow made oatmeal sugary, fattening and disgustingly full of science fiction ingredients?

Incredibly, the McDonald’s product contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger or Egg McMuffin. (Even without the brown sugar it has more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger.)

OK. Surprise is kind of an acceptable response.

The bottom-line question is, “Why?” Why would McDonald’s, which appears every now and then to try to persuade us that it is adding “healthier” foods to its menu, take a venerable ingredient like oatmeal and turn it into expensive junk food? Why create a hideous concoction of 21 ingredients, many of them chemical and/or unnecessary?

Indeed. But why are you so surprised?

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