February 24, 2011

Mark Bittman on McDonald's Oatmeal

Along the lines we discussed the other day - that none of us really need or will benefit from "healthy" convenience foods - Mark Bittman in the NY Times calls McDonalds out on their newest "healthy" choice: oatmeal.

'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.”'

"How To Make Oatmeal... Wrong" by Mark Bittman, New York Times Opinionator Blog, February 22, 2011, 8:30 PM


  1. Oh man, unbelievable. Yet another reason to avoid McDonald's! I enjoyed (if you can call it that) this article, but I had to google it to find it - the link doesn't seem to be working. Thanks for the heads-up on a good article though! I'm really enjoying your blog and your insights!

  2. Glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know about the link. I'll repair that right now.

  3. Oh my gosh - it contains "more sugar than a snickers bar and 10 fewer calories than a McD double cheeseburger" That is amazing. Really . Amazing. Thanks for sharing. The link didn't work for me either but I searched on line and found it. Amazing. I am still shaking my head. Emily

  4. Good grief! I don't know what is going on with Blogger. I think I finally fixed the link. Fingers crossed.