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Jan 3, 2011

News: McDonald's New Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

It's official. In case you missed the review last week, McDonald's finally put out the press release introducing their new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal nationally. You can expect to see TV commercials, posters in your local McDonald's, and the like starting today.

The key selling points would have to be the "two of the three recommended daily servings for whole grains" and about half a cup of fruit per order.

Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald's first new breakfast offering since 2008 but unlike the other breakfast items, it's available throughout the day. A cup features natural whole grain oats, light cream and brown sugar, topped with diced, fresh red and green apples, dried cranberries and two types of raisins. You can opt to get it without the brown sugar. It's priced at $1.99 in southern California but price varies with locale.

This particular commercial plays up the wholesome angle:

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal (252g)
Calories - 290 (from Fat - 40)
Fat - 4.5g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 57g (Sugar - 32g)
Protein - 5g


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5 comments :

  1. I love oatmeal, and was thrilled that it was available all day so I had to give it a try. I drove through and luckily pulled into a spot to see what it was like before driving on. What I had was a half filled cup of very watery oatmeal with a couple huge clumps of oatmeal on the bottom. I went inside to see if my order was right and the manager was at the front and said yes it will thicken. I asked where the fruit was and she said that you must ask for it. New product, called "Fruit and Maple Oatmeal" and you must know, without prompting, to ask for the fruit in the picture and discription. I was given a choice of apple or raisins and when I questioned why both were in the picture she said she would allow me to have both this time. One little packet of diced green apples and one of both raisin and cranraisins mixed together. Don't know if they are suppose to normally add it for you. Truly interesting experience. The oatmeal is good, and filling but not very hot by the time I got it correct. Hopefully, it's an isolated incident but until they get they stuff together check your bag.

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  2. Since McDonald's is fast food, they like to package things differently. This will make sure that the fruit is fresh. Sliced apples go brown if left out. Did you ever try the Big Mac wrap or the Angus wrap....OMG they are just great.

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  3. I bought this last week and it was terrible. It was moosh even half an hour after I bought it. I usually like oatmeal, but this just grossed me out. I just saw the commercial. My oatmeal looked more like some sort of throw up. It looked so good in the ad. If you tried it I hope you had a better experience than I.

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  4. Hm, it should thicken by half an hour... they probably put too much water in. I sometimes do that when I make instant oatmeal.

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  5. Ick. That sucks. They gave me a almost full cup filled with everything... I didn't have to ask or anything or do anything. Hopefully, they'll iron out the kinks.

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