No-tmeal

   January 12, 2011 8:04 pm    0

 

So McDonald’s comes out with this oatmeal. It has apples and some kind of dried berry and a nut or two. Looks pretty good. Of course, everything they make has been focused-grouped to kingdom come and somebody somewhere told them it at least tasted good. I was aware the nutritionals might be a different story, but all the promotion piqued my interest.
I love oatmeal and make it all the time — the old fashioned kind, which cooks in just 2 minutes 30 seconds in my microwave. Don’t come at me with that instant mush I ate as a kid. There’s no comparison.
But, hey, I like Mickey D’s new-ish grilled chicken snack wraps, and their salads are pretty good and you’d think they’d be on the ball with a simple bowl of oatmeal …
I’m guessing you can tell I was underwhelmed. First of all, it appeared that the clerk who took my money had to mix it up herself, which took longer than it would have taken me to make it myself at home. I was the only one in line, but I was wondering what in goodness name they’d do if the place was jammed.
Anyway, since she took such loving care of it, and the whole focus group thing, and the promotions and … I guess I was expecting more than a lukewarm, watery apple-chunk soup.
Ugh. If you love oatmeal, don’t go there. And if you don’t like oatmeal, please, please, don’t start there.

 

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