Food News: Fruit and Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s Coming Nationwide In January

via NRN :  McDonald’s is taking it’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal nationwide next month.  Last December we brought you our impressions of the oatmeal and there were many positives comments on the post.  It seems that the majority gives it a thumbs up… including me.

via NRN: McDonald’s Corp. said it plans to roll out an oatmeal item to its more than 14,000 restaurants on Jan. 3.

Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, which has been in test since earlier this year, will be available all day long, with or without brown sugar, for $1.99. The item contains 290 calories with sugar and 260 calories without it.

The giant quick-service chain said its oatmeal contains half a cup of fruit — red and green apples, dried cranberries, and golden and regular raisins — as well as five grams of dietary fiber and two-thirds of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended daily allowance of whole grain.

21 comments on “Food News: Fruit and Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s Coming Nationwide In January

  1. Adam says:

    I happen to know they mailed out coupons for a free oatmeal in certain markets. Mine says it is coming out Dec. 24th.

  2. Shannon says:

    I am glad to hear this. I was jealous of all the northerners with the positive comments. It’s good to have a healthy option as long as it is low in sugar and sodium.

    • Adam says:

      Oats and fiber mitigate the effects of sugar, which, like any carb, is energy. People need to get off the “lets burn added sugar at the stake” kick. And a little salt brings out sweet flavors and aids in the cooking of oats anyway.s

  3. Claire says:

    Oh my gosh yay!!! That is completely awesome. I love healthy additions to menus.

  4. Michael says:

    Blarg. I remember when you could count on McDonalds to release a new burger at least once every couple of months. Now the best we get is smoothies and salads and frickin’ oatmeal. I blame Morgan Spurlock.

  5. Rachel says:

    I love the oatmeal at Caribou Coffee soooo much, it’s my favorite “fast food” when I’m on the run and don’t want to feel sickly full from grease and fat. Can’t always find a CC, but I can ALWAYS find a Mickey D’s. Pumped for this new menu addition. I definitely will be buying this a few times a month!

  6. sdf says:

    WELP. THAT LOOKS DISGUSTING TO SAY THE ABSOLUTE LEAST OF WHAT I THINK ABOUT THIS.

  7. Crusader says:

    Eat more oatmeal, you live longer!

  8. Carol says:

    I tried the McDonald’s oatmeal for the first time this past weekend. It was great! The fruit was fresh & you got an ample serving of the oatmeal. I can’t wait to buy it again.

  9. jenna says:

    idk mcd’s had oatmeal…looks good!

  10. Keith Hall says:

    McDonald’s Oatmeal. I think it is a good idea but I was
    disappointed when I received my order. I opened the lid and didn’t
    see anything but white milky looking water. I like my oatmeal just
    a little lumpy, not too thick and not too thin. My oatmeal looked
    like soup with no oatmeal, not very appetizing. I hope they train
    their employees on how to make the oatmeal it is real simple. I
    think they put a little frothed milk from the Latte machine and
    some hot water. I thought there would be brown sugar but my oatmeal
    had no sweetening in it. I don’t know whether to purchase it
    again.

    • beth says:

      That was my experience too. The milky-soupy consistancy was very unappealing. I ended up putting it in the microwave at work for a 1:30. It was much better. I think offering all dried fruit and nuts would be better than fresh diced apples.

  11. Brenda says:

    I hate oatmeal. It can sometimes actually gag me. But I took a chance and this stuff is wonderful. To Keith Hall, try it again. I’ve had it 4 times now and it’s thick and very good. The fruit added it is what give it a kick. This has been a true food surprise for me.

  12. Tracy Teague says:

    This morning was my first experience with the maple oatmeal. I REALLY enjoyed it! I loved the fruit at the top. My 4 year old son only ate a few spoons of it because he wasn’t use to eating apples in his oatmeal. I will probably ask them to put his fruit on the side. Kudos to marketing!

  13. Katya says:

    I love oatmeal but this just looks gross. How is it
    texturally? Is it like long cook oatmeal or more like that
    wallpaper paste instant crap. I could do with the fruit on the side
    instead of in it. What kind of chemicals are they using to keep
    those apples…fresh?

  14. WandaJ says:

    I must say, I am not an oatmeal fan to say the least
    however, I took a chance this mornig with the oatmeal at McDonalds
    and I was blown away. It was great, I mean; a year ago I would not
    have dared to stop at a Mcd’s but now I am game for the coffee and
    now the oatmeal. Marekting genious’s I tell you!!

  15. Chuck says:

    You eat a cup of this after your weight training sessions and you will see changes fast. Oatmeal isn’t the best tasting but I mean it’s not that bad to eat if you’re just wanting something to eat.

  16. Sam says:

    The apples are dipped in lemon to keep thjem from browning Try it

  17. Alice says:

    I had oatmeal with the fruit in at Macdonalds. It was delicious, they should give you some cream or milk with it.

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