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An annoyance: McDonalds Real Fruit Smoothies

Posted by Jeanne on July 6, 2011

I hate most food ads.  My sister and husband can tell you many hilarious tales of me shouting at the television because of some stupid thing someone says in a food commercial.

McDonald’s newest creation, the McCafe Real Fruit Smoothie, is just one among many. But I’m going to pick on them today.

Let’s try the Wildberry Real Fruit Smoothie:

Photo from McDonald's ad campaign.

Looks pretty!  Here are the ingredients:

Wild Berry Fruit Blend
Strawberry puree, water, sugar, blackberry puree, blueberry puree, concentrated pineapple juice, concentrated apple juice, contains less than 1% of the following: cellulose powder, xanthan gum, colored with fruit and vegetable juice, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, pectin, citric acid.
*Dispensed from equipment that also dispenses milk ingredients (yogurt)

Low Fat Yogurt

Cultured Grade A reduced fat milk, sugar, whey protein concentrate, fructose, corn starch, gelatin. Contains active yogurt cultures.CONTAINS: MILK

What part of the fruit does the sugar come from?  Or the gelatin?

A 12-ounce smoothie has 210 calories, 44 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.  For the sake of comparison, a standard-sized Hershey’s bar has the same number of calories, only 24 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

At least the Hershey’s bar isn’t pretending to be healthy.  Stupid McDonald’s and their stupid ads.


2 Responses to “An annoyance: McDonalds Real Fruit Smoothies”

  1. Matherita said

    HATE McDonalds!

  2. […] You can see a previous annoyance regarding McDonald’s “Real” Fruit Smoothies here. […]

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