February 16, 2018
I’ve had it up to HERE with these McDonald’s RATS!
On Thursday, McDonald’s announced plans to remove excess calories, sodium and saturated fat from its Happy Meal offerings, largely by reformulating or removing certain Happy Meal staples — namely cheeseburgers and chocolate milk — from the menu.
As part of its new initiative to “offer more balanced meals,” McDonald’s has vowed that, by 2022, at least 50 percent of its Happy Meal menu offerings in major markets across the world will be limited to 600 calories or less, with only 10 percent of those calories coming from saturated fats and 10 percent from added sugar. On-menu meal combinations will also be limited to 650 milligrams of sodium.
In the U.S., however, McDonald’s has imposed even stricter criteria. According to a press release, “100 percent” of all Happy Meal combinations offered on menus across the country will clock in at 600 calories or less by June 2018. All will also conform to the company’s new criteria for saturated fat and added sugar, while 78 percent will be compliant with the new sodium standards.
In addition, U.S. menus will no longer offer a cheeseburger Happy Meal on its official menu, even though the item will still be available “at the customer’s request,” McDonald’s says. The same goes for chocolate milk, which will be removed as an on-menu option while the current recipe is reformulated to reduce excess sugars.
Look you sons of bitches – the science is in.
Calorie counting is pseudoscientific, if not outright voodoo-oriented.
There is basically no way to make a Happy Meal healthy, okay, but it could be a lot better than it is without REMOVING THE CHEESEBURGER FROM IT, MATE.
Basically, the key problem with the Happy Meal, and McDonald’s in general, is the double-whammy of the partially-hydrogenated vegetable oil they cook the Freedom Fries in and the corn syrup of the soda-pop.
The cheeseburger is a very distant third place. I didn’t even know chocolate milk was a part of the program (it wasn’t when I was a kid, at least not in Ohio). That isn’t really very good either. But none of this shit is good.
The basic problem here is the fact that there is virtually no regulation at all of the food industry. They are allowed to serve anything. They are even allowed to experiment on you.
I am personally paleo to the max. I do not eat bread, milk, mutant vegetable grease, corn syrup or any of the rest of this crap.
However. McDonald’s is not supposed to be especially healthy. It is supposed to be a fun thing that you do on a Sunday morning with your kids. You go get the Happy Meal with the toy, the kids go in the ballpit and crawl through the tubes, the coffee is decent for the dad to sit there and drink with his Dean Koontz novel.
Feeding your kid McDonald’s more than twice a week would be child abuse, even if it was following my recommendations and pulling the trans fats and the corn syrup.
But I don’t think that we shouldn’t be allowed to have fun things for kids. That is simply immoral.