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Jan 8, 2011 02:16 PM

McDonald's Oatmeal - just saw an ad for this

Just saw an ad on TV today for McD's oatmeal. Sounded like it's not instant and they definitely said it has fresh fruit on it. And the fruit looked quite tasty. Has anyone had this? I'm glad when I see a fast food place bringing out new products that offer some healthy(er) options.

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  1. I tried it last week and give it a thumbs down. It is instant oatmeal (I watched them dump in the packet and add hot water from the coffee machine) and it is of spectacularly poor quality. Very pasty and musty tasting. I will say that the toppings are very tasty and the apples are fresh and add some texture to the otherwise textureless mush. The only "fast food" oatmeal that I've really liked is from JambaJuice, but it's quite expensive and just an occasional treat for me.

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    1. re: chococat

      Aha. The ad said something like "oatmeal made fresh for you" or something like that. So the "making" is the pouring in of water. I'll stick with my Sausage McMuffin then :) Thanks.

      1. re: c oliver

        I would think a coupon for a free one will be coming out soon. That was the only reason I tried the oatmeal at Starbucks.

        When I saw an ad for it, I figured it is part of a New Year Resolution ad campaign.

      2. re: chococat

        Darn! The ad made it look so good, too!

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        1. I think Starbucks oatmeal is better, but that's not saying much.

          And I don't mind that it's instant. In fact, I think it's actually preferable that way. I do not want to eat oatmeal that's been sitting around "warming" in a chafing dish for hours on end, and I certainly do want to wait around while they make the oatmeal on demand. This is fast-food after all.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            the idea of a big vat of precooked slop sitting around waiting to be dished out is pretty gnarly, but i can't stand the texture of instant. hell, if TJ's can get frozen steel-cut oatmeal right, you'd think these guys could figure out how to offer something better than a packet of instant.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I would understand maybe Starbucks figuring out the better route, but McDonalds....there I truly expected the Quaker in a bowl with Dole container fruit.

              1. re: Nocturnalbill

                nah, the folks at Charbucks are too busy making pointless changes to their logo to bother improving the quality of their products ;)

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Well I didn't mean that they should stop blow torching the beans, no that shouldn't happen.

            2. re: ipsedixit

              I think the starbucks oatmeal is pretty good, but I always request that they use steamed soymilk instead of water. Jamba's is much better.

            3. Wow I had the completely opposite reaction when I saw that commercial. Warm oatmeal with cold crisp apples on top? No thanks! I will stick with a bit of milk and brown sugar.

              1. it gets me throught breakfast at McD's with my kids without having to eat some delicious, greasy, mouthwatering sausage biscuits....

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                1. re: Bob W

                  Please, please, oh please let that be humor.

                      1. re: Bob W

                        I have to check. Every once in a while I just miss it.