How McDonalds Lured Me Back
I know in typing this, I have probably alienated the following people:
3. Health Nuts
4. Morgan Spurlock
In fact, I haven’t set foot in a McDonalds before this summer in, you know, ten years. But then Mickey D’s started rolling out their McCafes, where you get the same fancy lattes as you would get in Second Cup or Starbucks, but at a fraction of the price. This summer, McDonalds has also rolled out a fancy fruit smoothie menu which actually tastes like real fruit, unlike the smoothies from Second Cup, which tastes like they are made out of powder. (Of course, when I asked the cashier what their smoothies were made out of, she told me that none of them knew because the smoothie mix all came in a box. This means that this isn’t a real fruit smoothie by any means). At the grand price of $2 (!) for a medium sized cup, I was able to get the strawberry banana smoothie pictured above. The same smoothie would’ve cost around $4 anywhere else.
Also, I have to be honest: are there any fries as good as McDonald’s fries? I know, I know - Supersize Me showed how McDonald’s fries are so full of chemicals that they do not disintegrate even after a month, showing that they’re not actually fries but a fry-like substance. But the crispy saltiness of Mickey D’s fries, when doused with mayo (my condiment of choice), is one of my favourite guilty treats. This tastes even better when eaten immediately after they’ve been deep-fried.
So now I am guiltily chomping on chemical-laden crispy fries and a strawberry-banana smoothie in the middle of what has got to be the hottest, grossest day Toronto has witnessed. Do I have to relinquish my leftie and foodie membership cards now?