All over the world, the well-known McDonald’s fast-food restaurants sell Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, and the ever-popular Chicken McNuggets. However, there is one McDonald’s item that will be available in only one specific area.
In the U.S state of Vermont, real maple syrup will be offered at McDonalds, starting on February 1 of this year. The sweet topping is largely produced in Vermont. McDonald’s has agreed to offer maple syrup, along with maple sugar, as an option with its Fruit and Maple Oatmeal in order to settle complaints that the company labeled an artificial product as maple-flavored in that state.
The issue arose when McDonald’s decided to market their new oatmeal. It was advertised to have maple syrup, but in fact, it was only pancake or flavored syrup. Vermont has laws about how the term “maple” is used in the state. If a product does not have 100% real maple as the sweetener, regulations will not allow the item to be labeled as such. In most cases, like the case with McDonald’s, pancake syrup is not always real maple, which made it illegal for McDonald’s to advertise it as maple syrup in Vermont.
When asked about the agreement, McDonald’s representative Nicole DiNoia stated, “The Company is very happy” with the decision. However, some Vermont citizens are still a bit skeptical about the product being sold.
According to Governor Peter Shumlin, the maple used by McDonald’s is extracted from a bush very closely related to a maple tree, which is not defined as being actual maple.
McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal serving size is 9.2 ounces, made with whole grain rolled oats, raisins, brown sugar, diced apples, dried sweetened cranberries, light cream milk and contains approximately 290 calories.What people are talking about.Story about oatmeal with fruit, maple lawsuit with mcdonalds.