Saturday, June 16, 2007

What goes on the body... Not nearly as important as what goes in it...


What goes on the body... Not nearly as important as what goes in it...

is McDonald's slogan for the Happy Kids - Happy Moms - Happy Meals campaign. I've been meaning to write about this for quite some time, but kept fogetting. It all started with that ridiculous commercial showing the little girl dressed as a princess. The commercial points out that the mom doesn't care that the little girl is wearing princess dress-up clothes because what goes IN the body is WAY more important than what goes ON it.

This is true...

But then the mom takes her little girl to McDonald's to get a Happy Meal. You know, because is's WAY more important what goes IN her body. So the little girl chows down on:

chicken nuggets made with factory farm white meat (healthy dark meat has more nutrients and flavor), salt, enriched bleached flour and a bunch of other ingredients, FRIED in trans fat and some anti-foaming agent (eeeeeeewwwwwwww!).

dipping them in:

bbq sauce where the NUMBER ONE INGREDIENT is high fructose corn syrup, then water, then a bunch of other ingredients including "natural smoke flavor" and "natural flavors" - Can you say hidden msg???

Then to add to this craziness... Their LATEST commercial shows a kid eating apples. Yay for Micky D's, right? Except that the poor kid is dipping them in their disgusting caramel sauce! God forbid kids eat plain apples... No, they NEED to dip them in corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, salt and artificial vanilla flavor.

Mmmm Mmmm Gross...

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