Don’t expect pumpkin in your pumpkin spiced latte

One ingredient that is conspicuously absent from the list is pumpkin. Nope, there’s not a drop.

I don’t understand the attraction to these seasonal beverages, unless its the desire to drink your dessert while pretending you’re not. But even so…if I’m going to have a pumpkin spiced anything at this time of the year, I’d like there to be pumpkin, and spices, in it.

And then there’s this:

Most people could never guess just how much sugar it contains: 12 teaspoons of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than six teaspoons of sugar in an entire day and for men it’s nine. Those 12 teaspoons are more sugar than the average person should consume in a two-day period. …

And that’s great for McDonald’s, because after downing its 340 liquid calories, you’re likely to be hungry. If you opted for a “healthier” choice at McDonald’s and ate the Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, you’d be consuming another 32 grams of sugar. That means, in one meal, you have taken in the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar, or the equivalent amount of sugar found in three entire Snicker’s bars.

Think McDonald’s is committed to healthier offerings? Think again.