I rarely eat at McDonald’s. In fact, I’ve only been to McDonald’s a handful of times during the past 25 years. Today, I needed to take the car to the mechanic for its annual inspection; as I was walking home, I decided to stop at the local McDonald’s. A few days ago, I noticed a sign advertising oatmeal and wondered what oatmeal at McDonald’s would taste like. Would it be a version of oatmeal akin to reconstituted cardboard? I wasn’t sure; but, I really like oatmeal, so I decided to give it a try.

I ordered a medium coffee and the maple fruit oatmeal. The oatmeal was surprisingly good. It had apples, raisins, cranberries and sultanas. The breakfast came to $3.41. Not bad for a light breakfast. As I ate the oatmeal and drank the surprisingly good coffee, I was treated to some background music as well. As far as I could tell, the music play list included a compilation of music classics from the 1980s, including David Bowie, INXS, etc. McDonald’s has certainly come a long way!