Ok so if there's one thing people don't like, it's change. And McDonald's and change do not always go well together.
Anger is brewing in the US over McDonald's changing the way they produce their Hot Apple Pie dessert.
Many people have a nostalgic attachment to this iconic menu item. The deep fried crunchy “pastry”, the chunks of spiced apple and the scalding sugary sauce that left an acute burn in the corner of your mouth.
Well, Maccas wanna make it healthier. They decided to bake the apple pie instead of deep frying it. They also decreased the sugar content.
“Our new freshly baked Apple pie recipe is in line with other positive changes we have made,” Tiffany Briggs, a McDonald’s spokesperson, said in a press release. “We removed, for example, artificial preservatives from our Chicken McNuggets and switched to real butter in our breakfast sandwiches because those changes matter to our guests.”
“Likewise, our new apple pie is made with fewer ingredients such as sugar, sliced 100-percent American grown apples and a bit of cinnamon to the filling for flavour to give each one that homemade taste our customers love,” Briggs continued.
To put it bluntly, many of the customers are NOT happy.
It sounds like Maccas have just been trialling this and are not planning to change them everywhere so we can thank our lucky stars because we're not sure how we feel about this!