Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Scottish Food, Anyone?

Watching the Oscars, I was reminded that a few years ago, Morgan Spurlock was up for Best Documentary for his film, SuperSize Me. And while he didn’t win, his film had a profound effect on me, encouraging me to make “healthier choices” in my diet.

In fact, I probably didn’t go to McDonald’s for what my friends and I used to refer to as “Scottish food” (you know, like Chinese and Mexican) for an entire year. Which was a dedicated life change because I had had a serious Filet o’ Fat (uh, Filet o’ Fish) and Orange Hi C addiction.

And when I did return, the trips were few and far between and out of dire necessity.

Until recently.

But it’s not about fish filets or Hi C anymore. It’s about coffee. Iced, hot. Mocha, vanilla. Latte, drip.

Not only are they my idea of delicious, but they’re reasonably priced and (being the ultimate lazy consumer), I can get them in the drive-thru! And sure, yeah, a Filet o’ Fat and small fries sometimes makes its way my bag now, too.

Uh-huh, I’m back. And since “misery loves company,” I have to ask if any of you partake of Scottish food, too. Come on, make me feel better.

Just don’t rat me out to Morgan Spurlock, ‘k?

12 fresh comments:

Leigh said...

Really? The coffee at Mickey D's is that good? Wow. For so many years that has been my idea of worst coffee ever, like 7-11 bad. But if you say so, I'll have to try it!!

Erika Lynn said...

I agree, the coffee at McDonalds is great but Dunkin Donuts has a drive thru too and it keeps me from snacking on chicken nuggest.

Kelly Parra said...

So they make these coffees hot and iced? Are they up there with Starbucks? :) :)

TinaFerraro said...

Leigh, I used to hate McD's coffee, too. And I *am* a Starbucks drinker, Kelly, and yeah, these days, McD's works for me! Erika Lynn, thanks for the heads-up on DD!

Gerb said...

Yech. When we lived in Japan, the McDonalds there had offerings such as shrimp patties and hamburgers topped with fried eggs. I am not kidding. Their fish fillets and fries were way greasy. Not. Appetizing. At. All. I haven't been back to the Golden Arches since.

My 'fast food' weakness is Chipotle. Ah, burrito bol, how I love thee.

Ha! Word verification is sulks. Could it be because I haven't had my Chipotle fix this week?

TinaFerraro said...

LOL--thanks, Gerb!

Megan said...

Should I be taking responsibility for this?!?

TinaFerraro said...

LOL, no, Megan, but didn't you and I "bond" one night on Facebook over our love of McD's coffee?

Amy said...

I watched this movie and can't even look at a burger without throwing up a little...bleh

Anonymous said...

Once in a while I indulge in a fruit parfait and maybe a couple of apple pies. Yumm!

Rachel R.

stephhale said...

I'm not a health nut by any means but McDonald's just grosses me out. Of course my boys love Happy Meals so I do run through every few weeks to get them a Happy Meal but I'm not tempted at all.

Anonymous said...

I don't do McD's. Maybe if I was a coffee-drinker I'd end up doing the drive-through thing, but I don't do coffee either! (Not that I'm all pure and healthy or anything... I'm a total diet Coke addict. Ick. My insides are probably caked in chemicals. I really should have another go at giving that up.)