The M&M McFlurry is a classic treat that reminds most of us of our childhood. But there’s big talk going on right now among the people of Mars Inc., and it involves your diet. After realizing that their candy-covered chocolate coupled with ice cream serves well over the recommended sugar limit for an entire day, they’ve begun to consider pulling their lovable chocolates from McFlurries and other overly-sugary dishes globally.
And we’re certainly not one to criticize Mars’ conflict, especially when you realize there are 89 grams of sugar in a 12 oz M&M McFlurry. (The recommended intake of sugar is also only 37.5 grams for men and 25 grams for women according to the American Heart Association.)
Mars has yet to make a final decision about the removal of their products from these extremely sugary dishes, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise considering the regulations they’ve already put in place to protect people against diabetes and obesity. The Mars press release even states that sugar is “an ingredient that contributes essential sweetness to the taste, but should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.” Which might mean it’s only a matter of time until Mars products are removed from a lot of desserts we’ve come to know and love (not just McFlurries).
So, if this change does kick in soon but you’ve still got that M&M McFlurry craving, just try blending up a normal McFlurry with a pack of M&M’s. You really can have it all.