McDonald’s Adding Go-Gurt Option To Happy Meals

In an effort to further change its image, McDonald’s announced today that it will soon be adding a yogurt option to its kids meals in the form of Yoplait’s kid-friendly Go-Gurt. Whether or not this is actually a healthier choice all depends on what you substitute the yogurt for.

McDonald’s Happy Meals currently include a packet of apple slices and a kids-size thing of french fries. But according to the Chicago Tribune, the Go-Gurt will be offered as a substitute for either one of these items.

It looks like the Go-Gurt packages being made for McDonald’s will be slightly smaller than the ones bought at stores, as they only contain 50 calories; 10 fewer than the standard product.

So if you’re opting for the 50-calorie Go-Gurt to replace the fries, you’re shaving off 50 calories, along with around 5g of fat, along with some carbs and sodium. But if you’re replacing the apple slices with the brand-name yogurt-in-a-tube, you’re adding 35 calories, along with a few carbs and sodium.

Of course, none of that counts the McNugget or three that your youngster will pilfer (or at least try to pilfer) from the trays of his/her older dining partners.