The home of Ronald isn’t going to be removing one of their most popular dessert items soon, but the McFlurry might be getting a bit lonely if Mars decides to go with their plan of removing M&Ms from fast food menu items. Not only the McDonald’s McFlurry, but Burger King’s Snickers pie and Dairy Queen’s famous Blizzard will not have the candy that ‘melts in your mouth not in your hands’ swirled into their sugary treats.
According to an exclusive report from Reuters, Mars is under an image overhaul that includes putting the health of their consumers first, and of course adding more sugar into an already sugary treat is a conflict of interest for the company that produces not only M&Ms but Snickers; another popular mix-in for McFlurries and Blizzards. These fast food treats easily exceed the daily amount of sugar that the government recommends for an adult. A spokesperson from Mars didn’t want to reveal a lot of information about jacking M&Ms from our favorite fast food treats, but he did tell Reuters that,“We are now working alongside our suppliers and customers to bring this commitment to life.” McDonald’s, Burger King, and Dairy Queen have not made formal comments about Mars’ plan.
Mars has already put in a lot of effort to help people make better choices when it comes to consuming their sweet treats. In 2008, they were the first company to places calorie content on the front of their packages and in 2013 they made the decision to stop selling king-sized candy bars.