Is #EqualCanada Sweetener Available for McCafé Coffee Lovers? #CBias | Toronto Teacher Mom

Is #EqualCanada Sweetener Available for McCafé Coffee Lovers? #CBias

Monday, January 02, 2012

In order to answer this question, I made plans with my dear old friend of thirty years. Gosh, it's crazy to think we've known each other for that long. We first met when I moved on to her street many moons ago. And even though I now live in Toronto, we always manage to pick up right where we left off, as though distance and time had never kept us apart. It was just after Christmas so I dropped off the kids at my parents' in Hamilton and hung out at Limeridge Mall with my friend.

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The main purpose of our visit to the mall was to return her gift of perfume. You see, she told her wonderful husband that she wanted Burberry London perfume when what she really wanted was the Original Burberry. Once she made the return, we went to a couple of shoe stores to check out some boots before heading across the street and checked in at McDonald's for a McCafé coffee break.

 McDonald's #EqualCanada #CBias

One of the first signs I noticed was their McCafé "Thanks a Latte" sign.

 McDonald's #EqualCanada #CBias

It was a busy location but we were served quickly. My friend ordered a latte and chicken nuggets and I ordered a cappuccino and some cinnamon melts. It wasn't until we found a booth that I noticed they had given me a mocha instead of a cappuccino.

McDonald's #EqualCanada #CBias

I've never tried the mocha and discovered it's not my favourite. But I drank it anyway.

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I checked out whether or not they had Equal sweeteners available and they did not. Neither of us use sweeteners but it would be nice to see Equal available to offer customers more of an option, especially considering it's appropriate for use by individuals with diabetes. Offering more than one type of sweetener could be better for business. My friend did find this handy nutritional information chart on the back of our tray liner. As soon as I saw the amount of calories in the melts, I stopped eating them. I don't know why it came as a surprise to me but it did. Yikes!

McDonald's #EqualCanada #CBias

In any case, I filled out the online customer survey and made a suggestion that they offer Equal sweetener.

Want to know more about Equal sweeteners? Check out for more information. You can connect with Equal on Twitter as well as on Facebook.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.

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  1. Thanks for the update on the reading about your adventures with Collective Bias :)

  2. I'm so glad you didn't disclose the calories in the melts - I don't wanna know!!

  3. Thanks, Sherrie! And Tammi, in this case, ignorance is bliss. (;


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