I have come upon this amazing blog post not so much about the ingredients in the McCafe drinks but the side effects. To put it nicely if your McCafe drink is with ice your bathroom trip will be anything but nice.
But how could this happen?! They look so innocent with their whipped topping and chocolate drizzle. Look at those little chocolate shavings! How can you go wrong with coffee?
I needed to find out how one of the most elegant looking McDonald’s product could be guilty of such an abdominal crime.
Small notebook uncovered the secret of the McCafe iced coffee.
” Premium Roast Coffee. Light Cream: Milk, cream, sodium phosphate, sodium polyphosphate, DATEM, sodium stearoyl lactylate, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium citrate, carrageenan. CONTAINS: MILK. Vanilla Syrup: Sugar, water, fructose, natural (plant source) and artificial flavor, caramel color (with sulfites), potassium sorbate (preservative), citric acid, malic acid. Ice.”
^ For some strange reason I thought iced coffee would have 3 or 4 ingredients maybe like Ice, Coffee, Sugar, Milk –maybe I am being unreasonable
The 3rd ingredient is Sodium Phosphate which explains all the bathroom troubles
“ sodium phosphate – it is used to treat constipation and to clean the bowel before surgery, x-rays, endoscopy, or other intestinal procedures. Sodium biphosphate and sodium phosphate enemas are also used for general care after surgery and to help relieve impacted bowels.” – taken from Small Notebook
The bowel problems make sense considering the third ingredient is used to clean bowels. I can say I will be choosing a coffee with less ingredients and less consequences.
For your health,