INGREDIENTS: WATER, *EXPELLER PRESSED VEGETABLE OIL (*CANOLA AND/OR *SUNFLOWER), *RED WINE VINEGAR, *POMEGRANATE CONCENTRATE, *CANE SUGAR, *EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, *RICE VINEGAR, SALT, *ORANGE JUICE CONCENTRATE, *BLACK TEA, XANTHAN GUM, *RICE STARCH, NATURAL POMEGRANATE AND OTHER FRUIT FLAVORS, BLACK CARROT AND BLACK CURRANT EXTRACT (FOR COLOR),*BLACK PEPPER, CITRIC ACID.
If these flavors were so "natural" it would list pomegranate extract/concentrate,as above in the ingredients and it would list the actual names of the "fruit" flavors...
The link below is an excerpt from a book "Why Do McDonald's French Fries Smell So Good" is just creepy, I found it while doing my college nutrition course work on "can you tell healthy foods by their smell?"
Well it looks like they work REAL hard to get the super unhealthy foods to smell good to us too...and what are the chemists working in the labs really putting in these processed foods....natural flavors my rearend! If you see natural OR artificial flavorings run the other way Do Not Buy!
Watch out for the seemingly healthy items in the organic aisle or your local health food store too : (
Click the link to read on.....SCARY!
http://www.rense.com/general7/whyy.htm Why Do McDonald's French Fries Smell So Good?
Read this person's post on Natural Flavors if they're so natural why don't they just say a natural food ingredient like almond extract or orange peel?
http://www.effortlesseating.com/2010/02/how-natural-are-natural-flavors/ How Natural are Natural Flavors?
http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/ingredientslist.pdf McDonald's ingredient list for the nitty gritty click on the link and scroll down a bit to see all the "chemicals" in the buns, beef patties, french fries, shakes, salad dressings, sauces, etc.