New Food Now: First Impressions on the New McDonald’s Fudgy and Caramel McFlurriesJuly 13, 2014
- Mikka WeeWords
McDonald’s seems to be pretty experimental these days, loading their McFlurries with an assortment of sweets that either tug a nostalgic heartstring or ride along the waves of pop culture—from a slightly confused Strawberry Oreo variant that was released during Smurf season, to the Sans Rival flavor which earned mixed reviews. There’s also that theory that McFlurries taste different depending on the branch you visit, but I’ve yet to order another one of these cereal flavors after my first try.
The new Crunchy Creamy McFlurry flavors include the original Oreo McFlurry, and two new additions, the Fudgy McFlurry and the Caramel McFlurry, both of which seem to hinge on the milk-and-cereal trend by including iconic breakfast cereals. Based on experience, I knew more than to expect a carbon copy of the photo, but at PHP 52 per cup, I expected at the very least, something a bit more than this sorry serving of runny vanilla soft-serve, with cloying streaks of syrup, and hardly any cereal.
The Fudgy McFlurry advertised itself to have Koko Krunch Duo—a favorite growing up. But what was served came off as an attempt to repackage the McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae by swirling the syrup with the ice cream and placing the finished product inside a McFlurry cup. It was also sad how the already tiny Koko Krunch felt like it was further chopped into even smaller pieces and portioned, I assume, as a teaspoon per serving.
But I feel McDonald’s redeemed themselves with the Caramel McFlurry. Then again, I think McDonald’s rarely makes a mistake with their caramel, therefore making it a safe choice. The Honey Gold cornflakes got soggy a bit too quick—but nevermind that, because this one genuinely tasted like it was made from cereal milk. Added to that was a touch of their delicious golden caramel syrup, and all the sins of the Fudgy McFlurry were very much forgiven. This is the flavor I’d go for.