Connect with us


I tried McDonald’s grandma McFlurry so you don’t have to. Here’s my review.



nj’s Logo

You’re telling me a grandma made this McFlurry?

McDonald’s newest limited-time dessert providing, the “grandma McFlurry,” spun its method into shops on Tuesday. Should you’re confused by the the title, you’re not alone. I simply ate it and I nonetheless don’t actually know what it’s in it. Whereas McDonald’s different McFlurry treats have fairly self-explanatory titles — the Oreo McFlurry and M&M McFlurry are classics — naming a McFlurry after the matriarch of the household… requires some rationalization.

A press launch for the dessert describes it as “scrumptious syrup and chopped, crunchy sweet items (like grandma’s favourite deal with that she hid in her purse!)” blended with vanilla tender serve ice cream. I really feel like everybody’s grandma had totally different candies — my Aunt Sis at all times gave me licorice, the place’s my licorice McFlurry? However photographs make it clear this dessert is emulating Werther’s Unique butterscotch laborious candies. It’s truthful to name these grandma candies.

Name me a grandma, however I really like these butterscotch little discs. So I used to be enthusiastic about this dessert, even when I didn’t fairly perceive the peg. I’m not saying we shouldn’t respect grandma each day of the 12 months, however Nationwide Grandparents Day is in September. And I’m fairly positive my grandmother has by no means had a McFlurry earlier than.

The funniest half about McDonald’s going huge on a brand new McFlurry marketing campaign is that the machines to make these desserts are routinely “damaged.” So usually in order that they’ve impressed conspiracy theories and federal investigations. As a quick meals skilled, my guess is McDonald’s staff merely don’t wish to make the labor-intensive dessert. You may hear the identical rap in the event you order a milkshake at a diner at midnight. Aspect be aware, don’t order a milkshake at a diner at midnight.

The highest of a grandma McFlurry from McDonald’s.Jeremy Schneider | NJ Advance Media for

So I used to be relieved after I ordered the grandma McFlurry on Tuesday and was not rebuffed by the girl on the drive-thru window. Not solely was the machine working, however the brand new dessert is available in a particular pink cup that includes a McDonald’s emblem on a quilt and “xoxo, Grandma” in script. Wonderful branding.

However what concerning the chunk? The butterscotch flavoring was current instantly. Your mileage could differ on butterscotch, however I adore it. It was borderline overpowering, nevertheless it’s fairly laborious to make a taste like butterscotch refined.

The flavour wasn’t a problem. The feel was. Whereas there have been just a few amber slivers of butterscotch sweet all through the ice cream, the extra current addition was one thing that felt extra like these pie crust items that that some ice cream retailers use in sundaes and milkshakes so as to add a pie-like texture. They weren’t fairly tender, they weren’t fairly crunchy, they had been extra… chunky. Not tremendous nice.

I want there had merely been extra butterscotch sweet items than pie items. These had been scrumptious! The butterscotch syrup blended into the ice cream was additionally very tasty, and current all through all the cup.

Is that this my favourite McFlurry? Positively not. Greater than something, it makes me want McDonald’s would merely give us one of many McFlurries they provide at worldwide areas. Canada acquired a caramel popcorn McFlurry! EuroCanada acquired a caramel popcorn McFlurry! Europe had a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry! We get the grandma McFlurry. Cool.

Now in the event you’ll excuse me, I feel I’m going to name my grandma. Perhaps she desires a McFlurry.

Associated protection:

I attempted Burger King’s Philly soften so that you don’t should. Right here’s my overview.

I attempted Sonic’s orange Cloudsicle slush float so that you don’t should. Right here’s my overview.

I attempted Wendy’s orange Dreamsicle Frosty so that you don’t should. Right here’s my overview.

I attempted Burger King’s candied bacon Whopper so that you don’t should. Right here’s my overview.

I attempted Taco Bell’s 6 new menu gadgets so that you don’t should. Right here’s my overview and rating.

Searching for extra New Jersey meals protection? Subscribe to the free Jersey Eats e-newsletter right here!

Our journalism wants your help. Please subscribe right this moment to

Jeremy Schneider could also be reached at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter at @J_Schneider and on Instagram at @JeremyIsHungryAgain.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *