Explodingbelly has disappeared for a little while on this space because of her finals, and she’s back today not because she has finished her exams, but because she just completed one paper and is procrastinating.
Yes, we all have heard, and we were all excited. McDonald’s launches their very own version of TRUFFLE FLAVORED SHAKER FRIES. Wow. Upping their game, it seems. Not only that, they have introduced their very own rendition of RED VELVET McFlurry. Cafe game strong, McDonald’s. Well-played.
So it was 10.30am in the morning of their launch, and I just woke up because I wanted to go for a run at 7, and it started pouring, so I continued sleeping, even though I have a paper that I haven’t studied for the next day. Genius. I got really excited about the news from the previous night about this truffle shaker fries and red velvet mcflurry from Facebook, so i sprang out of bed, washed up, logged in to my McDelivery app, and OHMY GOSH. THEY WERE REALLY SERVING THESE ITEMS.
I placed my order at 10.50am — AM I THE FIRST IN SINGAPORE? Hahaha! Kiasu. I was really excited ok. And received my order an hour later. I’ve ordered the Beef Clubhouse Burger EVM UPSIZED ($9.70), with a side of McFlurry ($3.15) because of the minimum $10 to call for a delivery. Argh. So I reluctantly paid $16.35 for my McD’s meal. This better taste like cafe food quality, I tell you.
I had the McFlurry first for obvious reasons. It didn’t look particularly pretty. It was just a red smear on the surface of my ice cream. Umm.. Red Velvet what? Is it red food coloring, okay lah, give you benefit of the doubt, beetroot coloring lah, and Oreo McFlurry together? I didn’t seem to get the Red Velvet in this one.
2. Beef Clubhouse Burger
I loved the fillet o fish smooth bun they used in this one. Got me so excited, but when I tasted this burger, umm.. Beef patty was really thin, and what is this hard chewy thing? Ah. Chicken bacon, I presume. No. Bacon can’t possibly taste like that, and it was so chewy and hard like a beef jerky. I thought you said CRISPY bacon strips!
3. Truffle flavored Shaker Fries
I ripped the pack of powder open, and WOW that aroma. WOW that truffle scent. Promising. This is legit. Oh my gosh! Poured it in, shook it and ate it. Uhh.. The black black powder is… Pepper is it? All I tasted was salt, pepper and a slight hint of garlic. Where the truffle at? Really.
P.S. No I did not expect it to taste exactly like TRUFFLE FRIES, like fried in truffle oil kind of truffle fries (duh). But the point is, besides the truffle aroma, what truffle seasoning are you talking about? – I added this disclaimer because somebody, who haven’t even tried it said “it wouldn’t even be smart to compare between the real oil and powdered flavoring”. YA YA YOU VERY SMART. COME I CLAP FOR YOU.
Well-played McDonald’s. Great, great marketing strategy, and really good effort in the product innovation. You got me. You got us. We die die also will try at least once and regret, even with this post of caution (My friends will call you all fan jian, whatever that means). I was more than a little disappointed actually because I actually felt so fat after the meal.
Sigh, Mcdonald’s and any of the food establishments in general, don’t over promise and under deliver leh.