As a favorite McDonald’s dessert item leaves the menu, another will soon be arriving.
In February and March, people with a sweet tooth could indulge in McDonald’s infamous Shamrock Shake. This is a seasonal item that always reappears for St. Patrick’s Day then disappears like a leprechaun. This year, the fast-food establishment also added an Oreo Shamrock McFlurry to the menu.
New McDonald’s McFlurry
Now, the season for Shamrock Shakes has ended and left that spot on the dessert menu empty. The fast-food establishment is filling in the blanks with a warm-weather-inspired ice cream dessert.
According to Delish, McDonald’s has announced that it is adding a caramel brownie McFlurry to its menu starting on May 3. It is a limited-time offer and will only be available while supplies last.
The McFlurry will have vanilla soft serve, brownie pieces, and caramel topping dispersed all throughout. This sweet treat is making its debut in the U.S. However, Canada has seen this recipe hit menus in 2017.
Last month McDonald’s listened to customer feedback and brought back the popular orange Hi-C drink option.
In a press release, Chad Schafer, the senior director of culinary, said the McFlurry was “inspired by that first-warm-day-of-the-year feeling.” The popular Oreo and M&M McFlurry options are still sitting pretty on the menu and are not going anywhere anytime soon.
According to Independent, McDonald’s had also brought back the Big Tasty with bacon, the normal Big Tasty, the Chicken BBQ Smokehouse Burger, Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry, and the Cadbury Caramel McFlurry. These items are available between March 24 and May 5.
Fast-Food Recipe Changes
Some fast-food items are sometimes given a remodel over time. Depending on how drastic that change is, fast-food eaters may be quick to notice a difference.
This is why fast-food chains are careful when it comes to recipe modifications. It will likely annoy people at best or just confuse them.
According to an article from Eat This, Not That! the original McDonald’s Apple Pie was a recipe from a mother of a franchise from Knoxville, Tennessee. Starting in 1992, McDonald’s changed the recipe for the pies. More specifically, the company changed the way in which the pies are cooked.
Instead of being deep-fried, the pies were baked. The recipe change started a McDonald’s Apple Pie black market. The suppliers at McDonald’s still make the pies, but only a select few carry them. Some people went as far as to start hoarding the pies. The franchise changed the recipe yet again in 2018 to an even healthier version.
Over the years, McDonald’s has attempted to incorporate more health-conscious food into the menu. However, there’s only so much a fast-food establishment known for unhealthy can do to be healthy while keeping customers happy.
McDonald’s did once change the recipe for the Egg McMuffin from liquid margarine to real butter. Sales for the sandwich increased, which is a rare occurrence in recipe-changing.