Adam from GrubGrade mentioned the new Rolo McFlurry was coming and I knew I had to try it. I like Rolos, that make a nice once in a while snack, but I don't keep them instock because I usually just blow right through them. McDonald's across the country seem to have gotten the jump on things and released on May 27th. Hoping my local McD's would do the same yesterday, I rushed off only to be disappointed. I was content to wait a few more days when a certain someone on a certain island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean pops up with a review this morning. Oh the jealousy! I must rectify this immediately.
I finally made it out to lunch, tried running a few errands (both fails), decided to head back to the office when I spied a different McDonald's. Hmmm, I think we need to give it a try.... YES! Success! There's a big picture on the menu for the new limited time only McFlurry. I quickly rushed in line and grabbed my treat.
Oh man, even thinking about this treat is unpleasant, but I will try for just a little bit longer. There was a fair amount of Rolo bits to start, a scattering of a few large chunks with mostly small, thinner chunks spreading out a fairly even crunch factor. I couldn't tell if they used regular rolos or some kind of rolo like shell hunks, or possibly both.
There was definitely an aftertaste, but it was a mix of subpar chocolate flavor and some sickenly sweet vibes that just wouldn't go away. I'd say I wanted a coke to wash it down, but oh, that would be more sugar.
If you like Rolos, and if you are very careful, I won't be offended if you give this treat a try. On the other hand, if you wind up chucking this at the nearest person who runs a red light, you're probably better off.... wait, I'm probably not suppose to advocate that. Point being, your reaction is your own fault, you have been warned that it might get ugly.
Buy Again? I'm afraid!
Second Thoughts: As poorly made as I found my Rolo McFlurry, more than enough people are enjoying them. It's really luck of the draw on this one, but unfortunately my first experience was so bad, I can't even force myself to go back. Check out a more flattering review here.
2012 Update: My wife had one and really enjoyed it. Apparently hers was well mixed!
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