McDonalds Cookies and Cream Pie and Creme Brulee McFlurry: My guilty pleasures
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I usually never blog about McDonald’s unless I am overseas but recently, the fast food chain added two unique items to their menu that I had to try!
I saw a picture of the Creme Brulee McFlurry on a friend’s foursquare check-in and made a mental note to try it. I love creme brulee. I live for that first crack of my teaspoon breaking the brittle candy shell protecting the thick, creamy custard underneath. The Creme Brulee McFlurry didn’t exactly have a caramelized candy shell over it, rather, there were bits of crunchy caramel sprinkled on top. I guess it’s sort of the same sensation of crunchy versus creamy textures. The caramel bits were definitely tasty, very sweet, sticky and crunchy. They were so crunchy and sticky though that a layer of it started coating my teeth as I got deeper and deeper into the McFlurry. When I finished, I was pretty much eating candy coated McNuggets since the sugar had formed some sort of shell over my teeth. It took a while for the sugar to melt away.
Next up was the much-hyped Cookies N’ Cream pie. I didn’t know what to expect since when I pulled the warm little pie out of the box, it didn’t look the most appetizing. At least with Oreo cookies (that inspired this pie), they’re sandwich cookies so you can clearly see the creamy white filling but this is a pie that is pretty much the colour of dirt. It smelled delicious though, like hot chocolate.
I was pretty blown away on my first bite though. The pie was warm and so scrumptiously sweet and creamy on the inside. It was like eating a giant hot Oreo. The cream was thick and dense, almost the texture of melted marshmallow. I just couldn’t get enough of it.
I loved that the sweet cream filling contrasted with the outer chocolate crust, the crust actually tasted nuttier with a slight chocolate bitterness so it was a good balance of a dessert. I’ll definitely be going back to McDonald’s for more of these Cookies N’ Cream pies!