McDonald’s announced a few days ago that they would be releasing a limited edition McFlurry flavour in Singapore, Durian McFlurry, on July 5. But to our pleasant surprise, the ice cream launched in stores today. Like the kiasu people we are, the CLEO team decided to try the new ice cream flavour.
Scroll through the gallery to see whether we liked the new McFlurry flavour.
PS: In case you’re wondering why the photos look digitally enhanced, yes, we used the Snow app because Senior Digital Writer Hidayah sprung the surprise photo shoot on everyone when they had no makeup on (in her defence, she didn’t know it would be released today). And yes, they all looked overly Photoshop-ed because she left the effect at the default setting (which was 100).
“Hmm. I eat durian once a week or every fortnight cos i LAV it. Naturally this is a bit artificial and syrupy but it’s a good quick fix if you have a durian craving and don’t want to shell out $20. This how much? $4? Whoa. OK lah. It says D24, so I guess they use some of the real stuff.”
“Mhmm. It’s a lot better than I thought. It doesn’t taste cordial-like, but pretty much like the real thing. It has bits inside, which I assume are from actual durians.”
Hidayah, Senior Digital Writer
“It’s interesting. (This, by the way, is allegedly Singaporeans’ go-to answer when asked about anything.) Jokes aside, I wouldn’t say this was the best durian dessert I’ve tried. For $4, I was expecting something more, like a dollop of durian flesh (instead of bits of it) or a durian pengat kind of texture. But hey, it’s McFlurry and McFlurry can’t be a durian pengat. Would I eat this again? Maybe. Just because it’s available only for a limited period of time and I’m a sucker for anything limited edition.”
Lin Kuan, Senior Art Director
“(After a long pause) It’s actually quite good. It tastes just like how durian should. There’s also the durian texture – I thought it would be watery. Another good thing is, you only smell it when it’s close to you. Even though I like durian, I don’t want the smell to permeate the air.”
“It’s so sweet. Like really, really sweet. The durian taste is strong, but it also tastes a bit artificial. I like how I can taste durian bits. Overall, it tastes OK, but I wouldn’t eat it again.”
Rong Yin, Intern
“Very sweet, but I like! It doesn’t taste very artificial. The first few spoonfuls tasted OK, but it gets very jelak afterwards. I wouldn’t try it again.”