Are you an adventurous foodie?
McDonald’s made the rounds online for the cilantro sundae it recently launched in China, which is a cup of its signature vanilla ice cream and green cilantro sauce finished off with cilantro leaves on top. According to social media users, it tastes more like mint and lime combined with some milky ice cream. While some found it completely normal, others were quick to call the new flavor “gross” and a “crime against humanity.”
I bought one，pretty good. But it is more like lime&mint but not Cilantro— 冰棒 (@icepervocaloid) February 22, 2022
This isn’t the first time that the food brand introduced bizarre flavors in its dessert menu. Just last year, also at McDonald's China, it released a spicy chili oil sundae available for only one day. In this offering, the usual spicy chili oil that many enjoy with siomai and other savory dishes seals the deal with its equally thick and creamy vanilla base.
new product from McDonald's China— Chenchen Zhang??♀️ (@chenchenzh) January 21, 2021
There was also a limited-edition McFlurry in, yes, sea salt back in 2020 at McDonald's Malaysia. It looked really pretty and exciting, all thanks to its “shimmering blend of purple & blue sprinkles mixed with dreamy blue swirls of vanilla ice cream.”
Last month, McDonald’s Thailand became a hot topic on Twitter with its chili paste pork ice cream sundae. Those who were able to try it said that the chili paste—which resembled the taste of Tom Yum—as well as the shredded pork floss surprisingly resulted in a perfectly balanced sweet, spicy, and salty flavor when they were mixed with vanilla ice cream.
#แมคโดนัลด์ ท้าให้ลอง ??? ใหม่ #ไอติมหมูหยองพริกเผา อร่อยไม่เหมือนใคร #เข้ากันอย่างไม่น่าเชื่อ— McDonald's ประเทศไทย?? (@McThai) January 19, 2022
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McDonald’s Philippines hasn’t gone to extremes when it comes to their ice cream, but they have also given fans quite an adventure. Aside from its buko pandan dip, the brand also launched brazo de Mercedes and ube pastillas sundae for Christmas with the taste and preference of Pinoys in mind.