One of the benefits of signing up for McDonald’s newsletter is you get to hear about the deals and new products first. A special McCafe drink for just $1.99?! I am in!
Caramel Chocolate Collection?! That sounded UBER sweet but considering I had the week from hell last week, I wanted a treat.
I wore a parka that day. Mistake! Too warm… Made my decision to get the Caramel Chocolate Coffee Iced Frappé a super easy one. What was not easy was ordering the drink!
I told them that I wanted the $1.99 small Caramel Chocolate Coffee Iced Frappé and the cashier had no idea what I was talking about. Luckily I could take out my cell phone and show her the ad (see above in this post). She said, “Is there a code on that?” I was like… No… But there is a sign underneath your golden arches outside about the deal!
She then charged me almost $3 for the drink and I got out my phone again and said, it is supposed to be $1.99. Like the sign outside says! Eventually she got a manager to help her but I was amazed that I must have been one of the first people to respond to the ad. I was going to also try their new chocolate hazelnut croissant but I was so frustrated I just let it go. One treat was enough.
Now you know I am a fiend for their coffee iced frappuccinos! I mean seriously, I love them, more than any other summer beverage I have had so far and I have had a lot. Imagine that coffee iced frappuccino with a touch of chocolate to give it a mocha vibe and the extra little bit of sweetness from the caramel.
“Arabica beans freshly blended with ice and a decadent caramel chocolate sauce. It’s then topped with real whipped cream and caramel chocolate sprinkles.” You read that right. I didn’t realize this had real coffee in it. That meant… Caffeine!
On The Road
Completely ignorant at the time, I decided to take this cold beverage on a walk to my sister’s on this bright sunny but brisk day.
See??? I was not lying about the sign. Perhaps she thought it was $199???!!!
I had finished most of it by the time I reached her place. It was very sweet of course but it was not as psycho-sweet as I thought it would be. It was delicious but Shannon agreed, you could not really taste the individual ingredients. They just kind of melded together to give you a sweet dessert beverage.
She also noted that the top really did look like it was a cake! Definitely a dessert beverage, more so than the coffee frappé I am used to. I had some serious caffeine buzz going on that lead to some health issues which is totally my bad. I did not realize that there was actual coffee in there and man, I paid the price.
If you are sensitive to caffeine like me, I have to recommend you be careful with this beverage! And if you have issues with sugar? Forget about it.
That said, it was quite delicious. A little more decadent than what I am used to which is what I was looking for. Also, if it is still a tad cold out there make sure to wear your gloves if you are going to drink this on your walk home. Despite being quite warm in the restaurant my hands froze on the walk.
I love $1.99 foodie stories and I was just so excited to get out of bed and out for a walk on a bright day in March. I give this product three and a half out of five wooden spoons.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I guess the moral of this story is: don’t be the first to order a specialty drink, be the second or third so the staff know what they’re doing!
Have you come down from the caffeine yet, lol?
Suzie the Foodie says
Yes! And it was days after I got the newsletter, which is one of the reasons why I was so shocked they had no idea what I was talking about. I actually almost ended up in the hospital due to chest pains. Probably a combo of the caffeine and the severe stress I have been under. Doing much better now. Man, I have gotten so sensitive to caffeine, it’s ridiculous!
The Happy Whisk says
When I worked there EVERYONE was told of the specials. Her nanagers failed her.
Suzie the Foodie says
Sounds like it Ivy! I felt bad, she clearly had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe it was her first day. I tried to be patient but when I was overcharged I was, look at the sign outside! OMG…
Hi Rachel, how is this caramel? I don”t like caramel, but I would like to make these and I don”t see how this is caramel. Thanks! View Comment