Heather’s positive review of McDonald’s Real Fruit Smoothies took me from curious about this product to determined-to-try-it-myself. I really appreciated that they have a snack size which is only $1.99 and, according to Heather’s post, it is made with mostly real food!
Unfortunately the day I went out to try it (payday) was one of the most brutally cold and windy days we have had for a while. The last thing I wanted by the time I got there was a smoothie but I tried to keep an open mind.
I have to say, their marketing rocks! Eye-catching, dramatic and looks yummy to me. They spared no expense trying to appeal the customers to try it. This is not one of their mandatory healthy ideas that they really do not expect a customer to order. I found that impressive.
As a non-pop drinker for the most part, I usually just order juice and having this as an option is very smart.
There it is! I just had to order the blueberry pomegranate smoothie that I heard in the news is Canadians’ favourite. Not exactly garnished like the mango smoothie photo but it does look “real”!
One of the food items I like to order from McDonald’s is their hamburger. It is small, just enough to fill me up and I have to say, takes me back to my childhood. I needed something warm to make up for the chill the smoothie induced in me.
I have to say, the smoothie was excellent! I took a risk ordering this version. I find that sometimes the combination of blueberry and pomegranate can taste medicine-y but this was quite delicious. If anything, it tasted kind of grape-y. Which I love. It is incredibly fragrant too which I found unusual.
I found the snack size to be perfect, just a little bit to go with my tiny meal. Smoothies are filling too so no need for fries (which I don’t like anyway). It was also not overly sweet, it tasted like an authentic smoothie and not a milkshake.
For some reason they charged me separately for the two so I added the total: $3.77 for lunch. Not bad at all!
I think it is great McDonald’s has added smoothies as an option to their menus. I think everyone is going to love them and any way to fill people up on fruit instead of pop sounds good to me! I give this product four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
I am not one to go to fast food joints often. Not because of the restaurants but because of the people. Right next to this particular McD’s is this. As you leave this McDonald’s there is an area to separate your materials into garbage, recycle and compost. For some reason people who eat this food prefer to dump it by the side of the road.
My next target? Tim Hortons! I keep hearing their smoothies are crazy-sweet but it looks like you might get more for less. Your foodie detective is onto her next case!