Review: Stroopwafel McFlurry from McDonald’s
There have been over a half dozen McFlurry flavors at McDonald’s over the years (hands up if your favorite was the Butterfinger). The latest is part of the Worldwide Favorites promotion coming nationwide in June. Worldwide Favorites spotlight some international McDonald’s items and brings them stateside for America to indulge in. My local McDonald’s started offering them early so I ordered the one item I was looking forward to the most… the Stroopwafel McFlurry… let’s review.The Stroopwafel McFlurry comes to the United States from The Netherlands… the land of wooden shoes and windmills. What exactly is a stroopwafel? According to Wikipedia, a stroopwafel is a “syrup waffle”… a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel syrup filling in the middle. The Stroopwafel McFlurry features vanilla soft serve, mixed with a caramel swirl and authentic chopped Dutch Daelmans Stroopwafel caramel waffle cookie pieces.
From a visual standpoint, the Stroopwafel McFlurry wasn’t much to look at. At the minimum I would’ve liked a McDonald’s Worldwide Favorites-branded cup. Little flecks of chewy stroopwafel of various sizes, but mostly pieces that were too small to be identified. The sweetness was overpowering at times which surprised me considering the ratio of vanilla soft serve to mix-ins is usually better balanced. This was caramel overload in my cup. I understand each persons individual experience may vary slightly, but I’m sure there’s a standard way of preparing these and mine seemed off. At a price of $3.79 for the regular size, it’s feels like it’s a dollar away from being a great value, but still worth a one time buy. My high hopes for the Stroopwafel McFlurry is due to my love for stroopwafels and unfortunately this product missed it’s mark and ends up at around average for me.
Pros: Stroopwafels and vanilla soft serve... a great flavor combo if the components are applied right.
Cons: About the price of a pint of Ben & Jerry's when it goes on sale. Ingredients felt unbalanced and it had an impact with unimpressive textures and overwhelming sweet spots.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10
More Info: mcdonalds.com