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Apr 29, 2010

Review: McDonald's Mocha Frappe

McDonald's Mocha Frappe side view
McDonald's is doing a staggered rollout of their newest McCafe offering, the Frappe, an ice-blended coffee beverage, not unlike Starbucks' Frappuccino, that comes in Mocha and Caramel flavors. It wasn't until recently that my local McDonald's starting serving them and I tried one for myself.

McDonald's Mocha Frappe is a concoction made from blending a liquid Mocha Frappe base (mostly water, cream, sugar, milk, coffee, and cocoa) and ice, then topping it with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.  The price is $2.79 for a 16-ounce medium and $2.29 for a 12-ounce small.

If you like really thick shakes, McDonald's Mocha Frappe isn't for you. While icy, it's still fairly easy to drink which I don't mind. Upon tasting it I was surprised it didn't use a base of McDonald's soft serve; the taste is mostly vanilla creaminess tempered by cloyingly sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. I would caution that there is a quite a bit of syrupy sweetness to it that some might not like.  I like it, but I would like it better if it weren't so sweet.
McDonald's Mocha Frappe side view
In sum, if you grew up enjoying McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundaes, the taste will be very familiar to you. I have to say I liked it better than the last Starbucks Frappuccino I had and it's a fair bit cheaper too.

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Nutritional Info (Medium - 16 fl. oz.)
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 78g ( Sugar - 70g)
Protein - 8g


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5 comments :

  1. WOW, they just now got it at your area? I've been drinking Caramel Frappe's since maybe September here in SC. I think we were some of the first to have them because whenever I traveled around the Southeast, no other cities had them for the longest.

    It's now a must get for me (never had the mocha). Better than Sonic's Java Chillers, Burger King's Iced Mocha's and anything from Starbucks.

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  2. I am addicted to this. I have one every day. Rich, but icier than a milk shake so more refreshing on a hot day. I hope they never stop making these.

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  3. MMM. I better go by one right now because all this talk about them makes me hungry!!! I prefer Mocha better but if i couldn't choose i would settle for mocha to i guess! XD

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  4. LOL I WANT ONE SOOOO BAD I AM LITTERALLY GETTING MY CAR KEYS AND WALKING OUT THE FRONT DOOR RIGHT NOW MMMMMM!!!!!!!

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  5. Whoa, don't get too excited there...

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