Jun 25, 2012

Review: McDonald's - McCafé Chocolate Chip Frappé

McDonald's Chocolate Chip Frappé is new to the McDonald's menu and similar to Starbuck's Java Chip Frappuccino. It's here for a limited-time this summer.

What's it made of? It's McDonald's Caramel Coffee Frappé base plus Mocha Coffee Frappé base with ice and chocolate chips thrown in a blender before being topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel syrup, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

It cost me $2.29 for a small 12-ounce cup (the medium was selling for $2.79 and the large for $3.29).

If I didn't know that chocolate was in the mix, I would have missed it; there's really not much chocolate flavor at all. At least, not enough to hold up against the caramel base. That's not to say there's not chocolate flavor though. It's just found elsewhere, in this case, in the chocolate chips. But it's not a very good chocolate flavor. It tastes like cheap chocolate with an odd aftertaste. Needless to say, I didn't really care for it.

The Chocolate Chip McDonald's McCafe Frappé's caramel flavor I put behind Burger King and Starbucks. It just didn't hit that right note for me. Starbucks' has a richer caramel and Burger King's version has a pleasant taste reminiscent of Kraft caramel squares.

It's blended quite nicely with a good creaminess, but is not quite my cup of tea Joe.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's McCafe Frappé Chocolate Chip - small (12 fl oz)
Calories - 530 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 140mg
Carbs - 74g (Sugar - 66g)
Protein - 7g

Nutritional Info - McDonald's McCafe Frappé Chocolate Chip - small w/o whipped cream (12 fl oz)
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 125mg
Carbs - 69g (Sugar - 63g)
Protein - 7g