Jun 15, 2013

Around the World: McDonald's Singapore - New Durian McFlurry

McDonald's Singapore Durian McFlurry
McDonald's Singapore makes an interesting move for a fast food chain of general appeal by incorporating an extremely polarizing fruit into their latest, limited-time McFlurry, the new Durian Crunch McFlurry.

For those of you who have never heard of or encountered the durian fruit, it is an extremely pungent large fruit with a spiky shell that would not look out of place as the head of a mace.

How pungent is it? Put it this way: the durian is the only fruit banned from Singapore Mass Rapid Transit, and it's not because you can brain people with it in a pinch. People either really love it, or they despise it with all of their being.

McDonald's Durian Crunch McFlurry features a mix of vanilla soft serve, durian syrup, and what looks to be some kind of crunchy cereal. It's available at all McDonald's dessert kiosk outlets for $2.80 SG (~$2.24 US) for a limited time, which could be a cue for Singaporeans to either run to, or from, the nearest McDonald's kiosk.

1 comment:

  1. I tried a durian smoothie once.... it was EXACTLY as Andrew Zimmern had described... the taste of "bad cheese, old onions, and gym socks"... as a joke I gave a drink to my daughters without revealing what it was.... the eldest who never curses....said "what the fuck????? " The youngest, spat it out, cried and said..why would you do that???? we left the remainder on the driveway... was thinking about putting it in my ex husband's car.... until the neighbor dog ate it... and survived thankfully.


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