|McDonald's Korea 2012 Very Berry McFlurry|
|I wonder where this poster was from, as I paid 2000W for mine. Never noticed regional/location pricing before.|
Consumed on - 20 March 2012
Location - McDonald's Myungdong, Seoul, South Korea
Price - 2000KRW = ~$1.85USD
Calories - ~245kcal
Can't believe it's been over a week since the last review. I've been pretty busy, since some family members are down in Singapore to witness as my fiancée and I registered our marriage. Our ceremony is in June, but we technically married last Friday, so I think its a pretty good excuse to be late with the next review. Sadly, my mother never bothered to bring down a Texas Burger from Narita Airport for me, so I couldn't re-review the Burger. But she did bring me a limited edition pie from Canada, so once I get those from my wife's (wow that feels strange) camera, I'll post up a review. Until then, the review of the Very Berry McFlurry, which was a long running promo item in Korea during the early months 2012 will have to do.
When I had the Very Berry McFlurry back with my girlfriend in Seoul last March, it had already been running for at least a couple of months, but since it was a bitter cold winter, I was in no mood for ice cream. I had a lot of travelling to do within those months which I was trying new items along the way, I never got around to trying it until late March. Back in early 2011, they ran a range of Blueberry items (Sundae, McFlurry and McFizz), but as I wasn't writing the blog at the time, I never bothered to give them all a try, and they disappeared before I had the chance. I was very disappointed when I missed them, as they rarely offer the McFizz for during their promos (which they didn't bring back for the Very Berry promo)
|McDonald's Korea 2011 Blueberry McFizz, Sundae and McFlurry|
Though it tasted artificially sweet rather than using the natural sugars from the fruit, it wasn't the worst McFlurry topping that I've had. It was like what you would expect from a medium-grade jam, enough 'fruit' to not think its gross, but far from great. It would have been better if they included chucks of fruit. It's not something we wanted to order again, but good enough to try once.
Rating - 3/5
I'm also a little confused over the pricing. When I searched for the marketing photos, I found that all the poster has it priced at 1900W, but my receipt says I paid 2000W. I've never noticed pricing variants in Seoul, McDonald's before, even the Incheon Airport branch I thought was the same as the rest. The branch I had mine at (Myungdong), is definitely aimed at tourists. Maybe it was 1900W outside Seoul, or I just never noticed the 100 difference? If you know the answer please leave a comment.