Consumed on 03 April 2014
Location - McDonald's Kovan, Singapore
Combo Price - $6.70SGD = $5.31USD
Calories - ~600kcal
McDonald's Singapore has been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. In mid March they ran the first ever "All Day Breakfast" which at the time, I had intended on trying one of their new Breakfast Wraps on, but my wife and I forgot about it completely, even though it was heavily promoted. In addition to rolling out Whole Wheat McMuffin's and wraps (something I've longed for for a while) They've also launched the Surprise Alarm Clock, which gives you a new coupon every day by using it as an alarm clock on your Android or Apple device. Usually, I find apps like this to be a pretty big disappointment, but this one has been surprisingly good. Sure, on some days it's something pretty boring like a 'funny' image or a mp3 download, but I would say on 75% of days, you get a coupon for a free 'something'. We have it on maybe 5 different android devices at home, so we've been flooded with coupons. We've had coupons for anything from free McMuffins to free bacon. They are only valid for 24-48 hours, and some require a purchase to be redeemed (word is you can buy the 10 cent nugget sauce and still redeem the coupon). I haven't yet been able to redeem any of the better coupons like McMuffins or breakfast wraps, since a McDonald's isn't convenient on my trip into work, but I have taken advantage of a good number of free drinks, and various other snacks over the last 2 weeks. We even redeemed a free Small Fry coupon with our dinner tonight (we swapped out our regular combo fries for a cup of corn, so this allowed us to still get some fries).
Even with all these promotions going on, a teaser was posted to the McDonald's Singapore Facebook page last Monday for the new "spicy challengers" that were to arrive on 3 April. They ran a similar promotion last year where the Red Peri Scorcher and the Black Pepper Flamer "battled" the standard menu McSpicy. Apparently both of the new burgers "lost" and they were discontinued, though this was never a big surprise, as it always seemed like there wasn't any chance they would be discontinuing the McSpicy. This year it's slightly different, where the eater is challenged to eat spicier burgers. The new Sizzling Citrus burger is what they are considering Spicy Level #1, the standard McSpicy is Level #2, the new Green Curry Burger is Level #3, and a yet announced Level #4 burger.
Rating - 5/5