Review: McDonald’s Wild Berry Real Fruit SmoothieAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews
Recently, McDonald’s debuted a new item in their quest to be a source for premium drinks using their McCafe line. In this case, it is a line of fruit smoothies proclaiming to use real fruit. These smoothies come with two flavor options: Wild Berry and Strawberry Banana. Yesterday, it was hot and humid, so I decided to go give one a shot.
What I Got: Small Wild Berry Fruit Smoothie $2.29
In this Wild Berry smoothie, you are getting a blend of strawberries, blackberries and blueberries along with low fat yogurt. They take both of these mixtures, combine them with ice and then blend it all together to give you your smoothie.
As far as taste was concerned, it was pretty good. It really did taste fruity and as if they were using fresh fruit (although I’m 75% confident they weren’t), but one fruit did not really dominate in taste over the others. It was just a blend as the name of the drink would imply. Its consistency had a bit too many ice chunks in it, but had I given it a minute to melt instead of inhaling it in about eleven seconds after I got it (taking the picture took up six of those seconds and the remaining five were inhaling it), those ice chunks may have been dissolved a little bit more.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, I would. It was cold and refreshing and like I said, it really did taste as if I was drinking something fresh. Plus, when you look at the calorie count (210 calories), it’s really not that bad for you either.
It’s a bit more than I would like to spend for a “drink”, but because of its consistency, I would almost consider this a substitute for a milkshake. And when you consider the calorie comparisons of 210 calories for a smoothie and 560 for a comparable strawberry shake, you really are getting a healthier option and that’s never a bad thing. Because of these savings, I might make this smoothie my preferred treat.