I have a confession to make: over the past year or so, I have become an ice cream junky and/or freak. After going most of my life having kind of an apathetic attitude toward ice cream and not really liking or disliking it, I can now not get enough of it and would eat it before, during and after every single meal that I eat if I could. Thankfully, I’ve managed to discipline myself to indulge in large servings of it only two to three times a week now, so I consider that a small “victory.” Based on me being a junky now though, I have a feeling that you are going to start seeing a lot more of these ice cream treat reviews from me. Consider yourself warned (ha!).
I primarily get my ice cream treats from either Culver’s, Ritter’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Handel’s or Dairy Queen, but recently I’ve seen a lot of reviews about McDonald’s newest McFlurry offering: the Rolo McFlurry. The reviews haven’t exactly been glowing and despite the fact that I’ve had past negative experiences with McFlurrys, I was intrigued enough by the thought of a long forgotten candy (at least in my mind) being included in a limited time offering, so I made the leap.
For those of you that don’t remember what a Rolo is or need a refresher, it’s a chocolate candy with a caramel center or as Hershey’s describes it, “For the classic combination of chewy caramel and milk chocolate, grab a roll of ROLO chocolate covered caramels!”
What I Got: Small Rolo McFlurry; $2.39.
One of the main complaints of McFlurrys by both me and the previous reviewers is that McDonald’s doesn’t always do a good job of mixing their McFlurrys and you always end up with all of your mix-ins in the top of the McFlurry and then the bottom of the McFlurry is just their basic yet tasty, in my opinion, soft serve vanilla ice cream. To avoid this, I specifically asked when ordering for them to make sure to do a good job mixing mine. Whether they actually paid attention to that request or it was just a product of good fortune, I actually ended up with a well-mixed McFlurry that had Rolo candy pieces throughout the treat.
What also made it nice was that the Rolo pieces were broken up and there were bits of chocolate interspersed with streams of gooey caramel throughout my entire McFlurry. Since chocolate and caramel are two of my three favorite candy flavors (peanut butter being the other), this combination mixed with the tasty McDonald’s vanilla soft serve ice cream was heavenly. My only complaint was that after a minute or two, the caramel starts to harden and that makes it slighly sticky and difficult to eat, so eat it fast and watch out for the brain freeze!
Would I Buy It Again? Absolutely. McDonald’s isn’t always my first choice for an ice cream treat (more like my fifth or later, depending on what is available) and this treat is a limited time offering, so I may not be able to get another one for a quite a while, but if I’m in a place where McDonald’s is my only option, I will certainly not hesitate to order this one.
In case you are interested and don’t want to take my positive word on this treat as the final word, here’s the negative/lukewarm reviews that have been done by the other blogs:
*The Impulsive Buy
*On Second Scoop
*FATGUYFOODBLOG (the most positive; his was loaded with Rolos and mixed well)
*BevNerd (another semi-positive one)
Basically, just like all McFlurry offerings, it all boils down to how well your McFlurry gets mixed. This happens with Blizzards, etc. as well (although seemingly less often than the McFlurry), so buyer beware!