McDonald’s has kept this secret from you for years and the truth has been emerging all over social media!
Can you tell what’s missing from this McDonald’s restaurant?
Yes that’s right, the McFlurry machine is gone! That wonderful, purple contraption that did nothing more than hold your boxy spoon in place and flurry your dessert!
But that’s okay because they still sell McFlurrys, right…?
McDonald’s have been lying to you! These expensive knock-offs are not McFlurrys. They are just sundaes with the bits splattered on top. And that’s definitely not what I ordered.
How many of you remember looking down the end of the spoon and thinking “I could totally drink this McFlurry”, and then trying and it totally not working? Sadly future generations will never get to experience this experimentation and joy because the spoons are gone, the flurry machine is gone! It’s all gone!
The beautifully flurried dessert that we all loved is now nothing more than a sundae with bits on top. I mean, I pay my good hard-earned money to have my McFlurry flurried by the machine, not to do it myself and have Oreo crumbs spill everywhere.
McDonald’s managed to slide this past us, but social media has caught on and the anger is spreading like wildfire.
It’s here that McFlurry lovers across the globe are connecting to complain, grieve and show support for Australians living without our flurried dessert.
So what really happened to our beloved childhood dessert? Here’s the scoop.
In the beginning
After a hearty chow-down of one seriously hefty burger, washed down with salty grease fries and a fizzy Coca Cola, you go rushing back to the counter for more. Change jingling in your pocket as you order an M&Ms and Oreo McFlurry (the best combination obviously).
First the soft serve, then the lid clicked on. Next was the mix-in machine that perfectly fit in the lid so as to dispense its goodies without creating mess.
And finally, the satisfying sound of the McFlurry machine whirring and clunking as it swirls up your delicious creation. The McWorker hands it to you with a pleasant “have a nice day.” You grin and skip off into the distance with your new love. You didn’t need a rainbow for this because the M&Ms had already made rainbow trails through the ice cream.
That’s how the McFlurry love began. McFlurry was there for you when you need a good cry, when you won at the school athletics carnival or when you didn’t, or just when you needed a cold treat on a hot day. It was perfect.
Then they brought out this nonsense!
“Try our new McFlurry,” they said. “It’ll be delicious,” they said.
I mean, this doesn’t even come close to a McFlurry. This is when I first noticed that the flurrying had stopped. I would be completely fine with it if they had just added these flavours to the menu, but that wasn’t it. They added these flavours, took away the M&Ms and Oreo options and stopped flurrying.
But sadly only a few people noticed as the rest were too distracted by the hype of the ‘New McFlurry’, which mind you, claimed it would only stay for “a limited time”. Surprise surprise, another lie. This abomination stayed for nearly two years. Two years of sundaes with the toppings just chucked on, two years of dealing with this fake McFlurry sadness.
Then finally McDonald’s heard our cries for the original McFlurry and said they would return our delicious treat.
However, our love didn’t seem to be the same as it once was. I couldn’t put my finger on it.
It’s a difference so small hardly anyone noticed, people still don’t know. That’s why McFlurry fans across the globe are reaching out and spreading the news of this atrocity. So that every McFlurry lover can realise they’re eating a lie, a lie that we as a group can and will fix!
Notice the difference?
While both look tasty, one is a deliciously flurried treat that is both fluffy and crunchy, the other is just a sundae wearing a McFlurry’s jacket and toppings.
But now the truth is out; McDonald’s used McFlurrys against us for their own financial gain. They took away our treat, made us so desperate for it that we became blinded by our love, then they returned it to us. We were too excited about having our McFlurrys back that we didn’t even notice that it wasn’t even being flurried any more.
Well, to you fake McFlurry, social media and I say: Your time has come to an end. We have uncovered your lies and we’re not happy, Jan. It’s time for the flurry machines to return and our McFlurrys to be flurried once again!
Here’s to the McFlurry life and the good times we had! – Isabel Williams