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13 McFlurry Flavors the US is Sorely Missing Out On

The McFlurry is arguably the best thing at McDonald’s as it combines ice cream, usually some sort of chocolate, and if you do it right, zero guilt. Yeah, everyone’s always trying to tell you to eat healthy, or whatever, but sometimes you have to just treat yo self. While we’ve learned to love the delicious Oreo and M&M’s McFlurry here in the U.S., it seems like the rest of the world really goes all out with its McFlurry flavors. Don’t believe me? Check out 13 insane McFlurry flavors you cannot get in the U.S.  

 

Chocolate Orange McFlurry – UK


Not quite sure how I feel about a citrusy fruit flavor mixed with my ice cream, but the U.K. seems to make it work with this Chocolate Orange McFlurry. Not only do they use Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces, they also add a chocolate orange sauce in there, too.  

 

Chocolate Fudge Brownie McFlurry – Ireland

Ireland has done a Chocolate Fudge Brownie McFlurry, which sounds amazing. Brownies a la mode are always a winning combo, so just imagine bits of fudge brownie mixed into a McFlurry. Yes Ronald McDonald, take all my money!

 

Pirulin McFlurry – Venezuela

You’re probably not familiar with Pirulin, but simply put, it’s a hazelnut filled-wafer, and in Argentina, they’ll put those bad boys in a McFlurry. It’s almost like a crunchy Nutella wafer mixed with McFlurry ice cream. Yes, please.

 

Tiramisu McFlurry – Netherlands

Dat McFlurry❤ #tiramisumcflurry #mcflurry #mcdonalds #icecream #food

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Ice cream, coffee, and chocolate syrup. Is there any more perfect of a combination? You’d think Italy would have been all over this, but the beautiful creation can actually be found in the Netherlands.

 

Cadbury Creme McFlurry – Ireland, UK, Australia

I’ve been waiting all year for you. #Cadburymcflurry

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Cadbury eggs are a favorite around Easter time, and in spots like Ireland, the UK, and Australia they put those creamy little eggs inside McFlurries. The classic white and orange fondant filling, along with the chocolate shell sounds like a pretty good combo with the popular cold treat.

 

Pineapple Oreo McFlurry – Colombia

Yes, pineapple on pizza has been a hot debate for a while, but how do you feel about pineapple in ice cream? Colombia didn’t stop at the chunks of pineapple though, as they wanted to contrast the flavor with bits of Oreo.

 

Stroopwafel McFlurry – Netherlands

The Dutch treat, Stroopwafel, is a thin and crispy waffle biscuit that’s got a decadent caramel filling. They’re already addicting by themselves, but having them in a McFlurry just might be a crime. Yet in the Netherlands, this just translates to another way to treat yoself proper.

 

Galak McFlurry – Venezuela

Galak is probably another chocolate you’re not familiar with, but it’s made by Nestle and is found other countries such as Canada, Ireland, and Venezuela. This beautiful McFlurry has been spotted in Venezuela, and has pieces of the white chocolate to make us Americans all the more jealous.

 

Dulce de Leche McFlurry – Venezuela

One of the things I will miss the most… #DulceDeLecheMcflurry #Toddy

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OK, if you haven’t noticed by now, Venezuela’s McFlurry game is way more advanced than anything we have in the U.S. Dulce de leche is like a Latin American caramel that’s a little thicker, and has a slightly bolder taste. It tastes amazing combined with ice cream and cookie crumbles, so McD’s really found a sweet spot here.

 

Green Tea McFlurry – Malaysia

#greenteamcflurry 😍

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Green tea flavors have become all the rage over the last couple of years, so it should come as no surprise that there is a McFlurry version. McDonald’s in Malaysia took advantage of the world’s obsession with green tea and made this dream a reality.

 

Red Velvet Oreo McFlurry – Canada

We sometimes forget about red velvet until it’s February as the flavor represents Valentine’s love for some reason. Well, McDonald’s Canada takes full advantage of the the general population’s love for red velvet, and adds Oreos to it.

 

Bubblegum Squash McFlurry – Australia, New Zealand

The Bubblegum Squash McFlurry came and went like a thief in the night, and while it might sound like a questionable flavor, the Aussies must have liked it. There was even a petition to bring back the limited time flavor. Knowing McDonald’s, it will be back at some point, then take it away like the teases they are.

 

Prestigio McFlurry – Brazil

Hmmmm❤🍦 #mcflurryprestigio

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Prestigio is a Nestle chocolate that’s stuffed with coconut, almost like a Mounds bar or Almond Joy. Brazil mixed mini pieces of those chocolates into this McFlurry, because as we’ve learned, you can pretty much put anything into a McFlurry and it’ll probably give you a mouthgasm. Ugh, the FOMO is real with this flavor.

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Guy Flies Drone Through KFC’s Drive-Thru To Order And It Actually Worked [WATCH]

Drones are known to be great for photography and even delivery, but now they can also be great for hitting up the drive-thru.

Ollie Mason-Clarke of Auckland, New Zealand had a nice lunch at the park, but his food delivery method wasn’t like any you’ve seen before, as he used a drone to to make his way to a KFC drive-thru, put in the order and, and have the food airmailed back to him.

“I’m a bit of a KFC fan (obviously haha),” Mason-Clarke, AKA The King of Cheat Meals said. “Basically sitting in a drive-thru one day I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if someone flew a drone through a drive-thru?'”

With a love for fried chicken and a dream of having a drone bring it to him, Ollie teamed up with Visualise Media, attached a nice letter on the drone, and shot his shot.

Once the drone reached the New Zealand KFC, the workers were a little confused, but took the note, had a good laugh, and followed through.

The order on the card was for two of KFC’s Snack Boxes, and instructions to clip the food back onto the drone.

An employee attached the food to the drone, and it was on its way to Ollie and Sarah Collier, AKA The Queen of Cheat Meals, for their glorious drone-delivered lunch.

“We did talk to the employees afterwards, and they were having a good laugh about it,” Mason-Clarke said. “It was definitely a first for them.”

This is something I think we can all get behind, as it pretty much eliminates all human interaction to get your food. Also, if you leave the window open in your room, you technically wouldn’t even have to get out of bed to get your food. This is truly what drones were meant for.

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Domino’s Wants To Make Drone-Delivered Pizzas A Reality Soon

That pie in the sky might actually become a reality soon, if Domino’s has its way.  The pizza company’s New Zealand locations just announced a partnership with a drone delivery service called Flirtey and are dead serious about making drone pizza delivery a real thing, according to Mashable.

The only problem is that “the man” is still keeping them down, as New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority has not approved of their service, yet.

Still, Domino’s is hopefull that they’ll be transporting their pizza through flight, as soon as this year.

This isn’t the first time Domino’s has flirted with drone delivery, as in 2013, they tested out the concept in the UK, attaching the pizza to what they called a “Domicopter” and watched the pie float away.

Whether this actually happens or not, we can only dream of a world where pizza is flown to us in a timely manner. Until then, be kind to your delivery boy and at least tip the poor kid.

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Creates Disaster By Letting The Internet Design Burgers

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While McDonald’s had already introduced “Create Your Taste” in the US, the build-your-own-burger campaign is still fairly new in other parts of the world. NeoGAF discovered that New Zealand let customers design their own burgers directly on the website.

A cool creative experience for curious McDonald’s customers…and troll candy for the rest of the Internet. .

Dorkly compiled some of the best submissions and the results were hilarious. Users had a field day creating burgers through the fast food chain’s platforms.

Here are some brilliant examples:

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Clearly McDonald’s New Zealand wasn’t too happy with this and took the burger feed down.

However, Dorkly managed to save some screenshots of some of the more creative inventions.

If you could create a burger from McDonald’s ingredients, what would you call it and what would be in it? You can check out the entire McDonald’s “Create Your Taste” list on Dorkly. Y’know, for inspiration.

Images: McDonald’s,  NeoGAF, H/T: Dorkly

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Fast Food

Pizza Hut Makes Dreams Come True With A Tater Tot Crust

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New Zealand once again produces a masterpiece in the form of Hash Bites Crust Pizza. Yep, it’s a pizza with tater tots.

Brand Eating reports, the tots are thrown onto the crust before going into the oven. We assume they’ll be uncooked along with the dough to make sure everything’s golden brown rather than charred.

New Zealand Patrons have the option of paying an additional $3 New Zealand ($1.95 US) to upgrade their crust with tots. You can also order the Hash Bites as a side dish if you don’t want them on your pie.

So the only thing we have to ask is:

Hey, Pizza Hut. Let me have some of your tots.

Photo: Pizza Hut NZ Facebook

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Is Serving BUTTER CHICKEN PIES In New Zealand

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If you’re a fan of savory pies, McDonald’s New Zealand’s got you. The fast food chain is introducing new Butter Chicken Pies based on the popular Indian dish of butter chicken.

There’s also a new Plum ‘N Custard Pie that’s filled with sweet plums and a custard filling. Both pies are made with a Georgie’s Pie pastry and served as hand-held treats.

New Zealand’s two new pies will only be available for a limited time. Avid patrons might remember a similar Steak Mince ‘N Cheese Pie from a few years back.

 

 

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New Zealand Just Discovered A Way To Power Cars With Beer

New Zealand beer company DB Export might have just invented another way to love beer.

Earlier this year, DB Export set out on a mission to turn beer into a biofuel that can be used to power cars. Simon Smith, a spokesman for DB Export, told Vice:

“A few guys having a few beers came up with the idea back in February.”

Now five months later, at Gull Petrol Stations across New Zealand, drivers can fill their cars with DB Export Brewtroleum, which is made from the leftover yeast found in fermented beer, better known as slurry. Simon explained:

“The yeast slurry is passed on to farmers for stock feed, but sometimes it can go to waste.”

When DB Export realized that they could turn the wasted slurry into ethanol, a central ingredient in biofuel, they sent 15,300 gallons of slurry to a refinery to purify it until it could be mixed with petrol.

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Professor Peter Scales from the University of Melbourne explains that biofuels are broken down into two separate categories: Generation one biofuels are made from crops grown specifically to make ethanol, and generation two biofuels are extracted from waste products — like DB Export’s slurry.

Simon explained that although the biofuel is not considered generation one quality, it has the same ratio as the E10 at the local gas station, which is the gas that most modern cars run on.

“Brewtroleum is 10 percent ethanol from our yeast, and 90 percent petrol.”

DB Export recently made 79,250 gallons of the Brewtroleum biofuel, which is expected to last about six weeks depending on how people like it, but so far, Simon said, “It has gone off with a bang.”

Written by Riley Schatzle of NextShark

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Fast Food

KFC Deep-Fried A Burrito Stuffed With Chicken And Bacon

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While the KFC Philippines will forever be known as the place that introduced the Double Down Dog, KFC New Zealand has something a little less…”loud”…to offer its patrons. This comes in the form of a deep-fried, fried-chicken burrito.

The new Crispy Burrito boasts fried chicken stripes, cheese, bacon and a BBQ bourbon sauce slathered all throughout the insides. It’s then wrapped in a large flour tortilla and thrown into a deep fryer. Though the chain isn’t calling it a chimichanga.

KFC is really going out of their way to let people know they like to fry things.

The item is only available at select New Zealand KFC locations for a limited time. Customers can buy the new Crispy Burrito for $3.90 NZ ($2.89 USD).