It’s very fashionable to hate McDonald’s. To some, the fast food chain represents the simplification and destruction of American culture by corporate giants. To others, they are sly enablers and profiteers of this country’s growing obesity epidemic. But me? I LOVE THEM. That’s why I was only too happy to march down to the local outpost and try the company’s newest offering: iced coffee.
To be fair, McDonald’s has been offering this beverage for a few weeks now, but today was the first time I actually felt motivated to take on the caffeinated beast. My thoughts after the jump…
My first instinct is that it’s a bit too pale for my tastes. I rarely, if ever, add creamer to my iced coffee.
I approach the cup…
I like the way the cup glistens; although, I suppose that has more to do with basic chemistry than it does McDonald’s magic.
The first sip is good. It’s a bit too creamy and sweet, but it still tastes quite nice.
I kind of can’t stop drinking…
I’m also eating a bowl of cereal with this (odd combo, I know), and for some reason, the food is really bringing out the coffee flavor, making this beverage much better.
Would I call this drink a knockout? Not necessarily. It was very good though. I’m wary of the amount of creamer involved, and a glance at McDonald’s website reveals that a small regular iced coffee (which is what this was) has 20 mg of cholesterol. Kind of high for a mere beverage. Still, for a once-in-a-while treat, I highly endorse this drink.
Keep in mind that I have yet to try similar concoctions by Starbucks, Coffee Bean, or Peet’s. Plus, I haven’t even started on Mickey D’s flavor variations: Hazelnut, Vanilla, Caramel (etc.). Consider this post the first in a series (but as it’s unhealthy, it will be a slowly developing series).
Anyone else tried the Iced Coffee at McDonald’s? Thoughts? Did you become afflicted with intestinal woe, as others on the internet (but not me) have reported?