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I tried McDonald’s KitKat Banana Split McFlurry so you don’t have to. Here’s my review.
I tried McDonald’s KitKat Banana Split McFlurry so you don’t have to. Here’s my review.

McDonald’s has combined a classic ice cream dish and a classic candy bar into one dessert. Will it be a classic McFlurry?

The newest ice cream creation has been available at McDonald’s since Wednesday – the KitKat Banana Split McFlurry. Everyone loves KitKat. Everyone loves banana splits. What’s not to love!

“Take a break during the summer holidays with the original ‘Gimme a break’ candy… in a McFlurry!” says the McDonald’s website. “It has strawberry and banana flavors with KitKat chocolate pieces, mixed with creamy vanilla soft serve.”

McFlurry offerings have always been more interesting internationally than here in the US – Canada’s Caramel Popcorn McFlurry and Europe’s Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry spring to mind. We got… the Grandma McFlurry, with a confusing name and a puzzling texture. A Kit Kat Banana Split McFlurry sounds so good I automatically assumed it was going to another country.

Nope. It’s ours. And I was excited to try it out.

Few candies have a higher popularity rating than KitKat, which came in at number 3 in my last Halloween candy rankings. And the only reason people don’t eat banana splits more often is because there’s no such thing as a small one, so ordering one is a major culinary commitment. Making a smaller version of the dish and adding a favorite candy into the mix? Genius. Side note: Banana split flavored Dippin’ Dots are awesome.

After just a few bites, my expectations were confirmed: the KitKat Banana Split McFlurry is terrific.

Chocolate chunks, strawberry and banana pieces and vanilla ice cream make for a delicious result. I was curious to see how the fruit pieces would hold up – it seemed to be dried fruit, a mix of fresh fruit and fruit syrup – and while the consistency is a little questionable at times, it is undoubtedly delicious.

The KitKat component is also tasty, although I have to say it didn’t necessarily feel like KitKat. Maybe it’s the way they were chopped, or maybe it’s because they get cold after being swirled into the ice cream. Either way, the chocolate almost takes on the consistency of Buncha Crunch. That’s not a bad thing, but I prefer KitKat.

The more I ate of the dessert, the more it tasted like a Kit Kat McFlurry with hints of strawberry and banana. It could have used a little more fruit and it could have been distributed more evenly. But at this point we’re splitting pears, excuse me, hairs.

I still think the McFlurry is a worse dessert than the Frosty from Wendy’s – and you never have to worry about the Frosty machine breaking. But this is one of the best McFlurries we’ve had in America, and certainly a big improvement over the Grandma McFlurry.

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By Seren