The McVerdict: Are McDonald’s New Items As Bad As Everyone Says They Are?

It’s a lovely Friday. We’re so close to the weekend. And I thought, “You know what, treat yo’self. You gon’ have Macs today.”

I got on GrabFood, ordered my usual McSpicy meal with cheese no veg, coke zero (cos I’m on a diet), no upsize. But this time I changed the fries to their latest ‘Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries‘ to see if it’s worth my money, calories and effort to write this article.

Within the next 30 minutes, my abang delivery arrived and gave me a bleak stare before handing over my food.

Was this already a bad sign?

Is It Worth It?

Just like anyone else, I quickly reached out for the box of Salted Egg Yolk fries first to see if got enough sauce anot? And to my surprise, they poured a pretty decent amount of sauce all over my fries.

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So I thought, “How bad could this be right?”

I took my first bite and everything froze in time. The wind stopped blowing. The birds stopped chirping. I saw dark clouds looming in the distance.

It. Was. Terrible.

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It tastes nothing like Salted Egg Yolk. It was strangely tangy and creamy and it left a really unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth. It was sad as Donald Trump would’ve said. Thanks McDonald’s for the generous amount of sauce but did QC seriously approve of the taste?

Instead of finishing my fries, I got on McDonald’s Singapore Facebook page to put together a list of my favourite comments:


And my favourite one of all:

Calling it “Salted Egg Yolk” sauce was definitely a bit of a stretch.

Sorry McDonald’s but thank u, next.

The Peach Pie on the other hand sounded like a pretty good contender to take on the classic Apple Pie. According to pictures, it has a vibrant pink crust pocketing a hot peach filling.

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All pretty in pink, I surprisingly enjoyed it as compared to the fries (pretty low benchmark, I must admit). It smells exactly like Peach Tea or Pink Dolphin. I’ve grown super familiar and comfortable with the classic Apple Pie but I won’t mind going back to McDonald’s for another Peach Pie.

Also don’t lie and say “but Apple Pie more authentic leh”. Let’s be real, when was the last time you ordered one?

The only great thing that came out of my meal today was the McSpicy add cheese no veg. Trust me, just skip the Salted Egg Yolk Fries the next time you’re at McDonald’s.

Thanks McDonald’s for the effort you put into releasing the new items but seriously have you tried Salted Egg Yolk man?!

Also Read McDonald’s Rings In The New Year With Salted Egg Yolk Fries – Available From 3 Jan

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McDonald’s Rings In The New Year With Salted Egg Yolk Fries – Available From 3 Jan

Feeling sleepy and groggy at work today?

We feel you.

If you’re feeling as down as we are, then we have some great news for you. McDonald’s is here to make your day a little better – they’ll be launching the all new Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries from 3 January for a limited time only.

New Year, New Menu

Sure, it’s 2019 and we should really start saying goodbye to Salted Egg Yolk but this combination seems pretty promising. Imagine your favourite French Fries topped with a generous serving of Salted Egg Yolk sauce. It’ll be topped with curry leaves for that sweet and savoury taste. Enjoy the Salted Egg Yolk Fries for $1.20 when you upgrade your fries with any meal.

As if that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing back the highly popular Ha Ha Cheong Gai Drumlets which was released in July last year. Yes, our favourite prawn paste chicken is making a comeback and you can now have it in the Happy Sharing Box (Special Edition) from just $7.90.

Moving on to desserts – McDonald’s is launching 2 new desserts! The first is a Pandan Soft Serve – think pandan chiffon cake but in ice cream form. You can have it in a cone, ChocoCone, Sundae or McFlurry (from $1).

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Next up is the all-new Peach Pie ($1.40). It’s filled with juicy white peach chunks and the crust is wait for it…pink.

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So if you’re feeling a little moody at work today, look forward to these tasty treats that will brighten up your week. You can definitely count on food to make it all better!

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Can You Take The Heat? McDonald’s New Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger Claims To Be Hotter Than The McSpicy

Macs Spicy

McDonald’s has been on quite the roll lately, haven’t they?

In the past few months, everybody’s favourite fast food chain have introduced a host of new breakfast burgers, and brought back perennial favourites like the Samurai Burger and Spicy Nuggets as well.

On top of that, their partnership with GrabFood has blessed us with $1 nuggets till the end of November. If that doesn’t get you in the mood for the golden arches, we don’t know what will.

And in an effort to keep their momentum going, McDonald’s is introducing yet another burger. Not that we’re complaining, of course.

Too Hot To Handle?


Dubbed the Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger, this new creation is — get this — said to be hotter than the iconic McSpicy.

This is thanks to the combination of tomato jalapeño relish and spicy tomato mayo, along with a “peppery chicken patty” that makes up the bulk of this burger.

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Considering how mouth-burning the McSpicy can get, we’re not going to dispute their claims, and will probably be attempting this one with a large coke in hand.

To offset all the heat, McDonald’s is introducing some new desserts alongside the burger as well.

The latest lineup of Cones, Sundaes and McFlurry are made with Hershey’s Chocolate, which is all you need to know about them, really.

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An affordable, all-time favourite dessert paired with one of the most well-known chocolate brands? Yeah, we can see the snaking queues at the dessert kiosks already.

If you can’t wait to try these new creations, here’s some good news to brighten up your midweek — the Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger will be available tomorrow, and will cost you $6.25 and $8 for a la carte and extra value meal options respectively.

The Chocolatey Ice Cream lineup, on the other hand, come at the rather expected price of $1.20, $2.30 and $3 for the Cone, Sundae and Mcflurry.

We don’t know about you, but we know what we’re getting for lunch tomorrow.

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McDonald’s Samurai Burger And Shaker Fries Returns To Macs On Oct 4 Along With A New Savoury Pie

A year ago, a treasure was taken away from us.

Back after a year long absence, the Samurai Burgers from McDonald’s will be available from 4th October onwards for a limited time only.

Accompanying these burgers on their return trip is an assortment of old and new sides like the Dinosaur McFlurry, a savoury pie and our favourite seaweed shaker fries that got a whole new upgrade!

They’re Back!

The Samurai Burger is among the cult favourites of McDonald’s fans in Singapore. 

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If you’ve never had a Samurai Burger (why?!), you can expect to sink your teeth into a juicy quarter pound beef or chicken patty dipped in teriyaki sauce and lettuce sandwiched between sesame buns.

No words can possibly describe our love for the Samurai Burger and we’re just really glad it’s finally back in stores. Available from $6.10 a la carte, you better hurry and get your hands on the Samurai Burgers before they’re gone again.

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If you’ve been craving for McDonald’s famous seaweed shaker fries, then you’ll be pleased to know that they got a whole new upgrade. The Roasted Sesame & Sesame Shaker Fries ($3.40 a la carte) is bound to be an addictive snack.

A couple of days ago, McDonald’s announced that they will be revealing their first ever savoury pie on the menu.

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And they delivered. The all-new Creamy Herb Chicken Pie ($1.80), the first of its kind at McDonald’s, is a burst of creaminess that packs all the goodness of chicken, carrots, potatoes, peas and mushrooms.

It’s different from the usual McDonald’s pie as the exterior is a flakier spiral crust – think Old Chang Kee Chicken Mushroom’O curry puff.

Finally, end off your meal with the indulgent Dinosaur McFlurry ($3) which comes with a generous amount of Milo powder and cocoa puffs.

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Mark your calendars, set your alarm clock and camp in front of McDonald’s because you’re about to indulge in one of McDonald’s best creations. All items are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants island-wide and via McDelivery from 4 October, while stocks last.

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McDonald’s Releases New ‘Har Cheong Gai’ Burger And Drumlets As Part Of National Day Menu


Just last week we saw the release of the D24 Durian McFlurry. And when you thought McDonald’s was done with their offerings for National Day, they’re back again with more.

This time round, in conjunction with Singapore Food Festival 2018, they’re going all out with a ‘Har Cheong Gai’ burger and a new breakfast burger.

More Singapore-Inspired Food

Named the Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger ($6.05), chicken thigh is marinated in real prawn paste, then breaded and fried to ‘har cheong’ perfection, and finally topped with more prawn paste-flavoured mayo for even more flavour.

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If you love your Har Cheong Gai as much as we do, then hold on just a minute because there’s MORE.

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McDonald’s will also be launching the Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Drumlets ($2.20 for 2pcs). McWings be damned.

You can also order the Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger Feast ($10.25) which comes with the burger, drumlets, a drink, and the new Criss-Cut fries.

For breakfast, why not try their new Breakfast Curry Burger ($4.20)?

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It’s basically McChicken with curry sauce, melted cheese, and a sunny side-up.

We don’t know about curry AND cheese in the morning, but if you can handle it, go for it.

Lastly, McCafes islandwide will also be seeing the return of their popular Kueh Salat Cake.

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These new local creations will be available from 10 July 2018 at McDonald’s outlets islandwide, McDelivery, and GrabFood.

Are you excited to try the new Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger? Because we definitely are.

Also read KFC Brings The Salted Egg Trend Back With Their New Goldspice Chicken

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McDonald’s Brings The Popular D24 Durian McFlurry To S’pore – Available From July 5

D24 Durian McFlurry

McDonald’s Singapore has constantly churned out hyperlocal food. From the Nasi Lemak burger, to the Chendol McFlurry, we’ve had it all.

However, McDonald’s Singapore isn’t the greatest purveyor of hyperlocal fast food. After all, McDonald’s is global.

2017 saw the sale of D24 Durian McFlurry in McDonald’s outlets in Malaysia, to the envy of Singaporeans.

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Come 5 July 2018, Singaporeans can channel all this green energy elsewhere because we’re FINALLY getting the D24 Durian McFlurry too!

Durian King Meets Fast Food King

While I’m not a big fan of durian, D24 or not, I am the exception rather than the norm.

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I remain skeptical because it took them years to start claiming that their fries are made with real potatoes.

For those of you who’ve tried the D24 Durian McFlurry in Malaysia last year, they only used durian syrup despite saying that they use real D24.

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So manage your expectations for this upcoming one.

And for those of you thinking of trying durian, this is a good place to start.

The D24 Durian McFlurry will be available from 5 July 2018 at all McDonald’s outlets islandwide.

Hopefully it won’t vanish as quickly as the McGriddles did.

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Is McGriddles Still The Same Good Stuff From 2 Years Back? We Did A Taste Test With 6 McVictims

So if you haven’t seen our updated article here, let me bring you up to speed.

The McGriddles is now available in McDonald’s outlets islandwide as well as McDelivery. Before you go “Eh but I thought you said 7 June!?”, RELAX.

It’s a soft launch. The official launch date is still 7 June 2018. But that’s not what you really care about. You want to know whether the McGriddles is nice or not, right?

Don’t worry, we got you fam. We ordered the McGriddles and got some McVictims to try. Here’s what they had to say.


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Have you had the McGriddles before?


Since this is your first time having it, what’s your impression?

It’s alright. I don’t hate it. I would definitely order it again, but if it is removed tomorrow, I wouldn’t cry over it.

What do you like or dislike about it?

It tastes like when I order hotcakes and drench it with maple syrup. But I don’t think I will want it all together in a burger. To be fair, I am liking it even more with each bite I take.

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

I’ll rate it 3.5 out of 5.


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Have you had the McGriddles before?


Is this current one any different from the one you’ve eaten before?

It’s the exact same taste that I fell in love with 2 years ago and I’m so glad that it’s back 😀

What do you like or dislike about it?

It’s both sweet and savoury, which is a flavour combination that I really love.

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

I’ll rate it a 4 out of 5 because it’s one of my favourites and it’s damn good.


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(Disclaimer: He wolfed the McGriddles down before any of us.)

Have you had the McGriddles before?


Since this is your first time having it, what’s your impression?

I don’t really have anything good to say about it.

What do you like or dislike about it?

I don’t really like it because the bun is too soft. I prefer the Sausage McMuffin, to be honest.

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

I rate it a 3 out of 5. Too soft already. Like, the Sausage McMuffin is a SOLID 4.5 out of 5 for me. So I’ll go for that any day.


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Have you had the McGriddles before?

Yes I ate it before.

Is this current one any different from the one you’ve eaten before?

I don’t quite remember the taste of the previous McGriddles so I cannot really compare.

What do you like or dislike about it?

I like that the sweet and savoury blends well together but at the same time, I find that the McGriddles bun is too soft for my liking.

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

I rate it a 3 out of 5. I’m not really a huge fan of it but it’s still quite a decent “burger”, if I can call it that.


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Have you had the McGriddles before?

Nope, never tried it before.

Since this is your first time having it, what’s your impression?

I like it! I would definitely order this again. I hope it doesn’t get removed from the menu. But if it does, then that’s life I guess.

What do you like or dislike about it?

I like it because I like Hotcakes and eating this is like I’m eating Hotcakes and Sausage McMuffin together.

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5. Tough critic ah.


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Have you had the McGriddles before?

I’ve had McGriddles once before, though it was right before they were taken off the menu.

Is this current one any different from the one you’ve eaten before?

I can’t really remember what the McGriddles came with in the past, but if we’re just talking about the “bun”, then it’s exactly the same as I remember, in terms of texture and flavour.

What do you like or dislike about it?

I like the McGriddles because I find that the McMuffin “bun” or muffin, is too bland.

So sometimes if I’ve taken a bite that’s too big and finished more sausage than “bun”, then I’m left with a large piece of bland muffin. This sounds like a euphemism. It’s not.

But anyway, with the McGriddles, I’m alright with just eating the “bun” alone because it’s sweet!

Rate the McGriddles out of 5.

This is a 4 out of 5. My only gripe is that it gets soggy quite quickly. So eat it as soon as you get it. Mai tu liao.

So there, you have 6 reviews of the Sausage McGriddles with Egg.

This is not a sponsored post so these reviews are like, 99.9% legit. The 0.01% is to take into account that everyone has different tastes when it comes to food.

If you don’t believe us, then please, by all means, order your own McGriddles here or at any McDonald’s outlet islandwide!

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McGriddles Is Now On McDelivery – And It’s Available All Day!

2 years ago, a treasure was taken from us.

No I’m not talking about a person. I’m talking about the McGriddles.

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For some reason, McDonald’s Singapore thought it was a good move to remove the McGriddles from their menu. (It wasn’t.)

But yesterday, they dropped a video, hinting at the return of the beloved McGriddles.

This is the video:

Gone are the days of dealing with semi-soggy, somewhat bland McMuffins because the reigning champion of syrup-y goodness that is the McGriddles is finally making a comeback on 7 June 2018.

If you’ve never had McGriddles, what are you even doing with your life? Honestly.

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The iconic McGriddles tastes like a spongey McMuffin that has been soaked in maple syrup, absorbing and sponging up all that sweet golden goodness. And it’s used to sandwich an egg, a sausage patty and cheese.

If that doesn’t sound good to you, I don’t know what does.

You know what, that’s probably going to be all I’m eating for the week following 7 June.

We’ll see. In the meantime, McGriddles hurry and make your comeback because I’m hungry.


So turns out, the McGriddles has quietly slid out of the grill and into our McDelivery menu.

Yes, you can now order the McGriddles via McDelivery!

Apparently it’s also available in McDonald’s outlets islandwide.

Sneaky sneaky McDonald’s. That’s not all, the McGriddles is now an all-day item so don’t panic if you missed the breakfast menu.

Hurry and order your McGriddles here now!

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Not Just Chocolate Pie – McDonald’s Introduces 4 New Thai Milk Tea Desserts

A few days ago, we were blindsided by the sudden news of the arrival of the Rich Chocolate Pie, Fish And Fries, and the Sweet Chilli Fish Burger.

Today, 4 new desserts show up in McDonald’s dessert kiosks islandwide.

First up is the Thai Milk Tea Hot Fudge Sundae.

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There’s also the Thai Milk Tea Cone, Thai Milk Tea Twist Cone, and the Thai Milk Tea ChocoCone.

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At the moment, these 4 new items are not available on the McDelivery portal. However, you can still get yours at any McDonald’s Singapore dessert kiosk.

Locate your nearest dessert kiosk here.

Also read McDonald’s Expands Its Menu With Chocolate Pie And Fish & Fries – And We’re Lovin’ It

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McDonald’s Expands Its Menu With Chocolate Pie And Fish & Fries – And We’re Lovin’ It

McDonald’s has always been a constant in our lives. Introducing seasonal flavours and menus, some hits, some misses.

But ever since people discovered that the McDonald’s in South Korea, Japan and Bangkok sell a sinful AF Chocolate Pie, we’ve all been a little (actually, very) salty that we don’t have it in Singapore.

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But that’s not going to be true for long. YAS GURL, McDonald’s Singapore is fighting the good fight and they’re bringing the Chocolate Pie to Singapore!

Going Loco For Cocoa

It’s about time the Chocolate Pie made its way to Singapore.

After all, we’ve been just contending with the signature Apple Pie (which is our favourite to be honest) and its other seasonal variants which are a little more lacklustre and don’t really leave much of an impression.

McDonald’s announced on their Facebook page that the Chocolate Pie will be included on McDonald’s Singapore menus starting on 1 March 2018.

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Check out that molten lava chocolate filling. OH MY GOD. McDonald’s better deliver because the disappointment is going to be massive if the filling is minimal.

That’s not all, they also introduced a new main, The Fish And Fries that was previously available in McDonald’s Philippines and Malaysia. Because Fish and Chips is too common a name.

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Listen to that crunch though.

We anticipate that the queues at McDonald’s islandwide are going to be insane.

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Are you ready for the decadence of the chocolate pie?

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