Thursday, May 14, 2009

McNasty

I sat and watched my son Kyle play. I was bored and cold watching him play at a local McDonalds. But, he was happy and entertained. So, I put down my book and decided that since I was pregnant (aka calories don't matter) and didn't see hot tea on the menu that I would go with their new hot chocolate. Hot, chocolate and something to do to pass the time. Sounded like a good idea.

So, I searched through my purse for a couple of bucks. Couldn't decide on sizes but went with the smaller one due to the price difference. I watched patiently as the McDonalds worker slooooooowly created my hot chocolate. I wanted to grab the can of whip cream and do it myself. How can she move so slow, I wondered.

I took my hot chocolate back to the table and continued to watch Kyle play as I blew on my hot chocolate. There is nothing worse than a burnt tongue and that was not going to happen to me. So, I finally sip their new creation. I am not a coffee drinker but I had noticed their new ad campaigns. I was really expecting something yummy. So, I sipped it and was shocked. It is not good. Not good at all. It is very chocolaty. But, not in a good way. It was what I'd like to call gross.

I immediately did what any experienced blogger does. No, I didn't pull out my camera. I didn't have it with me. But, I did have a pen to write down exactly how I was feeling. I have of course lost that piece of paper (napkin) but the memory of that nasty hot chocolate has not left me. I didn't drink more than three sips. If you know me, you know that I would NEVER throw away anything chocolate unless it was down right bad. It was.

Take this as a public service announcement. Save your hard earned dollars and do not order the hot chocolate. Maybe their new coffee is amazing. My mom used to love their coffee years ago before it became fashionable to sell coffee. As I threw away my hot chocolate, I saw a mom with hot tea. It must be available even if it is not on the menu. Good to know, right? Next time I will skip the fancy drinks and just go with my old standby, a Coke.
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And for readers outside of Ohio, I know it must seem strange to be ordering a hot chocolate in the spring time. Here in Ohio, one day it feels like spring, the next day is gloomy and chilly. Today? Warm (for us) and a light rain. Feels great.

11 comments:

Kel said...

Oh I'm with you honey! I don't like their coffee either and I've tried...many times and it doesn't get any better. Hot chocolate, coffee, cold coffee - nope, but I will say their fountain drinks are pretty good! :)
~K

Managed Chaos said...

Good to know about the hot chocolate. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but actually like their new mochas. If only they didn't have so many calories *sigh*.

PS I'm glad that you've been able to help OHMommy out this week. You're a great friend.

Laura said...

Ditto on what Kel said on the coffee. Smells like cigarette butts. Yuck. And I've tried - the mochas always look so good but terrible too. This is one thing that Burger King does better.

Flea said...

I haven't tried it. I know their ice coffees are more sugar than anything.

What's really gross is if Kyle was playing in the ball pit. I can't tell you how many times I've taken my kids home soaked in someone else's pee, no matter which McD's in which state. I banned the McD playground.

Indy said...

Flea, we don't have ball pits at our McD's. Thank goodness. Just a big indoor playground.

Jessica said...

I never would have thought, but thanks for the warning!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so now it's official. I'm not going to be sucked in by their advertising again. I had an iced mocha that was so-so, a colleague had an iced hazelnut coffee that she said is always different depending on which McDonald's you go to, and now your hot chocolate experience. I'm not abandoning the Filet-O-Fish or the fries, but I'm done with the coffee! Thank you for the review! ~Aldee's Friend Mary

Anonymous said...

I tried their hot chocolate too and like you I thought it was awful! I'll stick with the Swiss Miss Powder kind! I liked their old coffee much better then the new and improved! I guess I am drinking Coke too! Lara

Krystyn said...

Thanks for the warning...although, I don't even remember the last time I was in McNasty's.

Rhea said...

Wow, it's hard to mess up hot chocolate. YUCK. I'll skip the one at McDonalds, thanks for the head's up.

MIT Mommy said...

I had an iced coffee from McDonald's this morning. I think that is about my third ever. Was feeling pretty bad about it, but I was on the phone with "The Goddess" and she was able to tell me not to bother stopping at the first window because only the second window operator is there before 11am.

I guess my habit isn't THAT bad. And, I had a coupon =).

But, I do like the iced coffee and its cheaper than the coffee shops.

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