McDonald's Turtle Coffee Drinks Are Here & They'll Remind You Of Chocolate Candies
One of my favorite things about McDonald's is without a doubt their McCafé menu. To be completely honest, I think it's underrated. Not only are McCafé coffees strong AF, but they're also pretty dang cheap. And now, they're sweeter than ever. On Wednesday, March 21, the fast-food hot spot unveiled three new coffee beverages — and each one sounds like it could be double as a dessert. That's right: McDonald's new Turtle drinks are here, and they'll totally remind you of those caramel-filled chocolate candies you know and love.
You know the ones I'm talking about, right? I'm referring to the chocolate turtles that are typically stuffed with gooey caramel and nutty pecans. They used to be my favorite type of chocolate as a kid, and since then, I forgot how much I adore them. Thanks to McCafé, I'm now able to relive my childhood memories and indulge in chocolate turtle-flavored coffee. I'm so happy.
So, what makes McCafé's Turtle beverages so reminiscent of the candies? It's definitely the flavors. According to McDonald's press release, the Turtle coffee beverages feature flavors of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut — and if you've ever tried a chocolate turtle, then you can already sense (or taste) the similarities.
I know you're probably intrigued after seeing a photo of the beautifully sweet beverages, so let's dive into each one. After learning more about them, it'll probably be hard to choose which drink you want during breakfast (or dessert).
Iced Turtle Macchiato
OK, this one sounds amazing. The Iced Turtle Macchiato is made when a rich swirl of chocolate is blended with caramel and hazelnut flavors, and then layered with espresso and milk (whole or non-fat). It's also topped off with chocolate drizzle (yum). The drink is served over ice, so that makes it the best bev' to sip on during the upcoming warm months. Are you thirsty yet? Because I am.
The words "turtle" and "macchiato" together sounds like a dessert, and based off the flavors of the drink, it probably tastes like one. McCafé's Turtle Macchiato also starts with a blend of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut flavors — but then, it's combined with steamed espresso and milk (whole or non-fat). Like the iced macchiato, it's topped with a drizzle of chocolate. However, this one's served hot, and it's perfect to sip on during chilling spring mornings.
Iced Turtle Coffee
This is probably my favorite out of the bunch, because it's simple and delicious. The Iced Turtle Coffee is simply coffee that's blended with caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut flavors. Then, it's finished off with some rich cream. That's it! I can totally see myself stopping for this sweet bev' in the morning.
Now that you know all about McCafé's Turtle beverages, I hope you venture to your nearest McDonald's to give them a try. They will be available nationwide in participating locations for a limited time beginning April 2018. With that being said, get them while you can! Enjoy the sweet chocolate-flavored coffee while it's available. I definitely will.
If you need future persuasion, maybe Elina Veksler can help you out. Veksler, the senior director of McCafé Menu, talked about the Turtle beverages in a press release. She said,
Over the last year, McCafé has broken new ground with a series of exciting changes and it’s only just begun. Our Turtle coffee beverages are a new take on an indulgent treat. With the first sip, you’ll taste a delicious blend of chocolaty, caramel and hazelnut flavors that work together perfectly for a rich and smooth coffee experience. These beverages are skillfully made by restaurant crew for just the right balance of flavors, ensuring our customers receive a café-quality beverage every time.
Now do you need more convincing to give them a try? I didn't think so.