REVIEW: McDonald’s Rolo McFlurry

Rolo McFlurry

The McDonald’s McFlurry is a rare treat for me. As a matter of fact, it’s such a rare treat that the last time I had one was when they were introduced almost 15 years ago.

You can blame the McDonald’s Dollar Menu and its Hot Fudge Sundae for my lack of McFlurry purchases over the years. I couldn’t see myself spending the money for a McFlurry because it costs almost as much as three Hot Fudge Sundaes. If I buy one McFlurry, all I can do is eat it. But with three Hot Fudge Sundaes I can eat one, give one to a lucky lady or chubby child, and then pour the third one on my body and then rub it all over like I was using it to block UVA and UVB radiation.

Unfortunately, during my last trip to McDonald’s, I had to forgo my usually pouring of a McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae all over my body to cool down and spend my money on McDonald’s limited time only Rolo McFlurry.

A Rolo combines milk chocolate and caramel, which is my third favorite combination involving chocolate. My favorite combination unites chocolate and peanut butter and my second favorite involves melted chocolate poured over a woman’s skin.

When I received my Rolo McFlurry, I was disappointed with it because the amount of caramel it had was significantly less than what I saw in the images over at Foodbeast. Rolo is lame-o without caramel, and so is the Rolo McFlurry. So I ended up having to purchase another Rolo McFlurry from another McDonald’s to get one with a decent amount of caramel.

Geez, if I didn’t have to buy two Rolo McFlurries, I could’ve had six Hot Fudge Sundaes, four of which I could’ve poured all over my head while playing the home version of Nickelodeon’s Double Dare.

Rolo McFlurry Closeup

The combination of soft serve ice cream, milk chocolate pieces, and gooey caramel is a toothachingly good one. Those three ingredients also give the dessert a wide variety of textures. However, when the caramel runs out after eating half of the McFlurry, and I guarantee it will unless you’re really good at portioning, the Rolo McFlurry gets really boring and it makes me yearn for a much better tasting soft serve ice cream and chocolate combination — the McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae.

To be honest, adding Rolo candy to a McFlurry seems like an odd choice. Rolo is probably a second or third tier candy in terms of popularity. Heck, more than a third of you probably didn’t know what a Rolo was before reading this review. There are several other candies that would’ve been better than a Rolo. It would’ve been nice if McDonald’s brought back the Reese’s McFlurry or, if caramel is important, a Twix McFlurry.

But again, the Rolo McFlurry is a toothsome dessert. That is, until the caramel runs out.

(Nutrition Facts – Snack size – 510 calories, 16 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 83 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 63 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein.)

Other McDonald’s Rolo McFlurry reviews:
Fat Guy Food Blog
On Second Scoop

Item: McDonald’s Rolo McFlurry
Price: $2.69
Size: Regular size
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Excellent combination of soft serve ice cream, chocolate pieces, and caramel. Lots of chocolate pieces. Cooling down by pouring a hot fudge sundae all over my body. Playing the home version of Double Dare. McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundae.
Cons: Needs more caramel. Using Rolo seems like an odd choice. Wasting McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundaes when there are people in third world countries starving. When the caramel runs out, the soft serve ice cream and chocolate pieces aren’t enough to keep it interesting.

11 thoughts on “REVIEW: McDonald’s Rolo McFlurry

  1. Theyve done rolo mcflurrys in the UK before I think and i wasnt a huge fan, it hardly had any caramel in..i used to love the hot caramel sundaes from Mcdonalds..they were so good and never let you down in terms of caramel!
    The Reeses McFlurry sounds amazing..which they would bring that over here! At the minute they have a limited edition Oreo one going on.

    1. Believe it or not, you really do need to have one. They are cheaper than Blizzards and actually better. I typically prefer the Oreo McFlurry.

  2. like Chuck, i have never heard of this “McFlurry” and agree that it sounds like a total Blizzard rip-off. does McDonald’s also stick a spoon in the middle of its McFlurry and turn it upside down, as every Dairy Queen employee is required to do, in order to prove just how THICK the blizzard is?

    “Rolo is lame-o” = clever

    1. Don’t knock it till you try it. McFlurrys are better than most blizzards, they are full of flavor! It’s worth a shot.

  3. got one yesterday and it was horrible. Complete impulse buy but I LOVE rolos. Thing is, all I could see was the picture which implies actual rolo candies. However, I don’t believe a single roll was harmed in the making of it. False advertisement. To get me to buy it, needs smaller chocolate chunks and more caramel

  4. If you love the chocolate and caramel mix, I usually ask for a hot fudge sundae and ask them to put caramel in too (from the caramel sundae).

  5. Man, i just got one and there was NO caramel. Just soft serve and chocolate bits. HUGELY disappointing since normally they make them the right way and i LOVE rolos. Oh well.

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