When the machine isn’t broken, McFlurries are the only proper way to cap off a trip to the Golden Arches. Even if you’ve stuffed yourself with ungodly amounts of nuggets and inappropriately sized hamburgers, any self respecting McDonald’s fan will tell you that there’s always room for the chain’s signature soft serve. Some things just have to be done.
While it’s impossible to get everyone to agree to their all time favourite McFlurry, most people agree that there are a few indisputable classics. Ask anyone who’s ever eaten the Reese’s peanut butter cup variety where it ranks on the list of all-time awesome desserts and you can guarantee that it will come out somewhere near the summit. Unfortunately, not all of our favourites are permanent features. Some get taken long before their time. This can be a disaster for anyone who takes ice cream seriously.
Fortunately, however, the powers that be at McDonald’s HQ have decided that it’s high time that a couple of McFlurry legends return to menus up and down the country. From May 1st, restaurants across the UK will offer Aero and Aero Mint McFlurries for the first time in four years. For previously bereft ice cream enthusiasts, summer just got off to the best possible start.
According to reports in The Sun, the treats will come in both regular and mini sizes, available for £1.39 and £0.99 respectively, and will both be topped with scattered chunks of Aero chocolate and lashings of chocolate or mint sauce, depending upon your preference. For anyone interested in nutrition, the regular Aero McFlurry will contain 349 calories and 46g of sugar, while the slightly unhealthier Mint Aero will tip the scales at 359 calories.
If reaction on the internet is anything to go by, the Aero McFlurries can’t come soon enough. When the flavours disappeared from menus in 2015, one Twitter user wrote, "Went to get a McFlurry last night and was vocally devastated that they don't do the mint Aero ones anymore." The response to their return has been predictably positive, with one commentator declaring, “Mint aero McFlurry is making a comeback and I’m GASSED [sic].”
However, despite the excitement, it isn’t all happy days for Aero fans. It seems as though the promotion will only be a limited run of eight weeks until June 25th, meaning enthusiasts will have to cram while they have a chance. Still, it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.