Monday, July 11, 2011

Taste Testing the New McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie

By: Finance Foodie

The Mango Pineapple Smoothie, made using mango and pineapple purees, low-fat yogurt and ice, is  McDonald’s new addition to their Real Fruit Smoothie line. Due to my disappointment in the Strawberry Lemonade, I was slightly hesitant to try their newest summer drink. However, after a twenty minute walk outside in the sweltering afternoon sun, I was in desperate need of a respite from the heat -- and nothing screams "cool-off!" for me better than an ice cold smoothie.

So what did I think? Well, the smoothie was surprisingly good! The smoothie smelled like a real mango and was very refreshing. The consistency was smooth and there was no sickeningly sweet after taste (unlike the Strawberry Lemonade). Now obviously, the McD's smoothies can't compare to my homemade smoothies, but it's a great alternative to when my lazy bum doesn't feel like chopping up fruits and washing dishes! Plus, now that I'm a poor graduate student, I probably won't have the luxury of stocking my fridge with real mangos and pineapples on a daily basis.

McDonald's Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Nutrition: 220 calories / 12 oz cup
Retail Price: ~$2.49
***Giveaway***
Congrats #16 - Marybear

McDonald's wants treat my readers to summertime smoothies! One reader will receive one (1) $10 Arch card and five (5) product coupons good for a free Real Fruit Smoothie!
There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite way to cool off in the summertime. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Full Disclosure: McDonald's provided the product coupons for the giveaway. FInancefoodie.com paid for the $10 Arch card. I was not compensated for this post.

227 comments:

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Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Brian E. said...

Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

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/\Heather/\ said...

I either eat a nice cool slice of watermelon or mess my whole face up eating a mango. Yum!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

/\Heather/\ said...

I follow you on twitter - choochoo428
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NICOLE said...

My favorite way to cool off is to hang by the pool and drink margaritas.

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/\Heather/\ said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/choochoo428/status/91191625325363200
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Brian E. said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/91191550352166912

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Jaime said...

I like swimming in the pool with my kids to cool off on a hot summer day!

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Jaime said...

I follow you on twitter as @SuperMoneySavin

Jaime said...

I tweeted about this giveaway 7/11/11 http://twitter.com/#!/SuperMoneySavin

eclairre said...

I love swimming at the beach or pool! E-mail is in my profile

Anonymous said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go to the pool.
wonitoo@hotmail.com

Deb F. said...

I like to cool off with a cold glass of iced tea.

debrich6 @ centurytel dot net

Erica G said...

My favorite way to cool off is to jump in the pool!
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Erica G said...

following on twitter
user: notenthused
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sumn said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summertime is to sit in our backyard under a big tree so it's shady, have a big glass of ice water handy, and enjoy the birds singing. We have a lot of song birds in our backyard.

Anonymous said...

I like to run through the sprinkler!

tonymanero0209@hotmail.com

Sand said...

I love to cool off by staying indoors and reading a book.

atreau at gmail dotcom.

Heather said...

I love a good McDonalds caramel frappe!

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

DeeDeeBamaGirl said...

I stay cool in the summer by staying at home in the ac. Thank you for the chance to win!
deedeebamagirl at yahoo dot com

5webs said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to stay indoors with the A/C on. Sandwiches and chips for dinner is great too.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

I follow you on Twitter(5webs)
Alicia Webster
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5webs said...

I Tweeted
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Charity S said...

With a nice glass of ice tea.


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Charity S said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

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Anonymous said...

Stay in/near water -- pools, lakes, springs, etc.

elisa17(at)hotmail(dot)com

lucas said...

i enjoy drinking ice cold lemonade in the shade

lmn99@yahoo.com

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