Monday, June 17, 2013

Taste Testing McDonald's Blueberry Pomegranate McCafe Smoothie

By: Finance Foodie

The new McCafĂ© Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie from McDonald's focuses on the latest trend in berries - as it is made with a blend of blueberries and raspberries and a splash of pomegranate juice.  This new McCafĂ© menu introduction is also part of McDonald’s ongoing efforts to evolve its menu with relevant, great-tasting beverage choices. I happened to try one of these shakes out during my West Coast vacation last week, in an effort to escape the hot Hollywood heat (the weather, not the people).

So what did I think? The tart pomegranate juice blended with the sweetness of blueberries and raspberries along with ice and lowfat yogurt for sure presented a unique taste. Although not as "punchy" as some of the other smoothies (the Mango Pineapple remains my favorite), it still had a nice consistency and provided a sweet but not cloying treat after walking around in the sun for an hour.  Plus, at 220 calories for a small size, the new smoothie is a totally healthy, convenient and a relatively low calorie way to cool down without ruining my goal bikini body!

Congrats Carrie! 

McDonald's wants to treat a reader to a summer worth of smoothies and more! One reader will receive one (1) $25 Arch card and eight (8) product coupons good for a free small Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie!

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite summer vacation spot. 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)
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Contest ends Friday, July 21, 2013 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on announced on the site shortly afterwards that night!

Full Disclosure: McDonald's provided the product coupons for the giveaway. FFMP paid for the $25 Arch card. I was not compensated for this post.

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