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McDonald’s Debuts New Collection of McCafé Drinks for Spring

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In the ongoing war between coffee competitors, McDonald’s is lining up a new collection of its McCafé drinks as it takes on Starbucks this spring.

In a press release from McDonald’s on Wednesday, the fast food giant announced it will be launching a new line of espresso-based beverages this April to edge into Starbucks’ territory with more complex flavors.

The new seasonal McCafé drinks, inspired by Turtles chocolates made with pecans and caramel dipped in chocolate, are deliciously blended with chocolate, caramel and hazelnut. The newly announced additions continue the company’s commitment to its coffee-based line by giving customers more quality experiences, flavors and choices.

Beginning this April, coffee lovers across the U.S. can choose from an Iced Turtle Macchiato, Turtle Macchiato or Iced Turtle Coffee at participating restaurants for a limited time.

“Over the last year, McCafé has broken new ground with a series of exciting changes and it’s only just begun,” said Elina Veksler, senior director of McCafé Menu Innovation. “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.”

Customers can revel in any of McDonald’s small McCafé espresso drinks, including the Turtle Macchiato (hot or iced) for $2.

In the press release, McDonald’s describes its drinks as the following:

  • Iced Turtle Macchiato: A rich swirl of chocolate is joined by caramel and hazelnut flavors then layered with cold, creamy milk and bold espresso, topped with chocolate drizzle, and served over ice. Available with choice of whole or non-fat milk.
  • Turtle Macchiato: Starts with a rich blend of chocolate, caramel and hazelnut flavors, which are combined with creamy steamed milk and bold espresso. It is topped with a sweet chocolate drizzle and served hot for a delicious treat. Available with choice of whole or non-fat milk.
  • Iced Turtle Coffee: Our refreshing iced coffee is swirled with chocolate, caramel and hazelnut flavors and a touch of rich cream.

This isn’t the first time McDonald’s has experimented with the McCafé experience. Last September, McDonald’s introduced café-quality espresso beverages to its McCafé lineup, including the Caramel Macchiato, Cappuccino and Americano – all part of the company’s journey of building a better McDonald’s.

Not to mention, McDonald’s has released newly designed hot cups that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified as the company has expressed its steadfast commitment to source 100 percent of its coffee around the world from sustainable sources; and 100 percent of its fiber-based packaging from certified or recycled sources by 2020.

Will you try the new drinks? Let us know in the comments below.

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