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Apr 20, 2008 07:45 PM

McDonald's Iced Coffee ?

Was at McDonald's the other day and had already ordered my usual large Diet Coke when I noticed the new iced coffee offering - the counter girl told me one could order it with or without sweetening (she said they use a sugar syrup). Has anyone tasted McD's entry into the iced coffee wars ?

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  1. I have tried it twice and don't really like it much. I find it is too watery for me and tastes kind of bitter.

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    1. re: callitasicit

      I agree with callitasicit. It is just regular coffee mixed with alot of ice and some optional flavors.

      What I would recommend that is good and cheap is the iced latte from tim hortons. It's about 12oz and they have the latte machine brew it up into the plastic cup. Make sure to tell them to add the sugar and or flavorings otherwise it won't dissolve when it is cold. Then they ask you if you want milk, cream, or chocolate milk as if you were getting an ice cap. The ratio of latte to ice makes it into a decent cup of cold coffee that tastes like the way a coffee should be. If they added condensed milk then I would say it would be like an iced coffee you would get from any pho restaurant. Even those chinese bakeries makes better iced/chilled coffee than McD's. ^^, IMO.

      The funny thing is that I have only seen this at 1 timmy's. I've been to many around TO and just recently been at niagara falls and none of those places had it. The only one I found that has it is near the corner of bloor and spadina at the NW corner.

      1. re: geekwithspatula

        This sounds like a test market for a new drink.

    2. It has been highly publisized that McD's is trying to move into the coffee wars and it seems like in the teenage demo in my neighborhood it's working. Everywhere I turn I see a teen w/a big cup of the McD's iced coffee. It may be working, because McD's iced coffee is $1.89, much more of a value for someone who gets an allowance vs. what a Venti would cost at $tarbuck$.

      1. I like it a lot. VERY sweet, as they fill it with cream, sugar, and flavoring syrup, but I'll take it over Starbucks bitter iced coffee any day. Plus, you get a huge BUCKET o'coffee for less than the price of a small (grande?) from the 'Bucks.

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        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

          It tastes a lot like Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee, which I love. If you like D&D iced, you'll be very happy!

          1. re: katiepie

            I have tried the Hazelnut iced coffee from McDonald's. For non-coffee drinkers, I think they would like it. For me, it was too sweet and too watery.

            1. re: BellaDonna

              Megadittos. I stick to the regular iced coffee at McD's. The hazelnut is way too sweet.

              But even at that, not nearly as sickening as the blueberry iced coffee I tried at a DD in RI a couple years ago. Talk about taking one for the team. YECCH!

            2. re: katiepie

              Tastes close enough to Dunkin' that I won't complain, but seems harder on my stomach for some reason - of course, that could be the rest of the "meal" speaking, too...

              (And IMHO - flavored coffees are just plain wrong on *so* many levels.... ick... I can't count the number of times that my allegedly "coffee-flavored" coffee has arrived hideously tainted by Hazelnut... Then again, YMMV! No slight towards flavor afficianados is intended in any way!)

            3. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

              I concur - I have been having at least one a day in this heat. I'm sure the reason it tastes so "good" is that is has been tested in the lab for months to the point where it has become addicting!

            4. I haven't tried the McD's iced coffee, but I recently tried and really liked BK's version.

              1. The first time I had it was last year when my mom and I were driving to Nebraska from California. We noticed it in on a stop somewhere in Wyoming and thought we'd try it since we had not seen it in CA. Too damn sweet. I was really thirsty but could only get about two swallows down. I see it's in CA now. If I could order it without the sweet and just the milk I consider another try, but not way with the sweetner. Gack.