McDonald’s Real Fruit Smoothies – Review & Giveaway

I’ve got to stop saying ‘never’.

A while ago, I mentioned in a post that I would never again be writing about fast food.  Well, here I am, and I’m writing about the new McCafe smoothies.  I received a few coupons to try them out and just couldn’t resist, so Chelsea & I, along with my sister-in-law and niece headed out to the PlayPlace in Tantallon.

We got a small Mango Pineapple and a small Blueberry Pomegranate to try (the Strawberry Banana one has been around for a while and I tried it before).  I LOVED them, actually we all did.  Funny enough, both Chelsea & I preferred the Mango Pineapple while Sarah & Alex preferred the Blueberry Pomegranate (which, by the way, is uniquely Canadian and was tested first right here in Atlantic Canada).
If you read my blog much, you know that Chelsea is little Miss Picky Pants, and while she went through a spell of drinking smoothies, it’s been a while since she’s touched one.  She loved this one so much that if she caught me drinking it through the PlayPlace window, she’d come running out to stop me… hehe.
Since we all loved them so much, I wanted to make sure they weren’t just disguised as healthy. The small of either flavour has 210 calories (only 150 calories in the snack size), you can also add yogurt if you like a more creamy smoothie, which doesn’t change the calorie count.  As for what’s in it, it is actually real fruit… not fresh, there is no chopped up fruit out back, but it was at one time ;)
Since I loved this smoothie so much, I have no qualms at all about sharing my experience with you all and even was able to get my hands on a $25 McCafe card (Canada only, can be used on any McDonald’s menu item) that I can give away to one of you to try out these smoothies too. If you are interested, fill out the form below and good luck!
Disclosure:  I received free product coupons to try the smoothies and the gift card provided for giveaway, but no other compensation was received.  All opinions, as always, are mine.
About Heather Nolan

Heather Nolan lives just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She loves her lil' family, her cats, traveling, and creating in the kitchen. Her phone is often confused for a conjoined twin.


  1. I, too, would go for the blueberry pomegranate first!

  2. Emily Strong says:

    Mangooo!!!!!!!! :)

  3. I was JUST saying today I wondered if these were any good. I do NOT care for the Tim Hortons smoothies (that taste like fake fruit and ice)
    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway darlin!

  4. I have to agree with Betty, haven’t tried the McD’s ones yet but the Timmies smoothies are awful!

  5. Mango sounds yummy!

  6. I really want to try the Mango Pineapple

    belinda mcnabb

  7. Mango Pineapple sounds divine!

  8. blueberry pom. for me

  9. Go blueberry pom!

  10. I want to try the blueberry pomegranate

  11. The Blueberry Pomegranate sounds fantastic

    Anne Taylor

  12. Anonymous says:

    Haven’t been to a McD’s in probably 10 years. This card and the Blueberry Pomegranate might get me in the door :)

  13. The McCafe Real Fruit Smoothie flavour I am most excited to try is the Mango Pineapple.

  14. I really want to try the Blueberry Pomegranate!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  15. I want to try the Mango/Pineapple

  16. I’d like to try blueberry pomegranate.
    Laura snookie_pooathotmaildotcom

  17. I tried the pineapple and really liked it, would love to try the blueberry next!

  18. I would love to try the Strawberry Banana flavour.

  19. The mango pineapple sounds delish!

  20. I’m really excited to try the mango pineapple

  21. Wandering Aengus and Lilly tried them the other day and they LOVED them as well.

  22. Those look AWESOME!! Can’t wait to try!!

  23. Katrina Brady says:

    The blueberry pomegrante yum!

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

  24. Thanks again for the inspiration! I just wrote my own review on the product. Shocked how much I liked it.

  25. Mango Pineapple

  26. I’d like to try the mango pineapple flavour.

  27. Blueberry pomegranate sounds delish! Thanks :)

  28. I want to try themango pineapple!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  29. I would like to try Blueberry Pomegranate.

  30. I would love to try Mango pineapple, sounds delicious!!

    dalleykt at live dot ca

  31. I would like to try the Strawberry/Banana

    calvert0 at telus dot net

  32. the Mango Pineapple sounds great!
    amym_brown @

  33. blueberry pomegranate

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Blueberry pomegranate

  35. Anu Chopra says:

    Blueberry pomegranate
    mailsforanu at yahoo dot ca

  36. mango pineaapple sounds good

  37. Blueberry Pomegranate fo Sho!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t mind sharing the blueberry pomegranate with Bubba! Looks yummy!

  39. Anonymous says:

    I just noticed it listed the ingredients in ice…

    • Anonymous says:

      Artificial flavors in a “real” smoothie, that does not sound real. That is….artificial, fake, opposite of real.

  40. Strawberry Banana

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