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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. 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 :)

    • Anonymous says

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

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