McDonald’s Macarons [Round 2], Adelaide

McDonald's Candy Cane Macaron

When people ask me where to get macarons I will say McDonald’s – this either gets a look of disbelief or they think I am being sarcastic. I’m not saying they are amazing but for something consistent and to shove down a craving I would go to McDonald’s – I’ve had way too many disappointments in Adelaide. If you’ve had a taste of France then I’m afraid you’ll be a bit screwed like me – there is nothing that tastes like France in Adelaide.

mcdonalds macarons

Walking into McDonald’s after a morning run (#fatlife) I noticed they have new macaron flavours! I actually like them better than their old flavours. The strawberries and cream was a sweet strawberry candy flavour like Japanese strawberry candy. It wasn’t too bad where the shell itself was crunchy but not dry or hollow inside.

mcdonalds Strawberries and cream macaron

Strawberries and Cream ($1.95)

Dusted with cocoa powder the mint chocolate macaron was like a mint slice where you do get that minty hit :)

mcdonalds mint chocolate macaron

Mint Chocolate ($1.95)

Salted caramel is one of my favourite flavours and even McDonald’s has gotten onto this trend. This didn’t really taste like anything to me as it was neither caramel nor salty. Will need to give this a go again incase I got a dud one …

mcdonalds Salted Caramel macaron

Salted Caramel ($1.95)

The pineapple and coconut really surprised me as it had a creamy filling with a slight tangy sweet pineapple taste. Yum!

mcdonalds Pineapple and Coconut macaron

Pineapple and Coconut ($1.95)

During Christmas 2013 McDonald’s released some new flavours but I think these were limited edition. The candy cane looked super cute with crunchy sugar cubes in the macaron shell. A hint of mint flavour in the cream based filling giving it a slight sweetness.

McDonald's Candy Cane Macaron

Candy Cane

McDonald's Watermelon Macaron


Never fear but the cappuccino and chocolate macaron is still around – think McDonald’s is catching onto with what works and what doesn’t.

Food: 3/5
Service: N/A
Atmosphere: N/A

This meal was independently paid for. 

3 comments for “McDonald’s Macarons [Round 2], Adelaide

  1. May 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Been wanting to try McCafe’s version of macarons. Thanks for looking into this for us. Will take your picks ;) Have a super Sunday!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  2. Kladyelf
    May 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve had macarons from Macdonald’s and from my local Drakes/Foodland (sadly do not stock them anymore, dangit). I have to ask: are macarons supposed to be chewy?? The macas from Maccas I’ve had tend to be chewy in texture whereas the Drake’s ones were lighter and more delicate in nature, like a crunchy meringue type thing and I have to say I favor the latter, the only ones like them I’ve found tend to come from a packet in Woolworth’s and are supposedly French.

    • May 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      Nah they’re not suppose to be chewy – the ones from France are melt in your mouth, super light and the texture is a tad like marshmallow. It’s a bit hard to describe but I actually haven’t found anything in Australia so far that tastes like macarons from France. The ones I’ve had in Adelaide are quite hard and chewy as you have described – esp the chocolate one that felt a bit like the brownie.

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