Big Macs. Chicken McNuggets. Quarter Pounders with Cheese.
These are all food items that are not only instantly recognizable, but without being told, you already know which restaurant chain supplies them.
McDonald’s (see also ‘19 Of The Most Delicious Coffee Drinks On The McDonald’s Menu‘) has been top of the food chain – no pun intended – for decades.
The first restaurant opened up back in 1940, and its popularity has only risen over the past 80 years.
While new menu items come and go, the old classics can never be beaten.
Compared to the other iconic menu items, McFlurries are newcomers, having joined the McMenu in 1997.
Despite this, they have left their mark on the world, and are some of the most popular items on the McDonald’s menu to this date.
Over the years, there have been hundreds of different flavors of McFlurry.
Some flavors were special editions, so they were only available for a limited time, while others are only available in certain countries around the world.
Others have remained on the menu for over 25 years.
Which is, or was, the greatest McFlurry flavor of all time?
Below, we have created our very own list, ranking 15 different flavors of McFlurries from all across the globe.
You may agree or disagree with our choices, but there is one thing that cannot be denied: each and every flavor listed are so, so delicious.
Here is our list for the top 15 greatest McFlurry flavors of all time, ranked from lowest to highest.
15. The M&M McFlurry
Kicking off this list, we have a McFlurry that remains popular in McDonald’s franchises all across the world: the M&M McFlurry.
This flavor has been on McDonald’s menu since the initial debut of the McFlurry back in 1997, along with four other flavors.
This remains a very popular flavor, and we’re not here to tear it down.
As much as we love this flavor, the crushed-up M&Ms are simply too miniscule to truly enjoy.
They look great, with all their colors and glory, but there’s not enough substance to rank it any higher.
14. The Red Velvet Oreo McFlurry
In the mid 2010s, red velvet was a major trend that everyone was onboard with.
Sure, it is still a popular cake flavor nowadays, and it was long before the 2010s, but during this time, it was everywhere.
So, naturally, McDonald’s created their own item with this flavored theme: the Red Velvet Oreo McFlurry.
Strangely, the ice cream didn’t actually contain any red velvet cake… it was a normal vanilla-flavored soft serve mixed with food coloring and crushed up Oreos.
Overall, this was a colorful Oreo McFlurry that, some may say, was overly sweet. It was okay.
We wouldn’t turn it down, but we wouldn’t choose it from the menu, either.
13. The Matcha McFlurry
Matcha has risen to prominence among the younger generations in Western societies over the last ten or so years.
Of course, it has long been a favorite in Asia, but recently, it has gained enormous popularity worldwide.
You can buy the Matcha McFlurry, which is vanilla ice cream smothered in a green tea sauce and sprinkled with crushed Oreos, in Japan, Malaysia, and other Asian nations.
We personally prefer our ice cream to be sweet and sugary… so although this tea-flavored McFlurry tastes fantastic, this is about the highest place we can give it on our list!
12. The Tiramisu McFlurry
In the Netherlands, you can find this delicious Tiramisu McFlurry, jam packed with flavors of chocolate and coffee.
This delightful ice cream contains vanilla soft serve, filled with hints of crunchy bits flavored with all the ingredients that you would associate with the classic Italian dessert.
Unfortunately, some have noted that the taste of coffee isn’t as strong as they would expect it to be, which is quite disappointing.
Overall, it tastes pretty good, but it could taste a little more like Tiramisu, if you ask us.
11. The Rolo McFlurry
The Internet celebrated when McDonald’s brought back the Rolo McFlurry in /17 after it had been discontinued.
However, this revival was only temporary, as it was quickly discontinued once more.
In fact, 43% of fans agreed that the Rolo McFlurry was the worst McFlurry flavor, voting back in 2021… so, is it really a surprise that it got discontinued twice?
It’s hardly the worst, in our opinion.
After all, it was richly textured and sweet, with its big bits of Rolo chocolates and swirls of dark caramel within the vanilla soft serve.
10. The Terry’s Chocolate Orange McFlurry
Combining fruit with chocolate is far from a new concept, and it works well in so many instances.
In the UK, several sweet treats are created using the combination of chocolate and orange flavors, including the Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
The Terry’s Chocolate Orange is an orange-shaped ball of chocolate that can be broken into segments, just like the fruit.
The McFlurry contains mini pieces of the chocolate, along with some choc-orange sauce.
This is popularly served in the UK around Christmastime, and we are big fans of this fruity, chocolatey flavor.
9. The Bubblegum Squash McFlurry
The Bubblegum Squash McFlurry was a major sensation a few years ago in Australia.
A extremely sweet bubblegum-flavored sauce, marshmallows, and vanilla soft serve combine to create the blue and pink confection that no bubblegum junkie could resist.
Some would contend that this flavor was excessively sweet. Others enjoyed it so much that they begged McDonald’s to bring it back in a petition.
Personally, we enjoyed the sweet flavor and eye-catching hues.
8. The Butterfinger McFlurry
Since Butterfinger McFlurries had such a devoted fan base, when they were eliminated in the early 2010s, people protested and even started petitions to bring them back.
It was actually one of the four original McFlurry flavors back in 1997.
However, there was a reason it was removed off the menu.
The Butterfinger McFlurry was actually voted the second-worst McFlurry flavor of all time back in 2021, with Rolo being at number 1.
It’s definitely not our least favorite flavor, as the crispy peanut butter and chocolate chips provided a contrast to the other varieties on the menu at that time.
7. The Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry
Next up, we have a controversial take. This chocolate egg is either loved or despised by people, and we personally think they’re delicious.
The gooey, sugary center of a Cadbury egg, along with pieces of its milk chocolate shell, are combined with vanilla soft serve to create the Cadbury Crème Egg McFlurry.
The end result is legendary.
If you’re fortunate enough to reside in the UK, Ireland, or a few other regions of the world, you can almost always find this sweet, creamy treat available.
However, you’ll have to wait until after Easter in the US.
6. The Praline And Cream McFlurry
This McFlurry is not always on the menu and might not even be offered in your neighborhood McDonald’s. But if you ever see it on your menu, we advise you to try it.
This flavor combines vanilla soft serve with chunks of praline nuts, as well as a generous helping of molten caramel.
Your palate will experience a nutty, almost buttery sweetness.
This McFlurry version is not for you if you have a nut allergy or find caramel to be a little too sweet.
However, this is one of McDonald’s best McFlurry flavors in our opinion.
5. The Snickers McFlurry
Next up, we have another well-liked candy bar that has been transformed into a delicious McFlurry flavor.
A Snickers bar is always a good choice, and it continues to be a global favorite, especially when added to a McFlurry.
There is a notion that Snickers candy bars aren’t actually used in McDonald’s creations.
The chain substitutes smaller portions of several of the same components, such as peanuts, chocolate, caramel, and taffy. It tastes delicious in any case!
Currently, only establishments in Cyprus, Pakistan, Hungary, and Malta are serving this McFlurry.
4. The Twix McFlurry
Twix is among the most delicious and reasonably priced chocolates available.
It possesses every quality a successful candy bar ought to have, including crunchiness, gooeyness, and an abundance of delicious chocolate.
It seemed obvious that the Twix McFlurry would rank among our Top 5.
The combination of caramel, chocolate, and cookie in the vanilla ice cream was truly top tier.
Unfortunately, this flavor was removed from the menu in 2015, and hasn’t been back since.
We’ve still got our fingers crossed that we will see this flavor again someday.
3. The Stroopwafel McFlurry
For those of you who are unlucky enough to be unfamiliar with the stroopwafel, it is a type of waffle that is filled with caramel.
It is one of the most popular Dutch desserts, and tastes absolutely incredible!
In the Netherlands, McDonald’s serves a Stroopwafel McFlurry: vanilla soft serve mixed with plenty of crunchy waffle pieces and lots of caramel sauce.
It was temporarily served in the US back in 2020, and it was sorely missed once it was gone.
If you ever find yourself in Holland, we definitely recommend that you give this variant a try.
Between the sweet flavors and crisp textures, this is a McFlurry that you will never forget… and one that you will miss when you fly home.
2. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup McFlurry
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, another McFlurry flavor that is regrettably no longer available on the McDonald’s menu, narrowly missed taking the top spot on our list.
Reese’s are a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream, since they combine two of the best flavors in food, chocolate and peanut butter.
In its McFlurries, McDonald’s generously provided pieces of Reese’s, never skimping on the chocolatey deliciousness.
Since it was discontinued in 2012, it only now makes an appearance on exceptional occasions.
It’s not the greatest outcome, but we’d rather have it once or twice a year than not at all.
1. The Oreo McFlurry
The unbeatable Oreo McFlurry is the first flavor on this list, and it has consistantly been on the McDonald’s menu since the late 1990s.
The Oreo cookie is popular throughout the country, and many people, like us, absolutely love an Oreo McFlurry.
It’s both tasty and reliable, as it is constantly available to order in most regions around the world, no matter the time of year.
In addition to having the crumbled sandwich cookies integrated into the vanilla base, the McFlurry also has a considerable amount of crumble on top, which thoroughly infuses it with Oreo flavors.
This flavor, in our opinion, is unrivalled.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Was The Original Flavor Of McFlurry?
Since its initial debut back in 1997, the McFlurry has always consisted of a vanilla-flavored soft serve, along with sweet toppings of chocolate and/or candy.
In the US, the original additional flavors for a McFlurry were Butterfinger, M&Ms, Heath bar, Nestle Crunch, and Oreo, while in the UK, the original flavors were Dairy Milk, Smarties, and Crunchie.
What Is The Most Popular McFlurry Flavor Of All Time?
Over the years, there have been so many popular flavors of McFlurries.
While some have been discontinued over the years, or only appeared on the menu as a special/seasonal item, others have remained on McDonald’s menu for decades.
The most popular flavor across the world is, most likely, the Oreo McFlurry.
What Is The Newest Flavor Of McFlurry?
In May 2022, the Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry was announced to be served in McDonald’s restaurants across the US.
It is said to contain its classic vanilla soft-serve ice cream, topped with crumbled-up chocolate-coated pretzels and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
In Australia, a Crème Brûlée flavored McFlurry was announced to be served in July 2022.
When Was The McFlurry First Introduced?
The McFlurry was first developed by McDonald’s franchisor Ron McLellan in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1995.
Two years later, it was tested and marketed in a few areas around the US.
In March 1998, the product was pushed out to every site in the United States and Canada (see also ‘The Most Popular Canadian Restaurant Chains You Need To Visit!‘), before being steadily launched in additional nations. Today, McDonald’s restaurants around the globe serve it as a well-liked dessert.
So, there we have it: the Oreo McFlurry, which was one of the four original flavors back in the 1990s, has hailed number one on our list.
As we said at the start of this article, you may disagree with our choices. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, and there may even be some people reading this who hate Oreo McFlurries.
We’re not going to tell you that you’re wrong… even if we do think you’re a little weird. But, hey, we’re not here to judge!
Well, that was our top 15 picks for the tastiest McFlurry flavors of all time. We hope you found our list informative and helpful.