Malaysians love durian. So much so that the D24 Durian McFlurry at McDonald’s Malaysia is no longer available.
The beloved durian ice cream was such a big hit that it officially sold out in less than a week after it debuted last Thursday (24th August). It’s a bummer for those who haven’t had the chance to try yet.
The statement on McDonald’s Malaysia’s Facebook reads:
“Malaysia, you guys are awesome! Thank you for your overwhelming support for the D24 Durian McFlurry™. Because of everyone’s love of Durians, we sold 5 times more than anticipated. As the product is made from real D24 Durian fruits, we won’t be able to get any extra stocks this year. However, we promise to bring it back in 2018.”
According to Wilson Ng of Places and Food, “when durian flesh is processed to puree or liquid form, the taste feels artificial”. The food company attempted a new methodology to process the flesh to liquid form but the result is the same. This goes to show that McDonald’s Malaysia weren’t kidding when they proclaimed their D24 Durian McFlurry was the real deal.
Fret not, durian lovers. You can still quench your thirst with Tealive’s Durian King Smoothie. Unless of course, you prefer the real fruit ;)