What are you so afraid of, McDonald’s?
McDonald’s have been contacted for comment, but at the time of publishing this, I have not heard back from them just yet.
The world was a different place eleven years ago. There was no pandemic, TikTok didn’t exist, and the iPhone was barely out of nappies. More importantly, McDonald’s served a dessert that has seemingly been lost in time: the Warm Cookie Sundae.
It’s quite a bizarre thing; Google searches for the Warm Cookie Sundae return almost nothing. The only proof that this dessert existed is a Facebook page demanding its return. The owner of this page appeared to give up their fight quite fast. Many of you who are reading this probably never even got to try this dessert (I am getting old now), but it had such a profound impact on me that I often think about it.
Let me describe what this incredible dessert was like. It was a classic McDonald’s sundae with a Cadbury cookie at the bottom, heated up (probably in a microwave). The centre of this cookie was warm and gooey; when you dug your spoon into it, you would encounter a soft chocolate centre that sent you into a blissful sugar coma.
In the time that has passed since this delicious dessert came and went, McDonald’s has brought back numerous limited edition items, but the warm cookie keeps on being forgotten. I know you must be thinking, “But Dwayne, maybe the warm cookie sundae wasn’t that popular” I can tell you that I have traumatic memories of going to McDonald’s trying to get this dessert, and it would sell out quite often.
No exaggeration, I would sometimes drive to different McDonald’s (there is one in almost every second suburb here in Australia) trying to get my hands on this. I was like an addict desperate for his fix, and I needed this dessert. I still remember when they started phasing this dessert out; I drove to so many stores trying to get the last of their stock.
What are McDonald’s so afraid of? Did the big cookie lobby threaten and intimidate McDonald’s into burying this dessert deep in the Ronald McDonald HQ archives?