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[McDonalds] Vanilla soft serve cones for $1 (June 4th-September 2nd)

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MastaOogway wrote: can you chose to not have it in a cone for the same price.
What they do is weird... You can do this but they still give you the cone but they put it upside down in a sundae cup. Not sure why, possibly because it's less ice cream than a sundae and it's a way of measuring it out that way. Most McD's I've been to do this, so I'm guessing it's the "official" method.

Anyway the one nice thing about McD's ice cream is it is somehow inadvertently lactose free it seems. McD's even cautions that it should indeed have lactose but I've had it several times (sundaes, McFlurries) since becoming intolerant (damn aging!) and I never seem to have any issues later on :)
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Jul 30, 2018
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Great deal, but I just ordered through the app and went to go pick it up... by the time I walked there it said unavailable. At that point, the app froze and I had to restart my phone. I tried again, and no luck... turns out they were cleaning the machine and said to come back later. I wasted half an hour and ended up paying more for a smoothie. Bunk
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canada_dry wrote: Wish Burger King would bring back their $1 cone!

McDonald's ice cream leaves a weird waxy coating in your mouth. Burger King was actual cream/milk based, not some frozen edible oil crap.
:rolleyes: Not sure who told you that...
McD's wrote:Vanilla Ice Milk:
Milk ingredients, sugar, modified milk ingredients, glucose, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, carrageenan, cellulose gum, natural flavour, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate.
Guar gum, carrageenan, and cellulose are common thickening agents in soft serve and in milkshakes, none of them are "edible oil" however. Cream, nope but cream is often not found in soft serve either because the milk fat content is much lower than ice cream (can't get low milk fat when you're using cream).

For comparison, DQ's soft-serve ingredient list is nearly identical:
DQ wrote: Artificially Flavored Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream: Milkfat And Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Whey, Mono And Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Guar Gum, Polysorbate 80, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate,
They got some whey in there and vitamin A, but they use artificial flavour, while McD's does not. Somehow DQ also has the balls to call it "ice cream" when it's pretty clearly soft serve.
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ForbiddenX wrote: Get one of them before work and one of them after. problem solved
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RoseTech wrote: Breakfast of champions.
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Is it a weird childhood memory of mine that once upon a time you paid like $0.10 or something and they dipped these in chocolate back in the day (~20 years ago)
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Nov 3, 2005
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I tried to order these in a cup yesterday because it's easier for the kids to eat with a spoon, but they said they cannot do that because it's only $1 right now.
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Puissance wrote: I tried to order these in a cup yesterday because it's easier for the kids to eat with a spoon, but they said they cannot do that because it's only $1 right now.
That makes no sense, they just flip over the ice cream and place in cup.

It's an option on the Kiosk (at the bottom - not top, where customize usually is) and in the App. I had no issue ordering one myself yesterday from a Kiosk.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Anyway the one nice thing about McD's ice cream is it is somehow inadvertently lactose free it seems. McD's even cautions that it should indeed have lactose but I've had it several times (sundaes, McFlurries) since becoming intolerant (damn aging!) and I never seem to have any issues later on :)
I can't say the same for myself. After eating a mcflurry I basically have an hour before I better be next to a toilet...
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Puissance wrote: I tried to order these in a cup yesterday because it's easier for the kids to eat with a spoon, but they said they cannot do that because it's only $1 right now.
You went to a location with a cheapskate manager then. I was getting it to go and couldn't hold it, so I asked for it in a cup. They gave me that with the cone inverted.
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Nov 3, 2005
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b0ne wrote: That makes no sense, they just flip over the ice cream and place in cup.

It's an option on the Kiosk (at the bottom - not top, where customize usually is) and in the App. I had no issue ordering one myself yesterday from a Kiosk.
I used the app to order them and selected to have them in a cup. They called my order number and told me that they can't put it in a cup because it's only $1. I'm guessing that providing sundae cups will cut into their margins? Could be just that location or the person making it...
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Ask for a small water cup. Drink / spill the water flip your own cone into the cup. Problem solved.
You kids really need to use your imagination a bit.
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