Let’s talk about stroopwafels for a second.
Floridians will soon be getting a side of international flavor with their Big Macs—McDonald’s is testing four of its most popular foods from around the world in the sunshine state.
Items from Spain, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands will make up the limited-time “Flavors from Abroad” menu, the company announced last week.
All the new additions look incredible—I would 100 percent try Malaysia’s BBQ McShaker Fries.
But the most exciting “Flavors from Abroad” item (IMO) might sound a bit funny to those who are unfamiliar with Dutch delicacies. The Stroopwafel McFlurry—creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream, mixed with caramel waffle cookie pieces and delicious caramel sauce—sounds insanely delicious… But what exactly is a stroopwafel?
A stroopwafel, literally “syrup waffle,” is essentially a crispy waffle cookie, split in half and then glued back together with caramel syrup filling. The stiff dough is made from flour, butter, brown sugar, yeast, milk and eggs. The warm filling, meanwhile, is made from syrup, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Doesn’t sound like a bad combo, right?
Invented by a baker with an excess of ingredients in Gouda, Germany in the 1800s, the sweet treat is extremely popular in the Netherlands.
And truly, McDonalds’ announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. Travelers were seriously annoyed in June when United Airlines stopped serving the popular stroopwafel on its morning flights.
Not sure about you, but we’re thinking the Stroopwafel McFlurry seems like an excellent permanent addition to McDonalds’ menus nationwide.