Over the last few years, Australians have been noticing something...different about their McFlurries.
THEY'RE NO LONGER BEING FLURRIED.
AND THIS IS MAKING US MAD.
But the people have spoken, and Macca's has responded.
A spokesperson from McDonald's Australia told BuzzFeed that the McFlurry machines took up too much bench space.
"This change was made a number of years ago, but you will be pleased to know our McFlurry is still as popular as ever," they said. "The machines took up considerable space in our kitchens, so the decision was made that they would be hand stirred – with love – by our crew. If you like yours a little more 'flurried', let the crew know and they will be sure to give it a more vigorous stir."
Too much bench space? TOO MUCH BENCH SPACE?!?! MAYBE DON'T GIVE SO MUCH FUCKING ROOM TO McCAFE AND LET US KEEP OUR McFLURRYS.
Also there seems to be another problem: "the decision was made that they would be hand stirred – with love - by our crew".
Well. I would personally consider myself a huge McFlurry aficionado, and in the past three years, I have never been given a McFlurry that has been stirred – either with love or without.
So I decided to put this statement to the test and go off on a quest in search for a ~flurried~ McFlurry.
McFlurry No. 1 – NOT STIRRED.
McFlurry No. 2 – ALSO NOT STIRRED.
When I asked them to flurry it for me, they didn't even really understand what I meant. So then I asked them to stir it for me, and was politely informed that they don't do that. Hmmm. The plot thickens.
McFlurry No. 3 – SUCCESS!
McFlurry No. 4 – reluctantly stirred.
Me: "Can you please flurry this for me?"
Me: "Can you please flurry my McFlurry?"
Her: "........You mean stir it?"
Me: "Yeah, I guess. But it is called a McFlurry. It should be flurried."
I got an unenthusiastic two stirs of my McFlurry, but in no way could I call them "vigorous".
ALSO, HELLO, WHY IS THERE A McFLURRY SPOON IN THAT McFLURRY IF YOU DON'T EVEN FLURRY THEM WITH THE MACHINE ANY MORE?!